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LA Galaxy says goodbye to goalie Dan Kennedy, who announces his retirement from professional soccer

Dan Kennedy announced his retirement from professional soccer today.
Photo by: Michael Janosz

LA Galaxy goalie, Dan Kennedy, has officially announced his retirement as a professional player today. His career has spanned 10 seasons in the MLS and he has boasted 163 appearances, 485 saves, and 33 shutouts.  However, fear not, because although Kennedy is retiring from professional play, he is not retiring from soccer completely.

Kennedy is still going to be heavily involved with the Galaxy.  He will be serving in the front office by working in youth programming and development, becoming the new LA Galaxy English Radio Analyst for all Galaxy radio broadcasts on www.lagalaxy.com, and cohosting the LA Galaxy II broadcast with Joe Tutino, so he’ll still be around.

Kennedy said in a press release that he is “incredibly grateful to have spent 10 years playing in Major League Soccer.”  He continued on stating that he, “will walk away from [his] playing career proud of the time [he] spent in this league and how far it has come.”  However, he is “excited to take this next step in [his] career with the LA Galaxy as [he] walk[s] away from [his] time on the field.”

Although Kennedy won’t be going far, his departure may have some consequences. The already young LA Galaxy have appeared to have a little trouble adjusting to having so many new, younger team members, so the retirement of such an experienced player is no easy loss.

Next, the LA Galaxy take on Orlando next, on April 15th at 12 PM.

CARSON, Calif. – Sunday, March 6, 2016: The Los Angeles Galaxy defeat DC United 4-1 during Major League Soccer (MLS) play at StubHub Center stadium.
Photo by: Michael Janosz

 

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