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Galaxy fall 5-1 in finale at FC Dallas

Roland Lamah scored twice, Mauro Diaz had a goal and two assists, and FC Dallas beat the 10-man Los Angeles Galaxy 5-1 on Sunday. FC Dallas (11-10-13) needed at least a tie and some help to make the playoffs, but the San Jose Earthquakes' win over Minnesota United eliminated the defending Supporter's...

  • Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes will not be able to answer call for World Cup qualifiers

    Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes will not be able to answer call for World Cup qualifiers

    With his back to the wall heading into the final two World Cup qualifiers, U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena took some gambles with the players he called up Sunday. And one of those rolls of the dice has already come up snake eyes with the Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes being scratched from the roster...

  • Galaxy let win slip away at end, fall into last

    Galaxy let win slip away at end, fall into last

    If any team ever needed a vacation, it’s probably the Galaxy. After outplaying a 10-man Real Salt Lake team for much of Saturday at StubHub Center, they had to settle for a 1-1 tie when Kyle Beckerman scored on the final shot more than five minutes into stoppage time. The draw extended the Galaxy’s...

  • Cristian Roldan pledged allegiance to U.S. to honor his parents

    Cristian Roldan pledged allegiance to U.S. to honor his parents

    The most difficult decision of Cristian Roldan’s young soccer career had nothing to do with a game. Because his mother was born in El Salvador and his father in Guatemala, Roldan was eligible to play for either national team. So when both came calling, he admits he was torn: Should he honor the...

  • Lakers telecast pushes Galaxy to the side for a night

    Lakers telecast pushes Galaxy to the side for a night

    Every time it seems the Galaxy’s dismal season couldn’t get any worse, it does. The latest indignity was delivered by the team’s broadcast partner, Charter Communications, which moved Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. home game with Real Salt Lake off Spectrum SportsNet’s main channel to a series of alternate...

  • What to watch this weekend: international soccer

    What to watch this weekend: international soccer

    Six weeks into the European season, more than a dozen teams in the continent’s top five leagues remain unbeaten and a number of them have interesting games on tap this weekend. Here are a few worth watching: English Premier League: It’s been a tough start to the EPL season for winless Crystal Palace,...

  • LAFC's Carlos Vela, Galaxy's Dos Santos brothers called up by Mexican national team

    LAFC's Carlos Vela, Galaxy's Dos Santos brothers called up by Mexican national team

    Carlos Vela of the Los Angeles Football Club and brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos of the Galaxy were among 25 players called up to the Mexican national team for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras. The three will join the national team in Mexico after...

  • Galaxy eliminated from playoff contention after 3-3 draw with Dynamo

    Galaxy eliminated from playoff contention after 3-3 draw with Dynamo

    Alberth Elis scored two late goals and the slumping Houston Dynamo rallied for a 3-3 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night. The Dynamo (10-10-10), who are one point below the playoff line after going 0-3-3 since topping the Western Conference standings on Aug. 12, trailed 3-1 entering...

  • Even mathematical possibilities are running out for Galaxy

    Even mathematical possibilities are running out for Galaxy

    Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin is either the world’s most optimistic person, or he’s really bad at math. Even as his team was slogging through a three-month span that saw it win once in 15 games, Kempin continued to insist the team had a shot at the playoffs. “I keep saying playoffs and people keep...

  • Galaxy drop another road game, 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City

    Galaxy drop another road game, 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City

    Daniel Salloi and Diego Rubio each scored in the first half to lead Sporting Kansas City to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday and move to within one point of first-place Vancouver in the Western Conference. Kansas City (12-6-11), which won the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, extended...

  • Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season

    Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season

    After the Galaxy’s last home game, an uninspired 4-0 loss to Toronto FC, coach Sigi Schmid closed the locker room doors and addressed his players. “The main message was that guys are playing for their jobs,” goalkeeper Jon Kempin said. “Play for some pride.” Given the way the team responded, it...

  • Galaxy no match to Atlanta United, lose 4-0

    Galaxy no match to Atlanta United, lose 4-0

    Yamil Asad scored twice, Josef Martinez had his 17th goal, and Atlanta United cruised past the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (13-8-7) scored three goals in seven minutes for a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and cruised in the second half to extend its home unbeaten...

  • 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 —...

