For the past few seasons, the Galaxy hasn’t been able to find the right fit within its organization for Jack McBean, so it has sent him abroad.
The Galaxy announced Friday that it has loaned the former U.S. U-20 international to Coventry City, which competes in the League One (third division) of English soccer.
Since signing as a Homegrown player in 2011 at age 16, McBean has played for the first team as well as the Galaxy II reserve squad, which was formed in 2014. This season he rang up 12 goals in 14 USL games for Galaxy II, which prompted the club to offer him a first-team contract, which he accepted. In MLS play, he’s scored two goals and registered two assists in 19 appearances.
“Jack is a young and talented player that has continued to develop within our club,” said LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena. “We think this loan will put him in a position to help reach his potential while providing him with consistent playing time against strong competition.”
In October 2011, McBean became the youngest player in team history to play in a game, start in a game, and score a goal against Houston. In 2015, he signed a Galaxy contract and since then has scored 18 goals in USL regular-season play.
“We will continue to monitor Jack’s time on loan at Coventry City as he progresses both on and off the field,” said LA Galaxy VP of soccer operations Pete Vagenas. “We are confident that this environment will allow him to grow as a player.”