I’m always excited for the new LA Galaxy season. Whether the previous campaign ended in triumph, or had been well and truly “Curt Onalfo-ed”, every year feels like a fresh start. This time around though, I circled an additional date on the calendar: our first game away to our newest bitter rivals, The Los Angeles […]Read more "LAFC: Limited Attendance For Counterparts"
To say I was gutted would be an understatement. Somewhere inside, my soul had become dislodged and from the feeling of it, dropped heavily into my stomach. This was embarrassing. Humiliating. In the first meeting between Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC, the johnny-come-latelies were winning and winning handily. 3-0 by virtue of two […]Read more "The Birth of a Rivalry"
“Let the Columbus Crew die”. Believe it or not, I’ve actually seen this sentiment expressed. For many of us, the idea of somebody moving the football club we support, is unthinkable. As supporters, we forge emotional attachments, develop bonds and create memories with the team. These connections can span generations as support is handed down. […]Read more "So Crew Fans: It’s all your fault…?"
The year was 1997. The venue was a five-a-side football court, with a concrete playing surfaced, enclosed by high chain-link fence. The event was an impromptu lunchtime pick-up game. I was playing in goal. At a certain point in the game, I found myself in a one-on-one situation on a 50-50 ball. The other guy […]Read more "The Belated 2017 LA Galaxy Season in Review"
Imagine a parallel universe: a WWE Pay-Per-View is taking place in Columbus, Ohio. Shawn Michaels is taking on Granville T. Woods in the main event. Michaels puts Woods in the “Sharpshooter”. Anthony Precourt calls for the bell and claims Woods submitted, thus contradicting the agreed worked outcome of the match. This would be a worse […]Read more "The Columbus Screw (or “America, Stop Just Accepting Team Relocations”)"
Once upon a time there was the USL. The United Soccer Leagues. For many moons, they pretty much occupied the entire professional US soccer landscape that sat between Major League Soccer and a vast bevvy of amateur and semi-pro leagues. This scenario would hold until 2009 AD, when part-owners Nike, sold their substantial stake to […]Read more "NASL: Going Down Fighting, or One Last Tantrum?"
I hate to say I told you so. Fresh from a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of league leaders Toronto FC, the Galaxy’s season isn’t so much hanging by a thread, as doing that Wile E. Coyote thing, where he frantically runs in mid-air, before plummeting a long distance to his inevitable fate. When the […]Read more "No Time for LA Galaxy to Rest on Their Laurels"