LA Galaxy sign Raul Mendiola to Homegrown Player contract

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy have added yet another Homegrown Player. 

On Thursday, LA announced the signing of 19-year-old Raul Mendiola who becomes the seventh Galaxy Academy signing in club history. A three-time Developmental Academy Starting XI, Mendiola won back-to-back U-16 Development Academy Player of the Year awards in the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 season. Mendiola has been a regular with the Galaxy reserves since 2012. 

“It’s been a long journey and I thank everyone that supported me on the way,” Mendiola told LA Galaxy Insider. “This is just the beginning and I know that I still have to work but I’m excited to get to this point and be part of this team.”