  • England fears possible hacks at Russian World Cup

    England fears possible hacks at Russian World Cup

    The English Football Association is concerned about its players and coaches being hacked at the World Cup in Russia and has written to FIFA expressing concerns about information already being accessed in a cyberattack. England has told players, coaches and technical staff to avoid using public...

  • Gyasi Zardes gives L.A. a lead it can’t hold

    Gyasi Zardes gives L.A. a lead it can’t hold

    Lamar Neagle scored in the 85th minute, just two minutes after subbing into the game, to give the Seattle Sounders 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night. A long through ball by Osvaldo Alonso found Roman Torres down the right wing side, and Torres crossed it high into the penalty...

  • 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...

  • Los Angeles Football Club signs forward Rodrigo Pacheco

    Los Angeles Football Club signs forward Rodrigo Pacheco

    The Los Angeles Football Club has signed 21-year-old forward Rodrigo Pacheco on loan from Club Atletico Lanus of the Argentine Primera Division. Pacheco will finish the 2017 season playing with Orange County SC, LAFC’s USL affiliate. “We are incredibly excited to announce the arrival of Rodrigo...

  • Bobby Wood's late goal gives U.S. tie with Honduras, keeps World Cup hopes alive

    Bobby Wood's late goal gives U.S. tie with Honduras, keeps World Cup hopes alive

    Bobby Wood has played 34 games for the U.S. national soccer team, nearly half of them as a substitute. So he knew what was expected of him when came off the bench Tuesday. “Coming on as a sub, you always want to change the game in some way,” he said. “That’s my job.” But on this steamy afternoon...

  • U.S. soccer team faces another crucial test against Honduras

    U.S. soccer team faces another crucial test against Honduras

    Things are heating up for the U.S. in soccer World Cup qualifying. And we’re not talking about the Americans’ suddenly precarious position in the six-team CONCACAF tournament, although we’ll get to that in a bit. First let’s talk about the weather. It was 91 degrees with 67% humidity when the U.S....

  • Galaxy enjoy a feast of goals against Rapids

    Galaxy enjoy a feast of goals against Rapids

    Three years ago, the Galaxy had the makings of an MLS dynasty. They had won their third MLS Cup in four seasons. Alas, that was then. On a hot, humid night in Carson on Saturday, the Galaxy and Colorado Rapids met, owners of the two worst records in the league. The Galaxy, who were riding a 10-game...

  • After loss to Costa Rica, it's a harsh World Cup qualifying reality for the U.S.

    After loss to Costa Rica, it's a harsh World Cup qualifying reality for the U.S.

    When U.S. Soccer lured Bruce Arena away from the Galaxy to coach the national team last fall, it gave him just one objective. “My goal is very clear,” Arena said at the time. “It’s to qualify our team for Russia 2018.” Friday’s dismal 2-0 loss to Costa Rica has put that goal in peril. But if the...

  • U.S. loses to Costa Rica, 2-0, in danger of not qualifying for World Cup

    U.S. loses to Costa Rica, 2-0, in danger of not qualifying for World Cup

    When it comes to World Cup qualifying, Costa Rica has found a way to bring out the worst in the U.S. With Marco Urena scoring two goals and goalkeeper Keylor Navas making two splendid saves, Costa Rica dealt the U.S. a loss of historic proportions Friday, winning 2-0 before a sellout crowd of more...

  • Galaxy using the end of a lost season to prepare for next year

    Galaxy using the end of a lost season to prepare for next year

    It’s been 10 years since the Galaxy played a game that had no bearing on the MLS playoff races. But it will happen Saturday when they play host to the Colorado Rapids, the only team in the league with a worse record (Spectrum SN, Spectrum Deportes, 8 p.m. PT). Although the Galaxy, 6-14-5 and 14...

  • Police charge soccer star Wayne Rooney with drunk driving

    Police charge soccer star Wayne Rooney with drunk driving

    Wayne Rooney has been charged with drunk driving and was released on bail ahead of a court appearance later this month, Cheshire police said Friday. The 31-year-old Everton striker was reportedly stopped by police near his home outside Manchester early Friday. He is due to appear in court on Sept....

  • U.S. coach Bruce Arena calls up deep, experienced roster for World Cup qualifiers

    The time for Bruce Arena to experiment with his national team roster is over, so the team the U.S. coach called up Sunday for the resumption of World Cup qualifying is older, deeper and more experienced than the one he used in July’s Gold Cup. A dozen of the 26 players Arena summoned have made...

