LA Galaxy II announce 2017 Team Awards

LA Galaxy II midfielder Adrian Vera has been named Player of the Year for the 2017 season. Goalkeeper Eric Lopez earned Defender of the Year honors and defender Josh Turnley was named Los Dos Humanitarian of the Year. Forward Justin Dhillon and midfielder Adrian Vera shared Golden Boot honors.

LA Galaxy II Player of the Year: Adrian Vera – Midfielder

Vera led Los Dos in appearances and minutes this season, recording six goals and two assists on the year, tying as the team’s leading scorer. Vera established himself as an important piece of LA Galaxy II’s strategy throughout the campaign, building on the seven appearances he made in the 2016 season.

LA Galaxy II Defender of the Year: Eric Lopez – Goalkeeper

In 2016, Lopez made one appearance: he subbed on for an injured Bennett Sneddon to make his professional debut. This season, Lopez worked himself into the goalkeeper rotation to make 12 appearances across the campaign. He earned his first professional shutout this season in a road win against RGVFC at the age of 18.

LA Galaxy II Humanitarian of the Year: Josh Turnley – Defender

Struggling with injuries in his second season with the club, Josh Turnley stepped up off the pitch, spending numerous hours helping LA Galaxy Foundation in their community efforts. He volunteered and made appearances at several Foundation events, including Shoes That Fit, Community Clinic with United Heroes League at March Air Reserve Base, Special Olympics Young Athletes Festival and the LA Galaxy II Pediatric Cancer Night with the Jessie Rees Foundation.

Golden Boot: Justin Dhillon – Forward, Adrian Vera – Midfielder

Dhillon and Vera split the Golden Boot Award with six goals each. The year marked Dhillon’s first campaign, as he joined Los Dos ahead of the year after four seasons at Cal Poly. Vera, who signed with LA Galaxy II in 2015, scored six goals after setting a career high for appearances in a season.

LA Galaxy II Team Award Winners


Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Golden Boot

Humanitarian of the Year


Andre Auras

Daniel Steres

Chandler Hoffman



Jack McBean

Daniel Steres

Ariel Lassiter



Jack McBean

Clement Diop

Jack McBean

Lee Nishanian


Adrian Vera

Eric Lopez

Adrian Vera, Justin Dhillon

Josh Turnley