LA Galaxy sign forward Ethan Zubak to Homegrown deal


The LA Galaxy announced on Friday they have signed forward Ethan Zubak on a Homegrown Player contract. Zubak joins after three seasons with the Galaxy's USL team, and is an LA Galaxy academy product.

The 20-year-old served as Galaxy II captain in 2018, and has made 31 appearances, scoring 11 goals and two assists at USL level.

“Ethan has been an important part of LA Galaxy II’s steady progression over the past three seasons,” said LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “Ethan’s personal and professional progression since his time with the academy has shown in the meaningful and consistent minutes he has earned in the USL. We look forward to his contributions to the first team and to his continued development within our club. We want to also thank and recognize Arsenal FC Academy and Legends FC for their role in Ethan’s development both on and off the field.”

A native of Corona, California, Zubak is the eighth player on the current Galaxy first team squad to have come through the Galaxy academy or Galaxy II squad. On the international front, he has been called up to the US national youth team at U-19 level.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic possibly unavailable against FC Dallas on Saturday (3:30 pm ET | Univision, Twitter in US; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada), it's possible Zubak could see his MLS debut in that match.

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