Galaxy forward Jack McBean earns MLS Team of the Week honors

Galaxy forward Jack McBean was selected to this week’s MLS Team of the Week honors.

McBean, from Newport Beach, scored a pair of goals in the Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over Colorado last Wednesday. He also had four shots, with three on goal.

Saturday, McBean started and went 62 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.

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NASL expands to another Southern California location

The West Coast expansion continues for the North American Soccer League.

Monday, it was announced that San Diego would be joining the league for the 2018 season. This gives the league three franchises on the West Coast, with the San Francisco Deltas currently in their inaugural season and an Orange County club, also beginning play next year.

San Diego’s ownership group is backed by an ownership group that includes four European soccer players: Demba Ba (Shanghai Shenhua), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) and Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce).

San Diego resident and businessman Bob Watkins will serve as club president.

“Success is our goal, with the club, with the community, with everything that we do,” Ba said in a statement. “One of our goals is to sign players who have a strong passion for the game, who are competitive and love to win.

“All my life as a football player, I lived with competition and competition is going to be good for us and for San Diego. I look forward to competing against our fellow California clubs and the rest of the NASL, as well as MLS clubs in the U.S. Open Cup. It is going to be up to us to be the best.”

The club is in the process of scouting locations in North county to build a privately-financed soccer complex that will include its home stadium. It will play its games at the University of San Diego until the stadium is complete.

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Galaxy midfielder Gyasi Zardes named to U.S. Gold Cup roster

U.S. Men’s National Team coach Bruce Arena named his 23-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup. The only Galaxy player selected was Gyasi Zardes.

Zardes started the 2017 year in the opening national team camp. He never played in the first two friendly games due to an injury.

The season hasn’t gone to plan for Zardes. He has played 12 games, started 11, but has yet to score a goal.

Zardes has made 31 appearances for the national team. He earned his first call-up in 2015.

Players began reporting Sunday.

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Could Galaxy defender Nathan Smith face a suspension for this tackle?

Galaxy defender Nathan Smith could be hearing from the MLS Disciplinary Committee next week.

Smith received a yellow card for the foul here on Benny Feilhaber. Feilhaber had to be subbed off. Does this play warrant a suspension?

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Weekend TV Soccer Highlights: LA Galaxy, USMNT Gold Cup roster and more

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100 Percent Soccer: What are the odds Ronaldo, Chicharito or Ibrahimovic comes to LA and MLS?

Here’s the scoop on that picture.

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

Here are the odds for Cristiano Ronaldo’s next club, courtesy of Las Vegas oddsmakers

Manchester Utd 2/1
Paris Saint-Germain 11/2
Any Chinese Team 16/1
Any MLS Team 20/1
Bayern Munich 20/1
Chelsea 20/1
Man City 25/1
Juventus 28/1
AC Milan 33/1
Barcelona 33/1
Inter Milan 40/1
Monaco 40/1
Sporting Lisbon 50/1
Tottenham 50/1
Arsenal 66/1
Any Brazilian Team 100/1
Everton 100/1
Liverpool 100/1

Meanwhile, the Galaxy have extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with Wednesday’s road win over the Colorado Rapids.

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U.S. Open Cup fourth round recap

The Galaxy advanced to the round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup thanks to Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Orange County Soccer Club.

The Galaxy received goals from Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean and Ari Lassiter in the victory.

Here are the other results:

D.C. United 4, Christos FC 1

Colorado 3, OKC Energy 2

Seattle 2, Portland 1

FC Cincinnati 1, Columbus 0

New England 3, Rochester 0

Philadelphia 3, Harrisburg City 1

Houston 3, North Carolina FC 2

Atlanta United FC 3,  Charleston Battery 2

Miami FC 3, Orlando City SC 1

New York 1, New York City FC 0

Chicago 1, Saint Louis FC 0

FC Dallas 2, Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1

Sporting Kansas City 4, Minnesota United FC 0

San Jose 2, San Francisco 0

The stage is set for the Round of 16 draw on Thursday. The remaining 16 teams are separated into four regions: Central, East, South and West.

CENTRAL: Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City

EAST: D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls

SOUTH: Atlanta United FC, Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, Miami FC

WEST: LA Galaxy, Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC

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