As Zlatan departs, I was reflecting on the Galaxy DPs and the DP rule in general. I thought that perhaps, the DP rule might survive the next CBA, and regardless it might be nice to have our own official list somewhere of Galaxy DPs. I did a cursory search and didn't see a thread for this - so here it is. The DP rule, created in 2007 for the LA Galaxy (which MLS reveres above all other teams) to sign one David Beckham. Expanded in 2010 to 3 players (and removing grandfather status for Landon, Carlos Ruiz, and Eddie Johnson). It was tweaked again with some younger player rules in 2012. David Beckham (2007 July - 2012) In January 2007 it was announced he would be leave Real Madrid in six months to join LA Galaxy. Many worldwide media outlets reported the deal as US$250 million. Beckham's actual salary only deal with the Galaxy was a five-year contract worth US$32.5 million in total or $6.5 million per year (the rest of the valuation was including additional revenue streams like merchandising) Landon Donovan (2010 - 2014) With the DP rule update for year 2010, Landon who previously was a de facto DP (before MLS had DPs) became a DP. (Carlos Ruiz and Eddie Johnson were the other two "un-grandfathered" players who did not count as DPs prior to 2010.) Juan Pablo Angel (2011 - 2011 Aug) Moved on to Chivas USA in August 2011. Robbie Keane (2011 Aug - 2016) In six seasons in Los Angeles after leaving Tottenham he has helped win three MLS Cups, scoring over 100 goals and providing more than 50 assists. “It’s been a privilege to have played my part in the history of such a great club and I leave with memories that will stay with me forever. Winning three MLS Cups, scoring over 100 goals for the club and being named as 2014 MVP are all achievements that I will look back on with pride. It’s been an incredible experience. I’ve truly loved every minute of my time at LA Galaxy.” - Robbie Keane as reported by the Guardian. Omar Gonzalez (2013 Aug - 2015 Aug) In August 2013, Gonzalez became Galaxy's third Designated Player after signing a new multi-year contract, rumored to be ~$1.5 million/year Steven Gerrard (2015 - 2016 Aug) On 7 January 2015, the LA Galaxy announced the signing of Gerrard to an 18-month Designated Player contract, reportedly worth $9 million. He joined the team in July, following the end of the 2014–15 Premier League season. Giovanni Dos Santos (2015 Aug - 2018) On 15 July 2015, the Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy announced the signing of dos Santos as a DP in a reported US$7 million deal Jelle Van Damme (2017- 2017 Aug) A nice reward for JVD and we had an open slot so Galaxy GM genius figured what the heck Jonathan Dos Santos (2017 Aug - 2019+) On 27 July 2017, MLS club LA Galaxy announced the signing of Jonathan Dos Santos as a DP reuniting him with his brother. Villarreal sold Jonathan for a fee reportedly around €5–6 million. Romain Alessandrini (2017 - 2019?) Transfer fee of $1.75 million, DP signing announced on Jan. 31, 2017 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2019) In December prior to the 2019 season he signed a 1 year DP deal to conquer MLS (he was not a DP in 2018). Pavon? (2020-) Sounds like he might be a DP at some point in 2020...right?