  • Zardes' struggles magnified by Galaxy's lost season

    Gyasi Zardes returns to the scene of the crime again on Sunday, this time a year to the day after the robbery took place. Actually, it was more of an accident than a robbery. But when Zardes broke a bone in his foot at the StubHub Center last Aug. 27, something very valuable was stolen from the...

  • Dos Santos brothers to join Mexican team for World Cup qualifiers

    Gio and Jonathan dos Santos, brothers and teammates with the Galaxy, have both been called up to the Mexican national team for next month’s World Cup qualifiers with Panama and Costa Rica. Both are expected to play in Sunday’s MLS game against San Jose at the StubHub Center before heading to Mexico...

  • What to watch in soccer this weekend

    A capsule look at some of the weekend’s best TV offerings from Europe’s top soccer leagues: Ligue 1: Neymar is off to a good start in France, with three goals and three assists in his first two games for unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain. On Friday, he faces another unbeaten team in St.-Etienne and...

  • Galaxy's struggles continue with 2-0 loss to Columbus

    Ola Kamara scored in the 45th minute and Justin Meram iced it in the 90th minute in the Columbus Crew’s 2-0 victory over the Galaxy on Wednesday night. Pedro Santos threaded a pass through four defenders and Kamara redirected the ball from the center of the box past Jon Kempin. Kamara leads the...

  • Jelle Van Damme is gone but not forgotten by Galaxy

    Jelle Van Damme may be gone, but the legacy of his signing last season will live on with the Galaxy, who resume their long-shot quest for an MLS playoff berth Wednesday against the Columbus Crew (Spectrum SN, Spectrum Deportes, 4:30 PT). The Galaxy (6-12-5), winless in their last eight games, trail...

  • For much of Europe, soccer season is again a battle for second place

    European soccer’s top leagues have been ruled by super clubs for much of the past decade. Bayern Munich has won the past five Bundesliga titles in Germany, Juventus has captured the past six crowns in Italy’s Serie A, and Barcelona and Real Madrid have combined to win 12 of the past 13 championships...

  • Galaxy send team captain Jelle Van Damme home to Belgium

    The Galaxy’s fading hopes of making the MLS playoffs grew dimmer Friday when the team sold captain Jelle Van Damme to Royal Antwerp in Belgium’s top domestic league. Van Damme, 33, a two-time MLS all-star, recently separated from his wife, former tennis professional Elke Clijsters, and told the...

  • Struggling Galaxy likely to make final playoff push without captain Jelle Van Damme

    It’s been more than a decade since Sigi Schmid coached a team to the end of an MLS season without reaching the playoffs. It’s been nearly as long since the Galaxy missed the postseason. Yet both those streaks are in danger of ending this year as the Galaxy and their new coach limp toward the regular-season...

  • Galaxy, Angels keep their fans the happiest, survey says

    The Galaxy and the Angels do the best job of local professional teams in satisfying their fans, according to a survey released Wednesday. The Lakers ranked third, followed in order by the Ducks, Kings, Clippers, Dodgers and Rams. The survey, conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, asked more than...

  • Galaxy find no solace at home in 2-0 loss to New York City

    If the Galaxy are going to make a playoff run this season, they are going to have to win at home. “The only way you ultimately get that confidence is to go out and get a win,” coach Sigi Schmid said. “It’s just a matter of reestablishing that fortress at home.” They better get started on that soon,...

  • Home field is no advantage for Galaxy

    The Galaxy have gone through 28 players, two coaches and 22 games in the first 5 1/2 months of the MLS season. Yet they entered Saturday night’s game against New York City FC with only one home win to show for all that trouble. “That’s unacceptable,” said defender Dave Romney, who admitted he had...

  • Upon further review, MLS embraces use of video replay

    Howard Webb is widely recognized as one of the top soccer referees of all-time. But even he remains haunted by a call he got wrong. After Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands flattened Spain’s Xabi Alonso early in the 2010 World Cup final, Webb gave De Jong a yellow card — though replays clearly showed...

  • Galaxy's Jonathan dos Santos may get starting nod in his home debut

    Jonathan dos Santos is just 26 minutes into his MLS career. But in that short time he said he’s already experienced both surprise and comfort in his new league. “I was really surprised by the ambience in the stadium,” Dos Santos said of his brief appearance off the bench for the Galaxy in last...

