MLS and LA Galaxy name six prospects that will represent club at National Final of Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate

Nearly 1,000 hopefuls registered to participate in the LA Galaxy trials

LOS ANGELES (Monday, April 28, 2014) – Major League Soccer and LA Galaxy announced today the names of five talented young field players and one “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper - El Portero Allstate finalist who will represent the club at the National Final of Sueño MLS 2014– Presented by Allstate. They will be joined by the six finalists selected last week at the Colorado Rapids trials, and six more players to be selected this weekend at the New York Red Bulls trials. Nearly 1,000 hopefuls registered to participate in the LA Galaxy trials, which took place this past weekend in Bell gardens, Cal.

The nationally-televised player search is showcased on Univision Network’s República Deportiva, the popular weekly Spanish-language sports show that chronicles the tryouts in a “reality show within a show” format.

The six LA Galaxy Finalists are:

Name

Position

Age

Hometown

Johnny Chavarria

Defender

16

Las Vegas, NV

Jessie Echeverria Gramajo

Defender

16

Los Angeles, CA

Luis Garcia Sosa

Midfielder

16

Castaic, CA

Anthony Jimenez

Midfielder

14

Los Angeles, CA

Jose Pinedo

Midfielder

15

McFarland, CA

Jorge Rizo

Goalkeeper

15

South El Monte, CA

For full bios and photos of each LA Galaxy finalist and the previously announced Colorado Rapids finalists, please click HERE.

NOTES:

Now in its eight year, Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate is being staged by three Major League Soccer teams, including the Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, and for the first time New York Red Bulls.  Up to 400 tryout spots are made available in each city on a first come, first served basis.  Hopefuls can register at www.SuenoMLS.com.

In addition, the Allstate “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper award - El Portero Allstate - will be presented for the fourth consecutive year. One goalkeeper at each of the three local tryouts will be selected as a local goalkeeper finalist and will compete in the National Final for the opportunity to be named El Portero Allstate and train with an MLS team.  El Portero Allstate will be selected in conjunction with the winner of Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate, and will be mentored by Mexican goalkeeping legend Martin “El Pulpo” Zuñiga.

For the kick-off press release, which includes player eligibility, timeline and past winners, click HERE.