The dearth of attacking options on display on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center could be the strongest ever seen in one game in Major League Soccer history.
Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, Eddie Johnson, and the Seattle Sounders looks to retain their place atop the Western Conference, but they'll have to face Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, and a Los Angeles Galaxy side that has only lost twice at home.
Revolution defender Chris Tierney doesn't think that having an openly gay teammate would create a distraction inside the team's locker room. (Photo: Kari Heistad/capturedimages.biz)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Hours before kickoff of Saturday's Revolution-Toronto FC, the Los Angeles Galaxy held a press conference at The Home Depot Center announcing the signing of Robbie Rogers, who openly admittedinFebruary thathe is gay.
The Houston Dynamo's ability to shut down the Los Angeles Galaxy's dangerous attack not only helped them earn SBI MLS Team of the Week honors, it helped two defenders earn recognition for their part in the unlikely shutout.
The Houston Dynamo's recent experience at the Home Depot Center, particularly when they have faced the Los Angeles Galaxy, have not been a pleasant experiences for the Dynamo.
Houston had not beaten the Galaxy in Los Angeles since 2007, a span in which it has gone 0-6-1. The last two visits to Los Angeles though were the most painful for the Dynamo, as they finished asrunners up to the Galaxy in the 2011 and 2012 MLS Cup Finals, played at the Home Depot Center.
Facing one of the top teams in Major League Soccer in Sporting Kansas City, the Los Angeles Galaxy knew they needed to be on top of their game to get a favorable result.
The Galaxy did just that on Saturday night, and their top performer was a familiar face, as Landon Donovan set up LA's first goal in the first half, then found the back net himself in the second half as the Galaxy brought red-hot Kansas City back down to Earth woth a 2-0 win at the Home Depot Center.
The LA Galaxy already received their Tiffany & Co. championship rings for winning their second straight MLS Cup and offered one as a sweepstakes prize for a lucky fan. But at their match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, April 19, they'll give away replica rings (not made by Tiffany & Co.
The second legs of the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals are underway and it looks as if MLS is, yet again, on the verge of having all its teams knocked out before the final round. The LA Galaxy face Monterrey tonight after losing 2-1 at the Home Depot Center. Good luck to them.
Kevin Alston Takes Leave Of Absence From Revolution Sad news, but it sounds like the outlook is good for Alston.
Carlos Alvarez's professional debut went about as well as he could have ever imagined.
The Chivas USA rookie came on as a halftime substitute in Sunday's 'SuperClasico' showdown vs. the Los Angeles Galaxy and ended the match by scoring the equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw at Home Depot Center.
Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Costa Rican side Herediano 4-1 (4-1 agg) on Wednesday evening at the Home Depot Center, advancing to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League where they'll face defending champions Monterrey.
Four different players scored for the Galaxy, and there were many different bright stars for Los Angeles on the night.
The back-to-back champs are looking for a three-peat. The LA Galaxy made that very clear on Sunday afternoon as they throttled the Chicago Fire 4-0 in front of 20,124 fans at the Home Depot Center. Mike Magee is currently the leader for the MLS Golden Boot as he scored three goals and showed no mercy for his hometown.
The dawn of the 2013 season is upon us for the Fire. Heading into LA, the Chicago side will look to bring some points back home to kick off the new campaign. It's going to be tough going at the Home Depot Center against the defending champs. The Fire are brimming with hungry, new faces on the team and I have no doubt we will take the fight to an LA team without Becks or Landy Cakes.
You've won back-to-back championships. You play to a packed house. You are located in a bustling metropolis where the sun shines year round. If you are the LA Galaxy, life is good, right? Kinda.
A few years ago, I flew to LA for the Galaxy Open Tryout. It was a blast. I stayed with friends in Irvine, got to play some quality soccer at the Home Depot Center, and enjoyed Manhattan Beach after not making the first day cut.
The Chicago Fire will open their 2013 MLS campaign on Sunday, March 3rd when they travel to the Home Depot Center to take on the LA Galaxy in what will surely be a nationally televised match-up with the defending league champions. The Men in Red lost their only encounter with LA when they dropped a 2-0 decision last July.
LA Galaxy win their second consecutive MLS Cup, with their win over the Houston Dynamo. Via mlssoccer.com:
Fueled by two lightning-quick goals early in the second half that wiped out a gritty first half from the Houston Dynamo, the Galaxy joined Major League Soccer royalty on Saturday by winning their second consecutive MLS Cup in front of a giddy, sold-out crowd at the Home Depot Center.
Nobody knows what's going on with the LA Galaxy. Well, a few facts have crystallized. Bruce Arena is the team's coach. They play home games at the Home Depot Center. They will be playing in the MLS Cup final. They will face the Houston Dynamo. In a tear-jerking riches-to-riches plot line, Robbie Keane has scored key goals during the playoffs for the club he dreamed of playing for since he was a 30-something old boy.
Much like the Houston Dynamo, the LA Galaxy hold an advantage on aggregate goals going into the second leg on the road. And just like Houston, they will be looking to make a return trip to the MLS Cup final in two weeks for the second consecutive season.
