Monday, April 16, 2007

LA going for fame not fortune with Beckham

The LA Galaxy have just crammed yet another match into their already packed schedule as they will now play the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division on Wednesday October 3rd in Canada. This will make their third road match in seven days and will come after the month of September where they will play eight matches.

I can understand the desire to share the fun of Beckham with the Northwest, but their primary motivation at that point should be their MLS season. Come October 3rd, LA will have just four regular season matches left and if their current form is any indication, they may need a lot of points from those matches to make it to the playoffs.

They were scheduled to have their first full week off in a month during the first week of October, but now will go from September 8th to October 21st with no more then four days off between games. On top of that, they will now travel from Kansas City to Columbus to Vancouver and then fly all the way back to Houston for a Sunday afternoon game.

One last thing, with the exception of the week off between a Sept 1st match at home against Real Salt Lake and a September 8th match against Colorado, the club does not have a full week off from July 17th to the last regular season game on October 21st and 13 of the 24 matches are on the road.

The signing of Beckham is exciting but who is going to care to watch him if the entire team is too exhausted to perform?

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Anonymous Laurie said...

As one of my commenters said yesterday, "We are really becoming the whores of the league."

And by "whores" he of course meant ambassadors! That's it! AMBASSADORS of the league!

I'm SURE that's what Alexi's saying!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Mike H said...

It really is a fine line between whores and ambassadors. I wonder where most people put Lalas?

2:09 PM  

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