The LA Galaxy II signed 15-year-old Alex Alcala to a professional contract on Tuesday, the club announced. Alcala, a highly-touted player from Northern California, joined LA Galaxy Academy in 2020.
“Alex is a young talent who we are pleased will develop in a professional environment with LA Galaxy II,” LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese said in the press release announcing the signing. “We believe that the structure and resources 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.”
He has appeared at the U15 and U16 level with the Mexico Youth National Teams. He played for LA Galaxy Director of Methodology and Development Juan Carlos Ortega when he was head coach of the Mexico U15 Boys National Team in 2018.
ESPN’s Tom Marshall reported in November that LA Galaxy had signed Alcala to a professional contract with Manchester City “purchasing an option to acquire the 15-year-old when he turns 18.”
Alcala posted on Instagram in December that he signed with LA Galaxy II. He also thanked Manchester City in the post for “giving [him] this great opportunity!”
The teenager also thanked his agents: Luis Loreto and Gabriel Moraes of Ocelot Sports. Fellow LA Galaxy Academy players Victor Valdez and Walter Portales are also listed as clients of Ocelot Sports on the agency’s website.
The USL season is scheduled to begin in May.