LA Galaxy Fire President Chris Klein After a Disappointing Start of the Season

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Nothing went right for the LA Galaxy at the start of the 2023 MLS season. The Los Angeles team won just two out of their 14 games and sit at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. In an attempt to shake things up and salvage their season, Galaxy decided to fire their president Chris Klein.

The team announced the news on Tuesday while revealing that head coach and sporting director Greg Vanney will now lead all soccer operations. Galaxy also shared statements by CEO Dan Beckerman and Klein.

“We believe it is in the best interest of the Club to make a change and begin a comprehensive process to seek new leadership that will return the Club to the level that our fans and partners expect, “said Beckerman explained the move.

Chris Klein took over as LA Galaxy’s president in 2013 and won MLS Cup in his second season at the job. However, it was mostly disappointing for Galaxy fans since then, as the team made only four playoff trips and failed to go past the conference semifinals despite having one of the biggest payrolls in the league.

Klein was aware of the pressure on him and addressed it in a mail sent out to fans before the 2023 season started. At the time, he promised he would step down if the Galaxy missed the postseason, but the poor performances and growing unrest among fans expedited the process. 

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