CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy II announced on Tuesday the club had signed former U.S. U20 National Team defender John Requejo, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. The 21-year-old had spent the previous three years under contract at Club Tijuana of Liga MX.
“John is an exciting young prospect that already has a lot of valuable international experience that will be valuable at this level,” said LA Galaxy II Head Coach Mike Muñoz. “He’s an ambitious, modern day left back in the attack with attributes that suit our style well. He’s young and ambitious and I look forward to John getting professional game experience with Los Dos.”
A native of Carpinteria, Calif., Requejo was one of the most active USYNT members from 2011-13, making 40 appearances for the U17s during that span. In one of his brightest moments in that time, he helped the U17s to the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. In 2015, he was named to the U20 World Cup roster and at the CONCACAF U20 Championship in that same year, Requejo and Cameron Carter-Vickers were the only two players on that team to play every minute of the team’s six matches.
Requejo signed his first professional contract with Club Tijuana (Mexico) in 2014 at the age of 18 and made two appearances for the club in addition to spending time on loan with Ascenso MX club Dorados de Sinaloa in the second half of the 2017 season.