What Julián Araujo brings FC Barcelona & what his transfer means for LA Galaxy
"My head and my vision is to go to Europe," Julián Araujo said last year. Mission accomplished. But it wasn’t easy.
The LA Galaxy signed Julian Araujo on March 1, 2019.
Before joining the LA Galaxy Boys’ Academy, Araujo attended Lompoc High School, leading his team to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs during the 2016/17 season. He later earned All-West Conference Best XI honors as a defender. Araujo also spent time playing for the Santa Barbara Soccer Club and the Barca Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Internationally, the native of Lompoc, California has spent time with the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team. In October 2018, Araujo was named to the U.S. U-20 roster for the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, where his team won their second straight Concacaf U-20 title with a 2-0 victory against Mexico. In January 2019, he was called into U.S. U-19 training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.