The LA Galaxy have loaned forward Jack McBean to Coventry City of English League One, the team announced Friday.
The loan is for the remainder of the MLS season.
“Jack is a young and talented player that has continued to develop within our club,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said. “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.”
The 21-year-old McBean has shown well in the USL, the third tier of American soccer, scoring 15 goals in 17 appearances (15 starts) for LA Galaxy II this season. However, he has found first-team minutes hard to come by as the Galaxy have a multitude of options up front including Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos and Gyasi Zardes.
McBean, who played in the MLS Homegrown game earlier this summer, is already in England and scored in his debut for Coventry’s U-21 side.
“Jack is a young player with potential who is over here to develop and try to progress his career,” Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray told the club’s official website. “He’s played all of his football in the US leagues and will need a certain amount of time to adapt to the physical demands of the English game.
“Jack will spend some time with Nicky Eaden in the U21s side to work on his match fitness and we’ll continue to monitor his progress in line with the needs of the first-team.”
McBean signed with the Galaxy as a 16-year-old in 2011 and has played 19 times for the senior side in MLS play since then, scoring two goals. He has represented the United States at the U-17 and U-18 youth levels.