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Jack McBean to join Coventry City on loan?

Multiple outlets are reporting a deal is set

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

It certainly appears so.

The LA Galaxy target forward and Homegrown Player with 15 goals in 17 appearances for Los Dos is strongly linked to a loan spell at Coventry City of League One in England. The Coventry Telegraph reports that McBean traveled to the season opener at Swindon Town and watched the match in team gear, noting that manager Tony Mowbray expects McBean to develop his way into playing time instead of walking into the starting lineup.

Corner of the Galaxy, who first broke the news, also had this little cup of hot chocolate to share.

A source close to the deal said that McBean was approached after his appearance in the Chipotle Homegrown Players game that was part of Major League Soccer’s All-Star game week.

And you thought the All-Star game was useless. 

I like the move. Despite being just 21 years of age, the Newport Beach native has five years of professional experience in MLS and the USL. Too experienced to be considered raw and too talented to stay with Los Dos, but looking unlikely to break into a loaded Galaxy attack anytime soon, a move elsewhere to continue his development is the next logical step.

The English third division might not be the most glamorous league, but he's got a decent shot at playing time. The likes of Mike Grella have played there and gained valuable experience, and it doesn't hurt he has a fellow MLS'er in Andy Rose to help McBean adjust to life in the West Midlands.