The hard work is over for Galaxy General Manager Bruce Arena, who spent the winter completely remaking his team, turning over nearly a third of the roster and adding big-name European veterans Jelle Van Damme, Ashley Cole and Nigel de Jong.
But the challenges are just beginning for Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who must now blend those new and disparate parts into a winning team.
"It's absolutely difficult," team President Chris Klein sympathized. "When you have a team of big personalities, that becomes more difficult."
And when you have a team of big personalities who are both aging and carrying a significant amount of baggage, the mix can become...