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Kevin Baxter

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

Recent Articles

  • Galaxy injury list continues to grow ahead of Atlanta United match

    Galaxy injury list continues to grow ahead of Atlanta United match

    Think it’s hard to get an appointment with your family doctor? Try getting in to see one of the Galaxy’s team physicians. The training room has been so busy this season, it’s best to leave a number and hope someone calls you back. The injured list added another name Tuesday when the team announced...

  • Jon Kempin can't rescue Galaxy in 4-0 loss to Toronto

    Jon Kempin can't rescue Galaxy in 4-0 loss to Toronto

    When the final whistle mercifully ended the Galaxy’s lackluster 4-0 loss to Toronto FC on Saturday, what was left of the announced crowd of 19,650 sent the players off with a chorus of boos. But that was nothing compared to the message they received when they got to the locker room. More than 45...

  • Infighting threatens Bayern Munich's long Bundesliga dominance

    Infighting threatens Bayern Munich's long Bundesliga dominance

    For the last five years Bayern Munich has viewed its competition the same way Joey Chestnut views a hot dog: as something to be devoured as quickly and completely as possible. Over that time Bayern has lost just 12 of 170 Bundesliga games, outscoring opponents by more than 52 goals a season. It...

  • Toronto FC's rise to MLS dominance follows Tim Leiweke's Galaxy blueprint

    Toronto FC's rise to MLS dominance follows Tim Leiweke's Galaxy blueprint

    You don’t have to look too hard to see Tim Leiweke’s fingerprints on Toronto FC’s climb from MLS disaster to league dominance. Nor do you need a degree in sports management to understand how it happened. But it would be helpful to know a little bit about history — specifically Galaxy history —...

  • Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid returns to Seattle, where he helped build a soccer club

    Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid returns to Seattle, where he helped build a soccer club

    Two days after Sigi Schmid was fired as coach of the Seattle Sounders last summer, dozens of the team’s most fervent supporters packed a sports bar a few blocks from the Sounders’ stadium to thank him for putting the city on the MLS map. A couple of hours into the emotional evening, the fans asked...

  • Top weekend soccer matches to watch on TV

    Top weekend soccer matches to watch on TV

    After a brief pause for the FIFA international break, Europe’s top leagues return to action this weekend with a number of interesting early season matchups. Here are a few worth watching Saturday in place of college football: English Premier League: Both Manchester teams will be in action with...

  • Coliseum, Rose Bowl and Inglewood NFL stadium apply to stage World Cup games

    Coliseum, Rose Bowl and Inglewood NFL stadium apply to stage World Cup games

    Three Southern California stadiums have submitted paperwork to stage World Cup games in 2026 should the united bid of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to host the tournament win approval from FIFA. The Coliseum, the new NFL stadium set at Hollywood Park and Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, site of the 1994 World...

  • U.S. hopes bonds formed in Honduras will pave way to Russia

    U.S. hopes bonds formed in Honduras will pave way to Russia

    When the final whistle sounded on Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier, U.S. defender Omar Gonzalez dropped to his knees in the center circle, unable to move. Around him exhausted teammates bent over at the waist, grasping for air and begging for relief. The Americans had battled Honduras to a 1-1 draw...

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