LAFC announced today that the Club has re-signed free agent defender Ryan Hollingshead to a three-year contract.
“We are incredibly excited to come to terms with Ryan on an extension as he played a critical role in our 2022 championship campaign. He is among the top fullbacks in the league, and we are confident he will contribute to further success at LAFC,” LAFC Co-President and GM John Thorrington said. “We are proud to have Ryan, his wife Taylor, and their children as part of the LAFC family. I also want to thank his representative, Shaun Higgins, for his professionalism throughout the process.”
Hollingshead, 31, joined LAFC on Feb 10 ahead of the 2022 regular season in a trade with FC Dallas, and quickly became an integral player for LAFC, equaling his career-high with six goals while registering one assist in 30 regular season appearances.
The Granite Bay, CA native finished the season tied with Atlanta’s Juan Jose Sanchez for the most goals by a defender in 2022. Since 2010, Hollingshead is second amongst all MLS defenders with 24 goals in 223 games.
Overall, the former UCLA standout started all three 2022 Playoff games for LAFC, registering one assist and helping lead the Black & Gold to its second Supporters’ Shield and the 2022 MLS Cup.
The 2017 MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year, Hollingshead has appeared in 223 career regular season matches (171 starts) and played 15,373 regular season minutes.
Transaction: LAFC signs free agent defender Ryan Hollingshead to a three-year contract.
Defender Ryan Hollingshead Re-Signs With LAFC