The Galaxy’s bye week coincides with FIFA international play and several players have been called up for international duty. Robbie Keane (Ireland), A.J. DeLaGarza (Guam), Omar Gonzalez (United States) and Gyasi Zardes (United States) are all playing this week with their respective national teams. Defender Oscar Sorto was also called up to the U.S. Under-23 men’s national team and Galaxy Academy defender Christian Onalfo was called to the under-20 squad for the United States.
Here’s how you can watch the Galaxy’s internationals this week on TV:
Galaxy’s Robbie Keane scores on a penalty kick against the Earthquakes in a MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center, Friday, July 17, 2015, Carson, CA. The Galaxy won 5-2 with three goals coming from Robbie Keane.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes.Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer
Galaxy forward Robbie Keane takes a shot on goal as San Jose defender Marvell Wynne watches Friday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/The Associated Press)
Against San Jose on Friday night, the Galaxy played nothing like the destroying machine that dismantled New York City FC the previous Sunday. After one of its best defensive performances of the year, the Galaxy back line looked lost at times and conceded yet another early goal in the 1-0 California Clasico loss on Friday. L.A. remains in first place in the Western Conference after the loss, which snapped the team’s four-game winning streak. Here are some links, tweets and videos to wrap up the game:
Sorto, who was called up to the senior national team for a camp in January, will train with the U-23 team in England from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8, but will not miss any competitions with the Galaxy. During the training camp, there will be friendlies against England on Sept. 3 and Qatar on Sept. 8.
The 21-year-old homegrown player has made three starts this season for the Galaxy and made 24 Galaxy II starts in 2014 in USL play.
Two of the hottest teams in the league meet Friday in Avaya Stadium at 8 p.m. in one of the league’s hottest rivalries. The Galaxy (13-7-7) and San Jose Earthquakes (10-10-5) meet for the fourth time this season both on winning streaks. L.A. has won four straight while San Jose has won three. Here’s what you need to know for kickoff: