Former USF men’s soccer defender Yohance Marshall, who has been on trial with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the past week, said he could be with the team until March 5, and then the club has the option to negotiate a contract.
“It’s not all that different from USF with training, but the game is so much quicker,” Marshall said. “I’m just trying to do my best in training and earn a spot on this squad. I’m going to try and impress the coaching staff here as much as I can.”
If Marshall is cut, he said there are still options elsewhere. The 6-foot-2 native of Trinidad said he’s talked to the Seattle Sounders, the MLS’ newest expansion team, and a number of USL (United Soccer League) clubs.
“I’m hoping things work out here, but this isn’t the end of the road for me,” he said.
Marshall, who helped the USF defense to a school-record 12 shutouts last fall, said he was disappointed to be passed up in the MLS draft on Jan 15. He was projected to go as high as 10th in the first round.
“Things happen, and I’m not sure what happened, but I’m happy where I’m at right now,” he said. “I could have hung my head and felt sorry for myself, but I didn’t. I’m working hard, and I’m OK with where I’m at.”