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Galaxy Name Mauricio Cienfuegos Technical Coach


The Los Angeles Galaxy announced yesterday that they've hired Mauricio Cienfuegos to work with the attacking players in the younger age groups of the Galaxy academy.

"I’m very happy to be back with the club, and to have the opportunity to work with the young players in the Academy is something that I’m very much looking forward too," Cienfuegos said. "I’m going to be doing something that brings a lot of joy to me, which is teaching the game to kids. Hopefully, one of those players will go on to play for the first team, that’s everyone’s goal."

Cienfuegos has experience as a head coach, with Nejapa FC in El Salvador's Primera Division. Chris Klein, who recently took over the Galaxy academy after retiring from competition last year, will be Cienfuegos' boss:

"We’re excited to have Mauricio Cienfuegos joins us and use some of his expertise from all his years of coaching and playing," Klein said. "He is one of the greatest players in the history of the LA Galaxy and still has that fire. He has a great desire to work with, what we hope to be, the future of this club."

Cienfuegos was with the team for eight years, appearing in 206 MLS matches and making 198 starts. He scored 35 goals and had 80 assists with the club, and still ranks in the top five all time Galaxy in those categories.

Cienfuegos was a seven time all star, and three time Best XI selection. He helped the Galaxy win three of their five pieces of silverware, leading the team to the 2000 CONCACAF Champions Cup, the 2001 US Open Cup, and the 2002 MLS Cup. He played in four MLS Cups, but DC United was a beast back then.

Cienfuegos has experience as a head coach, with Nejapa FC in El Salvador's Primera Division. Chris Klein, who recently took over the Galaxy academy after retiring from competition last year, will be Cienfuegos' boss:


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