Tuesday afternoon the Galaxy added another member to the coaching staff with the addition of former defender Ezra Hendrickson. A fan favorite during LA’s early years who later became an integral part of Sigi Schmid’s coaching staff in Seattle, Ezra has re-united with Sigi in Los Angeles.
“I am very excited to work with Ezra again and bring him to Los Angeles,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid. “He has a broad range of experiences as a player and a coach that will be very valuable to our club. We have had a lot of success working together over the years and we look forward to that continuing here at the Galaxy.”
While serving as an assistant under Schmid in Seattle, Hendrickson helped the club to four U.S. Open Cups (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) and one Supporters’ Shield (2014). Seattle qualified for MLS Cup Playoffs in each season he served as an assistant.
Prior to his coaching career, Hendrickson completed a 14-year professional soccer career, half of which he spent with the LA Galaxy. A member of the Galaxy’s first MLS Cup team in 2002, Hendrickson made 139 appearances for LA all-time and was named the team’s MVP in 2001. During his career as a player, he was a member of three MLS Cup championship teams, winning two under Schmid. Together, they won the 2002 MLS Cup with the LA Galaxy and the 2008 MLS Cup in Columbus. Hendrickson was also with the D.C. United championship team in 2004.