The LA Galaxy are going to look a lot different during the 2017 season.
The core of players the Galaxy have relied on for the last few successful seasons are starting to disappear. The team let Robbie Keane go at the end of the year, lost Steven Gerrard to retirement and sent A.J. DeLaGarza to the Houston Dynamo in a trade for $175,000 in allocation money.
Soccer is a game of split-second decisions. The game moves rapidly, in and out, as just one moment of magic can change the fate of a player, franchise or even community. It's what endears the game and the players that play it to so many fans as the world around you can seemingly change in the blink of an eye.
The FA Cup resumes with third-round replays on Tuesday, while the African Cup of Nations continues with Group D action.
Three Premier League teams are involved in the FA Cup replays as Lynden Gooch's Sunderland takes on Burnley, while Crystal Palace faces Bolton. However, the televised match will be Lincoln City against Ipswich Town.
Jonathan Spector has played in England for the entirety of his professional career, suiting up for Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham and, ultimately, Birmingham City. However, it appears his time in England may be coming towards its end as an offer from MLS has come in.
Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola says Spector has received offers that could see him return to the U.
Caleb Porter has obviously heard the chatter. Throughout the offseason, any discussion regarding the future of the Portland Timbers has inevitably turned towards Darlington Nagbe. Just over a year removed from winning an MLS Cup, the Timbers' offseason has centered around the potential of losing a player that remains one of the team's biggest pieces.
Bruce Arena remembers DaMarcus Beasley's breakthrough, all those years ago. He remembers the speed, the technique, the ability, all of which were on display at the 2002 World Cup. He remembers a 20-year-old young man, one which would go on to become one of the most recognizable players in U.S. Men's National Team history.
Joe Gyau is reportedly on the move fromBorussia Dortmund.
According to German publication RevierSport, Gyau is set tojoin SG Sonnenhof Grossaspach in the 3. Liga, the third division on the German pyramid. The 24-year-old reportedly leavesBVB on a free transfer for Sonnenhof Grossaspach, who is currently in seventh place in the 3.