HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the Galaxy on December 22, 2011.
The club's second ever Homegrown signing, Villarreal has already made over 50 regular season MLS appearances and scored five goals by the age of 22. Villarreal has long been thought of as one of the brightest young attacking prospects in MLS and will hope to build off his career high four assists in the 2015 season.
INTERNATIONAL: Played for the U.S. Under-18 National Team at the 2011 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in July, tallying one assist while starting all three games at the tournament. He was called into the Under-23 National Team in November 2011 for a camp in Germany, playing in a friendly with Azerbaijan. He trained with the U.S. Under-20 National Team in Florida prior to the start of the Galaxy preseason in January 2012.
OUTSIDE MLS: Villarreal spent time with Cruz Azul in Mexico, being loaned there in 2014.