SOCCER: No one knows if Yallop will be back next month for a barnstorming tour. By Billy Witz STAFF WRITER After a season-ending loss to Chicago knocked them out of a playoff berth on Sunday, the Galaxy met for about an hour Tuesday morning. Then many of them packed up and headed out of town until late next week, when they’re to begin practicing for a four-game, four-nation barnstorming tour with David Beckham. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But when they return, will Frank Yallop be with them? A day after telling his players during a team meeting that his job is in jeopardy, the Galaxy coach said he hasn’t heard from Galaxy president Alexi Lalas or anyone else in the organization about whether he’ll be back next season. “I’ve heard nothing from anybody,” Yallop said Wednesday. “In the next week or so, we’ll talk about planning for next year, so I’ll get a better idea of what (Lalas) is feeling. If people think I’m a bad coach and have coached this team badly, they can say that. “But I feel that not all the results were down to coaching.” Lalas declined an interview request, a team spokesman explaining that he wouldn’t have answers to reporters’ questions until next week. The spokesman for AEG president Tim Leiweke, who manages the companies’ sports enterprises and led the signing of Beckham to a five-year, $32.5 million contract, did not respond to an interview request. Yallop won two MLS Cups in San Jose and was respected for his work with the Canadian national team, but in his 1 seasons in Los Angeles he’s missed the playoffs twice – the only times in franchise history – and like many in the organization appeared overwhelmed at times by Beckham’s arrival. Speculation has swirled around Yallop’s job status since Beckham arrived in mid-July to a floundering club that was derided by one English paper as a good pub side. In August, one report had him set to be fired and replaced by former German national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who has worked as a consultant for the Galaxy, served as an advisor to AEG in designing the Home Depot Center and lives in Huntington Beach. A month ago, the Times of London reported that AEG was approaching former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho with an offer to take over the team. “There’s all kinds of rumors going around right now,” Galaxy defender Ante Jazic said Tuesday upon exiting the meeting. “It’s hard to know what’s really happening.” One popular rumor is that Yallop will return to San Jose, which was granted an expansion franchise to replace the club that moved to Houston a year ago. Yallop sidestepped whether he’d want to return to San Jose. “I need to wait and see what L.A. says to me,” Yallop said. “Until I hear different, I’m the coach of the Galaxy, so I’m not going to comment on that.” The Galaxy players, coaches and a few staff members – but not Lalas – met Tuesday to discuss the upcoming trips to Minneapolis, Vancouver, Sydney, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. Instead it turned into an open forum on what went wrong this season, with Yallop and many of the veterans – including Beckham, team captain Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Joe Cannon – speaking out. “Frank made it really clear how he felt,” according to one player, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “He made it clear he wasn’t comfortable. “In San Jose, when he won, he felt comfortable making decisions he felt good about. This season, there was a lot of pressure with David getting minutes. It was tough on him. If he plays him, he gets a lot of (flak). If he doesn’t, everyone is asking why he didn’t play him. “Basically, he was venting. He said, `My job is on the line.’ He promised to do better if he got the chance.” Team chemistry was also a subject that was addressed. Cliques developed within the team – mostly along the lines of age – and some felt like it affected the team’s play, especially when so many new faces were thrown into the lineup. Beckham asked how he could do better as far as interacting with his teammates. “He made himself vulnerable,” the player said. When Beckham was signed in January, it was with expectations of the Galaxy becoming a club whose name – and merchandise – would be known world-wide. But the Galaxy won just three MLS games in the 3 months before Beckham’s arrival. Then, with a back-loaded schedule that included three coast-to-coast flights in three weeks, injuries began to pile up – including Beckham’s sprained knee, which along with an ankle injury allowed him to play just two complete games. A late-season five-game winning streak, the club’s longest since 1998, put the Galaxy back in playoff contention until they fell to Chicago, 1-0, in the season finale. While the season took its toll on Yallop – he erupted into a profanity-laced answer when asked after one loss about his team’s injury troubles – he always had the public support of many of his players. Donovan and Chris Klein were among those who publicly lobbied for Yallop to stay on. “I’m the type of person who doesn’t worry about what anybody else thinks. I know if I’m doing a good job,” Yallop said. “You could have hired Jose Mourinho and he wouldn’t have done any different. “You can work with the tons of injuries and the schedule and all the things. He’s a fantastic coach, but in the circumstances, I don’t think anybody would have done differently. At one point, you’re just chucking guys on the field and hoping to get a result. We never felt like we really had a chance to have a breath until the end.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!