Jack McBean turned 16 years old in December.
A month later, he is closer to turning pro.
Corona del Mar High boys' soccer coach George Larsen said McBean, a player he has coached since he was 8, is expected to sign a professional contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, which will make McBean one of the youngest players in Major League Soccer.
Larsen said McBean's father, Scotty, called him Tuesday night to inform him of the Galaxy's initial offer made that day.
"They were anticipating taking a week to two weeks to finalize all the details to the contract," said Larsen, who did not divulge the length or the amount of the contract the Galaxy initially offered McBean.
"It's a special moment for a kid, who is getting a special opportunity. He deserves that opportunity. I couldn't be prouder of him. We're all rooting for him. We're hoping to see him in that [Galaxy] jersey."