By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s long road to redemption has not yet commenced, but the team revealed some of what it has planned for the 2018 MLS season. When the Galaxy played NYCFC at StubHub Center over the weekend, the team had its new captain on display. Ashley Cole donned the armband on Saturday and later revealed on social media that he had . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb 7, 2018) US Soccer Players - Los Angeles Football Club has always seemed an interesting venture. With a slew of high-profile deep-pocketed owners, the club’s operations and marketing pathways seemed exciting. Money and a means to gain exposure were always assets in LAFC’s favor. How the club capitalized on them to set itself apart in MLS was always going to be . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 31, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy has never been shy about moving the needle. From bringing in Mexican players like Luis Hernandez and Carlos Hermosillo in the league’s early days to landing the biggest splash ever in David Beckham a decade-plus ago, the Galaxy has constantly blazed new trails. It seems like the Galaxy is close to making another . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 24, 2018) US Soccer Players - Before the start of training camp, LAFC announced its first-ever coaching staff. Bob Bradley took the head coaching job last year, but the rest of the staff waited for January. Among his hires were Ante Razov and Zak Abdel, both formerly of Chivas USA. Bradley, who had played an integral role in the club’s early days, brought back . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - All of us have heard at one point or another that good things come to those who wait. This may be true, or it may be a nice way of telling someone to sit down and wait their turn. Either way, the saying rings true for Landon Donovan and his supporters. Donovan has come out of retirement for the second time, but this time he is not . . .
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. As it stands, that's a worrisome thought. While the players brought in fill needs, especially David Bingham who . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - Not too long ago, Monterrey and Tigres captivated Liga MX with a rousing Apertura 2017 final. In the blink of an eye, the league has gone through an offseason and a preseason. Now, teams are ready to try and make a run at the final once more. When champions Tigres visit Puebla on Friday, it will kick off a four-month sprint. The . . .
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 . . .
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. Perhaps addressing . . .
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. Those noises though also ring out from the club’s . . .