Tommy’s Soccer Valentine
head coach, LA Galaxy
Why is he Tommy’s Soccer Valentine? If the man can turn around the dysfunctional side that was the 2007/2008 LA Galaxy into arguably the best side ever in the league, imagine what he could do with a fixer-upper relationship!
What would their Soccer Valentine date be? “Your ideas are stupid,” Bruce would say to me in his trademark bluntness and Brooklyn accent upon the introduction of my proposed evening itinerary. “We will do what I want and you won’t know what I’m planning until we’ve already done it. And even then, you’ll only know if I decide to tell you.”
On the plus side, our evening will be quite pricey by American standards. Brucie – as he likes to be called, erm, by me – always seems to have ample cash on hand. “Allocation money,” he calls it. Whatever. You don’t have to tell me where you got it from or what you do on the side, Brucie. It’s not like I’m going to stop you from spending it on me.
Our LA Galaxy writer Tommy is on Twitter at @grnrngr80