LA Galaxy Academy graduate returns to U.S. Olympic National Team

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In a noteworthy development for the LA Galaxy Academy, former protege John Pulskamp, now showcasing his goalkeeping prowess with Sporting Kansas City FC, has earned a call-up to the U.S. Olympic Men's National Team. The 22-year-old shot-stopper will play a crucial role in the upcoming friendly matches against Iraq on November 18 and Morocco on November 21 at the Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.

Pulskamp's inclusion in the U.S. Olympic National Team is a testament to his growth and consistent performances, catching the eye of the national selectors. Having honed his skills in the LA Galaxy Academy, Pulskamp's journey to the national stage reflects the club's commitment to nurturing and developing top-tier talent.

Currently plying his trade with Sporting Kansas City FC, Pulskamp's return to represent his country in the upcoming friendlies adds another accolade to his burgeoning career. His ten-day training camp in Spain will not only provide valuable experience but also showcase the caliber of talent emerging from the LA Galaxy youth system.

After the international stint, Pulskamp is set to rejoin Sporting Kansas City for a critical fixture – the Western Conference Semifinal against Houston Dynamo FC on Sunday, November 26, at 6 p.m. CT, a match that promises to be a highlight in the ongoing MLS season.

As Pulskamp dons the national colors, LA Galaxy fans and the broader soccer community will be keenly watching, hoping to witness the continued success of a player who has successfully transitioned from the academy ranks to the professional and international stages. The LA Galaxy's commitment to fostering talent is underscored by Pulskamp's journey, setting a positive precedent for aspiring young players within the club.