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LA Galaxy 2015 Season Preview

Another MLS season is upon us and the LA Galaxy will have a big task on their hands if they want to keep their MLS Championship trophy for another year. Steven Gerrard was one of the biggest signings of MLS in the offseason but it was also one of the very few that Bruce Arena made to bolster this lineup to help them go for a record 6th MLS title. While most of their team from last...
Via Total MLS
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Ex

By Marco Cummings To say the least, the 2014 season was a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows for the Colorado Rapids. Following the hiring of club legend Pablo Mastroeni as the team’s head coach, the club raced to an upper-mid table start, only to lose team captain Drew Moor for the season (ACL). They eventually tumbled out of playoff contention, as the club went winless in its...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bob Bradley is a fine coach and capable of securing a big European role

Bob Bradley cuts an imposing figure on a touchline. Booming voice. Chiseled features. Wilting stare. And you’d kill for his posture. On Sunday afternoon, it was Bradley standing ramrod straight for 90 minutes on a clear, chilly Portland day, coaching his Norwegian outfit Stabaek in a friendly against the Chicago Fire. His counterpart, Frank Yallop, only made it off the bench once...
Via World Soccer Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy coach Arena on Steven Gerrard: "He's looking forward to a new challenge."

TALLAGHT, Ireland -- LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena is "surprised" by Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard's eagerness to join the MLS side this summer.  Arena met Gerrard on Thursday night as Liverpool defeated Besiktas 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League, and was impressed by the 34-year-old's desire to move to the MLS champions. "We spoke a good bit and, to be honest, I was surprised about...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS championships odds are out; See who the books favor

Since the L.A. Galaxy ushered in the Designated Player era with David Beckham’s ballyhooed signing back in 2007, we have all argued about whether spending big for stars was “essential” or merely “helpful” in the MLS title chase? Oddsmakers have just provided a little more food for thought in the ongoing debate. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook this week posted MLS championship...
Via World Soccer Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference still strongest in MLS despite new additions in East

Quick quiz: Which team from the Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference can best compete for the landmark 20th league title this season? Answer: It’s a trick question, of course. Far more likely that your 2015 title winner comes out of the West. That would be a re-configured West, one that was already stacked and packed before shedding the dead weight of Chivas USA, exchanging...
Via World Soccer Talk
21 days ago  |  Discuss

A Day Full of Emotions for Red Bull Fans

When I got to work Wednesday morning, the heat was not working and would not work the entire day. I thought this would be the worst thing I encountered for these 24 hours but I was wrong. This morning Kristen Dyer broke the news that the New York Red Bulls had fired head coach and club legend Mike Petke after two of the most successful seasons in the clubs 19-year history. Red Bull...
Via Total MLS
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard set for starring role at Los Angeles Galaxy

Bruce Arena intends to play Steven Gerrard as much as possible and in a more attacking role in midfield when the Liverpool captain joins the Los Angeles Galaxy this summer. Gerrard ended speculation over where his future lay on Wednesday when he announced he will join the Major League Soccer champions from July. The former England skipper's decision to end his long association with...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Red Bulls Should Have Doubled Down On Mike Petke, Not Fired Him

Mike Petke got out with his sanity intact. That’s a remarkable achievement, considering the club he worked so long and so hard for. Of course because he is Petke, with a thick New York accent, almost three hundred games played and coached for the MetroStars and Red Bulls, a young family and local roots bridging a deeply and fractured club together through different incarnations...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirms arrival of Liverpool's Steven Gerrard

Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the club in July. In an interview with the LA Times, Arena revealed what is expected to be officially announced later on Wednesday. "Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available," Arena, who has led the club to three Major League Soccer titles in four...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arena Confirms Steven Gerrard Will Join LA Galaxy In July

Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the club in July. In an interview with the LA Times, Arena revealed what is expected to be officially announced later on Wednesday. "Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available," Arena, who has led the club to three Major League Soccer titles in four...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Done Deal: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joining LA Galaxy

Done Deal: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joining LA Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com LA Galaxy coach, Bruce Arena has confirmed that the Liverpool captain will join the club in July. The Reds midfielder is out of contract in the summer and has decided to move to the United States in search of a new adventure. “Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly...
Via Soccerlens
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia advances to NCAA men's soccer final

CARY, N.C. (AP) Darius Madison scored in the fifth minute, and Virginia beat Maryland-Baltimore County 1-0 on Friday to reach the championship of the NCAA College Cup. The Cavaliers will play Providence or UCLA on Sunday. Virginia is seeking its sixth title following four championships under coach Bruce Arena from 1991-94 and another under current coach George Gelnovatch in 2009...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Healthy Predicament Facing Bruce Arena And Whether to Explore Opportunities in Europe

