Billy Witz of the LA Daily News was out at USMNT camp today as well and talked to Jimmy Conrad. Billy mentioned to me that Jimmy had made a great point about the Galaxy. It seems the Galaxy now have three Designated Players on their roster as David Beckham and the only two players still with the league to have grandfathered their contracts in are now aboard.
Carlos Ruiz is a great player and will help out the Galaxy immensely. I think it's a bit weird, though, that he's rejoining the team. I mean, the team he left is for all intents and purposes a different team now, and I don't mean just the players and coaches. Doug Hamilton brought in Carlos Ruiz and the Galaxy under Doug was much different (and better) than the Galaxy squad we have before us now. Priorities are different. The way the team runs their business is different. What matters to the team is different.
I liked the old Galaxy better. Maybe Fish can bring some of that nostalgia back.