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CARSON, California - The LA Galaxy has reacquired Brazilian Juninho on loan from Sao Paulo FC, bolstering the team's midfield as it prepares for the Major League Soccer season and the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

The Galaxy, which had returned the 23-year-old back to his native country at the expiration of his loan following the end of the MLS season in November, reached another loan agreement with Sao Paulo on Tuesday, the Galaxy said in a statement on its website.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. He was to join Los Angeles, which played its first preseason training match on Tuesday at The Home Depot Center against the Portland Timbers, before the club heads to Arizona next week.

The team will face Toronto FC in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on March 7 at the Rogers Centre before returning home for the second leg a week later. It opens the MLS season March 10 against Real Salt Lake.

Juninho scored two goals in five games during the Group Stage of the Champions League in addition to four goals in 40 games during the MLS regular season. He has played in 55 games over the past two seasons with the Galaxy and was a key member of its title-winning side in 2011.

The club also announced it had signed Sao Paulo defender Leonardo on a free transfer. The 24-year-old Leonardo began both the 2010 and 2011 seasons on the Galaxy roster before suffering injuries. Last year, he tore ligaments in his right knee in the seventh game of the season - a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on April 2, requiring surgery and ending his campaign.

The acquisitions are the latest in an active off-season for the Galaxy.

Besides the widely publicized contract extension of midfielder David Beckham, the club also has added former Chivas USA defender Andrew Boyens and ex-Seattle forward Pat Noonan via the U.S. league's re-entry draft, midfielder Kyle Nakazawa from the Philadelphia Union in a trade and Marcelo Sarvas from Alajuelense in a transfer.

The club also has seen the retirement of defender Gregg Berhalter, traded goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to the expansion Montreal Impact, and midfielder Chris Birchall has said he will not return this season. The club has not confirmed Birchall's statement.