... anywhere near the USMNT. You remember him from 1998. Yep, that guy. I know, what does he have to do with the present USMNT? Well, folks, in various interviews he has expressed his desire to demonstrate that 1998 was an aberration, and that he really is a world-class coach. He already has his own sticky on the Galaxy forum. But the rest of you really need to know what's happening. First, a pathetic loss at the Earthquakes where two (count 'em, two!!!) own goals were given up in a span of three minutes. And now, tonight's debacle. Leading the Revs, 1-0, with only a free kick to defend in the dying seconds of stoppage time, the Galaxy appeared to have nailed down an important victory. But wait, lazy, undisciplined marking allows TT to head the ball down right in front of Hartman, where two (count 'em, two!!!) completely unmarked players (Dorman & I believe Joseph) both shared a muffin and latte before Dorman decided to do the honors. Final, 1-1. Many critics have faulted Sampson for his questionable tactical schemes in '98. And that might be very true, but these two recent losses have demonstrated that he has difficulty instilling a will to win, and a commitment to disciplined defending. I suspect that the same thing has happened everywhere (U.S., Costa Rica, etc.) he's gone. Whatever anyone thinks of Bruce Arena, I get the feeling that beyond his tactical acumen, he gets the most out of his players because they buy into his ability to motivate them. I just don't see that with Sampson. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, NEVER SHOULD SAMPSON COACH ANY U.S. TEAM, JUNIOR, SENIOR, FUTSAL, I DON'T CARE WHICH!!!!!!!!