Between them, they have won 394 MLS games and rank first and third in wins and captured four MLS Cup trophies.
Now, they'll work together for the first time. Dominic Kinnear
joined head coach Sigi Schmid
as an assistant coach for the LA Galaxy.
He'll try to help fix what ails the Galaxy. It can't get worse than the last five weeks.
The move comes a little more than two months since Kinnear was fired as the San Jose Earthquakes head coach and one month since
Schmid replaced Curt Onalfo
at the Galaxy. It is 0-4-1 since Schmid arrived and has almost no chance of making the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Sigi's 5 weeks of misery: July 29: 0-0 Seattle
-- Captain Jelle Van Dame
a red card (second yellow card) late in the game for a rash tackle on Nicolas Lodeiro
. It's his third red card in 18 games. It's also his last MLS game as he is later transferred to Antwerp. Aug. 6: 1-3 at Portland
-- Go-ahead goal by Gyasi Zardes
in 11th minute is nullified on Video Review, introduced for
the first time in MLS. In five weeks, Video Review has been used five times in Galaxy games, and every decision has gone against the Galaxy. Aug. 12: 0-2 New York City FC
-- Schmid describes Zardes, his center forward, as being "anonymous" in the first 30 minutes. Zardes scored 32 goals in four MLS seasons but
has yet to score in 17 games in 2017. Aug. 23: 0-2 at Columbus
-- Three VR decisions go against Galaxy: Ashley
's red card in 18th minute is upheld, a penalty is awarded for a foul by Jonathan dos Santos
(though saved by Jon Kempin
), and Daniel Steres
' goal is disallowed
Aug. 27: 0-3 San Jose
-- New right back Pele van Anholt
is lost for season with torn ACL and MLS knee injury. He played
just five games after signing Dutch club Willem II. LA Galaxy president Chris Klein on move:
“We are confident that this
group will help us construct a competitive team for the rest of this season and into the future."