Nevertheless, "I've heard nothing from anybody," Yallop told the Daily Breeze on Wednesday. "In the next week or so, we'll talk about planning for next year, so I'll get a
better idea of what [Lalas] is feeling. If people think I'm a bad coach and have coached this team badly, they can say that ... but I feel that not all the results were down to coaching."
However, as one player, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, Yallop made it clear in a recent team meeting that "he wasn't comfortable" all the time as Galaxy coach. "This season, there was a lot of pressure with David getting minutes," the player said. "It was tough on him. If he plays him, he gets a lot of [flak]. If he doesn't, everyone is asking why he didn't play him." Yallop did say that he promised not to be so timid if given the chance next season.