The day after former Galaxy goalkeeper Matt Reis announced his retirement from the New England Revolution he was today named coach in LA, replacing Ian Feuer who had held the post for the past six years.
After the Galaxy’s inconsistency between the posts this year — EPL import Carlo Cudicini literally played his way out of a starting job after several less than impressive performances, to put it kindly — the move raises suspicions Feur paid the price for the club’s defensive woes.
A Galaxy spokesman merely said today that Feuer was “not retained.”
The year 2013 was a rough one for Reis ,too, who not only struggled with injuries at the tail end of a lengthy career, but had to deal with the trauma of a close relative being seriously hurt in the Boston Marathon bombing.
But the UCLA product and his wife, who grew up in Torrance, will now be able to move closer to John Odom, while furthering his professional career at the club he spent four years at between 1998 and 2002.
From the Galaxy press release:
A native of Mission Viejo, Calif., Reis played his college soccer at UCLA, helping the Bruins win the 1997 NCAA Championship before being selected by the Galaxy in the third round (26th overall) of the 1998 MLS College Draft. He would spend the first five seasons of his professional career with the Galaxy, making 50 appearances in all competitions for the club, while helping them win the 2000 CONCACAF Champions Cup, the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the 2002 MLS Cup.