Alexi Lalas Blames Everyone But Himself
“This ridiculous schedule that we have been saddled with in an effort to appease everybody, on and off the field, has taken its toll. We have bent over backwards to help everybody but the Galaxy. A lot of people have made a tremendous amount of money on the back of what the Galaxy, with David, has brought to their markets this year and I hope that they remember that."
The preceding message was brought to you today courtesy of Alexi Lalas via The London Times. His Ginger Majesty ™ would like you to know that he has had nothing to do with the mishandling of Goldenballs or his club's season...after all he is only the GM of LA Galaxy. It's not like he runs the team or anything.
Is he for real? Is he having a bit of a freak out due to the hotness of the seat he sits on? Is he smokin' that shit? Two of the three are a real possibility.
MLS is not solely to blame for the cramped schedule. He can't claim innocence with the meaningless friendlies the club, not the league, has scheduled in Vancouver& Minneapolis in the midst of the playoff run (that is if his team had a shot at the playoffs still)? And while other teams in the league may have had a 90 minute Beckham-induced financial windfall, it is nothing compared to the fat stacks that LA have made since his arrival.
I have a lot of love for Lalas (he bought me a beer once so I'm down for him) but this all sounds like the 11th hour ramblings of someone who can feel the axe tickling the hairs on the back of his neck. Someone whose team he (and the coach that he brought in) spent a good part of the season assembling then dismantling, then reassembling through a series of questionable trades. Someone who after different 3 GM jobs still comes across as more of a mouthpiece than a decision maker. Someone who may soon be asking "do you know the way to San Jose?"