August 20, 2012
Gordon Kljestan has been around the beautiful game his entire life. His father placed a soccer ball in his crib and the rest is history. Gordon became a star at Seton Hall before going on to play for the LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, Cleveland City Stars, and Tampa Bay Rowdies. His incredible journey in the pros also included a stop in the MISL, playing for the New Jersey Ironmen.
Now his return is to the Galaxy is in a different capacity, as an academy coach. This new position gives Gordon an opportunity to give back to the sport he loves and return to the team where it all began.
Kljestan simply wanted to take some time off when his playing days were finally over. He wanted to plot out the next step in his life, but that all changed when the call came and a position with the LA Galaxy’s academy was offered.
“Growing up here, I was a always a huge Galaxy fan,” Kljestan commented. ”When I got drafted here, I couldn’t have been more happy. And being back here in Southern California now, it’s pretty awesome to work with kids at such a high level.”