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Dos Santos, Alessandrini tandem continues to pay off for high-flying Galaxy

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SAN JOSE, Calif.- On Saturday night, the Cali Clasico'ssixth and final goal served as a testament towhy the LA Galaxy's lucrative financial investments on Giovani Dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini have been worth every penny.

Curt Onalfo's men have now grabbednine straight points on the road, and haveyet to taste defeat in their last five games.

Galaxy dismantle Earthquakes in Cali Clasico

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It took a Giovani Dos Santos show to finally bring the San Jose Earthquakes' unbeaten home streak to an end.

The Mexican's brace helped propel the Los Angeles Galaxy to a thrilling 4-2 victory over the Earthquakes at a hostile Avaya Stadium in this season's first Cali Clasico.

Dos Santos' first goal of the night came from the spot in the 35th minute after teammate Bradley Diallo drew contact inside the box.

Late own goal dooms Minnesota United in loss to Galaxy

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Minnesota United was just moments away from sealing a hard-fought home point, but a late own goal ensured the LA Galaxy earned a much-needed road win on Sunday afternoon.

A late Christian Ramirez own goal doomed Minnesota United on Sunday as the LA Galaxy escaped TCF Bank Stadium with a 2-1 win.

Omar Gonzalez training with Galaxy ahead of expected USMNT call-up

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Omar Gonzalez needs to stay in shape with World Cup qualifiers looming, and the Pachuca centerback has found a temporary training spot in a familiar place.

The LA Galaxy revealed that Gonzalez is training with the club ahead of an expected call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team for World Cup qualifying.

LA Galaxy correct course in win against the New York Red Bulls

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Curt Onalfo's tenure as coach of the LA Galaxy did not get off to a splendid start. With two wins in their opening eight matches, the team was putting in lackluster performances, a crisis emerging for the five-time MLS Cup champions.

Yet, after scoring two second half goals in a come-from-behind draw against the Chicago Fire last week, the Galaxy were finally able to get back to winning ways with a dynamic 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, their first win since beating the Montreal Impact on April 7.

Alessandrini leads Galaxy to resounding victory over Red Bulls

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The LA Galaxy's rough start has been widely discussed but, on Sunday, they became the first team to go into Red Bull Arena and emerge with three points in hand thanks to their major offseason signing.

The Galaxy became the first team to record a win at Red Bull Arena, beating the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, on Sunday.

Galaxy fullback Robbie Rogers placed on Season Ending Injury list

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Bad news simply got worse for Robbie Rogers and the LA Galaxy.

According to the Galaxy, Rogers has been placed on the MLS Season Ending Injury list. The defender has undergone three foot surgeries in the past 16 months but sustained nerve damage due to an injection used in the latest operation.

Report: Galaxy target Jonathan dos Santos' father won't rule out move

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Jonathan dos Santos could be on the move this summer and there is much speculationas to where he may go.

The versatilemidfielder featured relevantly for Villarreal scoring three goals and collecting three assists across 44 appearances in all competitions. dos Santos is under contract untilJune 2019, accordingto the midfielder's father,a move away from the club isn't out of the question.

Jermaine Jones sidelined with knee injury

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With World Cup qualifiers looming, Jermaine Jones is set to miss extended time with a knee injury.

The LA Galaxy announced that Jones is set to miss three-to-four weeks after suffering an MCL sprain in a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire over the weekend. The timeline would see him return just before the U.

Major League Soccer

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

The Best of MLS Week 12: Almiron, dos Santos, Union and more

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Week 12 was the busiest stretch of the Major League Soccer season to date. A quintet of Wednesday games started the week before a normal slate of weekend contests took the spotlight.

There was plenty of quality displayed across the 16 matches, including some spectacular finishes from the league's best forwards, but one from a high-profile designated player stood out the most.

MLS: Ex-Tottenham Attacker Giovanni Dos Santos Scores Spectacular Effort For LA Galaxy (Video)

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Giovanni Dos Santos netted one of the classiest goals of the season on Sunday, with the LA Galaxy forward producing a magnificent flicked finished from an equally sublime pass against Minnesota United.

Once of Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Ipswich Town, attacking midfielder Giovanni Dos Santos netted his stunner towards the end of the first-half, with the score at 0-0.

