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Philadelphia Union

Veteran goalkeeper coach with Union staff at MLS Combine

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Union are in the process of "finalizing an agreement" with Tim Hanley

Veteran goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley is with the Philadelphia Union technical staff for the MLS Combine in Orlando and appears to be on his way to filling the vacancy on the technical staff.

A Union spokesman said Sunday that the club is "in the process of finalizing an agreement with Tim.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/12/18

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Philadelphia Union News

Report: Mark McKenzie to sign homegrown deal
Bear, Delaware native spent the fall at Wake Forest.

MLS News

Report: LAFC close to signing Steven Beitashour
The MLS Cup-winning fullback would be LAFC's second free agent signing.

News Roundup: Union pre-season dates, Perry Kitchen back in MLS, Pulisic’s sob story

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Also: Medunjanin call-up, NJ Copa player press, Asbury Park crypto currency, UPSL adding team, LA Galaxy signings, Giles Barnes off to Mexico, Dwyer pulls hammy, JP Dellacamera is a master moderator, Liverpool controversy.

Major League Soccer

On This Day in Football: Beckham goes to the Galaxy

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On this day in 2007, David Beckham announced that he would be signing a contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy.

The former Manchester United superstar had fallen out of favour with Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello but showed a late resurgence in the second half of the season that helped Real win their first La Liga title in four years.

The LA Galaxy rebuild needs to focus on the attack

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 10, 2018) US Soccer Players - With three signings at the start of the week, the LA Galaxy has seen its roster grow. A total of 20 players are now part of the squad with the start of the preseason not too far off. The team seems to be coming together.

Report: Galaxy finalizing deal for Perry Kitchen

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After spending two seasons in Scotland and Denmark, U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Perry Kitchen is on his way back to MLS, according to ESPN.

The LA Galaxy have reportedly sent $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and $100,000 in General Allocation Money to D.C. United to acquire the MLS rights of the 25-year-old midfielder.

New Year, New MLS Stars

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - In many ways, 2017 was the most eventful year for Major League Soccer thus far. For the first time in nearly a decade, the East was the dominant conference of the two. Trade announcements included the amount of allocation money swapping hands, allowing for more detailed analysis of these moves.

Former England defender Cole rejoins MLS Galaxy

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former England defender Ashley Cole, a long-time Premier League star with Arsenal and Chelsea, has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Major League Soccer club announced Wednesday.

The 37-year-old left back has 55 Galaxy appearances over two seasons, scoring one goal and setting up two others in 29 games for Los Angeles last season.

Former England defender Cole rejoins MLS Galaxy

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former England defender Ashley Cole, a long-time Premier League star with Arsenal and Chelsea, has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Major League Soccer club announced Wednesday.

The 37-year-old left back has 55 Galaxy appearances over two seasons, scoring one goal and setting up two others in 29 games for Los Angeles last season.

MLS Ticker: Carl Robinson linked with Wales job, Alex heads to South Korea, and more

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Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson has emerged as a potential candidate for the open position with the Wales national team. The Welshman been with the Caps for the last four years, twice leading them to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

He remains an underdog, with the favorites being Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy.

MLS Ticker: Cole signs new Galaxy contract, Timbers sign Costa Rican defender and more

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Ashley Cole is gearing up to spend his third season in MLS, as the LA Galaxy have signed the defender to a new contract with the English left back, according to theLos Angeles Times.

Cole has flown under the radar a bit during his time with the Galaxy, but he's been a steady force for the historic franchise, playing 55 regular-season contests.

The LA soccer market in 2018

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - This year has some life left in it still, but 2017 will carry nothing more of significance for Southern California-based soccer fans. The final weekend of the year will be spent gazing aimlessly at leagues across the pond, of consuming rumors and speculation about potential player movement in MLS, or watching preseason Liga MX matches.

60 percent of 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft selections ex-Sounders

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LAFC take Calum Mallace, MNUFC take Tyrone Mears, Galaxy select Servando Carrasco.

What's the worst part about having a successful season in MLS? Getting a lousy spot in the MLS Re-Entry Draft, of course. Okay, so that's not true. Seattle Sounders did not select any players today in Stage 2 of the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft (they also passed on a selection in Stage 1), but they did see one member of their 2017 squad, Calum Mallace, picked up by LAFC.

Veron, Carrasco, Mallace selected in Stage 2 of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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D.C. United poached one of their biggest rival's attacking midfielders in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Thursday.

