The LA Galaxy signed defender Diedie Traore on March 6, 2019 from LA Galaxy II.
Traore, from Bondy, France, is the club’s first player to sign a professional contract after being discovered through the organization’s Open Tryout process. Traore traveled to Los Angeles from Paris to win an open tryout with LA Galaxy II in January 2018 at Dignity Health Sports Park. After making the 5,642 mile trip from Paris to Los Angeles, Traore then joined the LA Galaxy Academy, playing with the U-19s for the remainder of the 2018 season. He started in the USSDA Playoffs semifinal and final matches in Kansas City on July 8 and July 10, helping the U-19s to a 2nd place finish.
On July 25, 2018, LA Galaxy II signed Traore to his first professional contract. During the 2018 season, Traore made 13 appearances, 11 starts and recorded five assists, becoming Los Dos’ leader in assists for the season.
As a youth, Traore was a member of FC Metz’s (France) Academy, a program whose graduates include Emmanuel Adebayor, Sadio Mane, Robert Pires, Miralem Pjanic, and Louis Saha.