Friday, March 28, 2008


I'm not really sure what Lawrence Donegan is on about in this article, saying that 600 journalists were locked out of Beckham's presentation last year. I was probably among the last three reporters to get credentialed and hustled inside the event, and there were not a bunch of press kept out anywhere that I know of. Strange inclusion of something that, to my knowledge, never happened.

I'd agree that there is pressure on the Galaxy. There should be. That's what professional sports is about.

Finally, the baking sun in Carson? It's nice mild sunshine out here right now. Wait for summer to trot out the baking references.


blurp2000 said...

Fun Trivia: Donegan played bass in two of the greatest 80s pop bands, the Bluebells and Lloyd Cole & the Commotions.

As always, blurp2000 loves Andrea's insights and writing!

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

a.c., two points:

1. For any Brit, any temperature higher than 65 degrees is "baking hot."

2. The Galaxy is not "the perennial powerhouse of American soccer." Donegan has been buying Lalas' propaganda about the Galaxy being the "jewel of MLS." The real powerhouse of American soccer is D.C. United, if domestic and international success, and consistency through the years mean anything.

A.C. said...

Agree that DC is a powerhouse, but until 2006, the Galaxy did have the distinction among MLS teams to make the playoffs every year. They have also reached more MLS and Open Cup finals.