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August 11, 2008

Gullit and Lalas gone from the Galaxy.: Too much is given much is expected...

posted by Landis to soccer at 05:46 PM - 2 comments

Too much is given much is expected... WIF?!?!?

But yes, that one would have to go is not too surprising to me. I've been down on Lalas as a team exec since he made a mess of things here in San Jose.

Gullit was barely given a half season in charge and I wonder how much control he had with player selection. Galaxy hae been on a bad run but unless he was phoning it in (which I have no insight on either way) I expected him to stay in place at least until middle of next season.

I surely don't see how Cobi Jones, who has all of a half season as an assistant and zero days as head man, will produce any better results, unless he's a placeholder and AEG have written off 2008.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:35 PM on August 11

"I surely don't see how Cobi Jones, who has all of a half season as an assistant and zero days as head man, will produce any better results, unless he's a placeholder and AEG have written off 2008."

Cobi Jones could hardly do any worse. And AEG have probably written off 2008, although if LAG can get some kind of improvement in defense and/or defensive midfield they have the offense to make a respectable late season run and do something in the playoffs.

Really this was all very predictable to anyone following MLS for the past few years. Apparently AEG couldn't figure it out until now, though. No one was making sure the fundamentals were being taken care of; everything was focused on the quick fix and the glamor/publicity (which has also been the problem with US soccer in general).

posted by dave2007 at 11:33 AM on August 13

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