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Bruce Arena says Josh Turnley expected to sign with LA Galaxy II | INSIDER

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told reporters on Friday that 2016 MLS SuperDraft selection Josh Turnley is likely to sign with LA Galaxy II this season. 

Turnley, who was drafted out of Georgetown, began the season with the Galaxy first team, but has recently spent most of his time in recent weeks with Los Dos. On Friday, Arena confirmed that Turnley is likely to sign with the Galaxy's USL affiliate. 

"He's going to play with Galaxy II." Arena told reporters. "I believe that is the plan."

Arena also commented on the departures of Dan Gargan and Ignacio Maganto, who were waived on Monday.  The Galaxy boss confirmed that the decision to waive both players came down to salary numbers, but mentioned that a few of the Galaxy's younger players moved ahead of Maganto on the depth chart.

"He's a good young player, but I feel like we have others who have moved ahead of him," Arena said. "The addition of Ema [Boateng] may have hurt him a little, but he's also an international which isn't an asset to him but a liability."