The LA Galaxy have signed forward, Jack McBean, as an MLS homegrown player from LA Galaxy II. He is currently leading the USL in goals scored this season.
The LA Galaxy have announced that they have signed USL forward, Jack McBean, to an MLS homegrown player contract from the LA Galaxy II. He is leading the USL in goals this season with 12 scored. He was also named Los Dos’ Most Valuable Player for the 2015 season.
McBean signed with the team back in 2011 as a homegrown player. He has made 17 MLS appearances and compiled two goals and two assists to his name. “At age 16 McBean became the youngest player in Galaxy history to play in a game, start a game and score a goal.” (LAGalaxy.com)
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Jack has been a part of the LA Galaxy Academy since 2010 when he was 15. He has played for the U-16 squad and signed a contract with LA Galaxy II in 2015. He has been a mainstay with the USL club and was named the MVP last year.
McBean has been one of the best players for the LA Galaxy II over the past two seasons. His goalscoring ability is some of the best in the league and he should contribute to the first team in no time. Injuries have kept him off of the first team but he has gotten plenty of playing time in the USL for Los Dos.
With McBean’s signing, he joins Gyasi Zardes, Jose Villarreal, Raul Mendiola, Oscar Sorto and Bradford Jamieson IV as LA Galaxy Homegrown Players. Jack is a growing talent at only 21-years old and he has plenty of potential going forward. It will be interesting to see how Bruce Arena uses him this season.
This is huge news for the LA Galaxy and Jack McBean as the team’s academy system and USL team continue to develop young talent. This signing speaks to the success of their academy and to the LA Galaxy II. McBean should make a goal scoring impact to one of the most explosive offensive team’s in the MLS.