Steven Gerrard has worn the No. 8 jersey with aplomb for Liverpool since 2004. Gerrard will don the same number during his American soccer career.
The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Thursday that Gerrard will wear the No. 8 jersey for the Major League Soccer club. Gerrard will join the Galaxy in July after leaving Liverpool, and fans will be able to recognize him instantly.
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“He is expected to make his first appearance in a Galaxy jersey when the team faces the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico on Friday, July 17 at StubHub Center,” the Galaxy said in a statement.
The Galaxy has made Gerrard jerseys available for pre-order, and other Gerrard Galaxy memorabilia now is available at the club’s store.
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