The L.A. Galaxy are building a dynasty

With European football leagues at the onset of their season and a break for international competition arriving in two weeks, it’s time to look at a team in Major League Soccer who up until now have flown under the radar in 2015. They have methodically been adding the pieces needed to dominate the rest of the season and win the Supporters’ Shield as well as the MLS Cup. The Galaxy’s...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant will retire at the end of the MLS season

LA Galaxy left back Todd Dunivant, hampered throughout most of the last two Major League Soccer season with injuries, will retire at the end of the season, the team has announced. During his 13-year MLS career, Dunivant has been part of five MLS Cup-winning teams and was named to the league’s Best XI after the 2011 season. “I have given this game all that I can and will step...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy boss Arena hints at Gerrard's Liverpool return

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has hinted that Steven Gerrard will one day return to the Premier League as Liverpool boss. Gerrard, 35, signed an 18-month contract with the MLS side in the summer and Arena is convinced the midfielder has all the attributes to eventually enter football management. The former England man has previously spoken about returning to Anfield and Arena, who...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

As NYCFC learned, it’s the LA Galaxy then everyone else in MLS right now; By Steve Davis

Capt. Obvious would say this after watching the LA Galaxy clobber New York City FC in 2015′s highest profile MLS match to date: The Galaxy engine is revving fast once again, the game-changers doing their thing to nourish thoughts of a fourth championship in five years. But a clever first mate might then quietly add this, almost ominously, as if issuing a warning of something...
Via World Soccer Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Five Points: Galaxy illustrate way forward for NYCFC

NYCFC still figuring out how to distribute the load This latest thumping proved too much for New York City FC captain David Villa to handle. Villa huffed that he needed some help after scoring his 15th goal in NYCFC’s 5-1 defeat at LA Galaxy on Sunday. His frustration is well founded: The former Spain forward leads a side with gaping holes in midfield and defense, even if Kwadwo...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 25

Here are the 10 things we learned from Week 25 of the 2015 MLS season. 1. LA continues to roll The LA Galaxy are just outrageously good. So good, in fact, that after drubbing New York City FC 5-1 in one of the marquee matchups of the season on Sunday at the StubHub Center, a fair number of sharp soccer minds – including Bruce Arena – were impressed with NYCFC. There was something...
Via World Soccer Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

In MLS 3.0, small spenders will get smaller margin for error; By Steve Davis

I’m not sure we are in MLS 3.0 just yet, but the contours of it are becoming easier to define. MLS 1.0 was, well, that’s pretty much self-explanatory, eh? It wasn’t always pretty – heavens, some of the early grounds could only have been more ill-fitting if they were ice rinks – but things must begin somewhere. Toronto FC ushered in MLS 2.0 around 2007, showing how urban...
Via World Soccer Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing best options for US left back position; By Steve Davis

For the United States national team, left back is the problem child that just cannot be tamed. Surely you’ve heard that before; this is hardly a recent thing. Going way, way back, left back was a mostly unsettled spot for Steve Sampson, then for Bruce Arena, then for Bob Bradley and now, generally, for Jurgen Klinsmann. Oh, the occasional answer would arrive in someone like Eddie...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

A Win Against FC Dallas Puts the Los Angeles Galaxy in a Comfortable Position

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget (17) kicks the ball as midfielder Darwin Ceren (17) attempts to defend during the second half at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports) The Los Angeles Galaxy will take on FC Dallas tomorrow in an important Western Conference matchup. The game could end up influencing who finishes with the best...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Beat Seattle Sounders 3-1, Dos Santos Scores in his MLS Debut

Giovani Dos Santos made his MLS debut against the Seattle Sounders on Aug 9, 2015. (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy faced off against the Seattle Sounders a pivotal match in the Western Conference standings. Los Angeles took over in the second half after a slow start, but ended up winning 3-1 against the Seattle. Seattle started the game off hot, scoring in the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos targets title after MLS debut

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos set his sights firmly on winning MLS Cup after scoring on his league debut for the club. Dos Santos marked his first MLS start with a goal and an assist to spark the Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over Seattle Sounders on Sunday. The overall performance -- including a goal from Robbie Keane and a comprehensive second-half display to...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Weekend Preview: Red Bulls-NYCFC, Galaxy-Sounders draw top billing

LOS ANGELES -- External demands attracted much of the attention this week. The end of the secondary transfer window prompted a flurry of transactions as teams geared up for the stretch run, while CONCACAF Champions League obligations started for four teams. The totality of those concerns enveloped the two league games on Wednesday -- Sebastian Giovinco did his best to stand out with...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy forward Dos Santos thrilled with 'dream' MLS debut

