LA Galaxy have announced dates for open tryouts for their young professional team, LA Galaxy II, in an effort to expand their recruiting pool and discover players for the 2017 USL season.
“We are excited to see new players and have organized this event to expand our talent identification efforts,” said LA Galaxy II Head Coach Mike Muñoz. “We want to find young talent who can enter our organization through Galaxy II, then work their way up to the first team. Scouting for Galaxy II gives us a chance to evaluate many different players: hidden gems that may not have agents, players without a fair chance in the past, first time pros, or young pros who are not under contract. We want to make sure that everyone has a fair opportunity to be evaluated for a chance to earn a professional contract on our 2017 LA Galaxy II roster."
The technical staff will choose a minimum of 10 total participants from the open tryouts in London and Manchester for further evaluation. The LA Galaxy will arrange an invitation, flight, hotel and food for the 10 chosen players, who will train with LA Galaxy coaches during the week of June 19th. LA Galaxy will select players from that week of training to extend their trials with LA Galaxy II, for a chance to earn a professional contract.
- The Hive London. London, UK. May 31 - June 1, 2017. REGISTER NOW
- Armitage Sports Centre, Manchester, UK. June 3 - June 4, 2017. REGISTER NOW
Full details for LA Galaxy II Open Tryouts are as follows
- Participants must be male and between 18 - 25 years old.
- The tryout will consist of each participant playing in two (2) 60-minute, 11v11 soccer matches to impress the LA Galaxy II scouting staff. One game per day of the tryout event.
- The registration fee for one (1) open tryout event is $185.
- In addition to the registration fee of $185, participants are responsible for all airfare, incurred travel costs, food and transportation to that specific event. Also note that LA Galaxy II will not help with Visa’s or letters of invitation.
- Players must come prepared for the tryouts with their own boots, socks, shorts, gloves, shin pads or any other equipment related to their position.
- LA Galaxy II will provide two (2) numbered t-shirts to wear during your games. You will wear your own black socks/shorts with the navy shirt and your own white socks/shorts with the white shirt.
- Teams will be constructed randomly according to players preferred positions.
- Your kickoff times will be emailed to you one week prior to the start of the open tryout date.
- No refunds will be issued for any reason.