LA Galaxy v Chicago Fire Recap

Carson, Calif. — The LA Galaxy hosted the Chicago Fire in front of a sold out crown on Friday night for the first MLS game of the 2015 season. Two years ago, LA also kicked off the 2013 season versus Chicago where Mike Magee scored a hat trick in a 4-0 rout against the Fire. Magee was traded to Chicago later that year for the rights to Robbie Rogers. LA hoped to replicate that...
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10 MLS players that missed out on a call-up to the USMNT January camp

USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 28-man roster for the January camp, and as most people expected, MLS is the most represented league. Klinsmann combined World Cup veterans – Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley and Matt Besler – with players that have yet to make their mark on the international stage. Of the 28 selected, 22 ply their trades in the local...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Rogers criticizes FIFA over 2018, 2022 World Cup decisions

LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers has hit out at FIFA for its "insane" decision to stage the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar. Rogers, who helped the Galaxy win MLS Cup earlier this month, is the highest-profile, openly-gay footballer in the world. Both Russia and Qatar have openly negative views on LGBT citizens which has led to criticism of FIFA for awarding them the rights...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Goalkeeper leaving Maryland to sign with Freiburg

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland sophomore goalkeeper Zack Steffen is leaving college to sign with Freiburg of Germany's Bundesliga. Maryland made the announcement Friday on its website. The 19-year-old from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, led the Terrapins to consecutive regular-season and conference titles and was defensive MVP at last year's NCAA College Cup, where Maryland lost to...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No time to play if safe for Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy come Sunday

It all comes down to this for the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy. With a slim 1-0 victory by the Galaxy in the first leg of the Western Conference final last weekend, it's all left to play for between them and the Supporters' Shield-winning Sounders at CenturyLink Field (live, Sunday, 9 p.m. ET). No playing it safe, no leaving it in the hands of the officials, no second chances....
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rogers expected more sportsmen to come out after Collins, Sam

Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer, hoping for a bigger fraternity. ''To be honest, I thought when I came...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Robbie Rogers' book: Soccer, faith and family

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer, hoping for a bigger fraternity. ''To be honest, I thought...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Robbie Rogers gets contract extension with LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy didn't announce the terms of their deal Thursday with Rogers, the first openly gay player in MLS. Rogers has excelled since moving to full-time defense this season, starting 15 games and contributing two assists as a left back. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena says the 27-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy settle for scoreless draw to open Western Conference semifinal

LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake will enter the second leg of their Western Conference semifinal on level footing after settling for a 0-0 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night. RSL enjoyed the better of the play in front of the sold-out crowd in Sandy, but the home side could not figure out a way to beat Jaime Penedo and secure a lead to take back to StubHub Center next Sunday...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Galaxy-Real Salt Lake Preview

The Los Angeles Galaxy didn't earn the Supporters' Shield they coveted, but the beginning of the postseason brings an entirely new set of goals. That includes beating the club that knocked them out of last season's playoffs. The second-seeded Galaxy visited third-seeded Real Salt Lake in the first leg of a two-game, aggregate-scoring playoff series on Saturday night. Los Angeles...
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October 31, 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...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

ABC buys sitcom 'Men in Shorts' based on Robbie Rogers' life

ABC buys sitcom 'Men in Shorts' based on Robbie Rogers' life
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ABC is turning Robbie Rogers’ life into a sitcom

If you’ve followed soccer or even just the movement for acceptance of LGBTQ athletes in sports in recent years, you may be familiar with the story of Robbie Rogers. Rogers, who came up in MLS with the Columbus Crew and eventually made it as far as Leeds United in the English Championship, came out in May of 2013. Following a brief retirement, Rogers returned to soccer, and to MLS...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 28 top performers

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored three goals to lead New York Red Bulls past Seattle Sounders. Major League Soccer’s parity was exhibited in week 28 as league-leader Seattle Sounders crashed and burned on the road against New York Red Bulls. The outcome of that game coupled with the fact that six goalkeepers kept clean sheets in a week that had 29 goals is a testament to how competitive...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Fire's Magee undergoes hip surgery, out for season