  • Carlos Vela happy — but lonely — as LAFC's first designated player

    The Los Angeles Football Club introduced its first designated player Friday morning during a raucous event at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. But when co-owner Will Ferrell was asked to present forward Carlos Vela with his team jersey, the comedian approached the stage empty-handed....

  • Morocco challenges North America with 2026 World Cup bid

    North America has a late challenge from North Africa in the contest to host the 2026 World Cup. Morocco also will bid for the tournament, with its announcement coming on FIFA’s deadline day on Friday. The last-minute move takes on the joint bid between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Morocco...

  • Galaxy bank $500,000 in allocation funds for Arriola

    The Galaxy received $500,000 in MLS allocation money from DC United on Thursday in exchange for the rights to midfielder Paul Arriola. Arriola, a former Galaxy academy player, returns to MLS from Tijuana of Mexico’s Liga MX. The Galaxy held Arriola’s MLS rights because they offered him a contract...

  • Brazil takes No. 1, U.S. moves up nine spots in latest FIFA rankings

    The United States climbed nine spots to 26th in the FIFA rankings after winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. had dropped 12 places to 35th in the July rankings, one above the Americans' low in July and August 2012. Much of that drop was attributable to a devaluation of points from last year's...

  • Players from Mexican national team ignore their coach, join MLS

    Juan Carlos Osorio pulled a chair up to the breakfast table, pointed a fork at his inquisitor and cleared up a misunderstanding before cleaning up his eggs. “I was misquoted as saying I don’t like the MLS,” the Mexican national team coach said this spring. “No. I never said that. I said it’s a...

  • LAFC makes Mexico's Carlos Vela the team's first designated player

    Los Angeles Football Club is still seven months from its Major League Soccer debut, but the franchise laid the cornerstone of its foundation Tuesday when it agreed to contract terms with Mexican national team forward Carlos Vela. Vela, 28, has played the last six seasons for Real Sociedad of Spain’s...

  • Bayern Munich launches U.S. fan survey

    Bayern Munich would like to ask you a question. Several questions, in fact. The German soccer powerhouse, which claims 27 million supporters in the U.S., has launched a survey to find out when its American fans became part of the Bayern family, how long they’ve followed the team, how they consume...

  • Galaxy lose 3-1 to Timbers after having goal disallowed following video review

    Diego Valeri scored a spectacular 30-yard goal in the 33rd minute to lead the Portland Timbers to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday. Valeri, who played Saturday in the MLS All-Star game against Real Madrid, created space for himself when receiving a pass from Roy Miller. After...

  • Arsenal defeats Chelsea in new shootout format to win Community Shield

    Arsenal will start the Premier League season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea for the Community Shield. Wembley Stadium provided the biggest stage yet for global trials with the format that mixes up the order of penalties rather than...

  • Galaxy's Jelle Van Damme mulls his MLS future in wake of suspension

    With his transfer paperwork completed and his immigration documents in order, Jonathan dos Santos, the newest addition to the Galaxy roster, will be in uniform for Sunday morning’s crucial Western Conference showdown with the Portland Timbers (11 a.m., ESPN, ESPN Deportes). The same can’t be said...

  • Paris Saint-Germain soccer club insists Neymar deal will make both dollars and sense

    Here are a few things worth $613 million: The combined 2017 payrolls of the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox A fleet of a dozen Boeing 737 jets Four Rembrandts and a painting each by da Vinci and...

  • U.S. rallies from two-goal deficit to beat Brazil in Tournament of Nations

    Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. The United States was in danger of losing for the fourth time this year before the three-goal flurry in about nine...

  • Galaxy play to 0-0 tie with Sounders in Sigi Schmid's return as coach

    The first professional soccer game Sigi Schmid coached was for the Galaxy. And the last one he coached before Saturday was for the Seattle Sounders. So it seemed fitting both teams were on the field at the StubHub Center when Schmid returned to the sidelines for the first time in more than a year....

  • Bruce Arena, Sigi Schmid and Bob Bradley aren't too old to chase dreams

    Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was both a fervent soccer fan and a tireless writer who rebelled against the idea that age should lessen his love of either pursuit. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,” he said. “They grow old because they stop pursuing...

