LA Galaxy II havesigned former LA Galaxy Academy midfielder Brian Iloski from Legia Warsaw, the current Polish champions of Ekstraklasa, the club announced today pending league and federation approval and receipt of his ITC.
“We are pleased to welcome Brian back to the LA Galaxy organization,”said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “He gained valuable professional experience during his time in Poland and we are excited about his future within our club.”
The Escondido, Calif., native signed with Legia in February 2018 after a successful trial period. In August, Iloski was sent on loan to Slovakian Fortuna Liga club, MFK Zemplin Michalovce.
While on trial with Legia, Iloski was included in Legia’s roster for the 2018 Florida Cup and appeared in matches against Barcelona SC and CD Club Atetico Nacional. Iloski then joined Legia in Spain for another training camp, where he scored the lone goal in an exhibition game against Shanghai Shenxin.
Before starting his professional career, Iloski spent five years at UCLA, where he accumulated 53 starts, 67 appearances, 14 goals and 12 assists. In 2017, he was named an All-Pac-12 first team selection after being the team’s leader in points, goals and assists, as well as earning his second-straight Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
Iloski spent the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season with the LA Galaxy Academy, where he made 10 appearances and recorded one goal for the Galaxy’s Under-18. He earned U.S. Soccer “Man of the Match” honors in the Academy All-Star game at the 2012 Development Academy Winter Showcase in Florida. In 2013, Iloski was the only American selected for the Nike Chance world training tour, and made the cut to the “Final 16” from over 100,000 soccer players from 55 different countries.
Iloski and LA Galaxy II will return to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, April 6 to host Tulsa Roughnecks FC at 7 p.m. PT. Tickets to the match are on sale now.
Transaction: LA Galaxy II sign midfielder Brian Iloski
Name: Brian Iloski
Weight: 150 lbs.
Born: September 4, 1995
Last Club: Legia Warsaw (Poland)
Birthplace: Escondido, Calif.
Hometown: Escondido, Calif.