CARSON, Calif. — The LA Galaxy announced Tuesday that they have officially parted ways with former club President Chris Klein.
The decision was announced in a statement by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG, the parent company of LA Galaxy. Greg Vanney, the Head Coach and Sporting Director of the LA Galaxy, will assume responsibility for all soccer operations and will report to Beckerman.
The decision to part ways with Klein comes as a result of the club’s failure to achieve their goals and meet the standards set for the LA Galaxy, according to Beckerman.
“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.
Beckerman expressed gratitude towards Klein for his years of dedication and commitment to the LA Galaxy, both as a player and an executive. Klein’s association with the club spans a total of 16 years, during which he served in various roles.
“As a Club we have not achieved our goals or met the standard that we have established for the LA Galaxy,” Beckerman stated.
Klein, in response to his departure, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve as the president of the LA Galaxy for the past 11 years.
“My family and I love this club, and I’m grateful to have spent 16 years with this organization as a player and an executive,” said Klein. “Thank you to our supporters, partners, players, coaches, and staff for all of the passion, dedication, and hard work.”
The LA Galaxy will now embark on a search to identify new leadership that will lead the club, who currently sits at the bottom of the Western Conference and a fanbase that has been desperately calling for help.