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Who cares about the Olympic Games or the Dodgers pennant race, when we can talk LA Galaxy soccer! Well, that has to be the talk of LA today, as the Galaxy made a controversial move to fire head coach Sigi Schmid. Guess being in first place wasn't good enough.
We here at LAist cannot fathom why the Galaxy would ever fire Schmid. Sure the Galaxy were on a five game winless streak, and lost a playoff game they shouldn't have last year. But Schmid was a local guy, who used to coach at UCLA, whose team has the best record in the league, and he won an MLS Cup in 2002 for crying out loud. What more do you want?
The culprit here seems to be GM Doug Hamilton who knows what it takes to keep soccer teams strong thanks to his days working for a team that got contracted in the Miami Fusion. The genius Hamilton is reportedly considering Steve Sampson as the next Galaxy head coach. You remember Steve Sampson, right? The man who was universally dissed by every US national team player during the nation's dead-last finish in the 1998 World Cup? The man who just got fired as Costa Rica's national team coach after their lackluster efforts against Cuba? Yes, that Steve Sampson.
In the meantime, Hamilton probably caught the attention of every die-hard DC United fan by saying: "This is the most prestigious job in U.S. club soccer."
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