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November 30, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday introduced Lothar Osiander as its coach, and the former U.S. national and Olympic team mentor wasted no time in stirring things up. Fielding questions with ease and humor, Osiander, 56, gave notice that no matter how successful his Major League Soccer team is, he will be quotable. A few examples: What does he think of playing at the Rose Bowl, where the Galaxy will open April 13 at 7 p.m. against the New York-New Jersey Metro Stars?
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March 17, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
WESTERN CONFERENCE GALAXY Coach: Sigi Schmid (second year). 1999 league rank: Second. Regular-season record: 20-12. Flown the coop: Carlos Hermosillo, DaMarcus Beasley. Arrivals lounge: Sasha Victorine, Danny Califf, Peter Vagenas. Prospects: Without the promised but not-yet delivered top-class striker, the Galaxy will find it difficult to improve on last season's record. Schmid has added depth with three Southern Californians, but the forward line lacks bite.
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May 10, 1997
After the Galaxy's first loss this season, Lothar Osiander said, "We'll see what this team is about by midseason." . . . "The refs made lousy calls." . . . "We need lighter colored uniforms because it's hot in L.A." . . . "It's impossible to win with 10." Guess what, Lothar. The Galaxy has such bad chemistry, they look like a first-semester intramural team. Lothar says, "We thought we had a good game plan." Wrong, Lothar. Yes, trying to strengthen an inconsistent defense by holding back and playing long-ball offense to a streaking forward is a plan, but guess what.
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June 10, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lothar Osiander, the two-time U.S. Olympic coach who led the Los Angeles Galaxy to Major League Soccer's championship game last season, was fired by the team Monday. Formal announcement of the move will be made at a news conference this morning at the Rose Bowl, where Octavio Zambrano, Osiander's assistant, will be named interim coach. Osiander's future with the Galaxy this season had become increasingly tenuous as losses piled up.
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August 11, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the low-stakes poker game that is Major League Soccer in its inaugural season, Los Angeles Galaxy Coach Lothar Osiander is sticking with the hand he's been dealt. The MLS trading deadline is 5 p.m. PDT Monday, but Osiander said the Galaxy will not be altering its roster, even though its recent record suggests some changes might be in order. "We won't trade anybody," Osiander said. "The offers I get are not good enough."
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June 10, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lothar Osiander, the two-time U.S. Olympic coach who led the Los Angeles Galaxy to Major League Soccer's championship game last season, was fired by the team Monday. Formal announcement of the move will be made at a news conference this morning at the Rose Bowl, where Octavio Zambrano, Osiander's assistant, will be named interim coach. Osiander's future with the Galaxy this season had become increasingly tenuous as losses piled up.
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March 17, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
WESTERN CONFERENCE GALAXY Coach: Sigi Schmid (second year). 1999 league rank: Second. Regular-season record: 20-12. Flown the coop: Carlos Hermosillo, DaMarcus Beasley. Arrivals lounge: Sasha Victorine, Danny Califf, Peter Vagenas. Prospects: Without the promised but not-yet delivered top-class striker, the Galaxy will find it difficult to improve on last season's record. Schmid has added depth with three Southern Californians, but the forward line lacks bite.
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October 26, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY
It's a good thing that Lothar Osiander likes waiting on tables at Graziano's in San Francisco, because he might need to do it full time in the future. He took time off to coach the U.S. Olympic soccer team in 1988 and 1992, and although his record was a respectable (for the United States, not Italy or Argentina) 1-2-3, he did not receive good reviews for his team's performance last summer in Spain.
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May 11, 1989 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Forward Frank Klopas of the United States soccer team entertains teammates with impressions. Klopas' funniest impression is of former coach Lothar Osiander, who resigned because he earned more as the headwaiter at a San Francisco restaurant than he did as a part-time coach. "Futbol must come from the heart," Klopas says, pounding his chest, as he mimics Osiander delivering a pep talk. His teammates chuckle at Klopas' routine. Klopas, though, has not perfected an impression of Bob Gansler, who succeeded Osiander last January.
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July 10, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coach coaches part time and has a full-time job as a waiter. The leading scorer would eat pizza at every meal if it were possible and beyond that is "really a little strange." The first opponent is universally conceded to have the world's best young players. So what are the chances that the U.S. soccer team will contend for a medal in the Summer Olympics?
SPORTS
May 10, 1997
After the Galaxy's first loss this season, Lothar Osiander said, "We'll see what this team is about by midseason." . . . "The refs made lousy calls." . . . "We need lighter colored uniforms because it's hot in L.A." . . . "It's impossible to win with 10." Guess what, Lothar. The Galaxy has such bad chemistry, they look like a first-semester intramural team. Lothar says, "We thought we had a good game plan." Wrong, Lothar. Yes, trying to strengthen an inconsistent defense by holding back and playing long-ball offense to a streaking forward is a plan, but guess what.
SPORTS
August 11, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the low-stakes poker game that is Major League Soccer in its inaugural season, Los Angeles Galaxy Coach Lothar Osiander is sticking with the hand he's been dealt. The MLS trading deadline is 5 p.m. PDT Monday, but Osiander said the Galaxy will not be altering its roster, even though its recent record suggests some changes might be in order. "We won't trade anybody," Osiander said. "The offers I get are not good enough."
SPORTS
November 30, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday introduced Lothar Osiander as its coach, and the former U.S. national and Olympic team mentor wasted no time in stirring things up. Fielding questions with ease and humor, Osiander, 56, gave notice that no matter how successful his Major League Soccer team is, he will be quotable. A few examples: What does he think of playing at the Rose Bowl, where the Galaxy will open April 13 at 7 p.m. against the New York-New Jersey Metro Stars?
SPORTS
October 26, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY
It's a good thing that Lothar Osiander likes waiting on tables at Graziano's in San Francisco, because he might need to do it full time in the future. He took time off to coach the U.S. Olympic soccer team in 1988 and 1992, and although his record was a respectable (for the United States, not Italy or Argentina) 1-2-3, he did not receive good reviews for his team's performance last summer in Spain.
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July 10, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coach coaches part time and has a full-time job as a waiter. The leading scorer would eat pizza at every meal if it were possible and beyond that is "really a little strange." The first opponent is universally conceded to have the world's best young players. So what are the chances that the U.S. soccer team will contend for a medal in the Summer Olympics?
SPORTS
May 11, 1989 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Forward Frank Klopas of the United States soccer team entertains teammates with impressions. Klopas' funniest impression is of former coach Lothar Osiander, who resigned because he earned more as the headwaiter at a San Francisco restaurant than he did as a part-time coach. "Futbol must come from the heart," Klopas says, pounding his chest, as he mimics Osiander delivering a pep talk. His teammates chuckle at Klopas' routine. Klopas, though, has not perfected an impression of Bob Gansler, who succeeded Osiander last January.
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July 11, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Players not used to playing will get their chances tonight, and midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos will wear the colors of the enemy, sort of, when the Galaxy plays host to El Salvador's national team in an exhibition soccer game at the Rose Bowl. Galaxy Coach Lothar Osiander has said he will look at several unproven players in the game, which begins at 7:30, among them goalkeeper Dan Pascarella, called up this week to replace Jorge Campos, who is training with Mexico's Olympic team.
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March 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The head of soccer in the United States said Bob Gansler will remain as coach of the American national team through the 1994 World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President Werner Fricker gave the vote of confidence to Gansler on Wednesday during a news conference to announce exhibition games at Liechtenstein and Switzerland and against Poland at Hershey, Pa. Gansler, who replaced Lothar Osiander as U.S. coach on Jan. 16, 1989, has been criticized by players for constant lineup juggling.
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