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Jurgen, and Trouble Brewing for U.S. in the Hexagonal

November 11th, 2016 · 1 Comment · English Premier League, Football, Galaxy, soccer, World Cup

Qualifying for the soccer World Cup, any of them, should be easy for the U.S. national team. Jurgen Klinsmann, however, is about to make it difficult. The Yanks lost 2-1 tonight to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, the first match in the Concacaf “Hexagonal” and the first defeat to Mexico on U.S. soil in five World […]

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Landon Donovan, Bob Bradley and MLS’s Squishy Reputation

November 7th, 2016 · 1 Comment · English Premier League, Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan

Not a good weekend for American soccer people or the league most of them play for. Landon Donovan’s comeback from retirement suddenly ended as he went off at halftime with a hamstring injury and his LA Galaxy went out of the Major League Soccer playoffs in a shootout. Bob Bradley, the first American to coach […]

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Rams Push Galaxy Down the Los Angeles Pecking Order

September 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Football, Galaxy, Lakers, Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, soccer

The LA Galaxy has been around for 21 seasons now, but it struck me today that never in that time had the soccer club had to fight for attention in its hometown with a local National Football League team. The NFL abandoned the Los Angeles market after the 1994 season, when the Rams and Raiders […]

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Gerrard and Keane Go 2-on-30 Against 8-Year-Olds

September 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, Galaxy, soccer

The LA Galaxy has concluded a silly but interesting promotion — the LA Galaxy Ridiculous Soccer Challenge. It involved four “games” pitting two Galaxy players against dozens of children on a training field at the club’s Carson home, the StubHub Center. The last matchup to be posted: Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane against 30 eight-year-old […]

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The Predictable Return of Landon Donovan

September 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan, soccer

Trying to remember when it seemed as if Landon Donovan making a comeback on the pitch … pretty much had to happen. It couldn’t have been any later than the first month or two of the 2015 Major League Soccer season. Landon playing more games seemed inevitable, didn’t it? Two powerful currents pushed him in […]

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Going to the Links

April 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Football, France, Galaxy, soccer, The National, World Cup

Some stories I have read in the past few days, stories you also might like. Let’s start with this one: In late 2001, Major League Soccer was essentially dead for several hours, after only six seasons and lots of red ink. Who saved it? The story suggests Lamar Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs […]

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More Embarrassment for MLS Versus Mexico

March 1st, 2016 · No Comments · Fifa, Football, Galaxy, soccer, World Cup

This must be tough for Major League Soccer clubs and their fans. The steady drumbeat of failure and defeat in the Concacaf Champions League. Tonight, it was the LA Galaxy crushed 4-0 by Santos Laguna (after a scoreless first leg in Carson) and DC United going down 3-1 on aggregate to Queretaro after the latter […]

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Galaxy Adds a Bad Attitude Named Ashley Cole

February 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Abu Dhabi, Arsenal, English Premier League, Football, Galaxy, Rome, soccer

For 2.5 years I sat across from an Englishman who detested Ashley Cole, who at the time was a left back with Chelsea. My coworker inevitably would get around to paraphrasing the quotes from Cole’s biography, My Defence, in which the player said he was “trembling with anger” in the summer of 2006 when his […]

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Galaxy: The First MLS Super Team?

August 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Barcelona, Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan, soccer, World Cup

On this side of the Atlantic, they have a tired, trite expression for perennially successful soccer teams. Those that dominate their league, pay the best salaries and seem to suck up the best players, as they become available. “Giants”, they inevitably are called. “Juventus, the Serie A giants … Bayern Munich, the German giants … […]

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England’s Favorite MLS Team? The Galaxy

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments · English Premier League, Football, Galaxy, soccer

I work in a room with dozens of Britons, and their interest in Major League Soccer extends about one team deep: The LA Galaxy. For two reasons:

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