LA Galaxy have signed goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, the club announced today. Vom Steeg, 20, joins the Galaxy after one season with LA Galaxy II.
“Justin has shown impressive development in his first year with our organization,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid. “He has a lot of potential and we’re excited to add a promising talent like Justin to our roster.”
Vom Steeg signed with LA Galaxy II last September and started four games for Los Dos before the close of the season. Vom Steeg signed his first professional contract with Fortuna Dusseldorf (Germany) in August 2016 after a year at University of California at Santa Barbara.
At UCSB, Vom Steeg earned 2015 All-Big West Honorable Mention honors and was named to the 2015 Big West All-Freshman Team. At the international level, Vom Steeg has spent time with the U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18 and U-20 U.S. National Team squads.
The Galaxy sign Vom Steeg after acquiring forward Ola Kamara, midfielder Perry Kitchen, defender Jorgen Skjelvik, defender Rolf Feltscher, goalkeeper David Bingham, defender Emrah Klimenta, goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre, midfielder Servando Carrasco, forward Chris Pontius and re-signing defender Ashley Cole and midfielder Baggio Husidic during this offseason.
Additionally, the Galaxy selected Tomas Hilliard-Arce with the 2nd pick, Drew Skundrich with the 40th pick and Nate Shultz with the 48th pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Vom Steeg and the LA Galaxy will open the 2018 MLS Season on Sunday, March 4 at StubHub Center against Portland Timbers (7 p.m. PT, FS1), presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Tickets to that match are on sale now, available here.
Transaction: LA Galaxy sign goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg from LA Galaxy II
Name: Justin Vom Steeg
Weight: 200 lbs.
Last Club: LA Galaxy II
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Nationality: United States