If only they had more worthwhile players to fill the shirts. Watched the season opener on Saturday and have not seen such a woeful, uninspired display from the Galaxy in perhaps ... well ... ever, actually. After they went two goals down heads dropped and you could see them give up. Lack of quality aside, this is obviously a team already burned out from a never ending pre-season of parading Backs around the globe, not to mention LD and DB's useless midweek Euro friendlies. It also goes to show you what happens when you burn your salary cap on three attacking players (Donovan, Becks, Ruiz) - it leaves precious little money for quality around the rest of the pitch as evidenced in the mediocre and pedestrian midfield and old slow back line. Abel Xavier may provide experience, but his complete lack of pace is forcing him into making rash decisions and equally rash penalties. Teams with pace are going to run past him all day long. Based on what I saw Saturday, the gap between LAG and the Revolution - or even Houston for that matter - is a big as any I've seen. It's going to be a long season.