LA Galaxy re-sign midfielder Rafael Garcia as camp opens

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Midfielder Rafael Garcia has re-signed with the LA Galaxy. The defending MLS champions announced the deal Monday after opening their first full week of training camp. Garcia spent the past three seasons with the Galaxy, who drafted him in 2012. He has made 11 appearances for the club, starting one game. Garcia was the captain of the affiliate LA Galaxy II last...
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MLS names MVP award after Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan’s legend will live on in Major League Soccer, despite his recent retirement.     MLS honored Donovan on Thursday by naming its MVP award after him and commissioning a new trophy, which includes his likeness. The “Landon Donovan MVP Award” will recognize the outstanding player in each MLS season, starting in 2015. Donovan, who retired from professional soccer...
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MLS renames MVP award after Landon Donovan

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Major League Soccer has renamed its Most Valuable Player award after Landon Donovan, its career scoring leader who retired last month after helping establish the league and boost the prominence of the U.S. national team. MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the decision Thursday before the MLS draft, calling Donovan's decision to join the league in 2001 ''one...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: MLS makes unfortunate typo on Landon Donovan tribute

MLS has given more than a few tributes to the retired Landon Donovan. Donovan has been given far more tributes than I could remember. There was the US Soccer tribute that culminated with an awkward hug with Jurgen Klinsmann. Then there was the tribute at Donovan’s final home regular season game when his chose Boys II Men and Five For Fighting to perform for him before the game...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Soccer renames MVP award to honor Landon Donovan

PHILADELPHIA MLS has renamed its Most Valuable Player award to honor retired LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan. Donovan, 32, stepped away from professional soccer in December after spending the bulk of his career in MLS. His contributions to the game -- including his status as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the league -- prompted MLS to name its MVP award after him...
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MLS renames MVP award to honor Landon Donovan

PHILADELPHIA MLS has renamed its Most Valuable Player award to honor retired LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan. Donovan, 32, stepped away from professional soccer in December after spending the bulk of his career in MLS. His contributions to the game -- including his status as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the league -- prompted MLS to name its MVP award after him...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan to ESPN? Could join Meyer, Donovan in “kid gloves” club

Rex Ryan could be set to join rarefied air. However, it’s not air that would be visible for at least a couple years down the line. It’s a very exclusive club that Rex Ryan would be joining though. As of now, only retired L.A. Galaxy Forward Landon Donovan and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer are in this special club, the “kid gloves” club. Considering it the sports equivalent...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweets Taken Out of Context: Alexi Lalas Edition

Alexi Lalas tweeted this tonight. Looking forward to the WC in Brazil next summer. I think Spain takes it all and US doesn’t get out of the group. — Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) December 29, 2014 A little context, Tweetdeck is marking posts as being from a year ago and Lalas is just poking a bit of fun at the situation. I look forward to seeing what is going to be Landon Donovan’s...
Via Bloguin Best
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

International stars that MLS should pursue

Wesley Sneijder could be the man to replace Landon Donovan. Major League Soccer will be entering into its 20th season in 2015 and the league has to take drastic steps in order to ensure maximum progress. The acquisition of multiple international stars is the most important step because it draws attention to the league, raises the level of competition and benefits the development...
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Revolution Hangout: Young Revs, Landon Donovan-Less Galaxy Look To Future

Let’s talk New England Revolution. The Revolution came agonizingly close to glory on Sunday once again on Sunday but fell at the final hurdle. The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Revolution 2-1 in extra time, ending the Revs’ bid for their first MLS Cup title in their 19-year history. The Galaxy are celebrating their record fifth MLS championship but they will enter a new era...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS Cup sees over 50%increase in viewership from 2013

Aired on ESPN, UniMás and Univision Deportes, the MLS Cup this past Sunday received a bigger audience than last year: Total aggregate U.S. viewership for MLS Cup 2014, per an informed source: 1.907 million. ESPN 964K, UniMás 698K, Univision Deportes 245K. — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) December 9, 2014   The aggregate audience between the three networks is 53...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Red Bulls coach goes off on soccer troll Dan Shaughnessy

MLS Cup 2014 took place yesterday and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in extra time to send Landon Donovan a champion.  The game was a terrific end to the 2014 MLS season.  And at least one person was very happy to see the MLS season come to a close so he wouldn’t have to be bothered anymore by it. Dan Shaughnessy, come on down! Silver lining of...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Becomes the Next Landon Donovan?

