This has been known for some time, but on Tuesday it become official: Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy has retired from the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer.
A talented keeper during his 10 years in the league, its a shame the Galaxy were never able to pick up Kennedy at his peak, waiting until the twilight of his career to acquire the Fullerton native.
Kennedy was originally slated to start in goal for 2016, but after a few anemic performances including a crushing CONCACAF Champions League defeat, the keeper suffered an injury and was eventually replaced by a solid-as-oak Brian Rowe.
Though unconfirmed, it does appear Dan’s retirement clears some cap room for LA. As for Kennedy himself, he now joins the front office as the new LA Galaxy English Radio Analyst, in addition to player development and other broadcast work.
“I am incredibly grateful to have spent 10 years playing in Major League Soccer,” said Kennedy. “There are countless people – my teammates, coaches, fans and family – that have been deeply influential in my career and that have helped me forge some of the best memories of my life. I want to especially recognize my parents, my sister, my wife Stephanie and my son Archer, who have been unwavering with their support. I will walk away from my playing career proud of the time I spent in this league and how far it has come. I am excited to take this next step in my career with the LA Galaxy as I walk away from my time on the field.”
Good luck Dan!