LA Galaxy II rally: Gonzalez leaves, 2022 home opening announced

It’s a new year and it’s time to make contact with the LA Galaxy reserve team, LA Galaxy II. There is a lot to catch up on!

González exit

First of all, Los Dos Junior head coach Gonzalez has left the Galaxy organization, joining former Galaxy defender Ezra Hendrickson in the Vincentian coaching staff at the Chicago fire.

Gonzalez went 26-25-12 in his tenure as manager of Galaxy II, and that included two playoff spots for a team that was swimming against older independent teams in their division / group / conference. Overall, it was a solid tenure for him, and it really seems like everyone is happy with the move. Good luck to Junior in Chicago.

Cuevas signs in Belgium

It’s been an open secret for some time, but the old Los Dos Defender Mauricio Cuevas, now 18, has announced that he has signed with Club Brugge in their youth system, with the club confirming on his youth team’s Twitter account.

Cuevas, of course, did not appear for Galaxy II at all in 2021. It is said on the streets that the club wanted to sign him for a new contract, he did not want to sign a deal because he wanted to go to it. ‘stranger, and so he sat on the bench for a year. Doesn’t sound great, to be honest! He was exceptional in 2020, so we’ll see if he can make his way through the youth ranks and join the Brugge first team, despite the rust.

Initial list changes made for 2022

While Los Dos have yet to announce Gonzalez’s replacement as head coach, the club have announced some initial roster changes for the coming season. In addition to Alex Alcala, Remi Cabral, Owen Lambe, Axel Picazo and Victor Valdez being under contract for 2022, Los Dos took contract options for Taylor Davila, Josh Drack, Ascel Essengue, Adrian Gonzalez, Preston Judd and Alan Solorio . In addition to Cuevas, Gerson Chavez and Jesus Vazquez are out of contract and will not return, and Miguel Avalos and Issac Bawa’s contract options have been denied and they will not return either.

Finally, 2021 star Jorge Hernandez is out of contract but the club have announced they are in talks to bring him back.

Home opening announced

Finally, the USL Championship announced home opener games on Thursday and we have two Galaxy II games so far.

Los Dos will open their home roster on March 19 at Dignity Health Sports Park against San Antonio FC. It should be noted that this match will be a double program with the Galaxy First Team, with Galaxy hosting City of Orlando at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Los Dos-SAFC match. So that’s cool!

Additionally, Los Dos will open their season on March 12 at San Diego Loyal.

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