Monday, August 11, 2008

Ruud Gullit, Alexi Lalas both out of the Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. -- Ruud Gullit, the head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer (MLS) club, will leave the team for personal reasons it was announced Monday.

It was also announced that Galaxy President and General Manager Alexi Lalas has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Lalas joined the team in April 2006 after serving in the same capacity with the New York Red Bulls (formerly MetroStars).
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Blogger BrianTheOC said...

When I found out about that, I wasn't as much shocked as I was troubled. Yeah, LA's been underperforming for awhile now, and the magnifying glass has been hovering uncomfortably close since Becks signed up to play football with them. But I think that in global terms, with Goldenballs on the roster, it makes MLS look like a clown. If there's one MLS club the world knows about it, it's the Galaxy. Any turmoil or public fiascos associated with them makes MLS look like the NASL in its post-Pele disarray. That being said...if LA's truly serious about its soccer and not superstars, they would be wise to throw whatever money they have at the Revs to allow them to hire Paul Mariner as manager.

August 12, 2008 11:27 AM  
Blogger Sean Donahue said...

I think you are absolutely right, but I doubt it will happen. LA will make the same mistake twice and go for another high profile coach. Remember when they fired Sigi while they were in first place? Bet they wish they could go back in time a few years...

August 12, 2008 12:31 PM  
Blogger BrianTheOC said...

Sheesh, that's right! Poor Sigi - that alone should have served as a warning to all of his that I think about it - keep PM here. I'd hate to see his coaching talent wasted there...

August 12, 2008 2:23 PM  

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