LA Galaxy: After five weeks of misery, another move

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 has 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.

Timing: 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 is issued 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 Cole'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."
4 comments about "LA Galaxy: After five weeks of misery, another move".
  1. Craig Cummings, August 29, 2017 at 9:48 p.m.

    Can not get any worse for the LA Galaxy. I still remember the 2114 MLS Cup final that I went to, as if was yesterday. What a difference it is today. Bring back LD. He can bring 2 kids on the field now.

  2. Mike Polonski, August 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

    I predict the Galaxy will splash the cash next year in order to avoid being upstaged by LAFC.

  3. John Soares, August 30, 2017 at 12:02 p.m.

    I agree Mike... in a way it has started. Schmid AND Kinnear on the sideline. If they continue to lose it won't be for the lack of quality coaching.

  4. Ric Fonseca, August 30, 2017 at 2:28 p.m.

    IMHO, the problematic situation begins way at the top of the organization in the high front offices, then filters on down to the coaching staff, and rests lastly on the players shoulders.Often times we super soothsayers and commentators forget about this mere little factoid. Schmid and Kinnear MUST have upper echelon support, else they'll be slipping and sliding on. As for the forthcoming challenge from the LAFC, I couldn't agree more, and I betcha that Bradley and Vela and Co are allready sallivating and ittching to get going - fairly soon too!!! PLAY ON!

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