Landon reveals Gullit was “disrespectful”; Vagenas says “blood in the water”

13 08 2008

Los Angeles Times: Galaxy players react to departures of Ruud Gullit and Alexi Lalas

Veteran midfielder Peter Vagenas says ‘there’s blood in the water’ as team discusses resignation of coach and firing of general manager.

Landon Donovan, the Galaxy’s leading scorer, said that there had been minor friction between him and Gullit. Donovan says Gullit was “disrespectful and that bothered me.”

Even David Beckham wasn’t smiling much. ‘Obviously, it’s disappointing,’ he said. ‘”

(Via Los Angeles Times.)


In the midst of the Olympics and because this story broke >24 hrs ago, it’d be easy to miss this article in today’s LA Times. The players are surprisingly candid. Beckham’s the only one quoted as saying only nice things about his former coach.

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