Is it time for Jurgen Klinsmann to go as boss of the USMNT? Read my take in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
Don’t look now, but if the U.S. doesn’t beat Mexico at home in Pasadena Saturday that should spell big trouble for a U.S. national team coach facing a big rebuilding job as an era comes to an end.
Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (link is fixed).
With apologies to the Who, but Galaxy fans are starting to fret about the club’s ability to negotiate the last fews remaining games of the regular season, never mind the playoffs given its current scoreless, winless streak at precisely the wrong time of the season.
There’s been a lot of head-holding, cursing at the sky and other shows of frustration going on in Mediocre League Soccer of late. Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
That was underlined once more Wednesday when on the same day the Galaxy announced a StubHub Center sellout for the Aug. 23 game against NYCFC, the weekly 100 Percent Soccer column outlining the traffic and parking problems associated with games at the venue hit Los Angeles News Group websites and prompted an outpouring of emails and Tweets from fans. It was probably the biggest response to a column, which by the way is in our dead tree editions today should you be moved to buy it, since I started writing it over a decade ago.
I will let you know if I hear from the Galaxy front office (don’t hold your breath).
Here’s a sampling of reader reaction:
— Eric Robinson (@DandonLonovan) August 12, 2015
— Jesse Arevalo (@GL522) August 12, 2015
— Ismael Pomares (@bigish01) August 12, 2015
— Carlos Chavez (@OsoFreshFutbol) August 12, 2015
— Chris Gwynn (@chrisgwynn81) August 12, 2015
— Mike Gray (@MikeGraySC) August 12, 2015
Your article today was a good one but another thing ownership doesn’t do well for the customers is handling the concession stands. The lines are ridiculously long & it’s not a stadium I will re-visit. I went to the Seattle game over the weekend and the lines were 30 minutes long. I took 3 kids from my son’s soccer team & spent the entire half & 15 minutes of the 2nd half in line buying them a soda. I asked the concessions employee if the lines were always this bad and she replied, “yes”. I will not be going back, which is too bad because they have an exciting team with many high quality players.
I have been a seventeen year season ticket holder and I am about not to renew my ticket if something is not done about the parking.
I am semi-handicapped and hold a ADA parking permit; for the past several years the have blocked off all the spaces on the south edge of lot 13, except for saving a few spaces they rent out to Chevrolet or other vendors and had lot 13 open to parking. Well, the past few matches they started blocking off lot 13 and directing people to park on the edge spaces first then opening up lot 13 to parking. It is rather difficult for me to walk additional distance when I used to be able to park in the ADA spaces. Maybe you could pressure them to do what they did in the past; thank you.
Rod La Rocque
Emphatically responding to big-name foreign acquisitions by MLS rivals, the LA Galaxy have shown the league and Southern California they are not to be out-spent or outmaneuvered in the transfer market.
If the Galaxy were a strong favorite to defend their MLS Cup this fall before the arrivals of the likes of Steven Gerrard, Giovani Dos Santos, Donovan Ricketts etc., what must the odds be now?
Blow Hard: Always entertaining Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, seen here at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was dumped after smacking a journalist earlier in the week right before the next round of World Cup qualifying begins (Associated Press Photo).