LA Galaxy

2014 MLS Season

Soccer News: Landon Donovan and an LA goodbye

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Landon Donovan plays his final regular season home game for the LA Galaxy as we roundup Monday's soccer news. Read More

Soccer News: Does DC United have a chance?

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DC United can't win the Supporters' Shield in 2014, but they can make the end of the regular season interesting in Monday's soccer news. Read More

The San Jose Earthquakes find the fortitude

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San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson credits his club for fortitude while the Galaxy wonder what happened after a 1-1 draw in the soccer news. Read More

Major League Soccer

MLS: LA Galaxy 2 – Seattle Sounders 2, Columbus wins

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The MLS Supporters Shield waits another week for a winner and the Columbus Crew move up in the Eastern Conference. Read More

The LA Galaxy play for history

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The LA Galaxy play the Seattle Sounders in two games to end the 2014 MLS regular season and decide the Supporters' Shield. Read More

MLS Scores: DC United and FC Dallas win on Sunday

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DC United beat the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas beat the LA Galaxy in MLS action on Sunday. Read More

Kei Kamara and Grant Wahl | Episode 428

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Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the upcoming USMNT match and Landon Donovan's retirement. In the second segment, we talk to Kei Kamara about returning the MLS and Columbus.

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The Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy are MLS great

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The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders are playing some of the best soccer in MLS history as we head toward the 2014 playoffs. Read More

Landon Donovan’s Final USMNT Game Will Celebrate a Legend

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Since Landon Donovan's final USMNT game is Friday night in East Hartford, CT, it's time to talk about legacies. Yes, the well will certainly run dry on this topic in short order, but before it goes as bare as the Aral Sea, examining Landon's legacy is important. Whether he is the best player to ever represent the Stars and Stripes is debatable.

Why Landon Donovan is the best American footballer ever

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Landon Donovan has placed his name in the record books of the "All Time greatest American soccer player", by breaking another record in Major League Soccer. Photo provided by

The 32-year-old American offense play maker has sealed himself in the history books of American soccer forever.

MLS Scores: New York Red Bulls win amid ownership rumors

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With MLS having to address rumors about ownership and the future of the team, the New York Red Bulls pick up a win in week 30. Read More

Landon Donovan sets the MLS all-time assist record

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Landon Donovan set the new MLS all-time assist record during the LA Galaxy win over Toronto FC. Read More

Robbie Keane Enhance’s MVP Chance With Briilliant Brace Against Toronto FC

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Rep. of Ireland captain Robbie Keane enhanced his chances of picking up MLS MVP with his 18th and 19th goals of the season against Toronto FC last night, his first a neatly right footed finish from close range, his second a brilliant volley and a prime contender for goal of the month as LA Galaxy swatted Toronto FC 3-0.

Predictions And Suggestions for the Re-Branded Chivas USA in 2017

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With the news that MLS is basically imploding, the mess that is Chivas USA, in order to sell a new MLS team in Los Angeles, it's worth looking at what that team could and should do in order to be successful. It's not as if the team itself has been a complete failure since its inaugural season in 2005.

Late season expectations in MLS

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With the 2014 MLS regular season winding down, Jason Davis looks at the state of several teams in the race for the MLS Cup. Read More

Highest Paid Player In MLS Has Yet To Play A Game In League

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The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.

The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Say Bye to Chivas USA, But Hi to Vincent Tan, Maybe

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Welcome to this Tuesday edition of Freedom Kicks, in which we talk a lot about player development, a little about some other MLS teams, and even less about rapping, but still some rapping.

The soccer world was not quiet yesterday. And as tempted as I was to find links solely related to Ben Olsen and/or beards (if you don't know me, Ben Olsen and beards are kind of my things), I've got real soccer stuff for you instead this morning.

Landon Donovan wins fourth MLS Player of the Week award in 2014

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Landon Donovan tied the all-time MLS assist record and scored to win the MLS Player of the Week award in week 29. Read More

Galaxy Notebook: Arena praises Donovan; Zardes, Wright-Phillips reveal Keane admiration; and more

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Having coached Landon Donovan at both the club and international level, LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has seen the growth of his star forward every step of the way.

Donovan tied the league's all-time assist record in Sunday's 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls, but Arena admitted that he didn'tbelieve that the 32-year-old forward was much of a passer until recently.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Robbie Keane

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After spending the past month picking up victories oversome of the league's top sides, the New York Red Bulls were brought back to earth by Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy.

Keane led the way for his side, scoring a pair of goals as the Galaxy dismantled the Red Bulls, 4-0, Sunday at StubHub Center.

Landon Donovan ties the MLS all-time assist record

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Landon Donovan ties the MLS all-time assist record with three assists and a goal in the win over the New York Red Bulls. Read More

Can Real Salt Lake Steal The Supporters’ Shield From Seattle And LA?

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Real Salt Lake are third in the western standing with 49 points with five games remaining on their schedule; with a win this weekend, Salt Lake can clinch a playoff spot. They seem to have that third place spot locked in and it doesn't seem that FC Dallas will over take the spot, given both the teams schedule down the stretch.

What Alan Gordon means for the LA Galaxy

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Alan Gordon has embraced the rule of super sub since joining the LA Galaxy and it could mean the difference in the MLS playoffs. Read More

Western Conference showdown between Sounders and FC Dallas highlights MLS midweek action

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Two teams with high ambitions will meet tonight at Toyota Stadium, and something will have to give as the MLS-leading Seattle Sounders face one of the best home teams in the league in FC Dallas.