He’s the greatest coach that Major League Soccer has enjoyed – and maybe the country altogether. Bruce Arena helped turn MLS’s glamour squad into a bona fide champion three times over. Before that, he helped the US Men’s National Team to its best World Cup finish in the modern era (not to forget its most disappointing as well). In American soccer, Arena has basically done...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sounders need rally to oust LA and reach MLS Cup

SEATTLE (AP) This is not where the Sounders wanted to be. ''We talked about three scenarios: winning the game, tying the game and worst case is getting out of there with a 1-0 loss against us,'' Seattle midfielder Brad Evans said. Worst case it was. The Sounders lost the first leg of the MLS Cup Western Conference finals 1-0 in Los Angeles a week ago. The second leg is Sunday in...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

Sundays are typically the best day of the week for soccer supporters. You can lay on the couch sampling a string of engrossing games with thoughts of the Monday morning alarm locked away at the back of your mind. And for those who love a lazy Sunday, this might just be the best weekend of the entire campaign. Not only do all five of this week’s games come from different competitions...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sounders-Galaxy Preview

Technically, it could be the last home game of Landon Donovan's storied career with the Los Angeles Galaxy. But he and his teammates will do everything in their power to give the superstar forward one last crack at the MLS Cup on their home pitch, starting with the first leg of their Western Conference final versus the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. The Galaxy have made Stubhub Center...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

USMNT Must Avoid A Letdown After Their Promising World Cup

Usually in football when your recent form is two draws and two losses, questions start to be asked of the manager in question. But with the current US National Team, surprisingly that’s not the case. In a sport that is usually so trigger happy, Jurgen Klinsmann has skated while his team has suffered. Now this isn’t the same sort of situation that Mexico faced during the 2013...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Decision Day: Four teams vie for two places in MLS conference finals

Eastern Conference semifinal: New England – Columbus New England leads 4-2 on aggregate, Sunday, 5:00p.m. ET The home side enters the return leg at Gillette Stadium in commanding position. Columbus needs to score a minimum of three goals in order to harbor any chance of booking a place in the Eastern Conference final against New York. It is a tall order in any circumstances, but...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS 2014 regular season review: Top 10 coaches

MLS’ lack of high-tempo and beautifully crafted football makes it easy to assume that the coaching in the league is mediocre; however, that isn’t the case. The league’s congested schedule, brutal long distance traveling and complex trade policy means that only the most astute coaches can succeed in the relatively young league. Here are the best coaches from the 2014 season...
Via isportsweb.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Previewing the Teams in the 2014 MLS Playoffs

The MLS Playoffs begin Wednesday, and whether you like the playoff system or not, it’s an opportunity to make the most of it. The ten-team knockout tournament that will be played for the next month across the United States – and possibly Canada too – will be filled with drama, an unusual amount of farewells, pageantry, and pressure. It’s the best North American club...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tip Sheet: Seattle, LA Galaxy punctuate season with Supporters Shield clash

The final weekend of the MLS regular season offers perhaps its most anticipated and meaningful game. LA Galaxy and Seattle supplied a hint of the chaos and the intrigue  ahead when they met a week ago, but their 2-2 draw in Carson, Calif. served as a prelude to the decisive encounter ahead Saturday afternoon. Both teams enter this affair at CenturyLink Field with their futures firmly...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: 10 reasons why you can’t miss Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy series

Obafemi Martins With the playoffs just around the corner, MLS fans will get the opportunity to finish the 2014 regular season on a high note as the best teams collide in what promises to be a spine-tingling, nail-biting series. The league’s top two teams, LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, will collide twice in two weeks, both home and away, before they shift their focus to the playoffs...
Via isportsweb.com
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Take on Star-Studded Galaxy

Back to back wins, including a massive come from behind victory against the Portland Timbers have TFC fans buzzing at the prospect of a possible playoff appearance. Sitting just 1 point back of New York, the healthy Reds, including one Jermain Defoe, will travel to California to face one of their biggest tests of the season. Standing in their way on Saturday evening is the seemingly...
Via Total MLS
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto FC-Galaxy Preview

In his final season, Landon Donovan is on the verge of claiming another major MLS record. The star midfielder can become the league's all-time assist leader Saturday night when the playoff-bound Los Angeles Galaxy try to continue their home success in a matchup with Toronto FC. Already the MLS leader with 144 career goals, the 32-year-old Donovan recorded two assists in Sunday's...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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