Beckerman, Jones, Borchers highlight WST’s 2015 MLS All-Hair Team

To fashion the Major League Soccer All-Hair Team, we meticulously considered the coiffures of each and every player who took the pitch for all 20 MLS squads during the 2015 season. To maximize objectivity, we developed a precise, scientific rating system involving complex algorithms and meta-data analytics that would make the National Security Agency drool. But, of course, there’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
29 days ago  |  Discuss

As NYCFC learned, it’s the LA Galaxy then everyone else in MLS right now; By Steve Davis

Capt. Obvious would say this after watching the LA Galaxy clobber New York City FC in 2015′s highest profile MLS match to date: The Galaxy engine is revving fast once again, the game-changers doing their thing to nourish thoughts of a fourth championship in five years. But a clever first mate might then quietly add this, almost ominously, as if issuing a warning of something...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing best options for US left back position; By Steve Davis

For the United States national team, left back is the problem child that just cannot be tamed. Surely you’ve heard that before; this is hardly a recent thing. Going way, way back, left back was a mostly unsettled spot for Steve Sampson, then for Bruce Arena, then for Bob Bradley and now, generally, for Jurgen Klinsmann. Oh, the occasional answer would arrive in someone like Eddie...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy Officially Welcome Giovani Dos Santos

Giovani Dos Santos after his introduction press conference on Tuesday. (Mandatory Credit: There were no big surprises at Tuesday’s press conference that was centered around the long-awaited arrival of Giovani Dos Santos to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 26-year-old football phenom had already received a warm, Beatles Hard Day’s Night-esque welcoming at the...
Via The Sports Journal
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Total-MLS’s Unsung Player of the Week

As you all know (or some of you may not), things have changed here at Total-MLS in an order to bring you more coverage of our beloved league and sport. One of our new additions will be an Unsung Player of the Week award. Most sites do players and Best XI’s for every week of the league and we felt that we would highlight some players who rarely see the limelight. Now some choices...
Via Total MLS
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports world reacts to Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Some reaction in sports on Twitter to the Supreme Court's decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States: ''Happy doesn't even come close to how I feel! Proud of my country today & will try and make you all proud of us!!! (hash)USA'' - soccer's Abby Wambach. --- ''Equality For All!'' - tennis great Billie Jean King. --- ''What a day to celebrate...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Cornerback Voices Same-Sex Marriage Disapproval, Then Goes Too Far

The sports world’s reaction to the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide Friday was positive, as notable gay athletes such as Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers and Martina Navratilova celebrated the landmark ruling. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson ended all that with some tweets you’ll just have to see for yourself. Love is love? So what will we say when...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Galaxy Trounce Portland, Winning 5-0

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget (17) kicks the ball as midfielder Darwin Ceren (17) attempts to defend during the second half at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports) The Los Angeles Galaxy faced off against the Portland Timbers for the second time this season. Both teams headed into the matchup with 25 points, but the Portland...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Continues Their Rampage With 5-0 Win Over Portland

Carson, Calif. — After an dominating performance last Saturday against the Philadelphia Union, the LA Galaxy wasted no time picking up where they left off against their Western Conference rivals, the Portland Timbers. Newcomer Sebastian Lletget, making his second MLS start, got things rolling in the 13th minute by scoring his fourth goal in the last four games. Four minutes later...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Roundup: Toronto FC open Rivalry Week with victory over Montréal

Toronto FC 3 -- Montréal Impact 1 All three TFC Designated Players scored as the Reds emerged victorious in the 401 Derby. Ambroise Oyongo gave the Impact the lead against the run of play earlier in the first half, but Michael Bradley engineered a fine late run to procure a deserved equalizer. Bradley then curled a delightful ball over the top to prompt Jozy Altidore’s low blast...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season: 1. The LA Galaxy Are Back The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front of an unusually strong StubHub Center crowd on Saturday night, and the home team responded by drubbing the hapless Philadelphia Union 5-1. This hasn’t been a fun year...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy Seeking New Streak in Upcoming Portland Timbers Match

#14 Robbie Rogers in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s game against the Philadelphia Union on June 20. (Mandatory Credit: Coming off a big 5-1 win on Saturday night over the Philadelphia Union, the Los Angeles Galaxy now sit near the top of the MLS Western Conference, tied for third place with the team they will face just four days after their victory over the Union...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy Must Move up in Playoff Seeding to Win Another MLS Cup

Defender Robbie Rogers celebrates with his teammates after a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew. (Twitter/LA Galaxy) The Los Angeles Galaxy are currently in sixth place in the Western Conference, giving them the last spot in the playoffs. If the season were to end today, the Los Angeles Galaxy would face the Seattle Sounders. Not only would the Galaxy play the best team in the MLS...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Crew draw 1-1 with Galaxy after 2:10 lightning delay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Federico Higuain scored the equalizer in the 66th minute, and the Columbus Crew salvaged a 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy after a lightning storm delayed the start of the match for 2 hours, 10 minutes Saturday night. Ethan Finlay hurdled Galaxy defender Leonardo to get to Tony Tchani's entry pass along the right side and cut it diagonally back to Higuain...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Galaxy-Crew Preview

The Los Angeles Galaxy and Columbus Crew qualified for last year's playoffs, with the Galaxy going on to win the MLS Cup. Nearly halfway into this season, neither club is in a particularly comfortable position in the standings. Both teams are desperate for a result ahead of Saturday night's meeting in Columbus. Los Angeles finished second in the Western Conference in 2014 before...
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June 12, 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

Limping Los Angeles Galaxy in a Must-Win Situation against Houston Dynamo

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget (17) kicks the ball as midfielder Darwin Ceren (17) attempts to defend during the second half at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports) The Los Angeles Galaxy will fight for playoff contention survival versus the Houston Dynamo Friday night, but they’ll battle with a scrappy lineup, quilted...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando City Dominates LA Galaxy En Route to 4-0 Victory

Orlando player Darwin Ceren (top) celebrates with teammates including Kaka (10) after Ceren scored a goal during the LA Galaxy at Orlando City Soccer MLS game at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Orlando won the game 4-0. (Mandatory Credit: Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) In their first season in Major League Soccer, the Orlando City Soccer Club has experienced...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy Earns a Point on the Road Against Real Salt Lake

The LA Galaxy took on Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night for the first time since their 5-0 rout in the Western Conference semifinals last season. However, the game was delayed for an hour due to severe weather conditions with lightning right before the scheduled start time. Captain Robbie Keane missed his fifth straight game with a nagging groin injury while Robbie Rogers (suffering...
Via Total MLS
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

DC United Defeat the LA Galaxy

DC United defeated the LA Galaxy 1-0 on a 93rd minute goal from Chris Pontius. In a freezing match that looked destined to finish 0-0, the Black and Red managed to capitalize on a depleted Galaxy squad to pick up three points. The game-winning goal came during a moment of magic, when Nick Deleon flicked the ball over a helpless Robbie Rogers followed by a lofted cross into the box...
Via Total MLS
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Total MLS
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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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
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