Departing Liverpool star Steven Gerrard will join the LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract, a source close to the deal told ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.
The defending Major League Soccer champions will add the midfielder after the Premier League season ends on a pro-rated deal worth $6 million (3.9 million pounds) a year. The Washington Post earlier reported details of the contract.
The MLS Board of Governors approved the deal because the league will pick up $750,000 of Gerrard's deal, the source said.
An MLS representative told ESPN FC the league is "not able to provide additional insight into a potential player agreement."
Gerrard will help fill the void in the Galaxy midfield left by longtime Galaxy star Landon Donovan, who retired last month after LA won the MLS Cup. (Haha, then Stevie's a fantastic buy.)