LA Galaxy II has signed 15-year-old midfielder Alex Alcala
, considered one of the most heralded prospects to come out of California.
Alcala, who hails from Stockton, was 12 when he was called into a Mexican U-15 national team camp in Mexico City. The Mexico U-15 coach was Juan Carlos Ortega
, who is now the Galaxy's director of methodology and development.
"Alex is a young talent who we are pleased will develop in a professional environment," said Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese
. "We believe that the structure and resources that we will provide him will allow him to continue to grow as both a player and a person. We look forward to Alex representing our club."
Alcala has trained with Mexico U-15 and U-16 teams and spent time training with Manchester City, at Barcelona's La Masia and with Pachuca in Mexico. He joined the Galaxy's academy in 2020.
Nine players on the Galaxy first team were signed from Galaxy II.