Official release from LA Galaxy
The LA Galaxy announced today that Ante Razov, a member of the inaugural 1996 Galaxy squad and the fourth leading goal scorer in MLS history, has been hired by the club's Academy to serve as the head coach of their U-14 team.
Razov replaces Craig Harrington, who served as the head coach of the Galaxy U-14's in their first season of play in the Southern California Development Soccer League last year.
A native of Whittier, Calif. and a four-year star at UCLA, Razov was originally drafted by the Galaxy in the third round of the 1996 MLS College Draft. He spent two seasons with the Galaxy, scoring once in six games before going on to spend time with four other MLS teams in addition to a stint in Spain with Racing de Ferrol. In his 14 seasons in MLS, Razov won three U.S. Open Cup titles and MLS Cup 1998 with the Chicago Fire while also spending time with the Columbus Crew, MetroStars and Chivas USA before retiring in 2009. He finished his career with 114 goals in 262 regular season games.
Eddie Soto will remain as U18 head coach whilst Craig Harrington will continue in his role as coach of the U16s.
We are very fortunate and excited to have assembled this staff," said Galaxy vice-president Chris Klein.
"The goal of the Academy is to develop players that can contribute to our first team and we feel that we can achieve that given the amount MLS and national team experience on our coaching staff."