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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

Chivas to play Arsenal July 31 at StubHub Center in Carson

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Arsenal will tour the U.S. for the second time in three years and will also play against the MLS All-Star team July 28 in San Jose.

“Pre-season is a critically important time for us and we are delighted to be coming to San Jose and Los Angeles to participate in the 2016 MLS All-Star Game and to play Chivas,” said Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. “We have tremendous support across America and enjoyed our visit to New York in the summer of 2014 when we played the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.”

BTW: Arsenal have won 13 English championships; Chivas USA have won 11 Mexican league titles.

Ticket information has yet to be announced.

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MLS Pre-season Video Highlights: LA Galaxy-Club Tijuana

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Quotable:

“We understand each other,” central defender Jelle van Damme said of his rapport with Brazilian defensive partner Leonardo.”As defenders you need to speak a lot and help each other out, and with Ashley as well. You need to talk a lot and I like to talk. It’s always a good feeling for the fans to have a clean sheet.”

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Watch the live stream of LA Galaxy-Club Tijuana from StubHub Center here at 7 p.m. Tuesday

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A tale of two cities EPL Weekend Video Preview: BPL leaders Leicester City and Manchester City face-off at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN in game of season

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LA Galaxy unveil new jersey for 2016 MLS Season

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If you have $144.99 burning a hole in your pocket (or over $200 if you want it personalized with your favorite player’s name) then you’ll be glad to know the new Galaxy jerseys are now available.

The jersey is little changed from last year, per the Galaxy’s description:

The new Galaxy primary kit will continue the traditional sash featured in previous years while providing a classic update in two contrasting bars of the Galaxy’s primary colors. The bars highlight the team’s new crest, which will be the only team in MLS to feature a single Gold Star, signifying the Galaxy’s record five MLS Cup Championships.

Galaxy players will greet fans at a Supporters’ Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the club’s This is LA retail Pop-Up Shop at Blends, 725 S. Los Angeles St. Mike Magee, Jeff Larentowicz, Dan Kennedy and Dan Gargan will be in attendance.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos will sign autographs and meet fans at the same location.

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