"The older boys, they get it. It's sports. But so many of the little boys and girls really look up to him. I'm worried they're not going to understand. They're just going to see somebody that they
love and they care about that isn't going to be here anymore. It leaves a huge vacuum."
-- Hawthorne (Calif.) police sergeant Chris Cognac
, on LA Galaxy forward Gyasi
, who helped organize futsal games in a park once overrun by drug dealers and derelicts. Zardes was traded by the Galaxy to Columbus and will leave home after the U.S. men's national team
camp ends. (Los Angeles Times