Weekly Column: Galaxy hit bottom

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Every week the horror show that is the Galaxy just keeps getting worse.

Would you pay a minimum of $30 to watch the worst team in the Western Conference?

Coach Bruce Arena repeated the enigmatic comment he made last week to The Washington Post again to me Monday, insinuating he knows what’s wrong with the team — but isn’t telling:

“It’s not public infomation, but I have a pretty good feel for it,” he said. “There’s always things behind the scenes that are part of the fabric of teams and you’ve got to find it. We haven’t found the right chemistry yet. We’ve had games where maybe a little better team spirit would have gotten us results.”

Team spirit? Really? Maybe we need a noon pep rally in the quad.

What the Galaxy really needs is a dependable center back and midfielders who need to look more interested in finding space and creating attacks, which as Landon Donovan pointed out after the loss to Chivas USA amounts to the “same old story” so far this season.

And at the risk of me getting repetitive, too, here’s more in this week’s column ahead of Wednesday’s Galaxy-Earthquakes and Chivas USA-Red Bulls games.

By the way, I’m pretty sure Arena said “team spirit” and not “teen spirit,” but that’s not a bad idea either.

Here we are, now, entertain us:

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group columnist and blogger Nick Green writes about soccer at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!
  • Ben

    Bruce Arena: I know what’s wrong but I’m not telling :P

    Supporters: We don’t care that much*, just FIX IT!

    *well maybe we actually do, but that’s not the point…

  • Inigo Montoya

    I’m with Ben: if you know what’s wrong but can’t fix it, why are you the coach?

    Nick, do you have any idea what he’s talking about? All we can see is mediocre soccer.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/soccer Nick Green

    I agree with both of you — it’s kind of weird, isn’t it?

    I don’t know what he’s talking about and neither do any of my colleagues in the press box.

    Sometimes figuring out what Arena means is like deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs; this is one of those times.

  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    You know, Nick, if the Kings weren’t doing so well, Leiweke would have steam coming out of his ears. He might even be tempted to climb to the top of the J.W. Marriott’s helicopter pad at L.A. Live, if you know what I mean….