So Ruud Gullit has trained the Galaxy for all of a week or so now.
Time to take a closer look at the chap and what the Galaxy hope to accomplish by hiring him. This week’s column is here.
Meanwhile, access is increasingly a problem in journalism period, but I’m not sure the cause is helped by this sort of whining by perhaps the most boorish sports columnist in the country.
And anyway, the premise of the column is false. Becks isn’t the voice of MLS, he’s the face of MLS.
He just needs to stand there, look handsome and score the occasional trade mark free kick. More standing than scoring so far, of course.
The Galaxy have confirmed trainer Ivan Pierra has departed the new Gullit regime after a dozen years, joining the U.S. National Team set-up. He’s replaced by Armando Rivas who comes over from the Angels.
Also joining the Galaxy: Fitness Coach Chris Neville, a Brit and former pro.
Meanwhile, former Galaxy forward Diego Serna (three goals in 10 games back in 2003) is in town working out with the New York Red Bulls.
Finally, NYRB play Chivas USA in a scrimmage starting at 10 a.m. today at Home Depot Center’s Track & Field Stadium. Chivas USA beat UCLA 2-0 last weekend in a closed door scrimmage, with veteran Ante Razov getting on the score sheet.