LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021) - LA Galaxy II announced today that the club has signed midfielder and LA Galaxy Academy product, Taylor Davila. Davila, 20, most recently played for University of California, Berkeley in 2018 and 2019.
"Taylor is a promising player who will bring depth to our midfield as we continue strengthening the LA Galaxy II roster," said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. "We are excited to have him rejoin our club and look forward to his continued development within our organization as we prepare for the 2021 season."
The LA Galaxy Academy product made one appearance for LA Galaxy II in the United Soccer League during the 2018 season, making his professional debut for Los Dos on June 27, 2018.
During his time with UC Berkeley, Davila earned a spot on the 2019 United Soccer Coaches' All-Far West Region first team and on the 2019 All-Pac 12 first team after a strong season in midfield for the Bears. Davila started all 18 games and played the fourth-most minutes on the team with 1,648 in 2019. In 2018, Davila started all 18 games as a freshman, tying for the team lead with three assists.
The Sherman Oaks product played for the LA Galaxy Academy U-18/19 squad between 2017 and 2018. At the international level, Davila represented the U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team. Before joining the LA Galaxy Academy, Davila played with Real So Cal for most of his youth career.
LA Galaxy II will begin preseason training on Monday, February 15 ahead of the start of the 2021 USL Championship regular season. The 2021 season will mark the eighth year in LA Galaxy II history.
The 2021 USL Championship regular season will begin in May and will see the teams split in to four divisions containing a 32-game slate running across 27 weeks through the end of October with playoffs scheduled for November.
Further announcements on scheduling, divisional alignment and playoff structure will be made in the coming months. The league will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the event that alterations to the format need to be made.
Transaction: LA Galaxy II signed midfielder Taylor Davila.
Name: Taylor Davila
Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: August 4, 2000
Last Club: California Golden Bears
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Nationality: United States