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Galaxy II make Efrain Alvarez, 15, youngest player in USL history

Galaxy II make Efrain Alvarez, 15, youngest player in USL history

Efrain Alvarez became the youngest player to join the second-tier USL on Wednesday when the 15-year-old signed a professional contract with LA Galaxy II, an affiliate of the Major League Soccer franchise.

Alvarez, a native of Los Angeles, is just 45 days past his 15th birthday and will enter his sophomore year at the Galaxy Academy this summer.

“Efrain is a landmark signing for this club and a sign of the quality coming through the Galaxy Academy,” Galaxy general manager Pete Vagenas said in a statement. “We will continue to position him in the appropriate daily environment as we look to progress his maturation both on and off the field. We...

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