World News – US – Dominic Kinnear sad to be Galaxy interim coach again


For the second time in three seasons, Dominic Kinnear is back as interim Galaxy coach

Kinnear, who joined the Galaxy in 2017 as an assistant under Sigi Schmid, took over for the final month of the 2018 season when Schmid stepped down

Sunday night will be his first of three games in a week in the interim role, replacing Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who was sacked on Thursday

“Unfortunately this is the second time I’ve done this,” Kinnear said “The first time, I’ll be honest with you, was a lot harder Sigi (Schmid) and I had a wonderful relationship which lasted for many years, so when I found out my heart was completely broken I had a conversation with Sigi and Sigi was completely behind me taking over the team for the rest of the season It was very hard for me to do

« Sometimes when this happens you are either unlucky or experienced or both the first thing i said to them is that we have to understand that we are all together in the locker room because of Guillermo He was responsible that we were all in the locker room whether it was a player, a coach or a member staff And then on the other hand, we are all responsible for not being in the locker room, so we all have to take responsibility  »

The Galaxy (5-11-3, 18 points, 095 PPG) hosts Real Salt Lake (7:30 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet) at Dignity Health Sports Park The Galaxy is in last place in the Western Conference, but hasn’t still eliminated from the playoffs

“We just want to win,” Kinnear said “Give guys some positive energy, a win always does that We’re looking for that playoff spot We understand where we are in the standings, I think it’s important that we enter the field with an attitude in mind to try to win the game at all costs and I hope we leave the field with this ambition satisfied »

Kinnear said he was asked to take over the squad for the remainder of the season There has been no discussion of coaching beyond that

“I want to thank Guillermo for including me in his team over the past two years,” he said “I really enjoyed being with him and training him with him It’s a very sad day when something like this happens, especially when you are on the staff

« The last couple of days, first and foremost, have been sad But saying that we have a game (against Real Salt Lake), and just trying to organize the guys as well as possible, get their motivation and their thoughts for the game »
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After Sunday night’s game, the Galaxy will host Seattle on Wednesday, then travel to Portland to face Vancouver in the regular season finale in November 8

“I think mathematically we’re still here,” Kinnear said of the playoff pursuit. “The first thing that comes to my mind when I look at the standings is that the Galaxy shouldn’t be the last of the ranking We want to win… and not to finish in last place is part of the ambition  »

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World News – USA – Dominic Kinnear is sad to be Galaxy interim coach again


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