By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 22, 2022) US Soccer Players - Major League Soccer's 2023 regular season schedule is now set, and supporters of all 29 teams can firm up their plans for the matchdays ahead. It's not hard to predict that perennially entertaining matchups like Seattle vs Portland, Toronto vs Montreal, and New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC will continue to be destination . . .
Geography, payroll, and history in the latest LA derby
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 19, 2022) US Soccer Players - For the second time in four years, one Los Angeles-based Major League Soccer club's season will end at the hands of the other. In a nearly identical scenario to 2019, Supporters' Shield holders LAFC will host the LA Galaxy in a Western Conference semifinal Thursday at Banc of California Stadium. Last time, it was LAFC who ousted . . .
The 4th-seed Galaxy knows what’s in front of them
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 12, 2022) US Soccer Players - It used to be that the LA Galaxy hosting in the playoffs was commonplace. It was not an unusual occurrence nor something to necessarily celebrate. Of course, in the league's early days and as it progressed into its second decade, playoff formats changed. At various times, any team making the playoffs got a home game. Back then, . . .
Los Angeles waits for the Galaxy and LAFC at the Rose Bowl
By Luis Bueno - RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 28, 2022) US Soccer Players - The 2022 Major League Soccer regular season is coming to what should be a dramatic close, and the playoffs will ramp up the drama afterward. For Los Angeles-area soccer fans, that means twice the amount of meaningful matches as both LAFC and the LA Galaxy appear playoff bound. LAFC is one of three teams that has already booked its . . .
NYCFC, Orlando City, FC Cincinnati, Inter Miami, and the LA Galaxy put themselves into playoff positions
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sep 26, 2022) US Soccer Players – Winning the MLS Cup is all about timing. The regular season is long, and often parts of it may seem insignificant. In reality, every game counts if you want to clinch a playoff spot in the end. Consistency is key, but so is peaking at just the right time. That time to peak is now, both for teams who've already clinched a spot . . .
The importance of the California Clasico speaks to MLS then and now
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 23, 2022) US Soccer Players - As American soccer rivalries go, there aren't many with more history than the California Clasico. The match-up of the Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes goes back to the earliest days of MLS, a standard bearer for the league. In MLS's early years, Los Angeles versus San Jose was a battle of perennial cup contenders. The . . .
After an Open Cup exit, what’s next for the LA Galaxy?
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (June 22, 2022) US Soccer Players - Sitting in the Galaxy's trophy display at StubHub Center are five MLS Cups and two US Open Cups. The problem for the most successful club in MLS history is that the last title came in 2014. That's also the last time the Galaxy played for a trophy, a major issue for a club that has been to nine MLS Cup finals. It looked like that . . .
Sacramento Republic moves on in the Open Cup, Reynolds to Westerlo
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Sacramento Republic winning a USL vs MLS quarterfinal in the 2022 US Open Cup. Sacramento knocked out the LA Galaxy 2-1 on the road in Carson. Rodrigo Lopez put Sacramento up in the 4th minute with an own-goal leveling the score in the 18th. Sacramento's Luis Felipe Fernandes scored their winner in the 70th minute. They advance to play the winner of tonight's . . .
Another version of the LA rivalry
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 25, 2022) US Soccer Players - In the evolution of all things Los Angeles soccer, the LA Galaxy vs LAFC rivalry has progressed nicely. Four years in, and the teams have already put on show after show. Each time they play, there's the feeling that more than bragging rights are on the line. One or the other would like to make it clear that they are the soccer kings . . .
Defense may no longer be the issue for the Galaxy
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 11, 2022) US Soccer Players - Since the club's inception, the LA Galaxy promised to field a roster of stars. From Cobi Jones and Luis Hernandez to Landon Donovan, David Beckham, and Robbie Keane, the team has traditionally delivered on that promise. This year's roster is no different as it features Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer, . . .