LA Galaxy II signed midfielder Axel Picazo on March 4, 2021.
Picazo, 19, joined Los Dos from former USL Championship Eastern Conference side Philadelphia Union II.
Last season with Philadelphia Union II, Picazo made 16 appearances with 12 starts in addition to scoring two goals and one assist during the USL Championship regular season. In 2019, he appeared in 19 games, totaled seven starts and added one goal and two assists for the Union II in USL play.
Prior to his professional debut, the Austin, Texas product began his youth career playing with the Lonestar SC Academy U-13/14 and U-15/16 teams in 2015. That year, Picazo tallied 20 goals in 38 appearances. In 2016, he joined the Philadelphia Union Academy, where he accumulated nearly 100 appearances and recorded 24 goals for the Union U-15/16, U-16/17 and U-18/19 squads.
Internationally, Picazo was called up to the U.S. U-16 Boys National Team camp ahead of the IMG Cup in 2016. He also earned an invite to the U.S. U-18 Boys National Team in 2018.