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Galaxy coach can smooth the transition for Steven Gerrard

Galaxy coach can smooth the transition for Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard made both history and his Galaxy debut Saturday against Mexico's Club America in an International Champions Cup exhibition at a sold-out StubHub Center. History because it marked the first club game in Gerrard's 17-year career in which he played in anything other than a Liverpool jersey. And after a warm welcome from a pro-America crowd that booed the rest of the Galaxy lineup, Gerrard started and had an active first half, attempting three shots — nearly scoring on one — delivering a pair of splendid long passes and getting a game-high 43 touches before being subbed out at intermission with the game tied 1-1. Carlos Quintero scored in the seventh...

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