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Galaxy move up in MLS re-entry draft, take Colin Clark

The Galaxy were clearly in the wheeling and dealing mood Friday as they look to build on their second straight MLS Cup Championship.

Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Galaxy selected midfielder Colin Clark No. 2 overall after trading up with Chivas USA Friday in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

According to a press release from the team, the Galaxy sent their natural first round pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft, an international roster slot for the 2013 season and the No. 19 pick in Friday's Re-Entry Process to Chivas USA for the opportunity to select Clark.

Clark started six games for the Houston Dynamo this past season but did not get any action in the playoffs with the team and had only one goal and no assists across 655 minutes. Clark has had a bit of a tumultuous major league career, too, with multiple ACL injuries and a recent three-game suspension for directing an anti-gay slur towards a ball boy.

Clark is expected to take Christian Wilhelmsson's place in the lineup after the team opted to not renew his contract for this upcoming season.