The announcement of head coach Greg Vanney now allows for the rebuilding process to officially be set in motion.
The LA Galaxy have finally chosen the man who they feel will be able to lead them in the right direction.
After about two months following the dismissal of Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the front office narrowed down their option to an individual who not only has a history with the team but has experience coaching in this league and has seen overall positive success.
We will briefly discuss why we feel Greg Vanney is good for the Galaxy with two simple reasons.
A Coach With A Vision
Greg is an individual who thrives on taking on new projects and seeing progress. This was evident during his tenure when coaching Toronto FC (2014-2020) as he led them to five different playoff runs, and eventually leading them to an MLS Cup title in 2017. Prior to his arrival there, Toronto FC was a team that struggled to make a post-season run.
For the Galaxy, however, this is the type of dedication that they desperately need.
They are coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history, so to say there is a sense of urgency would be an understatement. They were at somewhat of a disadvantage with Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who had previously played in the MLS but never coached in it, and the dynamic of the league has changed drastically in recent years so it did not appear that he knew how to keep up with the current tempo and rhythm of the MLS.
The end result was that his tactics were not effective for the Galaxy and they suffered for it. Vanney appears to know that state that the team is in, and he is aware that there is little time to do it, nevertheless, he also understands that he will be tasked with placing the right pieces of the team into play in order to make it a cohesive group.
He addressed much of the Galaxy’s concerns in his press conference which can be found, here. This will be good for the entire team, as Vanney is likely to build a strong roster and get the best out of each individual in order to create opportunities, and ultimately produce goals.
Vanney Knows the Galaxy
In his press conference, he clearly stated that “The LA Galaxy crest and badge is the most important thing in all of this” and also made the statement that he wants to bring the club back to where it was it as being one of the MLS top-level teams.
As one of the original members of the LA Galaxy in the 90s, Vanney has acknowledged that the history of the Galaxy through the years has set the standard in the MLS, and his attention to detail and relentless work ethic will contribute to his vision that he has for the team.
The Galaxy community has been positively receptive to his coming and seems pleased with the fact that he is nowhere. This is overall a great signing for the Galaxy.
For these two reasons, it appears that the team will now have some stability in Vanney and will now seek to regain their glory of old.
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