Breaking: Galaxy Stuck in Airport

26 07 2008

I get, kinda, some of the rules place on MLS teams regarding restrictions.  One that most fans complain about is the way teams are allowed to fly.  The rule is something like: teams must fly commercial flights except for a few circumstances per year. This way no team, with say more money (cough, LA Galaxy, cough), can fly “better” than the others and have an unfair advantage when playing away games.  In a way, this is wonderful for fans.  You could in fact be on the same plane with your favorite team.  It also means the players are subjected to any craziness that happens to those of us who regularly fly commercial, like the Revs experience a week ago or so. Well, now the LA Galaxy are stuck in an airport, trying to leave for Dallas and their game tomorrow. They have even been made to get off one plane to get on a “new and better” plane. Ouch. Since I have spent 6 hours in delay at a Houston airport, I commiserate and wish them the best of luck. Thanks to the Galaxy Blog for keeping us informed.

Update: Supposedly they are now in route. Game still on.

Day later update: They made the game.  And lost. Bad. I blame American Airlines. Or a crappy defense.




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