Report: LA Galaxy sign 17-year-old defender Julian Araujo to Homegrown deal

Julian Araujo - LA Galaxy


Intent on giving young players more chances with the first team in 2019, the LA Galaxy are reportedly ready to add to their defensive ranks from within. 

According to Goal.com's Ives Galarcep, the Galaxy are set to sign 17-year-old defender Julian Araujo to a Homegrown contract. The US youth international has featured with the first team during preseason matches.

However, TopDrawerSoccer's J.R. Eskilson says the deal is not finalized yet. 

Araujo joined the Galaxy in 2018 and made two appearances with LA Galaxy II in USL play. He's represented the US youth national team at various levels, including most recently with the U-20 side.