D.C. took Gonzalo Veron with the second selection in the draft. The Black and Red still have to negotiate a contract with the Argentinian midfielder who scored 10 goals during his three years with the New York Red Bulls.

The Galaxy’s goalkeeper issue

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - Over the years, the LA Galaxy have had numerous standouts at many positions, from play makers to goal scorers to tough-as-nails defenders. It's been awhile since goalkeeper was in that category. Not surprisingly, it was the goalkeeping that let the team down on many occasions during the tumultuous 2017 season.

Report: Galaxy closing in on David Bingham

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David Bingham will remain a fixture for California Clasicos to come, but it looks like he will do so sporting a different badge.

The longtime San Jose Earthquakes 'keeper is close to signing with foes down south, the LA Galaxy, per ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.

The deal, which is understood to yet be completed, would send between $200,000 and $250,000 in combined General Allocation Money and Target Allocation Money to San Jose for the 28-year-old.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/16/17

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Union lose a coach, MLS moves, and a preview of this weekend's action

Philadelphia Union News

Mike Sorber joins LAFC
The Union assistant is reuniting with his old boss.

MLS News

Sources: LA Galaxy finalizing deal to sign David Bingham
MLS sources confirm to ESPN FC a trade is near.

MLS Ticker: Sounders acquire Francis from Crew, Galaxy ink Norwegian defender to deal and more

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It took less than a week for the Seattle Sounders to fill the void left open by Joevin Jones' departure.

The Sounders acquired full back Waylon Francis from the Columbus Crew in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money.

The 27-year-old left back has played the last four season in Columbus, and he brings needed depth to the position in Seattle after Jones left the club for Darmstadt at the end of the 2017 season.

It’s time for LAFC vs the Galaxy

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - That sound in downtown Los Angeles of hammers and drills, the beep-beep-beep of cement trucks backing up is helping forge two things. LAFC's Banc of California Stadium offers such an array of noises, promising to leave in its wake a modern stadium that will certainly captivate LA.

The Galaxy reconsiders player development

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 6, 2017) US Soccer Players - This season was a disaster for the LA Galaxy on many levels. The Galaxy was the worst team in the league, fired their head coach in July, and won a paltry three home games. Bad loss followed bad loss. In a season centered on player development, the Galaxy ended up horribly exposed.

Galaxy first means resisting loan deals in 2018

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy's disastrous 2017 MLS campaign left much destruction in its wake. Coaches and executives lost their jobs or faced demotions. The club showed players the exit. New faces both on and off the field came and will undoubtedly arrive to help right the wrongs in 2018.

Robbie Rogers leaves trailblazing legacy after retiring from soccer

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LA Galaxy left back Robbie Rogers announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a career that spanned 11 years and three countries. He had stops atSC Heerenveen in the Netherlands, the Columbus Crew, Leeds United, a loan Stevenage, and, finally, the LA Galaxy.

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the game of soccer," said Rogers.

MLS Ticker: Robbie Rogers retires, David Ousted to leave Whitecaps, and more

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Robbie Rogers announced his retirement from professional soccer at the age of 30. He played for 11 seasons in three different countries. He most recently played four years with the LA Galaxy, winning the MLS Cup in 2014. He came out as gay shortly before signing with LA, making him the first openly gay player in one of the major American sports.

Robbie Rogers announces retirement

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LA Galaxy and USMNT midfielder Robbie Rogers announced his retirement on Tuesday. The 30-year-old joined the Galaxy in 2013 after returning from England where he was a member of Leeds United. Rogers was part of the 2008 MLS Cup winning Columbus Crew, lifting the trophy again with the Galaxy in 2014.

How to overhaul an MLS team

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 1, 2017) US Soccer Players - The MLS Cup Playoffs are in full swing this week as each of the conference semifinal series have completed their first legs. The round before produced some dramatic moments while the coming days promise to have some riveting action as teams try and extend or salvage their respective seasons.

Sigi Schmid steps up with the Galaxy

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 25, 2017) US Soccer Players - If you were to take a wrecking ball and repeatedly slam it into the LA Galaxy's facilities at StubHub Center, the destruction and forced rebuild would be a massive undertaking. Somehow, it would not be near the level of the rebuilding process which the club is now firmly in the midst of.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team was the most disappointing in 2017?

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Before the MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday night, we're taking a look at some of the teams that didn't make the playoffs, and more specifically failed to live up to expectations in 2017.

No team fell harder than FC Dallas, who won two teams after July 22 to finish out of the top six in the Western Conference after previously occupying first place.

