Mexican-American phenom Alex Alcala, 15, signs with LA Galaxy II

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.
2 comments about "Mexican-American phenom Alex Alcala, 15, signs with LA Galaxy II".
  1. Bob Ashpole, February 17, 2021 at 4:17 a.m.

    How much time and resources do you think USSF devotes to scouting and promoting US National team programs to 12 year olds? You could assume that MLS clubs are covering this for USSF, but that assumption would be false when the club is staffed with foreign nationals. Even if not, USSF shuns our own Hispanic coaches. Why has Hugo Perez been coaching in El Salvador since 2014 instead of for the USSF national program?

  2. R2 Dad, February 19, 2021 at 1:01 a.m.

    I'm watching the highlight reel on this kis and he seems to have nice control in tight spaces....and the USMNT would have zero interest in this player. I wish him well, maybe El Tri will find a way to use his skills. He's not tall, not fast, you would have to play him as a 10 in an attack that would have to be built around him. The Nats don't play with a real 10 where we control possession and need a player like this in the attacking half. 
    The other practical issue is, he would get killed in CONCACAF. Alcala would just be the next generation Gedion Zelalem, grist for the CONCACAF mill.

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