By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 7, 2020) US Soccer Players - Are the LA Galaxy still members of the MLS elite? This once would have been a ludicrous question given their league-leading five MLS Cup titles, well-heeled ownership in AEG, and glitzy identity to match their Southern California setting. Lately, however, a good deal of the Galaxy shine has rubbed off. The club that won three . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with the LA Galaxy naming Greg Vanney as their new coach. The move wasn't exactly a surprise, with strong links to the open job since Vanney left Toronto following the conclusion of the 2020 MLS season. Vanney, a former Galaxy player, now faces at least a partial rebuild to try to turn the Galaxy into a playoff team. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 4, 2020) US Soccer Players - Through it all, the Galaxy had one coach capable of leading them out of the doldrums. That period was not just one of success but also of stability. The reason, in large part, was Bruce Arena. The post-Arena era has been quite the opposite. The Galaxy parted ways with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto following the Galaxy's 5-1 loss . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 28, 2020) US Soccer Players - Los Angeles once again has plenty to celebrate from its sports teams. Turning around a fallow period for titles, the LA Lakers lifted the Larry O'Brien trophy as NBA champions. Yes, it happened in a bubble on the other side of the country. That didn't stop fans from celebrating like things are normal. Last night, the Dodgers won the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 21, 2020) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy has been trying to recapture magic over the last three-plus seasons. While the club has not won an MLS Cup since 2014, the team was still quite competitive in 2015 and 2016. For both of those years, the rosters were quite formidable even if the team's results did not match that potential output. Since the end of the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 30, 2020) US Soccer Players - The cover of Wednesday's Los Angeles Times sports section showed two matchups for two Los Angeles teams with the word "Doubleheader" separating them. Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat. Underneath that, Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers. The headline read "Two For Prize Of One City." Los Angeles is not necessarily a sports . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 16, 2020) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy likes to remind everyone in Southern California that the team has been around since 1996. The club's "Since '96" moniker was a shot at Los Angeles FC, who joined MLS in the 2018 season and has since shaken up the professional soccer landscape in Southern California. That "Since '96" slogan carries more weight than just . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 19, 2020) US Soccer Players - In a normal MLS season, teams get one chance to make a first impression on how things will go for them that year. First impressions can energize the fan base and make other teams around the league take notice. They can also toss up red flag after red flag of things that will certainly hamper the team the rest of the season. This, of . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 22, 2020) US Soccer Players - If you are not sure how many championships the LA Galaxy has, just ask them. The club is quick to boast how it is the only team in league history to win five MLS Cups, that the Galaxy has been a fixture in Los Angeles since 1996, and that the game's top stars have called and continue to call the Galaxy home. The Galaxy certainly has . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 15, 2020) US Soccer Players - As the MLS Is Back tournament marches on, one of the most-anticipated matches is just days away. The LA Galaxy and LAFC will renew hostilities when the two play their group match on Saturday. The tournament's supposed blind draw set up this matchup. Because of that, we get at least one LA Galaxy vs LAFC meeting in 2020. The last . . .