Kudos to Steve Sampson

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Testudo, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Took over the #1 team in the league from MLS Cup winning coach Sigi Schmid. Promptly dragged them down to 3rd. Then lost in the conference final on the road to a team that passed them on his watch.

    But next year the real fun will begin, when he has an offseason/preseason cycle to really start unraveling what Schmid built there and remaking the team in his own image.
  2. Carson Galaxy

    Carson Galaxy Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Downey, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Troll, next.
  3. cosmojado

    cosmojado Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    in sin
    hey that was one of those rare truth spewing trolls
  4. hakko ace

    hakko ace New Member

    May 9, 2001
    Rancho Los Cerritos
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    sarcasm noted. and now to throw more fuel to the fire, here's a quote from G. Jones of the LATimes:

    "...Had Sigi Schmid still been the coach, the Galaxy might have been involved in the season finale. Just might. There are no guarantees. But Schmid did have a record of reaching championship games. He did it five times at UCLA — twice as a player and three times as coach. He did it five times with the Galaxy — twice in the MLS Cup, twice in the U.S. Open Cup and once in the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

    In the most spectacularly boneheaded move of the MLS season, however, the Anschutz Entertainment Group showed Schmid the door in August. Whether that call was made by Tim Leiweke, AEG's president, or Doug Hamilton, the Galaxy's president and general manager, doesn't matter. It was made and it was wrong.

    It didn't really matter who Leiweke/Hamilton chose as a successor. There was no need to make the change.

    If it was done for non-soccer reasons, as some suspect — in other words, getting a Spanish-speaking coach to counter the arrival of Chivas USA and to curry favor with local Latino fans — then there is even more reason to fault the move..."

    personally, i think Sigi had lost the team at mid-season, more or less, or precisely at the time Kiro went stomping off the pitch after being yanked early during a stretch of lifeless matches.
  5. churchill2000

    churchill2000 3x MLS Cup Champions

    Jul 12, 2004
    Monde Virtuel
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Good post, the problem is not the actual firing of Sigi, but rather the time it was done. Sigi should have been fired, in my personal belief, at the end of last season, not near the end of this season.
  6. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    I'll tell you what though, the "THREE-SIX-ONE! THREE-SIX-ONE!" chant that the Cauldron did last Friday won't get old anytime soon. :D

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