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Galaxy on Fire Under Yallop

It's been a new year for the Los Angeles Galaxy since Frank Yallop took the helm on June 7. At that time the Galaxy was the worst team in MLS, but under Yallop they've evolved into something else, says LA Daily News columnist Scott French. LA still has the worst record in the Western Conference, but now the team is just three points away from a playoff berth, and it's those same three points that separate the third and sixth positions. Sunday's loss at home to Houston certainly didn't help their cause, but the Galaxy could move back into playoff contention with a win against Colorado on Saturday, currently fourth in the Western Conference. You may remember that last year the Galaxy eked into the playoffs under Steve Sampson, where the team went on a marvelous run to win its second MLS title. Since Yallop took over, LA has managed to turn a 2-8-1 record into 9-13-5. After losing two of his first three games in charge, Yallop's Galaxy has been on something of a tear, going 7-3-3 in its last 13 games. With just over a month to go in the regular season, the Galaxy knows what it needs to do to make the playoffs: the two key fixtures on its remaining schedule are against Colorado this weekend and Chivas USA Sept. 30. Anything less than six points could mean curtains for its title challenge.

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