LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Friday, Aug. 19, 2016) – The LA Galaxy announced today that forward Jack McBean has been loaned to Coventry City in England’s League One for the remainder of the 2016 MLS season.
“Jack is a young and talented player that has continued to develop within our club,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. “We think this loan will put him in a position to help reach his potential while providing him with consistent playing time against strong competition.”
McBean, an MLS Homegrown Player, signed with LA Galaxy on June 22 after an impressive start to his season with LA Galaxy II saw him score 12 goals in 14 games. With LA Galaxy this season, McBean made two MLS Regular Season appearances and two U.S. Open Cup appearances.
“We will continue to monitor Jack’s time on loan at Coventry City as he progresses both on and off the field,” said LA Galaxy Vice President of Soccer Operations Pete Vagenas. “We are confident that this environment will allow him to grow as a player.”
McBean originally signed with the LA Galaxy in 2011 as a Homegrown Player. Overall in MLS, McBean has made 19 overall appearances with two goals and two assists. At age 16, McBean became the youngest player in LA Galaxy history to play in a game, start a game and score a goal. In his first ever appearance – a match on the road against Houston on Oct. 23, 2011 – McBean scored a goal while playing the entire match.
In 2015, McBean signed a USL contract with LA Galaxy II, where he excelled in two seasons with Los Dos. Last year, the LA Galaxy II MVP led an LA Galaxy II offensive attack that registered 39 total goals over the regular season, scoring six goals and adding five assists in regular season play. McBean also recorded an assist in USL postseason play, helping lead Los Dos to capturing its first-ever USL Western Conference Championship and first ever USL Championship appearance. His three-game winning goals were tied for the most for Los Dos that year.
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