By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - After the LA Galaxy’s second consecutive 3-0 victory, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a message for the rest of MLS. “We’re a threat for every team if we play like this,” Ibrahimovic said after the Galaxy beat Vancouver. “I bet you whatever you want, nobody wants to get us in the playoffs because we are dangerous if we do what we do like we . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - When the LA Galaxy landed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the move generated excitement and wonder. LA welcomed the world-renowned striker with open arms as the club and the city embraced the self-proclaimed Lion. While the Galaxy hasn't recovered its former glory, Zlatan has been as amazing as advertised. In just 23 games, Ibrahimovic has . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 19, 2018) US Soccer Players - The San Jose Earthquakes are the latest MLS team who will be looking for a new head coach come winter. San Jose relieved first-year boss Mikael Stahre of his duties on Monday with just six games to go in the 2018 MLS regular season. Assistant Steve Ralston will serve as the interim head coach for the balance of the campaign. After . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy’s 2018 season appeared to be in shambles after the club’s 6-2 loss at Real Salt Lake on September 1. The playoffs were slipping out of reach as the Galaxy’s hold on a spot loosened significantly. With the rest of the conference gaining points, the Galaxy looked destined to slide into 8th-place and lay there until . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Sep 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy took one on the chin in the club’s first outing of September, falling by 6-2 at Real Salt Lake to open the month. The result does not inspire confidence, nor does it lead to much hope and positivity. Yet the Galaxy is still in the midst of the MLS playoff hunt. The club has more than just a pulse remaining. There is a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 22, 2018) US Soccer Players - Ask an MLS fan what the best rivalry in the league is, and the answer may depend on whether that fan is closer to the East or West Coast. The New York Red Bulls vs DC United is a long-standing rivalry considered by many to be the best derby in MLS. It's the same for Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders. Someday, perhaps even in the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 15, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy is in the midst of what is the club’s most important week of the season. After having climbed into playoff contention, this week presented an opportunity to solidify that stance. On August 11, the Galaxy was set to host two beatable opponents in a four-day span before a trip north to try and keep another contending team . . .
Week 25 of the 2018 MLS season started on Tuesday with the La Galaxy and Colorado Rapids drawing 2-2 at StubHub Center. Ashley Cole opened the scoring for LA in the 59th minute with Edgar Castillo equalizing in the 74th. Sebastian Lletget put LA in front in the 78th with Niki Jackson equalizing in the 82nd. LA outshot the Rapids 13 to 11 putting 5 on goal to Colorado's 4. The game marked the 150th . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Aug 1, 2018) US Soccer Players - When the LA Galaxy fell to FC Dallas on May 12, the result was not too surprising. It was after all the club’s fourth consecutive loss and fifth setback in a six-match stretch. The Galaxy had Zlatan Ibrahimovic at its disposal, but not even his world-class talent could help the team collect points. Little seemed to be going the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with more from MLS Week 22, with NYCFC shutting out Orlando City 2-0 on the road. Maximiliano Moralez opened the scoring in the 40th minute and assisted on Anton Tinnerholm's goal a minute into first-half stoppage time. Orlando's Shane O'Neill saw red for violent conduct in the 83rd minute. Sean Johnson made five saves to keep the clean sheet. "The biggest thing for me . . .