With the LA Galaxy running neck and neck with them in the race for the Supporters' Shield, the Sounders will need to maximize points in their final six matches to keep their treble hopes alive.

The MLS CBA: Unpacking Don Garber's recent comments on single-entity

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Bruce Arena didn't like how Major League Soccer handled the negotiations with Sasha Kljestan on behalf of the LA Galaxy. Don Garber fined him and then attempted to defend the honor of the league's single-entity structure. Did he actually say anything meaningful?

Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union are currently engaged in a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation that will usher in a new era for soccer in the United States and Canada.

Report: Galaxy weighing potential move for Pirlo

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For the LA Galaxy, life without Landon Donovan could translate into life with Andrea Pirlo.

According to a report from, the Galaxy are trying to determinewhether or not to submit a bid for Pirlo during the upcoming winter transfer window.

Analysing The MLS Playoff Race In Detail

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There's about a month to go in the MLS season, which will wrap up at the end of October. That means playoff races are reaching their apex, as the field is set for the November tournament that is the best of what the league has to offer.

MLS doesn't have promotion and relegation – and no, it's almost certainly not happening in your lifetime – the playoffs function as the alternative drama to the race against the drop.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Montreal Impact

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Although they've been eliminated from the playoffs, the Montreal Impact are beginning to show positive signs late in the season.

Behind two late goals from Jack McInerney and Dilly Duka, the Impact defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, at Stade Saputo on Saturday evening, winning for the second time in a week, including their CONCACAF Champions League victory midweek against the New York Red Bulls.

Bruce Arena Punishment Reinforces His Criticisms

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It is not a surprise that the MLS league office passed on a hefty fine to Bruce Arena this week for his comments on the strange Sacha Kljestan transfer saga. What is a surprise is how it was handled, and the process by which Arena was told of the fine ironically justifies his comments.

As a refresher Arena and the Galaxy cleared roster space and cap room to acquire Sacha Kljestan from Anderlecht during the simmer transfer window, a move that undoubtedly would have made them favorites in the West.

Gyasi Zardes and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 425

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LA Galaxy homegrown forward Gyasi Zardes on the FIFA '15, playing for an academy vs college, and his team's current form. In the second segment, CSN-Houston and NBCSN soccer analyst Sebastian Salazar helps us break down what's happening around MLS.

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SBI Thursday Rewind: MLS’ new logo; Chivas USA’s year off; USMNT’s upgraded rank; and more

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Love it or hate it, the new Major League Soccer logo is here. The famous boot-and-ball logo is out, and a minimalist crest with only the letters "MLS" and three stars is in. MLS Commissioner Don Garber defended the logo on Thursday, saying the crest itself identified it as a soccer logo without the presence of a soccer ball.

Report: MLS to hit Arena with ‘a major fine’

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The spat between LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and Major League Soccerheadquarters has reached new heights.

According to a report by, MLS commissioner Don Garber intends to hand down "a major fine" to Arena over comments he made in August regarding the MLS single-entity structure.

MLS sends a mixed message

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Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake started the MLS weekend on a high that didn't hold up for the San Jose vs LA Galaxy game. Read More

FC Dallas

Hungry Fabian Castillo sends FC Dallas past Galaxy, into first MLS Cup Playoffs since 2011

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LA Galaxy defender Leonardo does the splits as he tries to defend FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo (11) who went by Leonardo in the first half as FC Dallas hosted the L.A. Galaxy at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Sunday, October 12, 2014. (Stewart F. House/Special Contributor)


Special contributor

FRISCO — In the week leading up to Sunday's game, first-year FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja said Fabian Castillo was hungry.

FCD Friday Free-for-All (Oct. 10, 2014 edition)

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Here are a few FC Dallas quick hits for Friday:


Members of the women's national team from Trinidad and Tobago, the home country of FCD center back Nicholas Walker, have been in Frisco all week preparing for an upcoming match with the U.

SBI Weekend Rewind: Red Bulls top Sounders; Chandler earns first hometown start; and more

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The New York Red Bulls went into the weekend looking for points to secure playoff position, but faced a tough test in the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders. But the Sounders, fresh off winning the U.S. Open Cup, were out of gas, it seems, and fell 4-1 on the road against the Red Bulls.

The Rest

THE SOUTH COUCH REPORT : Los Angeles v Toronto... or is THIS a streak?

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I've been away on vacation but I've kept up with the trials and games of the Toronto "Football" "Club" (good thing the stadium is where it is). That Portland thing sounded crazy. And I did watch the Houston match at 2:00am in London (mostly because I snore really loud and the wife hadn't slept yet so I got up so she could sleep.

THE MATCHUP: #ThanksLandon

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Listen, every match is a "must-win" for TFC in October but no matter what happens on Saturday night/Sunday morning, The Reds will still be in the playoff chase on Monday.

A Bold Approach

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Photo credit: Sporting Clube de Portugal

When MLS 4.0 arrives and its time to remember how each club reached a new level of elevated stature, remember the autumn day in 2014 when the New England Revolution forged a strategic partnership with Portugal's Sporting CP.

Moves like this will help guide American soccer clubs to higher echelons of training, scouting, competitiveness, and global reputation.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Julian Green's continued battle for playing time continues today as he and Hamburg take on Eintracht Frankfurt.

Green missed Hamburg's mid-week loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach with a rib injury, but could be back in action today as last-place Hamburg search for their first win of the season.