By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - Soccer is cyclical. Dynasties build and then they crumble and from the ruins can be rebuilt once more. The LA Galaxy is a testament to that, having gone through the highest of highs to the abyss before skyrocketing once more. Climbing out of the hole the team dug for itself about a decade ago took some doing, but the team may not be . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 9, 2017) US Soccer Players - For expansion MLS clubs, first impressions are important. The first impression set by the other Los Angeles expansion club engrossed that club and stuck to it like a ball and chain and haunted it until its demise. The first impression LA’s newest Major League Soccer club gives off, specifically with its newest signing, will lead in . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 2, 2017) US Soccer Players - Following a legend is always difficult. No matter how good of a job the next coach does, the shadows cast are too long to overcome and the shoes left behind are too big to fill. Curt Onalfo learned that the hard way. Onalfo did not make it through his first summer on the job with the LA Galaxy. The MLS club sacked him following five . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 26, 2017) US Soccer Players - Peace and tranquility is a myth, at least within the Mexican national team’s coaching ranks. Disarray is harmony. Pandemonium and lawlessness is Mexico’s peace and order. Mexico national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio is under heavy fire in Mexico for the obvious reasons. Mexico after all crashed out in the semifinals of two separate . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy seem to have more hope now than at any point in 2017. Perhaps not playing any league matches since July 4 has distanced onlookers enough to have forgotten the sting of losses and how poor the Galaxy have looked, particularly at home. The club seems to have renewed energy heading into the unofficial second half of the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 12, 2017) US Soccer Players - In the early days of Major League Soccer, gimmicks abounded. Part of the thinking then was that both soccer and non-soccer fans needed some sort of reason to pay attention to the fledgling league. Perhaps that was the right mindset to take in 1996. this league has grown quite a bit since and some of those gimmicks need to go by the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 5, 2017) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy had turned an important corner just last month. A rough season-opening patch seemed to have toughened up the team. The Galaxy won three consecutive road games and built up a seven-match unbeaten run. Having reached the midway point in the season, however, it looks like the destitute, effort-lacking collection of players . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - Since the start of the Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy has been the most relevant team in California. Mostly, anyway. There was a time when the San Jose Earthquakes had more championships than the Galaxy and was winning them at the Galaxy’s expense. Outside of the early part of the last decade, California has long been the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - There is still quite some time until LAFC takes the field. Many things with this club are still up in the air, but the possibilities seem unlimited. The roster will not start to take shape until sometime after a team lifts the 2017 MLS Cup. Already, rumors swirl linking a top Mexican player to LAFC and the potential for more such . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena’s shadow looms large over Curt Onalfo. The new LA Galaxy coach has tried to do his best to focus on the present without looking to the past. How he handles the Galaxy over the next few weeks will determine if others will stop looking at the past as well. The Galaxy will play their busiest stretch of the year, beginning . . .