Memo To Bruce Arena: Get Your Priorities Straight

The Webster's dictionary defines a Pyrrhic victory as "A very costly victory, wherein the considerable losses outweigh the gain, so as to render the struggle not worth the cost."

In a sense, Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy ended their CONCACAF Champions League run with a 2-1 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders at Bayamon's Juan Roman Loubriel Stadium that can be seen as such. It can also be seen as a meaningless victory because the Colin Clarke's Islanders advance 5-3 on aggregate.

This is the price Arena must pay for not fielding his entire starting eleven. Then again, after the starting eleven's backline collapsed against the Chicago Fire on Sunday, it may not have made much difference in the long run.

This is a Galaxy team that needs to get its priorities set, and set straight. Los Angeles clearly took this tournament lightly after their patchwork lineup became an over-the-hill babyshambles last Wednesday at the Home Depot Center.
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