Former U.S. U-17 captain Arellano signs with Galaxy II

Defender Hugo Arellano, who captained the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, has signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy's USL team, LA Galaxy II. The 18-year-old, who had committed to UCLA, becomes the 16th player from the 21-player roster on last year’s U-17 World Cup squad to join a pro club.

Arellano, who this year has been part of U.S. U-20 and U-19 national teams, becomes the 10th Galaxy academy product on Galaxy II and the 16th academy alum on LA’s MLS and USL rosters.

The USA, coached by Richie Williams, exited in the first round of the 2015 U-17 World Cup with losses to eventual champion Nigeria (2-0) and host Chile (4-1), and a tie with Croatia.

Christian Pulisic, who had joined Borussia Dortmund before the tournament, debuted for the first team in January and scored two goals in eight Bundesliga appearances. His cousin, goalkeeper William Pulisic, has joined Dortmund’s U-19 team with plans to keep his amateur status in order to eventually play for Duke University, with which he signed a letter of intent in February. The pair are among the 10 2015 U-17 alums currently abroad -- seven in Europe and three in Mexico.

2015 U.S. Under-17 World Cup Team
GOALKEEPERS:
Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy II/USL)
William Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER)
Kevin Silva (UCLA)
DEFENDERS:
Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls/MLS)
Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy II/USL)
Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion/ENG)
Tanner Dieterich (Clemson Univ.)
John Nelson (Internationals SC -- high school)
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United/ENG)
Auston Trusty (Univ. of North Carolina)
Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos/NASL)
MIDFIELDERS:
Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos/NASL)
Luca de la Torre (Fulham/ENG)
Thomas McCabe (Notre Dame Univ.)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER)
Alejandro Zendejas (Chivas Guadalajara/MEX)
FORWARDS:
Pierre da Silva (Orlando City B/USL)
Joe Gallardo (Monterrey/MEX)
Josh Perez (Fiorentina/ITA)
Brandon Vazquez (Tijuana/MEX)
Haji Wright (Schalke 04/GER)

1 comment about "Former U.S. U-17 captain Arellano signs with Galaxy II ".
  1. Richard Brown, July 20, 2016 at 6:50 p.m.

    No offer from a MLS team?

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