Confusion reigned at the StubHub Center on Friday.
Two days earlier the Galaxy had been bounced from the Major League Soccer playoffs in the first round, the quickest postseason exit in franchise history. And no one was quite sure how to react.
"We've never done this before," shrugged David Kammarman, the team's director of soccer operations.
So while Gyasi Zardes cleaned out his locker, filling a white plastic trash bag with cleats to hand out to kids in his hometown of Hawthorne, a number of teammates went through their regular workout routines, absent-mindedly preparing for a game that wouldn't be played.
Upstairs in the team offices, Bruce Arena,...