  • Two killed in stampede at South Africa soccer stadium

    Fans at a soccer match in a South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final tried to push through the gates on Saturday, causing a stampede that killed two people. One person was critically injured and 16 others had minor injuries in the accident at FNB Stadium in the Soweto area of...

  • Bob Bradley to tackle assignment of melding fantasy with reality for LAFC

    In retrospect, the plan was borderline genius. Before the Los Angeles Football Club had any players, it started to sell its brand. What it was really selling was an idea, specifically the idea that this franchise would be different from any other franchise in Major League Soccer. The blank roster...

  • Jordan Morris strikes Gold for U.S.

    When the final whistle sounded on Wednesday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final, Bruce Arena pumped his fist, then turned to his assistants and smiled. As celebrations go it was a muted one, especially because Arena was commemorating more than just a win, he was making history as well by becoming the first...

  • Manchester City routs Real Madrid 4-1 in front of Coliseum soccer record 93,098

    Real Madrid plays in a stadium nearly 6,000 miles away under a French coach and with a superstar from Portugal. Yet each summer, it doubles as America’s team. Since the inception of the International Champions Cup five years ago Real Madrid has drawn the two largest crowds in U.S. soccer history,...

  • Galaxy agree on a deal with Jonathan dos Santos

    The Galaxy have reached agreement on a deal to bring Mexican national team midfielder Jonathan dos Santos to MLS, where he will be reunited with older brother Giovani. According to Goal.com, which first reported the move, the Galaxy will pay a $5-million transfer fee to Villarreal for Dos Santos,...

  • U.S., Jamaica have something to prove in Gold Cup final

    The last time Bruce Arena and Theodore Whitmore faced each other across a soccer field, Arena was two games into his second stint as coach of the U.S. national team and Whitmore was three games into his second stretch as Jamaica’s manager. That was five months ago and a lot has changed since then....

  • Zinedine Zidane looks to add to coaching success with Real Madrid

    Less than three years ago, Zinedine Zidane was starting his coaching career after retiring as one of the most celebrated players in soccer history, taking over Real Madrid’s B team. Fast forward to 2017, and Zidane is on his way to becoming one of the most successful coaches in European soccer...

  • The Gold Cup is often a springboard to the World Cup for best U.S. players

    Stuart Holden has a soft spot for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. “I love this tournament,” the Fox Sports broadcaster and former national team midfielder said. “Any time you put on the national team jersey, it’s an opportunity.” Holden’s first opportunity came in the 2009 Gold Cup and he made the most...

  • Manchester City bets big on global expansion of its brand and sport

    When Claudio Reyna played for Manchester City more than a decade ago, it was less a soccer club than a disaster. Just two years removed from the second-tier Football League when Reyna arrived, City lost 48 times in his three full seasons there, narrowly escaping relegation again in 2006. So it...

  • Jamaica’s best shot is stunner for Mexico

    For a decade and a half, the U.S. and Mexico have been the region’s unchallenged soccer powers. The Americans have won the last three World Cup-qualifying tournaments, a competition Mexico leads this year. Mexico has won three of the last four Gold Cups, beating the U.S. in the final twice. But...

  • Manchester City FC hosts Manchester City Soccer Festival in East L.A.

    Manchester City FC made a stop in East Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Manchester City Soccer Festival. Hundreds of fans flocked to McDonnell Avenue to compete in skills competitions, win prizes and potentially catch a glimpse of their favorite Manchester City star. Members of the...

  • U.S. to play for Gold Cup title after Dempsey sparks win

    Quietly, quickly and methodically, Bruce Arena has remade the U.S. national team in his image. Eight months into his second term as coach, the dispirited team Arena inherited is now resilient, confident and more than a little bit cocky. But most of all it is successful, with Saturday’s 2-0 victory...

  • Galaxy finds no easy victory in New England, loses to the Revolution 4-3

    Teal Bunbury scored twice, Diego Fagundez had three assists and the New England Revolution beat the Galaxy 4-3 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Bunbury gave New England (6-9-5) a 3-2 lead in the 70th. His pass down the right side led Kelyn Rowe, who played a perfect cross to...

  • Gold Cup longshots closing gap on powerhouses

    The latest edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup began earlier this month the same way it always does, with a 14-team field full of unlikely longshots such as Canada, Nicaragua, French Guiana, Curacao and Martinique. And if Mexico can get past Jamaica in Sunday’s semifinal at the Rose Bowl (FS1, Univision,...

