|France's Adil Rami is challenged by Sweden's Christian Wilhelmsson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev June 19, 2012. (REUTERS)
CARSON, CA - The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Wednesday that the club has signed Swedish international Christian Wilhelmsson. The midfielder will be added to the team's roster pending the receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.
Wilhelmsson began training with Los Angeles last week and played 58 minutes for the Galaxy reserve team against the San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old has earned 78 caps for Sweden's national team and has been a prominent member of the squad for major competitions. He appeared in 12 of Sweden's 14 games spanning the 2004, 2008 and 2012 European Championships and the 2006 World Cup.
Wilhelmsson has enjoyed stints with a wealth of European clubs including Roma, Bolton and Deportivo La Coruna, but joins the Galaxy from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal FC .