The Los Angeles Galaxy has signed the second Homegrown Player in team history, coming to terms with 16-year-old forward Jack McBean, sources told SBI on Tuesday.
The Newport Beach native is a 6-foot target striker who has spent time with the U.S. Under-17 national team, having joined the Under-17 national team Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida.
The Galaxy traded away the club's first Homegrown Player, Tristan Bowen, earlier in the off-season, but add a highly-rated prospect considered one of the top talents to emerge from California in recent years.
One of the best young forwards in the current U.S. Under-17 set-up, McBean is expected to stay with the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program through the CONCACAF Under-17 Championships. He is expected to join the Galaxy after that, before taking part in the Under-17 World Cup in June (if the United States qualifies).