Monday, August 27, 2007

Episdoe IV: A New Hope

The Galaxy is in a state of civil war.

The Colorado Rapids, with strikes from Conor Casey, Mike Petke and Colin Clark, have just won yet another victory against the evil Galaxy empire. After the battle, journalist spies managed to steal secret plans to the empire’s ultimate weapon, the KLINSMANN, a legendary striker with enough power to destroy the entire league. Pursued by the empire’s sinister agents, KLINSMANN is the only coaching hope to save Beckham and restore winning to the Galaxy…

3 comments:

Slurpo-san said...

the Galaxy have no hope of making the playoffs, so why bother to bring in Klinsi now, and why would he want the job at this point? Perhaps in the offseason, but why now? Also, Yallop is clearly in over his head. One other random thought==I wonder how much Beckham would fetch on the transfer market, particularly w/ noted Becks admirer Sven Goran "I'll talk to any media wolf wearing sheikh's clothing" Erikson back in England and financed by that wily Thai tycoon?

Scotto said...

Well, if Yallop is on the verge of a mental breakdown (which it appears he might be), and the plan is to bring in Klinsmann next year, I suppose bringing him in a little sooner isn't a terrible idea. It would at the least send a clear signal to Becks that change is in the offing. But I still think this will not happen until after the season, which for LA will be pretty soon.

I think Lalas probably gets canned in the offseason too (maybe Juergen will handle the general manager aspect as well; don't think you could do any worse than Lalas).

Slurpo-san said...

My initial inclination is to bash Lalas for any number of reasons, but the fact that he signed Beckham (although I don't know the full extent of his role in that pursuit and signing) should trump all other mistakes. His fantastic signing led to some of his other mistakes, but you can't say that he hasn't positioned the Galaxy and MLS for bigger and better things through this one signing. So, for that alone, he should be given a great deal of credit.