LA Galaxy Forward Bradford Jamieson IV has been named to the 2017 MLS Homegrown Team by head coach Brian McBride and assistant coach Mike Magee for the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer®. The roster features some of the league’s most accomplished young stars who will take on the Chivas de Guadalajara Under-20 Team in the fourth annual MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer® on Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park.
Jamieson IV is making his third appearance in the MLS Homegrown Game (2014, 2015). The sixth Homegrown Player signing in Galaxy history, Jamieson IV has played in a career high nine games this season, registering one goal and one assist in 2017. He's represented the United States at the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, also making multiple appearances in his career for the U.S. U-17 team. In 2014, Jamieson IV was also a finalist for the USL Rookie of the Year award.
Tickets, starting at $10, can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com and include entrance to the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer® and the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star soccer match held immediately prior at 5 p.m. CT at Toyota Park.
MLS Homegrown Game assistant coach Mike Magee will host a live Q&A session on the Chicago Fire Facebook page (facebook.com/chicagofire) tomorrow, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT to talk about the young Homegrown talent, coaching in his native Chicago, and answer questions about the match.
The MLS Homegrown Game will feature some of the most talented young players in North America, as the Homegrown Team will take on famed U-20 side Chivas de Guadalajara, the defending Liga MX U-20 champions, which features a roster with five players who represented Mexico at the U-20 World Cup. Several of the players have also received time with the Chivas reserve team along with the first team side that captured its record 12th Liga MX title in May. The Chivas U-20 travelling roster will be named at a later date.
The MLS Homegrown Game provides an annual platform in which to showcase MLS’ burgeoning young talent and demonstrate the growth of the league’s youth development system. MLS academies continue to attract and cultivate topflight prospects and have now produced over 170 Homegrown Players who have signed professional contracts with MLS clubs.
MLS Homegrown Players aged 22 or under were available for selection.
As part of a week of festivities surrounding the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, Toyota Park will host a full day of events on August 1 beginning with the adidas ESP game at 2:30 p.m. CT. In addition, MLS WORKS and ESPN will be hosting the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star soccer match immediately prior to the MLS Homegrown Game.
2017 MLS Homegrown Team Roster
Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls)
Defenders: Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Derrick Etienne Jr. (New York Red Bulls), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Ballou Tabla (Montreal)
Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy)
Tickets for the international friendly at StubHub Center between LA Galaxy and Manchester United on Saturday, July 15 are available for purchase now. Fans can go to www.lagalaxy.com/summer or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) to secure their tickets.