By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 4, 2019) US Soccer Players – Preparation for the upcoming MLS season is in full swing. Players have hit the training grounds and playing preseason friendlies, while the front offices continue to deal for players and sell season-ticket packages. And the coaches? They’re doing a lot of the work, setting tactics and figuring out what formations to use. It’s also a . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 30, 2019) US Soccer Players - First impressions are always important. Under the heavy microscope the LA Galaxy is under, that first impression can become reality. If the first Galaxy signing under the club’s new regime is any indication, the team is going in the right direction. The Galaxy acquired Mexican winger Uriel Antuna on a year-long loan from Manchester . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 9, 2019) US Soccer Players - The city of Los Angeles is the home of smog. A blanket of unsightly gray air drapes over LA and its surrounding metropolitan area. Getting rid of it is not likely to happen soon or easily. However, around Carson, some 12 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the poor-quality air has given way. Specifically around Dignity Health Sports . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan 2, 2019) US Soccer Players - It is now officially 2019 and with the New Year comes the chance to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. For MLS teams, the slate-wiping has been going on for a bit. With the calendar changing, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. All this change is really going to happen. Just how all of the changes within clubs like the . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - Much has happened in one year. Before 2017 was up, nobody knew what to expect from LAFC. The MLS expansion team seemed more like an abstract idea rather than a bona fide club. The Galaxy looked like a mess of a team with an uncertain future. Fast forward one year, and both LA clubs went through much change and growth. LAFC is no . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 12, 2018) US Soccer Players - On his first official day as the LA Galaxy’s general manager, Dennis te Kloese was already making things happen. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to stay on for 2019 as a roster shakeup appears imminent, Caleb Porter is on the brink of becoming the next Galaxy coach all the while revealing the vision for the future. If this is a glimpse of . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Dec 5, 2018) US Soccer Players - The LA Galaxy has had some major acquisitions in its history. David Beckham helped transform not only the club but the entire league during his six-year stay. Landon Donovan became the face of the franchise, helping the Galaxy win four MLS Cups from 2005-2014. Bruce Arena built powerful teams during his eight-year stint. The Galaxy’s . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 3, 2018) US Soccer Players – It isn’t so unusual to see former players now coaching some of the best teams in the world. Zinedine Zidane went from World Cup-winning attacking midfielder for France to helping Real Madrid capture three consecutive Champions League titles as their coach. He isn’t alone in making the transition from elite player to elite . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Nov 14, 2018) US Soccer Players - During the LA Galaxy’s successful cup-filled run from 2009 through 2014, the club had one constant on the field - a dominant player to build around. The club had a deep and talented roster, but the main building block was Landon Donovan. Forming rosters is always challenging but it made it less so for the Galaxy knowing that Donovan . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 31, 2018) US Soccer Players - In early September, the LA Galaxy was well on its way to another disastrous season. The club had just limped away from Rio Tinto Stadium, victims of a 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Real Salt Lake, a result that extended its winless skid to six games. The early-summer turnaround appeared gone, and the team seemed to have hit rock . . .