The reigning MLS MVP won't finish the 2014 season and likely will have his 2015 debut delayed. Mike Magee will miss six to eight months after having hip surgery Monday, the Chicago Fire announced. "It's unfortunate that Mike will be out for an extended period, but he's been struggling this season with the injuries," Fire coach Frank Yallop said in a club news release. "After consulting...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Timbers Fall to Galaxy 3-1

The Portland Timbers were defeated 3-1 by the LA Galaxy last Saturday morning. Robbie Keane led the way for the Galaxy with involvement on each goal, a brace and an assist in all. Maestro Diego Valeri struck first with a deflected direct free kick in the 14th minute. Valeri stepped up following a foul on Gaston Fernandez, shot on goal, and had the ball deflected off the top of a...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Outclasses Portland Timbers, Beats Them 3-1

The amazing thing was that the LA Galaxy only scored three goals. They could have had five. Or eight. Or any number, really. They dominated the Portland Timbers in the first half in their NBC brunch-time class in a way that the Timbers were rarely even dominated in the dark days of 2012. For some odd reason, they refused to convert until the very end of the first 45. Then they turned...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 21 top performers

Week 21 was built up to be one of the best of this MLS season and it didn’t disappoint. To the surprise of many, San Jose Earthquakes got the better of Seattle Sounders in their first game in Levi’s Stadium. With Seattle struggling, LA Galaxy has picked the right time to make a push for the Supporters’ Shield. Thierry Henry Here are the top 10 performers from week 21. 10. Nick...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Timbers Take Two Game Winning Streak to LA

The Portland Timbers fly South to face Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy this Saturday morning at 11:30 AM PT. Both teams come into this match fresh off three goal wins: LA’s 3-0 win over the league leading Seattle Sounders and Portland’s 3-2 besting of the MLS worst Montreal Impact. While their opponents weren’t of the same caliber, both earned vital points in a tight Western...
Via Total MLS
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Galaxy loan Robbie Rogers to Galaxy II

CARSON, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Galaxy loaned Robbie Rogers to their Galaxy II team for a USL Pro game against Sacramento Republic FC on Sunday night.
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy 2014 Season Preview

March is here and that means another First Kick and the start of the MLS season. Fresh off a disappointing season by LA standards, the boys from Carson look to improve upon last season's start that saw the team go 3-8-2 and crash out of last year's CONCACAF Champions League to lowly Toronto FC. The Galaxy start off this season with back-to-back games vs. Real Salt Lake in league...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS Cup 2014 – Suffering in Mediocrity

Often considered one of the whipping boys of the MLS, things may be starting to look up for Chivas USA. Despite finishing bottom of the Western Conference last season, recording a mere 26 points, 18 off eighth, some smart signings could signal the end of their recent failings and start a new era as they attempt to overhaul the Galaxy as Los Angeles’ biggest team. With top scorer...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Premier League Clubs Support ‘Football v Homophobia’ Campaign

Premier League Clubs Support ‘Football v Homophobia’ Campaign - originally posted on Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham are among the first to join the ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign, with the group hoping to gain support from at least 50% of professional clubs in England. The Hammers kicked off a month of action in February...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitzlsperger reveals he is gay

Former Aston Villa and West Ham midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has revealed he is gay. He is the highest-profile footballer to 'come out' and he follows in the footsteps of the American Robbie Rogers, who revealed his sexuality last year. Hitzlsperger won 52 caps for Germany and finished his career at Stuttgart last year, retiring because of injury. In an interview with Germany...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2013′s Biggest Football Stories

2013′s Biggest Football Stories - originally posted on Soccerlens.com2013 was a varied and often frustrating year in football on the world stage. From the Qatar World Cup debacle, to the looming outline of match-fixing becoming ever clearer behind the curtain of the game, there were plenty of scandals and sagas. Still, the game itself grabbed the spotlight too, and it’s power...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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