LA Galaxy Homegrown Signing Raul Mendiola has a great buzz about him, a standout since he was seventeen and training with Manchester City. He's lauded for him deft touch and elusiveness, and now LA has him under team control despite that interest in him from Europe.
If you haven't gotten to see him in action yet, this highlight video cut up by Chris Noble also known as MLSDraftScout will show you the ins and outs of his game. It's all from one goal at last year's Dallas Cup, so it's less of a sizzle real and more about seeing the kinds of touches Mendiola takes.
The two big takeaways for me are his quickness on the ball, he loves the step-over, and the accuracy of his long ball. He'll make an excellent attacking midfielder someday, penetrating behind defenses and dishing to his forwards or taking the long shot. His shot accuracy in the video isn't fantastic, but that's one match.
What do you think after watching the video? Excited about this new signing?