Gio Dos Santos for club not country

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 17, 2017) US Soccer Players - Earlier this week, Mexico released its roster for upcoming friendly matches against Croatia in Los Angeles on May 27 and Ireland in New Jersey five days later. One name not on the list was the LA Galaxy's Giovani Dos Santos. Perhaps that was not surprising.

4 MLS coaches in trouble

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2017) US Soccer Players - The landscape of the 2017 MLS season is gaining a bit of focus. Two months into the campaign, most teams have crossed the one-quarter threshold. There's a long way to go, but we at least have some idea of who these teams are and what they are capable of.

Why do the LA MLS teams insist on a Mexico connection?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 3, 2017) US Soccer Players - In the early days of MLS, the league pandered quite a bit. The strategy in the mid-1990s seemed simple. Bring in players from certain countries and fans/citizens of those countries residing in MLS towns would turn out en masse to watch them play.

Coaches under pressure in MLS

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2017) US Soccer Players - The peculiarities of MLS can make simple questions difficult to answer. Like which club's coach faces the most pressure?

MLS is still a young team with many younger clubs, making it tougher than it would be in other leagues and other sports.

Cristiano Ronaldo with another Champions League hat trick, Carlos Vela to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/4/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Trusty named No. 5 best defender under 20 by Major League Soccer
Future stalwart of the Philadelphia Union backline Auston Trusty was named the No. 5 best defender under 20 years old by Major League Soccer.

Blake second in Union history with 10 clean sheets
In the Union's match against LA this past Saturday, Andre Blake kept the Galaxy off the board, earning the clean sheet.

News roundup: The Streak, Perrella departs Steel FC, xG’s, MLS roundups, more

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The Streak picks up steam and headlines, Ayuk makes his debut, and a whole bunch of takes on all the weekend action.

5 things so far from the 2017 MLS season

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 1, 2017) US Soccer Players – We're far enough into the 2017 MLS season to start taking the standings seriously. Although the league's unpredictable nature can turn even a mid-table team into a contender once the playoffs roll around, there are some things we can glean.

United defeats United, England and France recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/1/17

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New month new links.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union defense holds strong earning a result against LA Galaxy
Philadelphia Union drew with LA Galaxy 0-0 in front of a crowd of 25,008 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Saturday night.

New York Red Bulls defeat Dax McCarty and Chicago Fire
Union take on the Red Bulls this coming Saturday, let's see how their last game went.

Is patience a Galaxy virtue?

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Apr 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - When Bruce Arena's long and successful career with the LA Galaxy ended at the end of 2016, a coveted job vacancy emerged. Guiding the league's most successful club seems like the job to have in MLS. Sure, the Galaxy struggled in 2016 but with a slew of new players heading to the club, deep finances and the wonderful setting that is Los Angeles, what's not to love?

Sounders crush Galaxy from start to finish

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Call it a drubbing, a demolition, an annihilation or whatever word you choose.

The Seattle Sounders thrashed the LA Galaxy on Sunday afternoon, 3-0, at StubHub Center to jump back into the top six of the Western Conference. The attacking trio of Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro and Clint Dempsey had their way for the majority of the match against the porous Galaxy, who dropped their third home game of 2017.

Sounders at LA Galaxy: TV Scheduled, news, highlights, analysis

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Certain contests in MLS demand attention from both national and international audiences. With both the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy off to slow starts, their 1 PM Sunday (ESPN) remains interesting for many reasons. LA is in a rebuilding year, but they are still expected to compete for a trophy. Seattle are the reigning champions, finally wearing the star they've seen above the Galaxy crest so often.

Philadelphia Union

Post-match analysis: LA Galaxy 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia Union escaped LA with a point despite showing off many of the same issues that have driven their 2017 struggles.

Player ratings: Galaxy 0-0 Union

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Despite collecting their second clean sheet of the season, the Union settled for a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Some players shone brightly, while others were mere shadows on the pitch.

Post Up: LA Galaxy 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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Soccer is often times a beautiful sport filled with breath-taking passes, scintillating footwork, and incredible feats of concentration and precision. Last night's 0-0 draw between the Philadelphia Union and the LA Galaxy was not one of those times.

