• Position Forward
  • Number 21
  • Date of Birth Apr 02 2001
  • Hometown Lynwood, CA
  • Height 5' 9"
  • Club Heerenveen (NED)

Player Bio - Ulysses Llanez

U.S. National Teams: One of the U-20 MNT’s leading scorers heading into the World Cup with seven goals … Nominated for 2018 U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year … Scored all seven of his U-20 goals at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, helping the USA to its second confederation title … Named to the tournament Best XI … Netted a hat trick in his first start at the competition, a 13-0 win over the U.S. Virgin Islands … Added a goal in the USA’s World Cup-clinching 4-0 victory over Costa Rica … Made his U-20 debut against France in March 2018 … Born in 2001, is also eligible for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup … A part of the U-19 MNT before the Concacaf U-20 Championship … Played for the U-19s in the U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s Invitational just before World Cup qualifying, helping the U-19s to the tournament title … Netted the lone goal for the U-19s in a 1-0 win over the U-20s … Appeared for the U-18 MNT earlier in 2018 … Scored the lone goal for the USA in a 1-1 draw with Japan at the Final of the 2018 Vaclav Jezek Tournament and sunk his penalty to help the team to its third Vaclav Jezek title in six years … Just missed making the USA squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, making a late push for the roster in Aug. 2017, scoring against Chile in Portland and Russia in the Czech Republic … Appeared with the U-16 Boys’ National Team throughout 2016-17, appearing in the 2016 Torneo delle Nazioni, 2016 Val-de-Marne tournament and 2017 Dream International Cup  … Earned his first Youth National Team call-up with the U-14 BNT in October 2014.

Professional: Signed with Bundesliga club Wolfsburg on his 18th birthday, April 2, 2019 … Scored his first two goals for Wolfsburg’s U-19 squad in an April friendly.

Youth: Spent three seasons with LA Galaxy in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Named West Conference U-16/17 Player of the Year in 2018 … Also earned West Conference U-16/17 Best XI honors in 2018 …. Helped the Galaxy to two straight Academy Championship Finals in 2017 and 2018, alongside U-20 MNT teammate Alex Mendez … Prior to the Galaxy, played in the Chivas USA academy from U-14 to U-15 … Kicked off his youth career at Barcelona USA from U-11 to U-13, winning two state championships … Started playing soccer at age six.

Personal: Named after his father, who he lists as his biggest athletic inspiration … Loves playing Fortnite, going out with friends, napping and spending time with family … Favorite soccer players are Neymar and Alexis Sanchez … Says his greatest soccer moments were spending a preseason with the LA Galaxy first team and scoring his first pro goal for LA Galaxy II … Favorite movie is Goal, favorite TV show is Family Guy … Loves In-n-Out … Enjoys listening to Ozuna.