Landon Donovan

Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season

Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season

After the Galaxy’s last home game, an uninspired 4-0 loss to Toronto FC, coach Sigi Schmid closed the locker room doors and addressed his players.

“The main message was that guys are playing for their jobs,” goalkeeper Jon Kempin said. “Play for some pride.”

Given the way the team responded, it seems some of the players don’t really want their jobs nor have much pride. If Schmid thought the Galaxy hit bottom when they quit in the Toronto game, he must have been surprised when the team tunneled even deeper into ignominy four days later by sleepwalking through Wednesday’s 4-0 loss to an expansion team in Atlanta.

But the players aren’t the only ones to blame for the...

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