LA Galaxy II announced today that the club has signed defender Isaac Bawa. Bawa, 22, most recently played for FC Golden State Force in USL 2 while representing Azusa Pacific University in 2018 and 2019.
“Isaac is a talented and promising defender,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “We think he can be a contributor along the Galaxy II backline as he continues to develop. We are pleased to add him to our roster.”
Last season with FC Golden State, Bawa made six appearances during the USL Regular Season in addition to three more appearances in postseason play.
During his time with Azusa Pacific, Bawa was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-American first team (2019) and second team (2018) and D2CCA All-American first team (2019) and third team (2018) while being named the PacWest Player of the Year (2019), PacWest Freshman and PacWest Defender of the Year (2018).
In 2019, Bawa, anchored the Cougar defense all season, which allowed no more than one goal in 16 of Azusa Pacific's 19 matches, including eight shutouts. Last year, he started 19 games and led the team with 1,736 minutes played.
LA Galaxy II will host their home opener for the 2020 USL Championship season against Austin Bold FC on Friday, March 13 at Dignity Health Sports Park. The 2020 season will mark the seventh year in LA Galaxy II history.
To kick off the season, LA Galaxy II will travel to face Rio Grande Valley FC on the road on Sunday, March 8.