Tick-Tock Lalas Is On The Clock

Tick-Tock Lalas Is On The Clock

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 30, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • AEG, Alexi Lalas, Firings, Phil Anshutz, Tim Leweke

Oh a 4-0 loss on the road for the league’s best offense is always a red flag to owners or anyone who writes the checks. Now those people who write the checks are speaking out. The Soccer Insider Steve Goff says that Galaxy owners Phil Anshutz and Tim Leweke are not happy.

“Rumblings out of L.A. (besides the earthquake that shook SoCal yesterday) are that MLS godfather Phil Anschutz is none too pleased with the Galaxy and that he and AEG boss Tim Leiweke have been discussing the club’s grim situation.”

Maybe that earthquake yesterday was caused by Anshutz and Leweke over at the HDC. Now Goff didn’t give any indication that Lalas is on the actually on the hot seat but as we all know, the writing has been on the wall for months and months.

To me the clock has been ticking for not just months but a year or so now. I’m sure some Galaxy fans would argue its been since the day he was hired.

Right now the Galaxy are in the playoff picture but with the way the club has played in their last five or six games, its nothing to brag about. The offense is good but the problems lie everywhere else on the field.

I think it is safe to say even in the playoffs Lalas is toast after this year. The only thing to save him is a trip to the MLS Cup for the Galaxy.

What do you all make of these “rumblings” as Goff put it from LA? Is it just Lalas or do you think that AEG could make some more changes other than Lalas?

  • Kaiser

    Drew,<br />
    Tell me you didn't write this just to toy with the emotions of us Galaxy fans! I would love to see Lalas get his walking papers. If you take Beckham out of the equation and compare the talent on the team when he arrived and the talent on the team now, it is easy to see the Lalas regime has been a complete failure. He was a mess in San Jose, he was a mess in New York, and now he has proven to be a mess in LA. The amazing thing is, he will probably get hired by another organization.<br />
    <br />
    That being said I hope they don't get rid of him during the season (still mad about the way they handled Sigi!). Let the team focus on the season, and then make a move. The Galaxy don't need anymore distractions.

  • Kaiser

    Drew,
    Tell me you didn’t write this just to toy with the emotions of us Galaxy fans! I would love to see Lalas get his walking papers. If you take Beckham out of the equation and compare the talent on the team when he arrived and the talent on the team now, it is easy to see the Lalas regime has been a complete failure. He was a mess in San Jose, he was a mess in New York, and now he has proven to be a mess in LA. The amazing thing is, he will probably get hired by another organization.

    That being said I hope they don’t get rid of him during the season (still mad about the way they handled Sigi!). Let the team focus on the season, and then make a move. The Galaxy don’t need anymore distractions.

  • Cannon Girl

    I'm actually agreeing with Skippy—somebody please take my temperature.

  • Cannon Girl

    I’m actually agreeing with Skippy—somebody please take my temperature.

  • Ivan

    I agree that Lalas is probably gone whether they make the playoffs or not. In fact, it's not crazy to think that AEG will give him the boot even if they win the MLS cup because of the now strained relationship between Lalas and Gullitt.

  • Ivan

    I agree that Lalas is probably gone whether they make the playoffs or not. In fact, it’s not crazy to think that AEG will give him the boot even if they win the MLS cup because of the now strained relationship between Lalas and Gullitt.