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Galaxy part ways with head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto

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After a disappointing season which will see the L.A. Galaxy miss the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, Guillermo Barros Schelotto is out as head coach.

The Western Conference club announced the news Thursday following the Galaxy’s 5-2 road loss to the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Dominic Kinnear will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Los Angeles has also relieved assistant coaches Gustavo Barros Schelotto and Ariel Pereyra, goalkeeping coach Juan José Romero and performance coach Javier Valdecantos from their positions as well.

“Based on results, we have decided to go in a different direction,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “The LA Galaxy is a club that is built on winning on the field and being representative of the championship mentality and pedigree that you expect in Los Angeles. As a club, we have a collective responsibility and we all must share the blame for the club’s current standing. I take responsibility for the poor results and believe that we can find the right way forward for this team and our club.”

The 47-year-old Argentine took over in 2019 as head coach of the prestigious club, but didn’t see results go his way this season. Overall, Schelotto won 21 of his 53 league matches in charge of the club.

Los Angeles has only won five of 22 league matches this season with a four-match winning run from Aug. 22- Sept. 6th as the main highlight. Following its 3-0 El Trafico win over rivals LAFC, the Galaxy has lost eight of its 10 matches since which ultimately saw them eliminated from the playoff race.

 

 

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  1. The team’s performance gave ownership no choice. But the problems go deeper. They once fired Sigi Schmidt while the team was in first place because they didn’t think the team was entertaining enough. They often have cared as much or more about selling shirts as winning. I was hopeful that with te Kloese they would go for more young Latin talent. While that has improved, they still go for the celebrity signing like Chicharito.Meanwhile the Sounders get players like Lodiero and Ruidias, guys most of us hadn’t heard of before. Te Kloese bears some responsibility here, but ownership needs to change their mindset and make selections as good as LAFC does and emphasize winning more than celebrity. If you win, the fans will come.

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    • I agree with most of what you’ve said, but I think there needs to be a balance between celebrity signings and winning.

      For example, FC Dallas was a winning club while Pareja was in charge, but had nothing even remotely “celebrity” about them. As consistent, as they were, they still can’t draw people to games. I blame FO as well as location of their stadium, but in this league, most teams, especially in the larger media markets, need a draw outside of just team play…

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  2. It’s not as if the Galaxy gave him the tools needed to get the job done. LA were already trending down before he was hired, despite Zlatan’s best efforts. Schelotto was made to be the scapegoat for the failings of the front office…

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    • What about Luis Hernandez, didn’t LA pay a $5 Million transfer fee for him, which was way over the market rate at the time. He was fast, per Mexican standards, but couldn’t do anything else, push the ball to the side and out ran the other guy.

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      • Luis Hernandez was not finish yet, also I enjoyed screaming shit at Luis Hernandez and I was selling Galaxy tickets at my business at time. But Chicharito was done with Westham, you see Chicharito no longer had it, Chicharito isn’t alpha to be elite striker. Galazy needs a star still able to perform at strongest league at passing grade C+ or B-

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