Galaxy midfielder Peter Vagenas pulled quite a stunt after last night’s game, when he took the SuperClasico Trophy and walked directly to the Chivas fans and held the trophy aloft.
Vagenas was asked if he meant to “stick it” to the fans?
“Yeah, I did,” he said. “The bravado needs to get back on this team.”
Chivas midfielder Jesse Marsch said after the game he broke his jaw and it was going to require surgery.
Could former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Freddie Ljungberg be on his way to L.A.?
Galaxy coach Rudd Gullit said it was unlikely the club would sign former Newcastle midfielder Nolberto Solano, citing salary cap and other restrictions.
“He’s not coming, I don’t think he’s coming,” Gullit said. “I have to accept it.”
Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit said the fact he is selling his Hollywood Hills house should not be interpreted as a sign he will quit after the season.
“For sure, I’m not going anywhere,” Gullit said. “My wife did not like the house.”
Here’s one response to my column today on David Beckham.
”Funny thing about American sports heroes, they have to perform to earn/retain their status. What has this over-hyped boy done except bundle away a lot of foolishly spent cash?”
Neither Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas nor Coach Ruud Gullit would comment today on reports the Galaxy are close to signing former Newcastle and Aston Villa midfielder Nolberto Solano.
Galaxy central defender Abel Xavier did not mince words on the club that waived him today:
“There’s a shift-the-wind philosophy (here). Many players feel the same way but because they are not secure in their contract, they are afraid to say what they think.”
The Galaxy waived defender Abel Xavier today, which is not surprising since he and Coach Ruud Gullit had a poor relationship.
“We don’t have any kind of relationship, unfortunately,” Xavier said. “I don’t accept any coach who thinks I pretend to be injured.”
Gullit questioned whether Xavier was actually injured last week when he sat out the game against Chivas USA.
Updated: By the way, Xavier being waived means Argentine Eduardo Dominguez, 29, was placed on the active roster and is likely to play Saturday against the Red Bulls.
The Galaxy released some Xavier stats:
Xavier joined the Galaxy in June 2007 and appeared in 20 games during his 13 months with the club, including 10 matches this season. He started 19 of the 20 matches in which he appeared, playing 1,754 minutes while collecting two assists, five yellow cards and one red.
No word on just how many goals he was guilty of allowing the Galaxy to concede over that time though.
David Beckham won the award for Best MLS Player at last night’s ESPYS.
Reaction: For what?