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Galaxy fire coach Curt Onalfo, hire Sigi Schmid to finish season

Galaxy fire coach Curt Onalfo, hire Sigi Schmid to finish season

The slumping Galaxy fired coach Curt Onalfo on Thursday and named Sigi Schmid, a former Galaxy and Seattle Sounders coach, to take his place through the end of the season.

Schmid, 64, is the winningest coach in MLS history, with 254 victories in 17 seasons with the Galaxy, Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. He has won two MLS Cups ,including one with the Galaxy, and five U.S. Open Cups. Three times his teams have finished with the league’s best regular-season record.

Schmid took over the team at training Thursday morning and will be on the sidelines Saturday when the Galaxy, mired in a five-game losing streak, play his former team, the Seattle Sounders, at StubHub...

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