LOS ANGELES (Thursday, March 3, 2022)  – LA Galaxy II today announced player signings ahead of the team’s opening match of the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season. Next weekend, Los Dos will kick off their ninth and final season in the USL Championship, before moving to MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, when they travel to face San Diego Loyal SC at Torero Stadium at 7:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 12. The match against San Diego will feature a live stream on ESPN+. 

LA Galaxy II Head Coach Yoann Damet begins his first season managing the club, after being announced on Jan. 28, 2022. Damet most recently served as an assistant coach for the U-20 United States National Team that participated in the Revelations Cup in November of 2021. 

When the team kicks off March 12, 17 players will have contracts with LA Galaxy II. Five of those players are products of the LA Galaxy Academy: Alex Alcala, Taylor Davila, Adrian Gonzalez, Eric López and Victor Valdez.

Players returning from the 2021 USL Championship campaign include Preston Judd, who led the team and ranked sixth in the USL Championship with 17 goals scored last season, and Josh Drack, who ranked tied for fifth in the league and led the club with nine assists in 2021. 

Six new additions have been signed to LA Galaxy II ahead of the 2022 campaign: goalkeeper Eric López, defenders Dante Campbell, Liam Doyle and Chandler Vaughn, midfielder Callum Johnson and forward Michael Salazar. Johnson and Vaughn were originally drafted by the LA Galaxy in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. Doyle (San Antonio FC) and Salazar (Memphis 901 FC) join from the USL Championship, while Campbell joins Galaxy II from Toronto FC II.

2022 LA GALAXY II ROSTER (as of March 3, 2022)

FORWARDS (2): Preston Judd, Michael Salazar

MIDFIELDERS (8): Alex Alcala, Remi Cabral, Taylor Davila, Ascel Essengue, Adrian Gonzalez, Callum Johnson, Axel Picazo, Victor Valdez

DEFENDERS (5): Dante Campbell, Liam Doyle, Josh Drack, Owen Lambe, Chandler Vaughn

GOALKEEPERS (2): Eric López, Alan Solorio

ROSTER BREAKDOWN

NEW SIGNINGS (6): Dante Campbell, Liam Doyle, Callum Johnson, Eric López, Michael Salazar, Chandler Vaughn

RETURNING (11): Alex Alcala, Remi Cabral, Taylor Davila, Josh Drack, Ascel Essengue, Adrian Gonzalez, Preston Judd, Owen Lambe, Axel Picazo, Alan Solorio, Victor Valdez 

LA GALAXY ACADEMY PRODUCTS (5): Alex Alcala, Taylor Davila, Adrian Gonzalez, Eric López, Victor Valdez