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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...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  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: laglxy.com/1CHGMWh #BienveniDosSantos http://t.co/AaWQng7Lp1— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 15, 2015...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Earthquakes-Galaxy Preview

The Los Angeles Galaxy will have to wait for their latest star addition to join them but they'll have Steven Gerrard available for his MLS debut Friday night. Gerrard could make his first start for the Galaxy as they try to beat the San Jose Earthquakes for the second time in three tries in just over two weeks. Already winners of three of the last four MLS Cup titles, Los Angeles...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard braces for Galaxy debut against Club América

After several months of preamble and an official introduction during halftime of a league match last weekend, Steven Gerrard will finally take the field as a LA Galaxy player. Gerrard joined his new Galaxy teammates for training earlier this week ahead of the International Champions Cup match against Mexican giants Club América on Saturday night (live, 11:30p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 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
29 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
June 28, 2015  |  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
June 26, 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: 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
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

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
June 21, 2015  |  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
June 21, 2015  |  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
June 16, 2015  |  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
June 08, 2015  |  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
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