LA Galaxy II, the 2015 USL Western Conference Champions, has signed 22-year-old defender John Neeskens, the club announced today. Neeskens comes to Los Dos after spending one season each with New York Cosmos B in 2015 and Colorado Rapids in 2014.
Neeskens, a Spanish defender calling Barcelona his hometown, spent time in the academy systems of Villarreal and FC Barcelona. Neeskens was born in Tulsa, Okla., and has citizenship in the U.S., Spain and the Netherlands. His father, Netherland international Johan Neeskens, helped lead his country to consecutive appearances in the World Cup final in 1974 and 1978 and spent time at the club level with Ajax, Barcelona and in the old NASL with New York Cosmos.
Los Dos finished the USL Regular Season fifth in Western Conference standings with a 14-11-3 record to qualify for the USL Playoffs for the second-straight year. They were led in goals by forward Ariel Lassiter, who scored 15 times between the USL Regular Season and USL Playoffs and most recently signed with the Galaxy’s first team. LA Galaxy Homegrown Player Raul Mendiola added 10 total assists for Los Dos on the year with Galaxy II goalkeeper Clement Diop earning 10 shutouts. LA Galaxy II also recorded the best road record in USL, going 11-7-0 in all competitions including regular season and playoffs.
LA Galaxy II single-game tickets are now on sale to the public. Fans can go to //www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2 to purchase single-game tickets for the 2016 USL Regular Season. Los Dos tickets to each of the team’s 2016 home matches can be purchased for just $10. Home matches at StubHub Center feature free parking for attending fans on non-StubHub Center event days.
2016 LA Galaxy II Season Ticket Memberships starting at $75 ($5 per game, 50% off face value) are also on sale. Group discounts start at 10+ tickets. Full Season Ticket Memberships and group tickets can be purchased at //www.lagalaxy.com/Tickets/LAGalaxyII.