Kovar, 24, went to Garfield High School and Stanford.

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The Sounders agreed to an intraleague loan with Los Angeles FC, sending midfielder Aaron Kovar, a Seattle native, to Southern California for the 2018 campaign and granting LAFC the option to buy his rights at the end of the season.

The four-year pro has made 44 appearances across all competitions for Seattle since signing as a Homegrown Player in 2014, scoring three goals, in addition to registering 25 appearances and two goals for Sounders FC 2 in USL action.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Aaron to gain playing experience and further his development as a player with exposure to another club,” said Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey.

Kovar, 24, went to Garfield High School and Stanford.

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