December 6, 2009 |
England's tabloid newspapers hit the streets with a predictable damp thud on Saturday morning, each one striving to out-cliche and out-pun the rest. The main topic, not surprisingly, was the 2010 World Cup draw held in Cape Town on Friday night. The most scurrilous of the tabloids, the Sun, had the most eye-catching front page. No, sad to say, it wasn't the usual near-naked model (she's inside). This time, it was four capitalized words, printed just like this: ENGLAND ALGERIA SLOVENIA YANKS For the less perceptive, the first letter of each word was printed in red ink, as follows: E-A-S-Y.
November 7, 2008 |
Alexi Lalas, surfacing in public for the first time since being fired in August as the Galaxy's president and general manager, took a few shots of his own on Thursday night. Appearing as an ESPN co-host during coverage of the Chicago Fire's 3-0 playoff victory over the New England Revolution, Lalas said David Beckham's connections had shown "disrespect" to the Galaxy by not letting the club know in advance of their talks with AC Milan.
November 25, 2007 |
CARSON -- With his long, unruly, mane of red hair, scraggly goatee and side gig as a musician, Alexi Lalas looked more like a leftover from the Haight-Ashbury than a vanguard of U.S. soccer. He was quirky and edgy, not at all what Americans pictured when -- if -- they gave the sport a thought in the early 1990s. Turns out, he knew a thing or two about selling soccer -- long before he brought David Beckham to America.
August 28, 2006 |
The lights are turned down low in Alexi Lalas' office, making it easy to overlook the figurative wrecks inhabiting the room's darker corners. Moving from the playing field to the front office was going to be a crash course in management for Lalas. It has proved to be a demolition derby. Destruction everywhere. In only three years as a president and general manager in Major League Soccer, the free-spirited former U.S.
April 18, 2006 |
Shawn Hunter, president of AEG Sports, welcomed Alexi Lalas as the new president and general manager of the Galaxy on Monday, saying Lalas was the right person to lead the defending Major League Soccer and U.S. Open Cup champion. "He's obviously had tremendous experience in the world of soccer, and he's also shown us great leadership in the front office these past couple of years," Hunter said. "I think it's going to be a tremendous fit.
April 17, 2006 |
The redheaded stranger is returning home. Alexi Lalas, former United States national team standout and current president and general manager of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, today will be appointed president and general manager of the Galaxy. Since retiring as a player in 2004, Lalas, 35, has been groomed for management by AEG.