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LA Galaxy Introduce Curt Onalfo As New Coach

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LA Galaxy name Curt Onalfo head coach

Los Angeles, California – Former Sporting Kansas City and DC United coach Curt Onalfo has been named coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy succeeding Bruce Arena, the club has announced.

The 47-year-old head coach was promoted by the LA Galaxy after Arena took the job with the US Men’s National Team this past November when US Soccer decided to sack German Jurgen Klinsmann.

He had previously been coaching LA Galaxy II in the United Soccer League (USL), leading the club to a 41-20-25 record, with three-straight playoff berths and the 2015 USL Western Conference Championship.

“I am extremely excited and honored to become head coach of the LA Galaxy,” said Onalfo. “From my time as a player and a coach here, I know that this is the preeminent soccer club in the United States and I look forward to leading this team going forward. We have put together a fully-realized developmental system for our players and we will continue to be aggressive in signing world-class talent in order to build the most complete roster to compete for MLS Cup titles each season. I am thankful to Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Peter Vagenas for this opportunity. We will begin the process of preparing for the 2017 MLS season immediately.”

Onalfo coached Sporting Kansas City and DC United after spending time as an assistant to Arena in his first go-around with the US Men’s National team.

Onalfo also played in Major League Soccer from 1995-1999, representing the LA Galaxy, D.C. United and the San Jose Clash (now San Jose Earthquakes). Prior to becoming a professional, Onalfo played soccer for Arena at the University of Virginia for four seasons, where he helped the Cavaliers reach the NCAA Tournament four times and win a share of the National Championship in 1989.

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