Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/21/12
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The LA Galaxy are in last place in the Western Conference. No, you didn't read that wrong, and no, you haven't been transported back to 2008. Ruud Gullit isn't coaching the team and Frank Yallop isn't wearing a "What have I gotten myself into?" look on his face on the Galaxy sidelines. No, the Galaxy team that lost to Chivas USA on Saturday (the team's first loss to their neighbors in five years) and the team that now has one more loss than all of last season, looks very much like the same team that lifted the MLS Cup trophy just six months ago. Well, minus the skill, desire, killer instinct or heart of a champion. What in the world is going on? A team that never lost at home is suddenly thoroughly beatable at Home Depot Center. A squad that used to be able to rip opposing defenses to shreds hasn't been able to find the net. A defense that posted one of the best seasons in league history is now one of the weakest in the league. Bruce Arena has been around long enough to know th...
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