Title Now Distant Memory for Galaxy

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There have been three home defeats—three more than L.A. suffered last year—and 11 goals conceded across five games. Elimination by Toronto FC from the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals shattered the club’s ambition to show off its talent and brand to the world. Then Saturday’s stunning 3-1 loss to the visiting New England Revolution—which featured the halftime benching of David Beckham— revealed a lack of chemistry, and perhaps even desire, in the defending champs.

“Right now it seems we've got a little bit of lack of communication, lack of a sense of pride,” forward Chad Barrett told ESPN Los Angeles following this week’s 4-2 reserve league defeat to Chivas USA. “We just don't have that same mentality, that same charisma we had last year, and that's something we need to find quick or we'll find...

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