Two days after the LA Galaxy, once MLS's glamour team, lost to FC Dallas, 5-1, to finish last of 22 teams, Pete Vagenas
was relieved of his duties as general manager.
, who was 2-8-4 after being named coach in July, will take over the player personnel duties from Vagenas, who stays on as vice president of soccer operations.
had been not only head coach of the Galaxy but general manager. The Galaxy signed big stars like David Beckham
and Robbie Keane
but he was adept at finding role
players whom he knew from his years in the league.
In 2017, Curt Onalfo
took over as head coach when Arena left to become U.S. national team coach. But he was fired as head coach
when the Galaxy fell to 6-10-4 after losing five games in a row.
Injuries were a killer for the Galaxy. Robbie Rogers
, Sebastian Lletget
and Baggio Husidic
played 13 games between them. The Galaxy was the MLS club to invest in a USL second team, but few of the Los Dos players brought into the first team made significant contributions.