The Philadelphia Union's announced starting XI said they would be playing their traditional 4-2-3-1, however functionally the way they lined up was more of a 4-1-4-1 with Haris Medunjanin alone between the lines and Alejandro Bedoya playing up a bit higher than a traditional 4-2-3-1 might typically suggest for a midfielder.

LA Galaxy 0, Philadelphia Union 0: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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246 days

Usually a draw in Los Angeles against the LA Galaxy would be considered a good result. While the Union will return from Southern California with a point, they still haven't won since last August.

LA had a very unlucky break in the 20th minute when Joao Pedro rang a shot off of both posts, and Andre Blake made a few breathtaking saves to keep the scoreline even.

Match report: LA Galaxy 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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It was a quiet game in the city of stars, as Philadelphia Union and LA Galaxy played out a scoreless draw on Saturday night.

GAME THREAD: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: April 29, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • Place: StubHub Center, Carson, CA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - Mike Watts and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union are an abysmal 1-6-2 against LA Galaxy
  • Know Thy Enemy: LAG Confidential

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fabrice-Jean Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Philadelphia Union vs LA Galaxy quick reference

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Get up to speed on the Union's history against the Galaxy. We've got all of the match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

Match preview: LA Galaxy vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to Los Angeles still searching for their first win. Can they find a shock result against a Galaxy side still figuring things out post-Bruce Arena?

Summary of Jim Curtin’s midweek press conference

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On Tuesday, Jim Curtin spoke to the media about working through a bad run, Josh Yaro's fitness, and putting together 90 minutes ahead of Philadelphia Union's trip to play LA Galaxy.

Will Bruin

Will Bruin helps spark offense in first start of season

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Bringing Will Bruin in at lone forward seemed to unlock the Sounders' attacking potential.

Leading up to the Seattle Sounders' away match at LA Galaxy last weekend, questions about their attack were getting louder and more persistent after scoring two goals in three games. The Vancouver game was particular cause for distress as despite racking up a ton of shots, including a handful on goal, the Sounders only scored one goal—through substitute Will Bruin.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Upcycled Seattle dominates

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The 3-0 win means that Seattle and LA are now tied with most victories from 2009 to the present.

Starting a backline of deep reserves, the Seattle Sounders earned their second shutout by that same reserve backline. The only thing that looked better than the shutout was a dynamic offense that punished the LA Galaxy in all parts of the field.

The Rest

Red Bulls turn in uninspired performance in lopsided loss to Galaxy

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May has not been a kind month to the New York Red Bulls. They have played three games and have lost all of them, but this latest 3-1 defeat to the LA Galaxy at home was especially devastating.

Head coach Jesse Marsch referred to the loss as "the worst performance" at Red Bull Arena since he was hired by New York in 2015.

Fire v Sounders match preview

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What Are They All About? Seattle Sounders

The glass is half empty. This past Saturday the Chicago Fire drew on the road against the LA Galaxy 2-2. They put together one of their finest performances of the season in the first half and in the second they reminded onlookers why that tingling sense of doubt continues to linger in the depths of their stomachs.

The League of Nil; the rest of the week that was

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Ten teams failed to score in one of their games this week.

The LA Galaxy managed a comeback, but that overshadows the fact that Curt Onalfo is making first half tactical subs with some regularity. The 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire probably buys the coach some time, but when a head coach's gameplan is so frequently wrong after a week of prep the problem lies with the coach.

Emre Can’s goal, predicting a USMNT Gold Cup roster, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/2/17

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Also, let women swear.

Welcome to Tuesday Freedom Kicks! I hope everyone else's air conditioning is working because mine currently isn't and let me tell you how not fun it is when your apartment is 84 degrees.

But let me also tell you about something that is actually fun: Black and Red United's Last Season at RFK Meetup!

Nos Audietis, Episode 250: Talking about sample-sizes

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We're discussing the Sounders' destruction of the Galaxy and how much we should take away from it.

We here at Nos Audietis take a fair amount of pride in a measured, reasonable approach. We know that one game does not a season make and that one performance does not define a player or team. We're well aware of the importance of sample-size, which is a recurring talking point in this week's show.