Los Angeles Times

Kevin Baxter

Writer

Kevin Baxter writes about baseball, soccer and anything else he can get a press pass for at the Los Angeles Times. He has covered two Summer Olympics, two Pan American Games, two World Cups, a Super Bowl and six World Series. An essay he wrote in the fifth grade was voted best in the class.

Recent Articles

  • Improved Galaxy defense a case of addition and subtraction

    Improved Galaxy defense a case of addition and subtraction

    Steven Gerrard didn’t want to point fingers. But he wasn’t about to pull any punches either. So when he was asked about this year’s Galaxy defense, which has given up the second-fewest goals in MLS, and last year’s, which collapsed down the stretch and finished third-worst in the Western Conference,...

  • Galaxy advances to U.S. Open Cup semifinals with 4-2 win over Sounders

    Galaxy advances to U.S. Open Cup semifinals with 4-2 win over Sounders

    Bruce Arena has coached in a World Cup quarterfinal and three MLS Cup championship games in the last two decades. Where he hasn’t been since 1997, however, is to the final four of the U.S. Open Cup. That skid ended Wednesday when Arena’s Galaxy twice overcame deficits to beat the Seattle Sounders,...

  • Galaxy tonight vs. Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup

    Galaxy tonight vs. Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup

    U .S. OPEN CUP GALAXY vs. SEATTLE SOUNDERS When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: StubHub Center track stadium. On the air: Streaming on lagalaxy.com. Record vs. Seattle: 1-0 (in MLS play) Update: The Galaxy has reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup four times in the last seven years, but the...

  • Galaxy's Dos Santos named to all-star team

    Galaxy's Dos Santos named to all-star team

    Midfielder Giovani dos Santos is the Galaxy’s lone representative on the 26-player Major League Soccer all-star team, which was announced by the league Sunday. Dos Santos, who leads the Galaxy with seven goals, was selected to the team in a fan vote earlier this month, then confirmed as a member...

  • Carli Lloyd silences her critics to become key to U.S. women's soccer success

    Carli Lloyd silences her critics to become key to U.S. women's soccer success

    When former soccer star Mia Hamm returned to her hometown of Selma, Ala., last winter, she was presented with a key to the city. When Carli Lloyd, the U.S. team’s current star, returned to Burlington County, N.J., after last summer’s World Cup, she was presented with the key to the Evesham Township...

  • Gerrard gets only goal as Galaxy's StubHub Center streak continues

    Gerrard gets only goal as Galaxy's StubHub Center streak continues

    Work crews are scheduled to descend on the StubHub Center this weekend to rip out the main stadium’s field in preparation for next week’s CrossFit Games. The Galaxy might want to consider saving a few blades of grass before that happens, though, because their home turf has proven luckier than a...

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