Galaxy goalkeeper Clement Diop receives national team call-up

Clement Diop has been selected for Senegal National Team for a pair of international matches next month.

Diop, 23, will join the team for the June 5 contest against Uganda in Dakar for a friendly, leading to an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea, June 10. This is the first international call-up for Diop.

He will report following the Galaxy’s May 27 game against San Jose and return June 11.

Diop has made five starts this season for the Galaxy.

Proud to be called with the national team. The lion is back home 🇸🇳. Edit: @futeditz10

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Thorough coverage of English Premier League final day set for Sunday

The English Premier League ends Sunday and all 10 games will be aired over various NBC networks. All games will air at 7 a.m.

Here is the breakdown as of Thursday.

Everton (7th, 61 points) at Arsenal (5th, 72 points) – NBC

Middlesbrough (19th, 28) at Liverpool (4th, 73) – NBCSN

Manchester City (3rd, 75) at Watford (16th, 40) – USA

Crystal Palace (13th, 41) at Manchester United (6th, 66) – CNBC

West Ham United (12th, 42) at Burnley (15th, 40) – Oxygen

Sunderland (20th, 24) at Chelsea (1st, 90) – SyFy

Tottenham (2nd, 83) at Hull City (18th, 34) – MSNBC

Bournemouth (9th, 45) at Leicester City (11th, 43) – Bravo

Stoke City (14th, 41) at Southampton (8th, 46) – E!

West Bromwich Albion (9th, 45) at Swansea City (17th, 38) – Esquire

 

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Galaxy week ahead: Road trip continues to Minnesota

Fresh of their first victory on the East Coast since 2013, the Galaxy will look to carry that momentum into Sunday’s contest against expansion side Minnesota United.

The Galaxy (3-5-2) defeated the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, Sunday, thanks to two goals from Romain Alessandrini and Giovani dos Santos’ penalty kick.

Sunday, the Galaxy is back on the road against Minnesota (3-6-2) at TCF Bank Stadium. Both teams are sitting on 11 points.

Christian Ramirez leads the club with six goals. Kevin Molino has five.

Minnesota lost three of their first four games, allowing a whopping 18 goals. Since then, things have stabilized a bit. Still, their propensity for allowing goals should brighten the eyes of the Galaxy attackers. Minnesota has allowed 28 goals so far this season.

“It is a tough venue,” Onalfo said of TCF Bank Stadium. “Turf field. It’s narrow and they haven’t conceded a lot of home, so we’re going to have to have that road mentality, push the game and do whatever we can to mimic what we did last week.”

 

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NWSL: Mallory Pugh goes from UCLA to Washington Spirit

U.S. women’s national team forward Mallory Pugh’s UCLA career ended before it officially started.

Wednesday,  Pugh, 19, was officially introduced as a member of the Washington Spirit. She enrolled at UCLA last winter; participated in the spring games and was set to begin her freshman season next fall. Pugh made her international debut last January.

Here is today’s press conference.

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USL: LA Galaxy II bounces back from mid-week loss

Following the Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy II (2-5-1, seven points) made it a perfect 2-for-2 with their 2-1 victory over New York Red Bulls II.

After allowing an early goal, Adonis Amaya (49th minute) and Justin Dhillon (72nd) scored the goals for Galaxy II to preserve the victory.

Nathan Smith started in defense for LA Galaxy II. Smith might be back with first team next week with Bradley Diallo getting sent off with two yellow cards in the Galaxy’s 3-1 victory against the Red Bulls.

“I’m really, really happy for the team,” coach Mike Munoz said. “Obviously it’s been a tough couple weeks. We asked for a response, we asked for a reaction. Even going a goal down, the boys fought for 90 minutes and we thoroughly deserved to get the three points today.”

The starting 11 for LA Galaxy II averaged 19.7 years of age.

 

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U.S. Women’s National Team to compete in new tournament this summer

The U.S. Women’s National Team will compete in the Tournament of Nations, July 27-Aug. 3 with two locations in Southern California, including the StubHub Center in Carson.

The U.S will be joined by Brazil, Australia and Japan in the four-team tournament. The U.S. hosted the SheBelieves Cup in March. Japan is ranked sixth in the latest FIFA World Rankings, Australia is eighth and Brazil is ninth.

The format of the Tournament of Nations is the same as the SheBelieves Cup. Four teams will compete in three doubleheader events at the three venues over an eight-day period.

Brazil and Japan will open the tournament, July 27 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle at 4:15 p.m., followed by the U.S. and Australia at 7 p.m.

The teams will head to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, July 30 with Japan facing Australia at 2:15 p.m., with the U.S. and Australia at 5 p.m. The tournament concludes Aug. 3 at StubHub Center with Australia and Brazil kicking off at 4:15 p.m. and the U.S and Japan following at 7 p.m.

The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head result and lastly, FIFA Ranking if necessary.

U.S. Soccer plans to host this tournament every summer during years that do not feature at Women’s World Cup or Olympic Games.

“It’s fantastic to play another tournament at home against some of the world’s best teams in a year after the world championship cycle,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said. “It shows U.S. Soccer’s continuing dedication to growing the women’s game. These are three talented teams that we haven’t played in a while so we’re looking forward to a summer tournament that will be extremely challenging and valuable for our players and entertaining for the fans.”

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