LA Galaxy II announced this week they have signed midfielder Miguel Avalos.
The 16-year-old joins the organization after previously signing with Liga MX outfit Pachuca, although he was unable to play in Mexico due to FIFA’s regulations of players under 18 moving abroad, according to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, who originally reported the signing. The Santa Rosa, California native previously played for Santa Rosa United’s academy.
“Miguel is a young and talented midfielder who we think will be a valuable addition to LA Galaxy II,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “We are excited for Miguel to join our roster and look forward to his future within our organization.”
Carlisle’s reporting revealed that Avalos has been training with Los Dos since last summer, and he’s being projected as a two-way midfielder. He may just be 16, but he already looks like he can handle the USL Championship physically, although you never know until he hits the field in game action.
Avalos is also a Mexico youth international, and he joins fellow California native and Mexico youth international Alex Alcala on the Los Dos roster. Methinks the Galaxy are trying to make this a launching pad for the slew of young prospects with high upside, and if the likes of Avalos makes the grade, then that strategy will pay off handsomely.
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