LA Galaxy zeroes in on new head coach

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Longtime LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena recently left to club to take the open U.S. Men's National Team job, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann.

That means the Galaxy are on the hunt for a new coach to replace the three-time MLS Cup champion.

It appears the club has zeroed in on a potential replacement -- someone who has served with the squad as an assistant since 2011.

According to an report, the Galaxy will soon tab Curt Onalfo as its new head coach.

Onalfo was Arena's assistant from 2011 to 2014. The past two years, he's served as manager of LA Galaxy II, the club's reserve team.

Onalfo has plenty of experience running MLS squads, too. He was the coach of D.C. United in 2010 and ran the then-Kansas City Monarchs from 2007 to 2009.

If Onalfo lands the full-time job, he'll have his work cut out for him. Landon Donovan, the team's leader, will retired again after the 2017 season, leaving a leadership void that will need to be filled.

The Galaxy qualified for the 2016 MLS playoffs, finishing third in the Western Conference.

LA won 12 games, lost six and finished with 16 draws, good for 52 points.

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