Galaxy acquire ex-UCLA star Hoffman

The Los Angeles Galaxy added some offensive depth to its roster when the team announced Friday it had acquired second-year forward and former UCLA All-American Chandler Hoffman from the Philadelphia Union.

The Galaxy gave up a conditional pick in next year's MLS SuperDraft.

Hoffman, 22, appeared in only seven games in his rookie season with Philadelphia, making two starts.

During his final season at UCLA, Hoffman scored 18 goals with six assists to lead the Bruins to the NCAA College Cup semifinals. The goal total was the most in a season for a UCLA player since 1991.

The Galaxy, the two-time defending MLS Cup champions, open their season Sunday against the Chicago Fire at the Home Depot Center at 2 p.m.