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 . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 25, 2018) US Soccer Players - Even though the club is very much in its infancy, LAFC has already played some very important matches. The club’s first-ever game on March 4 at Seattle was one. So was the first game against the LA Galaxy, on March 31. Banc of California Stadium’s christening was important as well, as the April 29 tilt against Seattle ushered in the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 11, 2018) US Soccer Players - The World Cup offered MLS teams a bit of downtime. A couple of weekends without league matches meant teams could focus on sorting out their issues, helping new players get acclimated to their teams, and work on getting ready for the summer and a push toward the playoffs. For the LA Galaxy and LAFC, the break also meant sending some . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jul 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - Like most other parts of the country, Southern California's focus is on the World Cup. Ratings have been consistently high locally. Everywhere anybody turns there is talk of soccer, whether it is on social media, gatherings at work, or with friends and family. Soccer has been on the forefront and it seems like both the LA Galaxy and . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 6, 2018) US Soccer Players - The enduring enigma known as the US Open Cup returns to Southern California on Wednesday, but there will be a new wrinkle this year. For the first time since 2014 there will be two local MLS teams competing in this event. MLS expansion side LAFC joins the LA Galaxy as both teams will play concurrently on Wednesday evening some 12 . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2018) US Soccer Players - One of American soccer’s quietly enjoyable traditions is Washington Post reporter Steve Goff’s annual sit down interview with Bruce Arena. An on-record meeting of two of the sport’s savviest and most grizzled old heads, it invariably features witty and instructive interchanges that reflect a decades-long relationship spanning . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (May 9, 2018) US Soccer Players - Between the 2017 and 2018 MLS seasons, the LA Galaxy made sweeping changes. The club shed itself of more than a dozen players and brought in reinforcements across all lines, from new goalkeeper David Bingham to forward Ola Kamara and every position in between. The topper to that, of course, was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose arrival . . .