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LA Galaxy II 2017 USL season preview

A look ahead at the new campaign.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids
Los Dos looks to make push in playoffs.
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Year Founded: 2014

Affiliation: (To MLS team, if any) LA Galaxy

2016 record, place in Conference standings: 12-7-11 (W-D-L)

2016 playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals; loss to Swope Park Rangers

Key additions: (Three players or so should suffice here) Miguel Aguilar, Nathan Smith, Tyler Turner

Key departures: Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal, Clement Diop

Projected/ideal starting XI (formation): (Do your best here)

Sneddon; Turnley, Smith, Diallo, Engola; Jameison, Aguilar, Fujii, Zubak; Lassiter, Dhillon

[Two paragraph crash course, talking about what happened last year, what's new this season, etc. Assume your reader doesn't know very much about your team]

The LA Galaxy II reached the USL playoffs for the third consecutive year, however, this time around, they were knocked out early after a loss to the Swope Park Rangers. It was a trying season to say the least. Los Dos started out the season well, with Jack McBean scoring a majority of the goals. But once McBean went on loan to Coventry City, the goals stopped coming and their form dipped dramatically, forcing an early exit in the playoffs.

This year, there are plenty of changes. Curt Onalfo is gone, as is Jack McBan and Clement Diop in between the sticks. However, new signings, under the watchful eye of Mike Munoz, look to make this current edition a much deeper, more talented squad compared to last season's.

Why you should watch Los Dos in 2017: This is where the future of the Galaxy is. Multiple former Los Dos members have already been given their MLS debuts and that is only a good thing. Why not watch what tomorrow could bring today?

3 players to watch: (List and provide 1-2 sentences on each player)

Miguel Aguilar

Aguilar is going to bring a lot of experience to the young side, having signed from D.C. United. He'll bring a calming presence to the middle part of the park and will dictate the flow of each match.

Bennett Sneddon

Filling Clement Diop's shoes is going to be a big ask for the 19-year-old Sneddon. However, he does have some experience starting from last season and he'll look to use that to his advantage this season.

Bradford Jameison

Jameison is one of the more promising products in the Galaxy setup, but 2016 was riddled with injuries, and LAGII could have used his speed on the wings to set up easy goals for the strikers during the last camp. The Los Angeles-native will hope that he can have an injury free season this year.

The 2017 season will be a success if...(2-3 sentence explanation): the new faces come together as they should. This side is more experienced then years past, and the boys will have to find that chemistry if they have any aspirations of wanting to lift that first USL Cup.