Grahame Jones of the LA Times wrote about the Galaxy and Celestine Babayaro. Here's the response he got when trying to figure out the move.
Asked more than once why Babayaro had been shown the door, the Galaxy provided the classic non-answer.
"After a period of evaluation, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of the club and the player to part ways," Alexi Lalas, the team's president and general manager, said in a statement. "It is unfortunate that it did not work out, but Ruud and our technical staff are hard at work putting together this team and difficult decisions have to be made."
Next week, the Galaxy will be back in town and, if only for a day or two, we should have some sort of access to them. On the 15th, the Galaxy will play FC Dallas in the make-up game for Becks missing the SuperLiga match down there last year. Perhaps we'll be able to at least talk to Galaxy players and coaches about the evolution of the 2008 squad.