HOW ACQUIRED: Signed a Homegrown contract on Jan. 21, 2021
The 17-year-old impressed in his first season as a professional with Los Dos, showcasing his versatility playing multiple defensive positions.
OUTSIDE MLS: While still a member of the LA Galaxy academy, the 17-year-old defender played his first year with LA Galaxy II last season in the USL Championship, where he appeared in multiple positions along the backline during his 13 appearances (12 starts) for Los Dos. Since 2016, Neal has also represented the LA Galaxy Academy at the U-13, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 levels, making 69 total appearances in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy.
INTERNATIONAL: Neal featured for U.S. Youth national teams, including the U.S. U-16 squad.
NOTES: Neal was named the 2020 LA Galaxy II Humanitarian of the Year. He has been consistent in his support of the community alongside the LA Galaxy Foundation, volunteering at Leapwood Avenue Elementary School in Carson with the Garden School Foundation program.