I don't know the last time such a bad MLS team garnered so much attention as the L.A. Galaxy have lately. Their fall from grace really isn't anything new; this team's been average for many years now. But all eyes were on the Galaxy because of David Beckham and now that he's gone and the club has 3 wins in 19 games, everyone's wondering what the hell happened.
I covered what was one of the worst team in MLS history as Chivas USA went 4-22-6 in 2005. Not saying the Galaxy will lose 20 games but this season is starting to feel a bit like that one. With Chivas then, they lost games every way possible: they blew 80th-minute leads, they blew 80th-minute draws, they'd fall behind early and play strong the rest of the way but come up short, or they'd just get their asses handed to them.
The Galaxy is also finding new and interesting ways to lose; they blew a halftime lead in a game they should have scored much more than once, they lost in penalties to one of the best teams in the Western Hemisphere, they lost a high-scoring match and, of course, they suffered through a few good ol' fashioned routs.
I think I'm starting to get a headache from this Galaxy season and I need some time away. I guess it's a good thing we have two MLS teams in this market, and the other team is a legitimate MLS Cup contender.