One of the greats of US Soccer has retired and now it’s time to figure out who becomes the new face of US Soccer. We had mentioned before that there will never be another Landon Donovan, and that is true. No one is going to have the exact same career and journey as Landon Donovan, but who is most likely to take over that next greatest American soccer player role for the foreseeable...
Via Bloguin Best
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Revolution Hurting After ‘Tough’ Loss To L.A. Galaxy In 2014 MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. — The New England Revolution found themselves on the wrong end of history Sunday, falling to the LA Galaxy in an MLS Cup final that served as a farewell present to the greatest American player. Landon Donovan went out on top after the Galaxy pulled out a 2-1 triumph in front of their home fans at StubHub Center, the fairytale finish so many were hoping for — just...
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS Cup 2014 Verdict: History Repeats Self In Revolution’s Loss To L.A. Galaxy

Records are made to be broken, and broken records continue to torment the New England Revolution. The Revolution suffered their latest bout of heartbreak on Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., falling to the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in extra time in the 2014 MLS Cup Final. The defeat was the Revolution’s fifth in MLS Cup and their third extra-time loss to the Galaxy in...
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Donovan ´exhausted´ after winning finale

Retiring Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan said he was tired following a long farewell from the game. Donovan’s 298th […]
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan Goes Out a Champion: LA Galaxy Outlasts New England Revolution in Extra Time of MLS Cup

In an intriguing 2014 MLS Cup Final, MLS League and Cup Final MVP Robbie Keane scored the game winning goal in the 111th minute to allow the LA Galaxy to defeat the New England Revolution and win a record 5th MLS Cup title. Landon Donovan ends his career by winning his record breaking 6th MLS Cup title as a player. The first half was a rather dull half. Except for a late Donovan...
Via Bloguin Best
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy win MLS Cup: Recap, grades and reactions

Landon Donovan goes out a champion. The perfect finish. #LegenD #MLSCup — KICKTV (@KICKTV) December 7, 2014 The greatest MLS player and LA Galaxy needed extra time to defeat New England Revolution 2-1 and win their fifth MLS Cup. Gyasi Zardes and Chris Tierney scored in regulation and Robbie Keane finished things off in overtime. Donovan said goodbye...
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan Retires A Champion With LA Galaxy

Landon Donovan retires a champion after he and his L.A. Galaxy teammates captured the franchise's fifth MLS championship.
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLS Cup: LA Galaxy vs New England Revolution

The final game of the 2014 MLS season kicks off today with the championship on the line. Will it be home side LA Galaxy, featuring Landon Donovan playing his last game, that will be victorious, or will underdog New England Revolution spring a surprise in a weekend full of shock results? Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: LA Galaxy vs New England...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS Cup gives Landon Donovan final chance to end on a high note

CARSON, Calif. --                                  Uncertainty lingered in the back of Landon Donovan's mind over the past few weeks. He provided an end point to his career when he announced his retirement in August. He stepped away from the United States men's national team in October to close that chapter of his life. He thrived with the freedom...
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Reasons why MLS Cup Final is must watch TV

The 2014 MLS Cup final is set with LA Galaxy hosting New England Revolution at the StubHub Center on Dec 7 at 3 p.m. EST on ESPN. Landon Donovan is looking to go out on top by winning a record sixth MLS Cup. For the most part, the biggest MLS game of the year has been overshadowed by Thierry Henry’s announcement earlier this week, but now that the legend has said his goodbyes...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS Cup Preview: Revolution Visit L.A. Galaxy In Search Of First Championship

The blinding spotlight of the 2014 FIFA World Cup flickered off just three days before the Los Angeles Galaxy hammered the New England Revolution on July 16. New England was in the midst of its worst run since 2001, and the 5-1 loss to the Galaxy was its sixth-straight setback. The Revolution would lose their next two games before mounting the most dramatic...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 MLS Cup Final is set

The stage is set, and this year’s MLS Cup will be fought for between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New England Revolution. The game could provide a storybook ending for arguably the greatest American soccer player of all time. The Revolution advanced to the finals by defeating the New York Red Bulls 4-3 on aggregate. With a 2-1 victory in the first leg, the Revolution had the...
Via Total Sports Live
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Donovan, Galaxy top Sounders

Donovan, Galaxy top Sounders - originally posted on     This was the dream conference final for MLS. Its two biggest teams going head to head with the winner going on to host MLS Cup. MLS poster boy Landon Donovan was also facing potentially the final game of his stellar career. It was a perfect storm for the league. The Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy both dominated...
Via Soccerlens
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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