About one month ago, seemingly everybody was screaming for blood. Frank Yallop was under immense fire as rumors swirled about Jurgen Klinsmann stepping in as Galaxy manager.
Now, the Galaxy is still alive in the race for the playoffs, however slim their chances may be.
I wanted to find out from Galaxy fans what you think should happen with Yallop. Should Yallop keep his job?
On the plus side, the club has played well down the stretch, far better than it had for most of the season. The Galaxy reached the SuperLiga final and is now close to a playoff spot. Yallop kept the Galaxy from completely falling apart at the seams and managed a team that had almost everything go against them, from injuries, the grueling schedule and David Beckham's arrival, and the club has responded with a late push for the playoffs. With a healthy Beckham, Albright, Jazic, Gray and the rest of the walking wounded next season, Yallop will have the opportunity to show why he took San Jose to a pair of MLS Cup titles.
On the minus side, the Galaxy missed the playoffs for the first time last year with Frank Yallop at the helm for about half the season. Many placed the blame for 2006 on Steve Sampson, but this year it's been all Frank. For the Galaxy to miss the playoffs two consecutive seasons should surely be unacceptable for the self-proclaimed "Jewel of MLS," no? I mean, this is after all a club that sacked a coach in August 2004 as the Galaxy had the most points and the most goals scored in the league. Furthermore, Yallop admitted that they didn't handle Beckham's arrival well. Yallop pulled the trigger on some questionable moves (Marshall-for-Buddle, Thomas-for-nothing) that gutted the club's depth and before the start of the season tore apart the depth to fill a hole that didn't need filling (Ihemelu-and-Gomez-for-Cannon). Only three wins to close out the season should keep Yallop's job, right?