The LA Galaxy reserves have continued to add talent at a steady pace, and today it was announced Los Dos have brought up midfielder Jorge Hernandez from the Galaxy academy. The 18-year old joins the team after 32 appearances over a four year period.
“We are thrilled with the addition of an LA Galaxy Academy standout to our roster,” GM Dennis te Kloese declared in a statement. “Jorge is a very talented, creative player that has shown well for himself in our Academy. We are excited for Jorge to begin his professional career with LA Galaxy II.”
Humbled and Happy to announce that I have signed my first professional contract with the @LAGalaxy. A big thank you to all my family, coaches, teammates, and friends that have helped me in any way throughout the process! A special thank you to my parents because without them none pic.twitter.com/VEE1x2x0kB— Jorgey (@jorgey_100) September 20, 2019
With Juan Carlos Ortega overseeing the program as the Director of Methodology and Junior Gonzalez replacing Mikey Muñoz (albeit temporarily), the new-look LA Galaxy academy is still a work in progress. 2020 will be a major year for a club that has struggled in the past to successfully integrate youth stars into the first team.