Saturday’s soccer television schedule

Here is Saturday’s TV schedule for the various soccer matches across the world:

SOCCER

6:25 a.m. – Freiburg at Bayern Munich – FS2

6:55 a.m. – Chelsea at Crystal Palace – NBCSN

7 a.m. – Bournemouth at Tottenham – CNBC

7:05 a.m. – Real Madrid at Getafe – beIN

7:20 a.m. – U-17 World Cup: Mexico vs. Chile – KVEA, FSP

9:15 a.m. – Lazio at Juventus – beIN

9:20 a.m. – RB Leipzig at Borussia Dortmund – FS2

9:30 a.m. – Arsenal at Watford – Ch. 4

11:35 a.m. – Barcelona at Atletico Madrid – beIN

12:30 p.m. – U-17 World Cup: England vs. Iraq – FS2

1:30 p.m. – NWSL: North Carolina vs. Portland, championship – Lifetime

2:55 p.m. – America at Cruz Azul – KMEX

4:55 p.m. – Pachuca at Monterrey – Gala

5 p.m.  – Tigres at Leon – KMEX

6:55 p.m. – UNAM at Necaxa – Gala

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Soccer on TV: Saturday’s schedule

Here is the list of games from across the world that can be viewed on TV on Saturday.

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6:30 a.m. – Borussia Dortmund at SC Freiburg – FS1

6:30 a.m. – Eintracht Frankfurt at Borussia Monchengladbach – FSP

6:30 a.m. – Bayer Leverkusen at Mainz – FS2

6:55 a.m. – Bournemouth at Arsenal – NBCSN

7 a.m. – Tottenham at Everton – CNBC

7:05 a.m. – Atletico Madrid at Valencia – beIN

9:15 a.m. – Chievo Verona at Juventus – beIN

9:30 a.m. – Manchester United at Stoke City – Ch. 4

9:30 a.m. – Bayern Munich at TSG Hoffenheim – FSP

11:35 a.m. – Espanyol at Barcelona – beIN

12:30 p.m. – NWSL: FC Kansas City Chicago – Lifetime

12:55 p.m. – MLS: New York at Chicago – UniMas

4:55 p.m. – Necaxa at Monterrey – Gala

5 p.m. – Chivas at Pachuca – KMEX, 1220

6:55 p.m. – Veracruz at Club America – KMEX

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French defender Michael Ciani signs with the Galaxy

The Galaxy officially announced the signing of French defender Michael Ciani, Saturday.

Ciani, 33, has spent time in France, Spain and Italy. He will occupy an international roster spot and will begin training with the club this week.

Ciani made more than 100 appearances in France with FC Lorient and FC Bordeaux. He played with Lazio in Serie A, RSC Charleroi in Belgium and Espanyol in Spain.

“We targeted and acquired Michael as a player who can immediately strengthen our backline,” Galaxy General Manager Pete Vagenas said. “He is a valuable signing that will be an important piece of our roster. We are happy to add him to our team and look forward to him joining the squad next week.”

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Dos Santos brothers called into Mexican national team

Both Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos will join the Mexican national team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The brothers will join El Tri following Sunday’s Galaxy’s game against San Jose. They will miss the Sept. 2 game against Colorado.

Mexico hosts Panama, Sept. 1 and visit Costa Rica, Sept. 5.

Goalkeepers (3): Rodolfo Cota (Guadalajara), Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege), Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul)

Defenders (6): Diego Reyes (Porto), Edson Álvarez (Club América), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Jair Pereira (Guadalajara), Héctor Moreno (AS Roma),

Midfielders (8): Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Héctor Herrera (Porto FC), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Orbelín Pineda (Guadalajara), Jesús Dueñas (Tigres), Andrés Guardado (Real Betis), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Erick Gutiérrez (Club Pachuca)

Forwards (8): Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jesús Corona (Porto FC), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven), Javier Hernández (West Ham United), Raúl Jiménez (Benfica), Elías Hernández (Club León)

Head Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio 

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Galaxy complete transfer of Jelle Van Damme to Royal Antwerp FC

A move that had been rumored for a couple of weeks finally became official Friday as the Galaxy announced it had transferred defender and captain Jelle Van Damme to Belgium’s Royal Antwerp FC.

The Galaxy will receive $235,000.

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Galaxy ranked as MLS’ most valuable team according to Forbes

The play on the field hasn’t lived up the standards of the Galaxy, but that hasn’t stopped the value of team diminish.

According to Forbes Magazine, the Galaxy has surpassed the Seattle Sounders as MLS’ most valuable team. According to the report, the Galaxy has an operating income of $9 million and brought in an estimated $63 million in revenue.

The Galaxy franchise is valued at $315 million, up 19 percent.

The 20 teams have a total value of approximately $4.46 billion, with the average

 

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MLS increases number of substitutes for upcoming postseason

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that a fourth sub will be available for teams during the upcoming postseason.

The extra sub will only be available if the game goes to extra time and may be used regardless of the number of subs a team makes during regulation.

Other competitions that have experimented with the fourth substitute include the FA Cup, Scottish Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

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LAFC reels in big fish making Carlos Vela first Designated Player

Here are some social media highlights of LAFC’s signing of Carlos Vela.

of course whenever a member of El Tri heads to MLS, there are some detractors

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USL: Didier Drogba hits amazing strike against LA Galaxy II

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba still has it.

Drogba, who is now playing with Phoenix Rising FC in the USL, unleashed a wicked shot from approximately 35 yards in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Galaxy II. The ball hit the upper corner for a goal. Galaxy II keeper Clement Diop didn’t have a chance.

Take a look at the video:

https://twitter.com/USL/status/894028997360668672

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