Major League Soccer’s winter-to-fall schedule has long been a source of frustration for Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena.
Unlike most European leagues, which take the summer off, the MLS forces teams to share its top players with national teams for tournaments such as the European Championship, Copa America and Gold Cup. And the Galaxy have paid the price for that this season.
With midfielder Gyasi Zardes and striker Robbie Keane off with their national teams, the Galaxy went seven games without a win and 57 days without a player scoring a goal at home.
Both streaks ended Monday, with Keane and Zardes returning to spark a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps...