When Rob Stone posted a cryptic tweet during Sunday’s LA Galaxy San Jose Earthquakes broadcast predicting Galaxy news this coming Tuesday, it got fans and pundits alike talking.
This being LA however, it didn’t take very long for the word to get out.
Such a badly kept secret https://t.co/yjRSV6VRvA— Josie Posie (@JosieBeckerFC) August 28, 2017
I am getting word that Dominic Kinnear is going to be named soon as an assistant coach for the LA Galaxy.— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) August 28, 2017
Sure enough, Dominic Kinnear was spotted at Galaxy training this morning by LA Times beat writer Kevin Baxter, and the club soon made the news official.
#LAGalaxy have hired 2-time MLS Cup champion coach Dominic Kinnear as an Asst to Sigi Schmid. Kinnear is at training this morning— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) August 29, 2017
Similar to Sigi Schmid, Kinnear brings a wealth of experience to the StubHub Center. The former head coach began his managerial career with the Quakes in 2004, capturing a Supporters’ Shield in 2005 before the team relocated to Houston, where Kinnear would go on to win two MLS Cups.
“Dominic’s resume speaks for itself as one of the most successful coaches in MLS history,” said Schmid. “He is a successful and experienced coach who will provide a great deal of value to our staff and our players. He is highly regarded throughout our league and we are thrilled to add both a coach and person of his caliber to this group.
“We are excited to welcome Dominic Kinnear to our club,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “With his resume as a coach, talent evaluator and architect of successful teams in our league, Dominic will be an invaluable addition to Sigi, Pete and our soccer operations staff as we continue to build our team. We are confident that this group will help us construct a competitive team for the rest of this season and into the future. With Sigi and Dom on staff we now have the most experienced and successful coaching staff in our league.”