LA Galaxy II will host two separate open tryouts in England this summer, marking the club’s second year in England after hosting successful tryouts there for the first time in 2017. LA Galaxy II return during the summer of 2018 to expand their recruiting pool and discover players for the 2018 USL season and beyond. Tryouts will be held in London at The Hive on May 30-31, and again in Manchester at University of Manchester Armitage Sports Centre on June 2-3.
As part of a tryout last year, LA Galaxy II selected defender Diedie Traore, who has joined the club. Traore, a 6’0” French defender, was identified by LA Galaxy technical staff during a session and will now be a part of the LA Galaxy Academy system, which has had numerous players represent LA Galaxy II on the professional level.
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. Last year, 10 individuals were selected to be flown to Los Angeles to train during LA Galaxy II’s 2018 preseason training.
Concluding the events, a select number players will be flown to Los Angeles to train at StubHub Center for a further week of in-depthtrials, 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.
- The tryout will consist of each participant playing in two 60-minute, 11v11 soccer matches to impress the LA Galaxy II scouting staff. One game per day of the tryout event.
- The registration fee for one 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 two 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 event.
- No refunds will be issued for any reason.
OPEN TRYOUT ONE:
May 30 and May 31, 2018
The Hive London
London, HA8 6AG UK
OPEN TRYOUT TWO:
June 2 and June 3, 2018
The Armitage Sports Centre
Manchester M14 6HE UK