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FANTASY MLS FOR XI: GOING FOR GOLD

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...
Via Total MLS
2 days ago  |  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: Facebook.com/LAGalaxy) 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
5 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Galaxy-Earthquakes Preview

The San Jose Earthquakes have blanked their last two opponents while continuing a stretch where they've consistently earned points. Their chances of recording another shutout appear doubtful Saturday night at Stanford Stadium in the California Clasico against the Los Angeles Galaxy, who will try to continue an incredible scoring binge while earning their first road win since August...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Timbers-Galaxy Preview

Behind stout defensive play and the offense of Gaston Fernandez and Maximiliano Urruti, the Portland Timbers have the longest winning streak in team history. They seek a fifth straight victory Wednesday night when they visit the Los Angeles Galaxy, who are trying to take advantage of a home-heavy stretch. The Timbers (7-5-4), tied with Los Angeles for third place in the Western Conference...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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: ESPN.com) 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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sebastian Lletget Making Early Impact with Los Angeles Galaxy

(Mandatory Credit: LA Galaxy Official Facebook Page) The Los Angeles Galaxy have found another scoring threat with new transfer Sebastian Lletget, who arrived in LA via West Ham of the Premier League last month. Coming off the bench in the Galaxy’s 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night, Lletget wasted no time in netting a goal for the third straight match, putting...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy End Winless Skid with Offensive Outburst in 5-1 Win Over Philadelphia Union

(Mandatory Credit: lagalaxy.com/Official LA Galaxy Facebook Page The Los Angeles Galaxy came into Saturday night’s game on a three game winless streak, with two ties and a loss since their last win on May 27th versus Real Salt Lake. With 22 points through their first 17 games, the Galaxy entered their match against the Philadelphia Union tied with Portland for fourth place in...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

After Scoring His First Goal, Sebastian Lletget Seeks to Contribute Even More

Sebastian Lletget runs towards a ball during a game at the StubHub Center in Carson, California (Twitter/LA Galaxy) About a month ago the Los Angeles Galaxy signed midfielder, Sebastian Lletget. Manager Bruce Arena decided to bring in another player with overseas experience in hopes of bolstering the midfield’s depth. Bringing players from Europe is nothing new for Bruce Arena...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Falls to Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0

Carson, Calif. — The LA Galaxy saw their 29 unbeaten home streak come to an end Saturday night as they fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0. The Galaxy were again short on players with Gyasi Zardes, Bradford Jamieson IV, and Jaime Penedo out on national team duties, Jose Villarreal out with a left shoulder sprain, and Robbie Rogers still recovering from an ankle injury (he went...
Via Total MLS
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kekuta Manneh and The Whitecaps Run Past Galaxy

Vancouver’s Kekuta Manneh #23 was a nightmare for the Galaxy defense. (Credit: Jake Roth – USA Today Sports) For the first 10 minutes of the match at StubHub Center, it was all about the home team – The Galaxy came out firing on all cylinders. However, they were only able to muster up one goal scoring opportunity. Ishizaki took on a defender in the 10th minute and created...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Secures a Penn State Superstar Goalkeeper on its Roster

Penn State’s Andrew Wolverton is the newest goalkeeper to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy (Mandatory Credit: LA Galaxy). The Los Angeles Galaxy is shaping up defense inside the net with its latest recruit of 2015. On Tuesday, the club signed Penn State University goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton to the team. Wolverton was a fourth-round pick for the Galaxy in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft...
Via The Sports Journal
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Juninho’s PK Takes Revenge on Nick Rimano

Los Angeles Galaxy’s Juninho, of Brazil, celebrates his goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Real Salt Lake, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Real Salt Lake ventured to StubHub center Wednesday night hoping finally put an end to the split scores they faced in the past year with the LA Galaxy. Galaxy had their eye on an early...
Via The Sports Journal
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard’s LA Galaxy debut set for International Champions Cup date

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's debut for new side Los Angeles Galaxy has been pencilled in for July 11. The Reds midfielder signed off a 28-year association with his one professional side in Sunday's 6-1 defeat at Stoke. He is currently on an end-of-season break in Dubai with his team-mates but will soon begin preparations for a new challenge in Major League Soccer...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

