LA Galaxy II announced today that the club will host two separate open tryouts for the first time in England during the summer of 2017 in an effort to expand their recruiting pool and discover players for the 2017 USL season and beyond. Tryouts will be held in London at The Hive on May 31 and June 1, and again in Manchester at University of Manchester Armitage Sports Centre on June 3 and 4.
LA Galaxy II Open Tryouts offer participants the chance to become a professional soccer player by signing a contract with Los Dos, who compete in the United Soccer League (USL). LA Galaxy II technical staff will be on hand to observe participants during the showcase, selecting a minimum of five players per venue at the conclusion of each tryout.
"We are looking forward to seeing new players in England and have organized this event to expand our efforts to identify talents," said LA Galaxy Head Coach Mike Muñoz. "We hope to find young, talented players that can enter our organization through Galaxy II and work their way up to the first team. Scouting for Galaxy II will give us a chance to evaluate numerous players, including hidden gems that may not have agents, players without a fair chance in the past, first time pros, or young pros who are not under contract. We want to make sure that everyone has a fair opportunity to be evaluated and earn a professional contract on our 2017 LA Galaxy II roster."
Concluding the events, 10 players will be flown to Los Angeles to train at The StubHub Center for a further week of in depth trials, looking to earn a professional contract. All expenses associated with the trip will be covered by LA Galaxy including airfare, room and board, and training kit (boots excluded).
Full details for LA Galaxy II Open Tryouts are as follows:
- Participants must be male and 18 - 25 years old.
- Each participant is guaranteed (2) 60-minute, 11v11 soccer matches to impress the LA Galaxy II scouting staff. One game per day.
- The registration fee for (1) open tryout event is $185.
- In addition to the registration fee of $185, participants are responsible for all airfare, incurred travel costs, food and transportation to that specific event. Also note that LA Galaxy II will not help with Visas or letters of invitation.
- Players must come prepared for the tryouts with their own boots, socks, shorts, gloves, shin pads or any other equipment related to their position.
- LA Galaxy II will provide (2) numbered t-shirts to wear during your games. You will wear your own black socks/shorts with the navy shirt and your own white socks/shorts with the white shirt.
- Teams will be constructed randomly according to players preferred positions.
- Your kickoff times will be emailed to you one week prior to the start of the open tryout weekend.
- No refunds will be issued for any reason.
OPEN TRYOUT ONE
May 31 and June 1, 2017
The Hive London
London, HA8 6AG UK
OPEN TRYOUT TWO:
June 3 and June 4, 2017
The Armitage Sports Centre
Manchester M14 6HE UK
LA Galaxy II Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now. With an additional home game added to the 2017 schedule, fans can still become a Los Dos Season Ticket Member for under $100. Season Ticket Memberships purchased prior to Feb. 25th will include an invitation to LA Galaxy’s Annual Season Ticket Member Rally, Feb. 26th.