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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

LA Galaxy Fire Former U.S. National Team Coach

In an ironic move, former U.S. National Team defender and current LA Galaxy GM, Alexi Lalas fired his former U.S. Men's National Team Coach, Steve Sampson. I guess winning the MLS Cup last year wasn't enough for Sampson. Yes, the Galaxy are struggling this year but this move smacks of a personal vendetta against Sampson as Lalas just joined the team this season.

5 comments:

Kartik said...

Lalas has already proven to be an inept general manager with the New York franchise. LA did the double last season with Sampson winning the US Open Cup and the MLS Cup both.

Colin said...

Is this a world cup site or an american second division site?

Kartik said...

The Galaxy also fired Zigi Schmidt and Octavio Zamabarano at a strange time IRC. I think Zamabarano was fired the day after Luis Hernandez was signed. Juergen Klinsmann rumours wereabound but it was not be. Zambarano took over the Metrostars took Clint Mathis with him and had the teams only decent year in 2000, while the Galaxy struggled.

Sampson will resurface probably with another national team in Central America or the islands.

Kartik said...

I should also point out the Galaxy's two biggest offensive threats, Landon Donovan of the USA team and Cornell Glenn of the T&T team are at the World Cup and have been gone from the squad for three weeks. That helps to explain all the losses.

Charity Shield said...

MLS is a total fraud. Why real Football fans would even pay attention is a serious question.