LAFC2 Announce Technical Staff For 2024 Season

LAFC2 coaches Plummer Sandoval

Fabian Sandoval and Claine Plummer will join LAFC2 head coach Junio Gonazalez’s Technical Staff as assistant coaches for the 2024 MLS Next Pro season.

Fabian Sandoval LAFC2 coach

Sandoval joins LAFC2 with over 15 years of coaching experience, beginning at the development level. He holds a USSF ‘A’ License and has a background in scouting and game analysis. Sandoval also brings playing experience at the collegiate level with CSU Bakersfield and professional level playing in the USL.

Sandoval first joined LAFC in 2017, helping set the foundation that launched the LAFC Academy by serving as assistant coach for the club’s first team at the U-12 level, which featured current LAFC player Erik Dueñas. Most recently, Sandoval led the U-17 team while continuing his role of identifying potential Academy prospects. Over the past seven years, Sandoval has helped lead the LAFC Academy U-13 team to the 2018 Concacaf Champions League title and most recently had a third-place finish in the 2023 Generation Adidas Cup.

Sandoval’s in-depth knowledge of the Southern California youth soccer landscape played a key role in the club’s efforts to identify and develop talent for the LAFC Academy. Sandoval was instrumental in the development of academy graduates such as Dueñas, Christian Torres, Tony Leone, and Nathan Ordaz.

Claine Plummer LAFC2 coach

Plummer joins LAFC as an Assistant Coach and Goalkeeping Coach with three decades of coaching experience across the development, collegiate, and professional levels. Plummer holds an Advance National Goalkeeper Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and is a NSCAA National Coaching Instructor.

A native of Costa Rica, Plummer has served as an assistant and goalkeeping coach at various MLS clubs like LA Galaxy (2005-2006), Chivas USA (2010-2015), Real Salt Lake Academy (2015-2016), and LA Galaxy II (2016-2022). At the international level, Plummer served as the Goalkeeper Coach for the Jamaican Men’s National Team (2015-2017), the U.S. National Team U-14 and U-19, and has served as a goalkeeping instructor for FIFA and CONCACAF since 2016.

Plummer’s coaching experience includes 13-years coaching the men’s and women’s programs at Occidental College (2003-2007), UCLA women (2006-2008), the men’s and women’s programs at Cal State Los Angeles (2009-2013), and most recently at the University of Santa Barbara (2023).

Plummer also brings over 14 years of playing experience as a goalkeeper, having played in Costa Rica at Limon FC and has represented the Limon State Team and Costa Rican National Team at the U-19 and U-23 levels from 1988-1999.