Veteran goalkeeper Dan Kennedy announces retirement

Eric Hartline
The 34-year-old made his mark with Chivas USA, and will now serve in the LA Galaxy's front office.

Veteran goalkeeper Dan Kennedy announced his retirement Tuesday after a career that spanned more than a decade.

The 34-year-old was most recently with LA Galaxy, and had spent time with FC Dallas, Chile's Club de Deportes Iquique and the Puerto Rico Islanders. He was drafted in 2005 by the MetroStars (now the New York Red Bulls) but didn't play a game with the New Jersey-based club. 

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Kennedy is best known for his seven seasons with now-defunct MLS club Chivas USA, with whom he played 144 league games.

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“I am incredibly grateful to have spent 10 years playing in Major League Soccer,” Kennedy said in a statement. “There are countless people – my teammates, coaches, fans and family – that have been deeply influential in my career and that have helped me forge some of the best memories of my life. I want to especially recognize my parents, my sister, my wife Stephanie and my son Archer, who have been unwavering with their support. "

A Southern California native, Kennedy will immediately transition into a front office role with the Galaxy. In addition to his new role in youth programming and development with the club, Kennedy will also work as a broadcaster for the Galaxy and its USL affiliate.

"I will walk away from my playing career proud of the time I spent in this league and how far it has come." he said. "I am excited to take this next step in my career with the LA Galaxy as I walk away from my time on the field.”