The Galaxy have rounded out their keeper corps with the signing of 20-year Justin Vom Steeg from Los Dos, the club announced this afternoon.
✍️#LAGalaxy sign goalkeeper @jvomsteeg: https://t.co/pYLiW1C9cM pic.twitter.com/mZQ2amw2Se— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 1, 2018
“Justin has shown impressive development in his first year with our organization,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid. “He has a lot of potential and we’re excited to add a promising talent like Justin to our roster.”
Vom Steeg signed with LA Galaxy II last September and started four games for Los Dos before the close of the season. Vom Steeg signed his first professional contract with Fortuna Dusseldorf (Germany) in August 2016 after a year at University of California at Santa Barbara.
At UCSB, Vom Steeg earned 2015 All-Big West Honorable Mention honors and was named to the 2015 Big West All-Freshman Team. At the international level, Vom Steeg has spent time with the U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18 and U-20 U.S. National Team squads.
It’s a safe assumption that Vom Steeg will be third in the depth chart behind David Bingham and Brian Sylvestre. Nevertheless the promotion is a real opportunity for the young goalkeeper to gain valuable experience, and with some luck a few minutes on the field.