Carson, CA – Los Angeles Galaxy announced today that they have signed LA Galaxy II defender Daniel Steres. He joins recent LA Galaxy II teammates Dave Romney, a defender who was signed last year, and Clement Diop, a goalkeeper on the senior team. Steres was the captain for LA Galaxy II this past season, while earning three All-League Team Selections in United Soccer League (USL). Daniel was also named Defender of the Year for LA Galaxy II for the past two seasons.
The Calabasses, California native played, and started in all four of Galaxy II’s USL Playoff matches, in the team’s run to the 2015 USL Championship against Rochester Rhinos. He also had two first team appearances during the International Champions Cup against FC Barcelona and Club America.
“Daniel has been an important part of LA Galaxy II’s success during the past two seasons,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena.
Daniel Steres was born in Burbank, California, and was a three time Jewish Community Center (JCC) Macabi Championship Team member. He earned a scholarship to San Diego State out of Calabasas High School. He played all four years at SDSU, and earned All Pac-10 honors.
Chivas USA selected him with the 28th overall pick in the Supplemental Draft, but moved to Seattle after being selected in the 2012 Wavier draft. He then signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads before the 2013 season, leading them in goals with seven, and chipping in three assists. Daniel was the team MVP that season. He returned to Southern California to sign with LA Galaxy II.
“He has continued developing while earning meaningful and consistent minutes in USL. We look forward to his contributions to our team.” Arena said.
Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed