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Los Angeles Galaxy Wins 2-1 in Stoppage Time Despite Holes in Starting Lineup

The Los Angeles Galaxy defeat Sporting KC 2-1 with a late goal in stoppage time from Omar Gonzalez at StubHub Center on April 18, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: Eduardo Serpa/The Sports Journal) The Los Angeles Galaxy faced Sporting KC Saturday night without star forward Robbie Keane, recovering from a hamstring injury, and with young breakout striker Gyasi Zardes sidelined for the first...
Via The Sports Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake to stay atop MLS

Darren Mattocks scored in the 80th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday to stay atop the Western Conference table in Major League Soccer. The referee issued a red card to Sebastian Saucedo for a studs-up challenge on Mauro Rosales in the 76th minute. The MLS-leading Whitecaps quickly capitalized when Mattocks headed home Russell Teibert's left-footed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles rallies to beat Sporting KC in stoppage time

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Omar Gonzalez scored in stoppage time and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied to beat Sporting KC 2-1 on Saturday night. Los Angeles (3-2-2) won its second straight game, while Sporting KC (2-2-3) had its four-game undefeated streak snapped. Gonzalez redirected Juninho's corner kick with his right shin in the fourth minute of extra time and it deflected off a defender...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarado, Morris get 1st US starts against Mexico

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Defender Ventura Alvarado and forward Jordan Morris are getting their first starts with the U.S. national team and center back Omar Gonzalez is in the starting lineup for the first time since last summer's World Cup. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann changed eight starters for Wednesday night's exhibition game against Mexico, keeping only goalkeeper Nick Rimando, midfielder...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry Kitchen replaces Michael Orozco on USMNT roster to face Mexico

SAN ANTONIO D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen has replaced Puebla defender Michael Orozco on the U.S. men’s national team roster to face Mexico on Wednesday, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday morning. The alteration provides Kitchen with another chance to impress after he featured in the U.S. squad to face Chile and Panama earlier this year. The versatile United linchpin offers...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penedo and Gordon Come Up Big For LA Galaxy

Carson, Calif. — The LA Galaxy took on the Seattle Sounders Sunday afternoon and all it took was one goal from Alan Gordon to end their four game winless streak. One goal and about ten saves from Galaxy goalkeeper, Jaime Penedo. Though LA bagged all three points at the end of the game, the Sounders had plenty of chances to equalize as well as win the game themselves. In the end...
Via Total MLS
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy get Much Needed Win Over Seattle Sounders FC

Alan Gordon of the LA Galaxy celebrates his goal in Sunday’s game against Seattle Sounders FC. (Mandatory Credit: Robert Mora and Hana Asano/LAGalaxy.com) It was a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Finals on Sunday at StubHub Center, as the Los Angeles Galaxy battled out 90 minutes with Seattle Sounders FC. Having not won since opening weekend, and after a brutal defeat...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaime Penedo Puts on a Show in Net, Helps Galaxy get Second Win

Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo stretches to make a right-handed save in Sunday’s match against Seattle Sounders FC. (Mandatory Credit: Robert Mora and Hana Asano/LAGalaxy.com) The Los Angeles Galaxy came into their matchup Sunday in need of a spark. Little did they know they would get it from the man between the posts. Galaxy goalkeeper, Jaime Penedo, made 10 saves...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles beat Seattle 1-0 to end 2-game scoreless streak

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Alan Gordon scored midway through the first half and the Los Angeles Galaxy held off the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Sunday to snap a two-game scoreless stretch. In the 23rd minute, Omar Gonzalez headed a free kick toward the far post and an unmarked Gordon headed it home in his 200th MLS appearance. It was the first goal in three games for Los Angeles (2-2-2) after...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup vets Beckerman, Gonzalez included in USMNT squad to face Mexico

SAN ANTONIO -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann included World Cup veterans Kyle Beckerman and Omar Gonzalez in his 22-man squad to face Mexico on Wednesday. Beckerman and Gonzalez return to the fold for the first time this year after featuring prominently in Klinsmann’s plans in Brazil last summer. Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler and New York City FC midfielder Mix...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Timbers Give Up Late Goal, Drop Points At Home For Second Straight Week

What a funny game soccer is. A week after failing to score despite numerous chances and dominating the run of play against Real Salt Lake, the Portland Timbers once again ended up splitting the points with the visitor, albeit under completely different circumstances. This time around, this was not a toothless Real Salt Lake, consistently bailed out by the outstanding play of Nick...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy lean on championship experience to open 2015 with victory over chicago

CARSON, Calif. -- In the final few moments before the MLS season finally kicked off, several LA Galaxy players watched as the vindication from last season emerged from the massive new board atop the north end of the StubHub Center. Their accomplishments from a year ago manifested as the championship banner rose high into the southern California night. The visual confirmation of the...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes Top LA Galaxy 3-2 in Inaugural Game at Avaya Stadium

The San Jose Earthquakes gave their shiny new stadium a test drive on Saturday afternoon and handed their southern rival the LA Galaxy a 3-2 loss in the first ever game at Avaya Stadium. The Quakes opened up a 1-0 advantage in the 42nd minute when Shea Salinas charged into the box, and clipped his cross off the arm of the Galaxy’s Omar Gonzalez and into the goal. In the 58th minute...
Via BaySportsNet
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Free Agency

The folowing was submitted by Richard Seiger: MLS owners and its players’ union are in the midst of negotiating, hopefully, a new CBA. Players have been very vocal one specific topic: free agency. Players believe they should have the right to choose which team employs their services.  The owners believe they are already competing with the rest of the world for players. Why should...
Via TornBySports
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Trick and a treat — Donovan extends MLS career with three goals

  Although Landon Donovan radiated his usual outer confidence, he confided a fear to his LA Galaxy teammates during warmups for their win-or-else playoff showdown with Real Salt Lake. "He was saying, `I don't want this to be my last game,'" defender Omar Gonzalez recalled. "I said, `It's not going to be.'" Not by a long shot -- or three. Thanks to Donovan's hat trick, his career...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Trick and a treat — Donovan extends MLS career with three goals

  Although Landon Donovan radiated his usual outer confidence, he confided a fear to his LA Galaxy teammates during warmups for their win-or-else playoff showdown with Real Salt Lake. "He was saying, `I don't want this to be my last game,'" defender Omar Gonzalez recalled. "I said, `It's not going to be.'" Not by a long shot -- or three. Thanks to Donovan's hat trick, his career...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 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

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Preview: MLS’ Biggest Game of the Season So Far

This is the ending Major League Soccer was dreaming of when they paired the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders together for the final two weeks of the regular season. Both teams were locked on 60 points with two games to play. The first game of the home and away series, played at LA Galaxy’s stadium, was a tightly contested 2-2 draw that saw the Galaxy, with the league’s best...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS 2014 regular season review: Top 10 defenders

It is well-known that the MLS is one of the weakest leagues in the world when it comes to defending. The defenders’ lack the awareness, positional skills and technical abilities to compete with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Jérôme Boateng, etc. They are just not that good. For the aforementioned reasons, the league has been bombarded with insults and humorous taunts from rhapsodic...
Via isportsweb.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 27 top performers

Obafemi Martins. Week 27 of the 2014 Major League Soccer seemed to have it all: terrible officiating that cost a team an important win, fantastic reflex saves, well-timed and not so well-timed challenges and of course, mouth-watering individual displays. Here are the week’s top 10 performers. 10. Omar Gonzalez: In a week that saw LA Galaxy drop four points, Gonzalez was the only...
Via isportsweb.com
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Earthquakes Draw Again in Part 3 of The California Clasico

Another game, another draw for the San Jose Earthquakes. On a scorching afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, the Quakes scant playoff chances all but evaporated as the club tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-1 in the third installment of the California Clasico. Following the draw with their southern rivals, the Quakes record now stands at 6-10-11, as the team sits in eighth...
Via BaySportsNet
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Earthquakes salvage 1-1 draw with Galaxy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Chris Wondolowski's goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie in the final California Clasico of the season on Sunday. Jordan Stewart assisted on the tying score, slotting a pass through a group of Galaxy defenders to find Wondolowski open near the far post. Omar Gonzalez opened the scoring in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 25 top performers

The great individual performances in week 25 proves that the talent level in MLS is rapidly improving, and sooner than later the league will be up there with the best in Europe. In a week overshadowed by Ryan Nelsen’s ousting in Toronto, there were sublime goals, dexterous defending and mouth-watering saves. Here are the top ten players from week 25. 10. Clint Dempsey: The American...
Via isportsweb.com
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles gets a 4-3 comeback win at Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. The Galaxy (10-5-7) trailed 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half. Goals by Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez, Alan Gordon and Donovan handed Colorado (8-11-6) its fifth straight loss. An unmarked Keane scored on a header in the...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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