They will be doing so, however, with a much different squad than the one they sent out onto Home Depot Center last weekend, as Landon Donovan will be held out of tonight's match.
Fredy Montero just cannot get it going when things matter most.
Playing in his ninth playoff game for the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, Montero once again was held scoreless in a disappointing performance in a 3-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinals series.
Following their first playoff series victory in franchise victory, Seattle now has the daunting task of taking on the defending MLS Cup champions in the LA Galaxy. They travel to Home Depot Center for the first leg on Sunday night (9 PM EST, ESPN), where they have struggled throughout their franchise's history, having only scored one goal in four years.
The Los Angeles Galaxy begin their quest to repeat as MLS Cup champions tonight when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Knockout Round match at Home Depot Center (10:30pm, NBC Sports).
The Galaxy overcame a terrible start to the season to reach the playoffs, and hit an outstanding second half that has them looking every bit like a title contender despite having to play in the wild card round.
CARSON, Calif.--The LA Galaxy came out firing early on in Saturday night's Western Conference showdown vs. Real Salt Lake, and when Robbie Keane unleashed a beautiful left-footed volley in the 17th minute to give the Galaxy a 1-0 lead, RSL looked like they would be in danger of being routed.
A Galaxy team missing defensive mainstay A.J. DeLaGarza plays what amounts to a playoff game against a Real Salt Lake team just two points ahead of them in the Western Conference that ran rampant the last time they visited Home Depot Center. Michael C. Lewis has the game preview from
CARSON, Calif. — The first time the Los Angeles Galaxy faced Real Salt Lake this year was in the 2012 season opener, where they were handed a tough 3-1 loss at the Home Depot Center. Not exactly the way the reigning MLS Cup Champions were hoping to start the defense of their title.
It was a big weekend of soccer in the United States with the National Team taking center stage in Baltimore. The weekend match against El Salvador drew more than 70k (although the crowd leaned heavily towards the visitors), and the US Men did not disappoint with a 5-1 throttling of their quarterfinal opponent.
While some rivalries are cultivated by geographic factors, others are grown out of head-to-head clashes when the games matter most. After facing each other in the past two MLS Cups, it's safe to say no love has been lost between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo.
Since it opened in 2003, the Home Depot Center has been ground zero for American Soccer. Home to the Los Angeles Galaxy for a decade, the Carson, California ground has played host to multiple MLS Cup Finals, the introduction of David Beckham, the Final of the 2003 Fifa Womens World Cup and many other big events.
We knew it was coming this week and MLS HW has officially announced some of the dates for next year's home opener games, including our own Portland Timbers home opener. This year, the Portland Timbers will host the New York Red Bulls at Jeld-Wen Field on march 3rd, no exact time yet given.
The North American Soccer League is growing in stature and franchises, and such growth will be managed by Bill Peterson, a former NFL Europe executive who takes over as the new NASL commissioner, effective immediately.
Peterson, a former vice president of AEG Sports and managing director of the Home Depot Center, has experience beyond working with Major League Soccer.
Chivas USA (7-15-7) verses Real Salt Lake (15-11-4) at 7:30 p.m. at Home Depot Center (live on Prime and KWHY). In truth, with the season realistically already beyond Chivas USA, this is a bigger game for Real Salt Lake (and the Galaxy) than the hosts given the tight playoff picture
It seems Chivas USA can't get a break these last few weeks.
This time, against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night, it was a controversial moment that proved to be a stumbling block that did Chivas in. A foul in the penalty area took about three minutes before it was called, leading to a penalty kick, which was converted by MLS' leading scorer, which turned to be the key play in the Quakes' 2-0 win at the Home Depot Center.
Though the attendance for Chivas USA's home match against the Columbus Crew was announced at 7,121; it is easy to believe there may have been less inside the Home Depot Center. It is also easy to believe that the single ... Continue reading →
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When it comes to FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman, there is one thing fans and media alike can always expect, that he won't mince words when it comes to talking about his club. Of course, sometimes that is a good things while other times it's not a great thing. But when asked about Sunday's 1-1 draw at Chivas USA, Hyndman stuck to his guns and pulled no punches, as you can read in the following statement about his club's poor performance at the Home Depot Center.
Photo by Staff Photographer Sean Hiller This wasn't a game. It was an occasion. The gold medal-winning U.S. women's Olympic team duly beat Australia Sunday afternoon in Carson - although they had to come from behind to do it and could have been down by four goals, not one -
Putting aside the elephant in the room for 90 minutes or so the gold medal-winning women's Olympic team celebrates its performance in London at Home Depot Center at 12:30 p.m. against Australia (live on NBC). After going through their paces at a steamy Home Depot Center in front of hundreds
Jurgen Klinsmann welcoming the U-15 BNT to lunch with the Senior Team One of the mantras of U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been the necessity of connecting all of the National Teams, from the senior team on down the line. This afternoon, that connection happened up close and personal.