"Am I proud to be a general manager with less-than-stellar results happening on my watch? Absolutely not. Do I take it personally? Yeah. I don't want to be associated with a team that doesn't live up to the high standards the Galaxy has over the years."
-- Alexi Lalas, who became president and general manager of the Los Angeles
Galaxy six months ago. It is the second time he has taken over at a defending
champion, having started his front-office career in San Jose in 2004, before
moving to the MetroStars in 2005. (L.A.