Thursday Kicks: Fight night in Carson & more

*Some Mexican soccer fans made the wrong sort of impression at the Club America-Atlas game Wednesday night in Carson.

Operations Sgt. Josh Stahl of the Carson station said this morning that the incident involved about 200 people outside the stadium watching fights involving “several” people.

“You had Club America fans and you had Atlas fans,” Stahl said. “It was the end of the game – Club America won (2-1).”

A reported crowd of 16,241 watched Club America’s come from behind victory.

*Club America’s next opponent on its U.S. summer tour, Manchester City, is blogging all about their training sessions at Home Depot Center.

City faces the Mexican club Saturday in the Bay Area and will play the Galaxy July 24 in Carson.

*The large contingent of Turkish fans planning to attend Saturday’s Galaxy-Real Madrid game at the Coliseum won’t see newly-signed midfielder Nuri Sahin, who was injured while the club trained at UCLA.

The 22-year-old German-born Turkish international signed from Borussia Dortmund for $14 million this summer.

*Local soccer club Doxa Italian of Manhattan Beach is emerging as one of the nation’s top amateur teams.

The women’s soccer program at Loyola Marymount University has announced the team’s schedule in the new look West Coast Conference.

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