Former Galaxy midfielder Peter Vagenas steps up as the club’s General Manager
Today the L.A. Galaxy named former captain Peter Vagenas as the team’s General Manager and Vice President of Soccer Operations. In addition to overseeing all soccer activities for the L.A. Galaxy, L.A. Galaxy II and Galaxy Academy, Vagenas is also in charge of player acquisition, scouting and management of the club’s coaching staffs.
“Being from Los Angeles and having invested much of my career into the growth of the L.A. Galaxy, I am extremely proud to continue with this great club as General Manager and Vice President of Soccer Operations,” says Vagenas. “I feel that my experiences within this organization will allow me to succeed in this role as the L.A. Galaxy continue to grow as a premier soccer club in North America. I look forward to working with both our front office and coaching staff as we push to win championships while further aligning all of our operations within the L.A. Galaxy, L.A. Galaxy II and the L.A .Galaxy Academy.”
The former midfielder played for the Galaxy for none of his 13 years in Major League Soccer and won two MLS Cup championships with the team(2002 and 2005). He was the Director of the L.A. Galaxy Academy beginning in 2013, and in January 2016, he was named Vice President of Soccer Operations.
“Peter has been an influential figure in the continued growth of the L.A. Galaxy both on and off the field for a long period of time,” says L.A. Galaxy President Chris Klein. “In each of his roles with this club – team captain, Academy Director and VP of Soccer Operations – he has consistently shown an unparalleled dedication and expertise. We will continue to fill our front office with qualified and innovative individuals, and we have full confidence that Peter will excel as our General Manager and Vice President of Soccer Operations.”