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Mike Munoz announces departure in open letter

The day of Friday’s El Trafico began on a sour note with word that the hiring of new academy director Juan Carlos Ortega was coinciding with the departure of LA Galaxy II manager Mike Munoz and his technical staff. Indeed, Munoz along with assistants Laurent Courtois, Jamie Harvey and Andrew May were let go.

At one time the academy director for the Galaxy, Munoz was thrust into the head coaching role in 2017 when Curt Onalfo was promoted to the senior squad.

Before leaving for good, Munoz left a brief message on his Instagram page.

After 7 years at the LA Galaxy Academy and LA Galaxy II, it is time to part ways and begin the next phase of my career. I couldn’t be more proud of everything we accomplished and produced in our Youth Development Project.

Our staff from the Academy to G2, put so much into helping our young men accomplish and realize their dreams at the highest level domestically, internationally and collegiately.

Those have been the proudest moments of my coaching career and I want to thank everyone from the organization, my staff and most importantly my family for supporting me in my dreams.

With a USSF coaching license in tow, it will be interesting to see where Munoz ends up next.

Good luck Mike! And take care.