Giovani dos Santos labelled his LA Galaxy debut a "dream match" after scoring in the MLS club's 5-1 triumph over Central in the CONCACAF Champions League. Dos Santos made his bow in the 57th minute of the Galaxy's CCL triumph on Thursday and slotted his first goal for the Californians in the 76th minute after receiving a pass from Rafael Garcia in the box. The Mexico forward...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans, media line up for dos Santos at Galaxy practice

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Some 50 fans, many wearing Giovani dos Santos' Mexican national team jersey, gathered to see the 26-year old before and after his second practice with the Galaxy on Tuesday. They chanted his name, held up signs welcoming him to Los Angeles and clamored for autographs and pictures. The media contingent was just as large and frenzied for dos Santos' first news...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaime Penedo Leaving will Hurt the Los Angeles Galaxy

Jaime Penedo and the Los Angeles Galaxy agree to part ways after two years. (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy have suffered a major blow. Goalkeeper, Jaime Penedo, and the Los Angeles Galaxy have agreed to part ways after the Panamanian international spent two years in between the sticks for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Penedo leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy comes as a bit of...
Via The Sports Journal
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Los Angeles Galaxy Attack be Stopped?

Forward Robbie Keane (left) and midfielder Steven Gerrard (right) celebrate a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 17, 2015. (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy are on a tear as of late. It seems that the five time MLS cup winners will never stop scoring. Over their last five games, the team has scored 20 goals. Over their last five games, Los Angeles has lost just...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Giovanni Dos Santos Joins L.A. Galaxy, Brings Mexican Star Power To MLS

CARSON, Calif. — Giovani dos Santos is the next star in the LA Galaxy. The defending MLS Cup champions signed the versatile Mexican scorer Wednesday, bolstering their already powerful lineup with another international talent. IT’S OFFICIAL: The #LAGalaxy have signed @OficialGio: #BienveniDosSantos— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 15, 2015...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Giovani Dos Santos Might Put the Los Angeles Galaxy Over the Top, but There are Some Concerns

Mexican national team star Giovani Dos Santos has signed a 4 1/2-year contract with the Galaxy. (Andrew Nelles / Associated Press) The Los Angeles Galaxy have already taken advantage of the MLS’s decision to allow a “core player,” which is essentially a fourth designated player that a team is allowed to sign. As soon as MLS owners voted to approve rule which allows a fourth...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mexico star Giovani dos Santos signs for LA Galaxy

Giovani dos Santos flirted with MLS in the past. He fielded interest from Sporting Kansas City. He pondered his options as he pursued his career in Europe. He weighed whether he really wanted to make the move to the United States. It took him a couple of years to reach his verdict, but he finally decided to take the plunge. Mexico international midfielder dos Santos, 26, agreed to...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki heads home to Sweden

CARSON, Calif. (AP) LA Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki intends to sign with a team in his native Sweden after mutually parting ways with the MLS club. Ishizaki and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena announced the veteran's decision last weekend and confirmed it Monday. The 33-year-old Ishizaki spent the last 1 1/2 seasons with the Galaxy, compiling six goals and 12 assists. He played a...
Via AP on Fox
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss


The double-game week bonanza’s come and gone, and the majority of us that captained Giovinco reaped the rewards of his 16-point week. Over 30 MLS players scored in the double digits during the DGW. Were you able to take advantage of the extra matches? Now we’re back to a normal week, and several MLS players are leaving for Gold Cup duties, so things will get trickier. DGW...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy Seeking Payback in U.S. Open Cup Match with San Jose Earthquakes

Sebastian Lletget #17 of the Los Angeles Galaxy in a game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Stanford Stadium on June 28, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena put it simply, after his team’s 3-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday: “we were crappy.” Los Angeles was coming off a three-game winning streak, the last...
Via The Sports Journal
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes win first Cali Clasico of the season

Chris Wondolowski scored a classy goal against LA Galaxy. San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxay renewed their storied rivalry at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, and the former left the stadium with all three points in the bag. The Galaxy came into the Cali Clasico with a full head of steam after scoring a combined 16 goals in the last three games – 10 in two league games and six in...
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Galaxy Needs More than a Strong Lineup to Rise in Western Conference

  Gyasi Zardes and teammates celebrate a triumphant 5-1 win in Carson, Calif. against Philadelphia Union on Saturday, June 20. (Mandatory Credit: Saturday’s successful offensive attack against Philadelphia Union demonstrated the passion and drive of Galaxy play that Los Angeles has historically known them for. It also showed that this kind of strength and momentum...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Does North American soccer need super clubs? MLS vs. NASL competition might give us a hint

Many fans of the Beautiful Game criticize MLS for its single entity structure and salary caps. What has resulted is parity though certain teams like the Los Angeles Galaxy have found a way to “game” the system, but much of the success of the Galaxy is down to the management genius of Bruce Arena. But the MLS approach has not allowed for the development of “super clubs,”...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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