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LA Galaxy II sign 15-year-old prospect Alex Alcala

Dual national has eyes of global teams on him as he begins pro career.

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LA Galaxy II announced Tuesday they have signed midfielder Alex Alcala ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season.

The 15-year-old joins the second team after joining up with the LA Galaxy Academy in 2020.

“Alex is a young talent who we are pleased will develop in a professional environment,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “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 is a native of Stockton, California, but has played for Mexico at the youngest youth levels to date, so he can represent either Mexico or the United States on the international front. As you may have guessed from his tender age, he’s a highly-touted prospect, with Los Dos’ press release on the signing mentioning training stints with the likes of FC Barcelona, Manchester City and Pachuca. In fact, a report from ESPN last year stated a deal was in place for Alcala to remain in the Galaxy’s organization until he turns 18, with Man City holding an option to sign him when he reaches 18. The Galaxy’s release says nothing about this arrangement and it’s likely contingent on the player’s development over the coming three years.

So I would expect Alcala to get a good run of playing time for Los Dos this year, and from there, we’ll see what happens to him moving forward with LA.

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