CARSON, Calif. (AP) _ The Los Angeles Galaxy fired coach Steve Sampson on Tuesday with the team in last place and on a six-game losing streak.

It was the first major move by Alexi Lalas since he became team president and general manager in April.

The Galaxy (2-8-1) have yet to win at home this season and are three points behind local rival Chivas USA in the conference standings.

Sampson took over the Galaxy in August 2004 and led them to an MLS Cup title last season.