  • Costa Rica believes it has found an edge in Gold Cup semifinals with U.S.

    The U.S. is unbeaten, unabashed and largely untested four games into the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Which wasn’t completely unexpected. But the Americans have also been uncertain and uncreative at times. And those are just two of the faults Costa Rican coach Oscar Ramirez hopes to capitalize on in Saturday’s...

  • Galaxy seek to stop slide in New England in must-win match

    It’s been a roller-coaster season for the Galaxy, one that’s included an eight-game unbeaten streak, followed by a four-game losing streak. But on Saturday in New England, the team could see its car come off the rails completely if it can’t manage at least a point against the lowly Revolution (4:30...

  • Mexico will face Jamaica in Gold Cup semifinals

    A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just over three minutes into the game was all the offense Mexico could muster, but it was enough for a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. While its offense bogged down, Mexico survived several near-misses by Honduras...

  • Galaxy are getting healthy to start second half of MLS season

    You know it has been a tough season when a three-goal loss is considered a sign of progress. But that’s exactly where the Galaxy are after Saturday’s exhibition loss to Manchester United. “I thought it was a real positive experience,” coach Curt Onalfo said. The biggest positive was the return...

  • Galaxy's Jelle Van Damme, Giovani dos Santos named to MLS all-star team

    Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and defender Jelle Van Damme were selected Tuesday for the MLS All-Star team that will play Spanish superclub Real Madrid on Aug. 2 in Chicago. They were named to the team by Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović, supplementing players chosen for the game in...

  • Police arrest Spanish Football Federation president in anti-corruption probe

    Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested Tuesday along with his son and three more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. Spain's Guardia Civil said in a statement that Villar, his son Gorka Villar, and three other soccer officials were detained...

  • Reunion with Bruce Arena has Gyasi Zardes confident that his struggles are over

    When Gyasi Zardes was named last month to the U.S. team for the Gold Cup, it raised a few eyebrows — but little concern — around the Galaxy. Zardes, a forward, was mired in the longest goalless drought of his career. He had managed only one assist and five shots on goal in 12 games. Even Dave...

  • U.S. adds veterans back onto its Gold Cup team roster

    A day after the U.S. won its group in the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament, coach Bruce Arena made six changes to his 23-man roster ahead of Wednesday’s quarterfinal game in Philadelphia. The U.S. won’t know its next opponent until Group C play is concluded late Sunday. Goalkeepers Tim Howard...

  • Galaxy's matchup vs. Manchester United comes at inopportune time

    Saturday’s StubHub Center friendly between Manchester United and the Galaxy couldn’t come at a better time for the visitors — or at a worse time for the home team. The iconic Premier League club opened preseason training at UCLA this week. So coach Jose Mourinho is looking at the exhibition, as...

  • Gold Cup: Mexico, Jamaica play to scoreless draw

    Mexico and Jamaica played to a 0-0 tie Thursday night and remained on track to advance to the knockout round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Mexico dominated possession in front of 49,121, the largest crowd to attend a soccer match at Sports Authority Field. Playing without coach Juan Carlos Osorio,...

  • Wondolowski's pair helps Earthquakes beat Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup play

    Chris Wondolowski scored once in each half and Danny Hoesen also scored as the host San Jose Earthquakes beat the Galaxy 3-2 on Monday in a quarterfinal game of the U.S. Open Cup. Jelle Van Damme opened the scoring for the Galaxy in the fourth minute, nodding in a header off a corner kick for his...

  • CONCACAF's Gold Cup campaign to silence fans' chanted slur gets off to a slow start

    CONCACAF took on an unbeaten foe Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. And it got routed. The ruling confederation for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean used the opening-round games of its biennial Gold Cup tournament to launch the latest campaign intended to stamp out the offensive...

  • Open Cup game gives Galaxy chance to mend mind, bodies

    The exhausted and injury-ravaged Galaxy need rest more than anything else during their two-week midseason break from MLS play. But on Sunday morning, just five days into their vacation, the players found themselves clambering aboard a JetBlue flight to San Jose for Monday night’s U.S. Open Cup...

  • Young Galaxy suffers growing pains in first half of MLS season

    To say the first half of the MLS season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Galaxy is obvious. And a bit misleading. Obvious because the team didn’t set out to have a losing record and be three points out of a playoff spot heading into the league’s two-week Gold Cup break. But misleading because...

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