Us getting knocked out of the US open cup: best thing to happen this season

Discussion in 'LA Galaxy' started by arsynic, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. arsynic

    arsynic Red Card

    Jan 2, 2007
    Santa Barbara
    It's a competition that's been rendered completely meaningless and it would have been nothing but a tiresome distraction from what our real goals need to be right now: getting it together for the regular season to restore an ounce of respectability and make the playoffs. I mean, the lack of traffic on this board is an indication at how the hard core galaxy fans are so turned off by the team right now, and the last thing we need is to get bogged down by bullshit US open play, especially with all the BS beckham friendlies that will soon be scheduled the closer his arrival comes.
     
  2. socluis90

    socluis90 Member+

    Aug 11, 2004
    So Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think going on to Concacaf Champions Cup is pretty important actually.


    Edit: League not Cup
     
  3. mparker

    mparker Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Section 141 Row G
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This was our best shot at hardware and a ticket to CONCACAF Champions League. So i heartily disagree.
     
  4. Kilgore

    Kilgore Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm in the camp that wanted us to push hard for the USOC, even if it hurt us a game or two in the season.
     
  5. dashiel

    dashiel Member+

    Jul 15, 2000
    orange county
    i'm also part of the "it's the only cup we're going to win crowd", and let's face it after that there's nothing to look forward to until next season at best. it's not exactly like the roster is one we have to be patient with because it's a two-three year plan; it's the same "we need to win now so let's get all these 'experienced' players i used to work with and who used to be good in to the team." even more depressing - unless tim is removed from the situation our next coach is going to be just as useless.
     
  6. Mzark

    Mzark New Member

    Jan 31, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You actually want to see this team go down to Mexico and lose by 10 goals?
     
  7. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Best thing is that we won't burn another "bonus game" in our season ticket package for the next round of the US Open Cup.
     
  8. Natsoccer

    Natsoccer Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Valencia, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Count me in the "We have absolutely no chance of coming anywhere near close to doing well in the playoffs, and the Open Cup was basically our only hope of getting aything at all out of this season, besides $1 hot dogs for one game."
     
  9. Baysider

    Baysider Member+

    Jul 16, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    CONCACAF Champions League? CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?? Do I have to get out the Jim Mora clip?

    I completely approve of what Arena did. We're not making the playoffs this year. We very well might not make the playoffs next year. As far as I'm concerned, we're in the preseason for next year right now and this was a scrimmage to give some of our younger players some time.

    DeLaGarza and Marshall got quality minutes and seemed to do OK. Gonzalez got some time out of position which is probably useful. Patterson and Bowen didn't do so much with their minutes but that's something we learned too.

    It wasn't a fun day for anyone involved but it served its purpose.
     
  10. Natsoccer

    Natsoccer Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Valencia, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you kidding me? The CONCACAF champions leage is probably the most prestegious club competition in the entire world:D
     
  11. rtdavide

    rtdavide Member+

    Apr 20, 2005
    Whittier, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    bowen was a revelation out there. and i don't mean in a good way. undoubtedly he can and will develop, but as far as right now.... not even close.

    all you had to do was look at the starting lineup to see how seriously we were taking this game. we played awful and i agree with most of the negative posts here about what happened, but as they were calling out the starting lineup, i knew this was going to be nothing more than an experimental game to trot out some non first teamers and play some of the others in different roles.
     
  12. jmaestro

    jmaestro Member+

    Mar 27, 2008
    Bakersfield
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, we're not in a bunch of weird competitions this year so we don't have a crowded fixture list at all, so the USOC should have been a good competition for us. It's always a good opportunity for some of the young players to get time in real games. Quite disappointed that we got dumped out, particularly in the manner that we did, with lots of chances to move on.
     
  13. cleschke

    cleschke Member

    Aug 16, 2004
    Fullerton, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. I am extremely disappointed here.

    Best dig in now guys. If you didnt know it already, this is going to be a very long season, and not in a good way:(
     
  14. Ludwig77

    Ludwig77 New Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I came to this realization last night when I was one of the few around me who didn't stand up or get excited every time we almost scored. I just kind of became Bruce Arena like and just sat there and watched most of the game. Didn't say much, didn't do much....just sat there and absorbed the outcome as it were. I've got a very "It is what it is" attitude toward this season. :(
     
  15. drew coho ohio

    Apr 15, 2008
    Columbus OH USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Last year at this time we were talking sexy football and high flying bwhd's..... what the f happended. The off-season with the captain off the coup didnt help and identity issues have arisen for sure but its early and we just need that first WIN.



    But .... This team has heart and bleeds galaxy blood. Lets hope when we field the complete team we can capture the magic and make a run for the playoffs. Yes, I said Playoffs!:p
     
  16. This Magic Moment

    This Magic Moment New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    And a lot of them did get in some time, it just happens that they didn't do much with that time.

    Not an important competition in any way.
     
  17. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not heartbroken about getting dumped out of the USOC. This used to be a really fun competition for us, but we're just so far out of it as a team, I want to concentrate on league. So I guess I agree with the premise - maybe not the best thing to happen to us, but it's not bad, either.
     
  18. Pegasus503

    Pegasus503 BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 7, 2008
    San Diego
    agreed

    The cynical side of me thinks that was also last years plan, to eat up 08 Bonus tickets

    I was talking to FO and listening to their lines about bonus games, until I reminded them about last years bonus games.
     
  19. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well then lets home we can at least finish spots 5-8 in the league to qualify for Stupidliga.. ugh
    -
     
  20. shirteesdotnet

    Feb 13, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right up there with the San Marino Cup.
     
  21. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The best thing that happened to us this season is that US soccer does not have relegation.
     
  22. shelbo

    shelbo Member+

    Oct 16, 2007
    L.A.
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It might be nice to be relegated - we'd get to play against teams more on our level! :rolleyes:
     
  23. Topper

    Topper BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 19, 1999
    SoCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. KennyWoo

    KennyWoo Member

    May 21, 2007
    Pasadena, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It would be interesting if we were relegated, because then how would the British press refer to the league we were in? If you are relegated from a pub league, where do you go from there?
     
  25. arsynic

    arsynic Red Card

    Jan 2, 2007
    Santa Barbara
    If we had relegation, the relegated teams would immediately fold. This is why relegation won't work in this country.

    US open is an embarassing competition that no-one cares about besides some big soccer buffs. It shows in the stands. And did anyone think we really had a chance to win? It's better to go out now rather than a couple rounds from now getting eliminated by some USL team.
     

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