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LA Galaxy officially name Dennis te Kloese GM

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Now the hard work begins.

Mexico Squad Announcement For FIFA Russia 2018 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

With the public knowledge that Dennis te Kloese was not only been spotted at the StubHub Center recently but has been working behind the scenes for weeks, today’s official announcement was more of a “Finally!” moment than anything else.

This morning the LA Galaxy announced the former director of Mexico’s national teams has agreed to head the club’s soccer operations.

I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the LA Galaxy and look forward to strengthening all soccer operations within this club,” te Kloese echoed in a statement. “The LA Galaxy and its supporters expect to compete for championships year-in and year-out. I am fully committed to putting together a team capable of competing at the highest level. That work begins immediately and will encompass a wide range of responsibilities, from developing competitive edges in our scouting, recruiting and player development to establishing our youth initiatives and further establishing our Academy.

In his General Manager role, te Kloese will be responsible for any player acquisition and scouting, managing the coaching staff, technical staff and youth development programs in addition to operating the soccer operations budget and team salary cap. He will oversee Technical Director Jovan Kirovski and Director of Player Personnel Kurt Schmid.