LA Galaxy II 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+.
During the 2021 USL Championship regular season, LA Galaxy II (11-15-6, 39 points) finished in sixth place in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, missing out on qualifying for the playoffs by three points. As a team, Los Dos finished tied for sixth in the league in goals scored (55). Preston Judd finished the season as the club’s leader in goals scored (17) in 32 games played, finishing sixth in the league in that category. Josh Drack led the team and ranked tied for fifth in the league in assists (9).
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 on March 12, 18 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.
Seven 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, midfielders Callum Johnson and Duhaney Williams 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. Williams was signed as a free agent on March 11, and played for Loyola Marymount University.
In four matches played against San Diego last season, Los Dos held an 0-4-0 record. In the last meeting between the two teams, LA fell 3-0 at home to San Diego on Oct. 2, 2021. In 234 games played in the USL Championship dating back to their inaugural campaign in 2014, LA Galaxy II hold a record of 90-92-52.