TFC ties MLS record for regular season points in home win over Impact

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An early goal from Jozy Altidore was all it took.

After Toronto FC fans lifted the Supporters' Shield before the game, TFC wanted to avenge their only home loss to bitter rivals Montreal Impact. Not only did they avenge their loss, they re-wrote history with a 1-0 win.

Now tied with the 1998 LA Galaxy, TFC are the all-time MLS co-record holders for points in the regular season with a total of 68.

Los Angeles

USA opts for youth with no World Cup in sight

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Acting US national team coach Dave Sarachan opted for young prospects in calling upon 30 players on Monday for the Americans annual January training camp.

The session is set to open Wednesday at Los Angeles with the culmination of workouts to be a January 28 friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the training camp in Carson, home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

USA opts for youth with no World Cup in sight

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Acting US national team coach Dave Sarachan opted for young prospects in calling upon 30 players on Monday for the Americans annual January training camp.

The session is set to open Wednesday at Los Angeles with the culmination of workouts to be a January 28 friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the training camp in Carson, home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

Robbie Rogers retires from football

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major North American sports league, announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Rogers, 30, confirmed his retirement in a statement released through the Galaxy, ending a professional career that spanned 11 seasons and included stints in England, the Netherlands and Major League Soccer.

Robbie Rogers retires from football

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major North American sports league, announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Rogers, 30, confirmed his retirement in a statement released through the Galaxy, ending a professional career that spanned 11 seasons and included stints in England, the Netherlands and Major League Soccer.

Martino joins race for US soccer top job

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino on Monday joined the crowded field vying for the presidency of the United States Soccer Federation in the wake of the country’s 2018 World Cup debacle.

Martino, best known in the US as an analyst for NBC television, said he had decided to challenge for the USSF presidency after the result of “many conversations” in recent weeks.

Martino joins race for US soccer top job

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino on Monday joined the crowded field vying for the presidency of the United States Soccer Federation in the wake of the country’s 2018 World Cup debacle.

Martino, best known in the US as an analyst for NBC television, said he had decided to challenge for the USSF presidency after the result of “many conversations” in recent weeks.

MLS- LA Galaxy

Robert Lewandowski, wife eye 'dream' move to Los Angeles

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Robert Lewandowski and his wife, Anna, have set their sights on Los Angeles.

Speaking to Business Insider Poland, the wife of the Bayern Munich star says the two are hoping to move to Los Angeles before the end of the forward's career. Anna Lewandowska is a health food blogger that owns her own company, Foods by Ann.

FC Dallas thumps Galaxy to close season

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FC Dallas saved one of their best performances for Sunday's season finale, even if it all came too little, too late for a team that finished outside of the playoff picture.

FCD scored five unanswered goals in what turned out to be a 5-1 drubbing of the LA Galaxy. Despite the win, FC Dallas finished up eighth in the Western Conference, finishing outside of the playoff picture while the San Jose Earthquakes sealed the final spot.

Alessandrini's big night for Galaxy proves too much for Minnesota

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Romain Alessandrini's two goals and assist helped the LA Galaxy win their third home match of the season over Minnesota United FC.

The Galaxy newcomer remained dangerous all game long, contributing on each of the goals in the 3-0 victory.

In a year that has been well below the Galaxy standard of recent years, their have been few bright spots as promising as Alessandrini's debut season.

The Rest

Timbers Open 2018 Season at LA Galaxy; Home Opener Set for April 14th

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We have our first glimpse of the Portland Timbers' 2018 schedule.

The Timbers will open the season with a cross-country road trip that features the two erstwhile "it" clubs in MLS. Gio Savarese's side will open the regular season against the LA Galaxy at the Stub Hub Center on Sunday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.

Major Link Soccer: ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce keen to coach USMNT

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Meanwhile, Brad Friedel will coach the Revs, Neymar is unhapy in Paris, and the paper airplane finally gets the recognition it deserves.

Seattle

Longtime Tacoma-based sports writer and columnist for the News Tribune Larry LaRue has passed away in California at age 68.

After nine years in Seattle, Kurt Schmid made the move to LA Galaxy, joining his father Sigi.

Oka Nikolov signs for LA Galaxy

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Nikolov coached Andre Blake to the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award

Per a press release, former Philadephia Union goalkeeper turned goalkeeping coach Oka Nikolov has signed with the LA Galaxy. Nikolov started his career with the Union in 2013 after over two decades with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany's Bundesliga and 2.