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The Galaxy Needs A New Owner
L.A. Times, October 20th, 2008 1:30PM

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Grahame L. Jones calls for a change of ownership at the Los Angeles Galaxy after another miserable regular season, with the wannabe Superclub missing the playoffs for the third successive season. Owner AEG's head man, Galaxy President Tim Leiweke, has "tinkered with [the team] to the point where it now bears not the slightest resemblance to the once-proud and successful Galaxy of pre-AEG days a decade ago."

"Once again, there will be no playoffs for David Beckham, the league's highest-paid player," Jones notes. "Once again, there will be no playoffs for Landon Donovan, arguably the league's most accomplished American player. Once again, the Galaxy will be on the outside looking in."

Next Saturday's now meaningless home game with FC Dallas (also out of the playoffs) "is supposed to be fan appreciation night, but the only thing Galaxy fans have to appreciate in 2008 is the fact that this most disastrous of seasons is blessedly over with and done."

But the blame should not be wholly placed on "the succession of mediocre players and the revolving door of coaches. It's time the blame went where it belonged -- straight to AEG and Leiweke, for taking something that wasn't broken and trying to fix it. For trying to build a brand instead of a soccer team. For undermining a club that once had everything going for it. Honestly," he asks, "isn't it time the Galaxy had a new owner?"

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