LA Galaxy have announced dates for open tryouts for their young professional team, LA Galaxy II, in an effort to expand their recruiting pool and discover players for the USL season. The tryouts have expanded across the globe, with LA Galaxy II holding open tryouts for the first time in Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. Earlier this year, LA Galaxy II signed 19-year-old defender Diedie Traore after selecting him from the Open Tryout process.
LA Galaxy II will host open tryouts in seven cities across three continents, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Manchester, Paris, Gold Coast and Sydney. Los Dos will host tryouts in Las Vegas on Dec. 15-16 before hosting two separate tryout dates in Los Angeles at Toyota Sports Complex: Jan. 19-20 and Jan. 26-27, 2019. LA Galaxy II will then travel to Europe for open tryouts in London on May 29-30, 2019, Manchester on June 1-2, 2019 and Paris on June 6-7, 2019, before heading to Australia for two separate tryout dates on June 25-26, 2019 and July 4-5, 2019.
Players interested in trying out can visit www.lagalaxy.com/tryouts for more information and registration.
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The technical staff will choose participants from the open tryouts for further evaluation. The LA Galaxy will arrange a flight, hotel and food for the chosen players, who will train with LA Galaxy coaches during the week of their stay. LA Galaxy will select players from this training to extend their trials with LA Galaxy II, for a chance to earn a professional contract.
Full details for LA Galaxy II Open Tryouts are as follows:
- Participants must be male and between 17 - 25 years old.
- The tryout will consist of each participant playing in two (2) 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 (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 Visa’s 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 (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 date.
- No refunds will be issued for any reason.
OPEN TRYOUT LONDON
May 29th & May 30th, 2019
The Hive London
London, HA8 6AG UK
OPEN TRYOUT MANCHESTER
June 1st & June 2nd, 2019
The Armitage Sports Centre
Manchester M14 6HE UK
OPEN TRYOUT PARIS
June 6th & June 7th, 2019
Stade Du Parc
298 Avenue Napoleon Bonaparte
OPEN TRYOUT GOLD COAST
June 25th & June 26th, 2019
Gold Coast Knights Soccer Club
181 Nerang Broadbeach Rd
Carrara, QLD 4211
OPEN TRYOUT SYDNEY
July 4th & July 5th, 2019
Bernie Mullane Sports Complex
Kellyville, NSW 2155
- Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 15-16, 2018.
- Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 19-20, 2019.
- Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 26-27, 2019.
- London, U.K., May 29-30, 2019.
- Manchester, U.K., June 1-2, 2019.
- Paris, France, June 6-7, 2019.
- Gold Coast, Australia, June 25-26, 2019.
- Sydney, Australia, July 4-5, 2019.