Thank goodness it’s Dec. 31.
It’s been a tough year on a lot of fronts. In ways big and small, consequential and trivial, 2020 was a series of gut punches, for the most part.
You probably don’t want to look back at the year, especially from an LA Galaxy perspective, since there wasn’t a ton to revel in, but some of you just friggin’ love listicles, so let’s give you a look back at some of the top posts in 2020 here on LAG Confidential.
- Jan. 21: Can Chicharito become the biggest Mexican star to succeed at LA Galaxy? Welp. It didn’t happen in 2020, but maybe there’s still time, plus, a look back here at some of the big Mexican stars to play at the club previously.
- Mar. 9: Did the Galaxy hit a crisis point two games into the season? In hindsight, yes. This was like a canary in the coalmine.
- Mar. 20: Read this soccer book. One of the best books I’ve read the last decade, but a story that extends well beyond the sport.
- Mar. 25: How Football Manager helped me sell my house. Really! This story is 100 percent true.
- Apr. 13: The best that never won: The ‘98 Galaxy. A look back at a juggernaut of a team that ended up settling for a retroactively awarded Supporters’ Shield.
- Apr. 21: Interview with Sacha Kljestan. The midfielder, always good to talk to, chatted with us during the shutdown.
- June 5: Galaxy release Aleksandar Katai. In a year where the fight for racial equality took center stage, the team releasing Katai because of his wife’s racist comments on social media was a huge black eye on the club, although they made the right choice to move on.
- July 27: Don’t let other factors stop you from supporting LA’s new NWSL team. Probably the most controversial post we had this year, but still stand behind the sentiment.
- Oct. 29: Writing was on the wall for Schelotto at Galaxy. After he was fired with a few games to play, a look back at why Schelotto’s exit seemed inevitable.
- Nov. 2: How Giancarlo Gonzalez’s game was transformed by this one little trick. I still can’t believe Gonzalez was played slightly out of position for almost two years.
Thanks once again to everyone who read this site in 2020 and supported our work. See ya, 2020, let’s go to bigger things all around in 2021.
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