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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
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 ... Read the whole story
"It was endearing to watch the entire Toronto FC team and front office staff congratulating one another on the field after Saturday's win over Chicago," writes Ryan Johnston. "But amid the festivities I held a silent vigil for a season lost." Johnston says it was "excruciating" to think back on ... Read the whole story
RB New York coach Juan Carlos Osorio has called the ingestion of banned substances by goalkeeper Jon Conway and defender Jeff Parke a "genuine mistake," and said that he and the team have accepted the apologies offered and the remorse that both players have shown. Parke, who like Conway has ... Read the whole story
Tottenham Hotspur's disastrous start to the English Premier League campaign, with just two points from its first eight games, can be traced back to poor decision-making, writes Paul Doyle. The weekend's 2-1 defeat at Stoke City left the team, which had seriously talked preseason about challenging for a Champions League ... Read the whole story
Michelle Kaufman writes an open letter to Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber saying that she too would be skeptical about a franchise bid from Miami given the city's history with soccer franchises. "We saw the Fusion -- and teams before it -- flop like a well-trained Italian forward," she ... Read the whole story
Not everyone, however, agrees with the generally positive media response to the Barca bid. "If Barcelona wasn't involved in this deal, then there would be a lot more naysayers regarding Miami's chance of seeing a MLS team come to South Florida again," writes "The Gaffer." He lists a number of ... Read the whole story
"There were segments in the first half where we were just physically manhandled. It wasn't as much about the soccer as it was about running harder, competing better. They were more alert, more physical, more aggressive." L.A. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena explains his side's 3-0 loss at Houston that finally ... Read the whole story
"I kind of had a feeling it was going to be tough for us. From the first moment, I didn't think we were sharp, we were losing the ball too easily. But give them the credit. They came here, they wanted it more and they got it." Chivas USA coach ... Read the whole story


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