LA Galaxy II signed defender Diedie Traore, from Bondy, France, on July 25, 2018. Traore is the first player to be signed to LA Galaxy II through the club's Open Tryout process.
Traore traveled to Los Angeles from Paris to win an open tryout with LA Galaxy II in January 2018 at StubHub Center. 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, helping the U-19s to a 2nd place finish.
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.
For Diedie Traore's career USL statistics, click here.