A Jose Villarreal Return is Just as Essential for a Galaxy Season Turnaround

Jose Villarreal, and part of his team, stand at the opening ceremony and fireworks display before facing Houston Dynamo on Friday May 22, 2015 in Carson, Calif. (Mandatory Credit: Gabriela Vidal/ The Sports Journal) Forward Jose Villarreal may not hold as legendary of a presence on the field like teammate Robbie Keane, but rest assured that this young Galaxy is a force to be reckoned...
Via The Sports Journal
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dynamo-Galaxy Preview

Robbie Keane's absence has been a tough obstacle to overcome for the slumping Los Angeles Galaxy. He's hoping his return provides a much-needed spark. Keane expects to play as Los Angeles looks to snap a five-match winless streak Friday night against the visiting Houston Dynamo, who can win three straight for the first time in nearly three years. The Galaxy (3-4-5) won their first...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy and LA Football Club, a Future City Rivalry?

A rendering of the interior of the proposed LAFC stadium in South LA. (Mandatory Credit: Gensler via NBCSports.com) The Los Angeles Galaxy have won five MLS Cups, including three of the last four years and four in the last decade. Seems like a team that would have the support of all soccer fans in the city of angels right? Well apparently not, because Los Angeles is going to get...
Via The Sports Journal
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

What Can the Galaxy do to Fix Their Problems?

Goal keeper Jaime Penedo punches a ball out of the box during the MLS match at StubHub Center in Los Angeles, California. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Galaxy have struggled in almost every aspect of their season. Whether it be putting the ball into the back of the net, or keeping balls out of their net, manager Bruce Arena will surely believe they can do a better...
Via The Sports Journal
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Weekend Preview: Consistency, quality fuel D.C. United's success

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena held court on a wide variety of topics this week. He discussed the foibles of MLS rules and regulations and pondered the possibility of division-based play moving forward. Those thoughts merited consideration as always, but his observation about the MLS regular season perhaps proved most pertinent given the action in midweek. "Major League Soccer right...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Galaxy Hope to Correct Ailments Against Orlando City

Robbie Keane celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal. (Scott French/MLSsoccer.com) The Los Angeles Galaxy will travel across country this Sunday to face Orlando City F.C. The Galaxy are facing the new kids on the block for the first time, and are hoping to come out of the game with three points, which will help them get their campaign back on track. Both teams are in...
Via The Sports Journal
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy Seeking Much-Needed Win in First Match Against Orlando City SC

Los Angeles Galaxy forward #11 Gyasi Zardes celebrates after scoring a goal in a match against FC Dallas. (Mandatory Credit: Facebook/LAGalaxy). The Los Angeles Galaxy will finish a three-game road trip when they face the brand new MLS expansion team Orlando City SC in the Citrus Bowl on Sunday. Los Angeles is coming off a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas and is in need of a win before returning...
Via The Sports Journal
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9

Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek nine of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Sleepwalking in LA  Alan Gordon has, single-handedly netted LA somewhere around five of their 13 points this season. Without Gordon, who hit the 200 appearance landmark against Seattle earlier this year, the Galaxy are bottom of the Western Conference. This is, for the moment, LA’s worst...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapids end road trip with 1-1 draw in LA

Los Angeles forward Alan Gordon’s goal in the 75th minute evened the score in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Colorado Saturday night at the StubHub Center. Both teams were coming off 1-1 draws against New York, but the defending MLS Cup champions came into the match with additional four days rest with Colorado playing their previous match on Wednesday night. But the visitors ...
Via Mile High Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Gets Three Points Off Gonzalez’s late winner

Carson, Calif. — Manager Bruce Arena fielded another entirely new lineup Saturday night against Sporting Kansas City. For the first time in a while, the Galaxy did not have a designated player in the starting lineup. Robbie Keane was still out with a groin injury and Omar Gonzalez started on the bench after going a full 90 minutes in the USA’s win over Mexico a few days...
Via Total MLS
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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