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FIFA Women’s World Cup Video Recap: Golden Monday



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Los Angeles TV Guide: Where and when to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup final and Copa America


Check out these World Cup final viewing party locations

The Copa America final kicks off at 12:50 p.m. Saturday.

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Real Salt Lake hosts LA Galaxy July 14 in U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals


After dispatching the San Jose Earthquakes 0-1 on the road in a U.S. Open Cup game Wednesday night — something they haven’t done in 16 MLS games and counting — the Galaxy will face Real Salt lake July 14 in the quarterfinals of the knockout tournament.

From the Galaxy press release:

The Galaxy have reached the U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals stage for the first time since 2011 and were the only road team to advance past the Round of 16 in this year’s tournament.

On Wednesday night, the Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium behind a first-half goal from forward Jose Villarreal, his third goal of the season for the Galaxy in all competitions. In the tournament’s fourth round, the Galaxy earned a 6-1 victory over PSA Elite at StubHub Center behind a hat trick from Robbie Keane and goals from Sebastian Lletget, Gyasi Zardes and Baggio Husidic.

The Galaxy are 25-12-1 all-time in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. They have entered the Open Cup every year since 1999, winning the tournament in 2001 and 2005 while reaching the Open Cup Final on two other occasions.

Should the Galaxy advance, they would face the Central bracket winner between Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City in the Open Cup Semifinals on Aug. 11 or Aug. 12.

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Video: FIFA Women’s World Cup final is set between USA and Japan after England lose on a spectacular last-minute own goal


The goal came in the 92nd minute with OT looming.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinal between USA and Germany is third most-watched soccer game ever


Watched by 8.4 million television viewers, only the USA-China 1999 Women’s World Cup Final (17.9 million) and the Japan-USA 2011 Women’s World Cup final (13.5 million) were seen by more in the U.S.

From the Fox Soccer press release:

The six USA matches on FOX and FOX Sports 1 have averaged 5.3 million viewers, +121% better than the 2011 tournament average through the semifinals (2.4 million) on ESPN.

Makes you wonder just how many people in this country will watch Sunday’s final, which features the U.S. against either Japan or England and kicks off at 4 p.m.

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LA Galaxy reportedly close to signing Mexico star Giovani Dos Santos

santosLA-bound: Will the Galaxy finally sign Giovani Dos Santos? (Associated Press)

Staff Writer Jaime Cardenas has more on the possible signing of Giovani Dos Santos with MLS and the Galaxy. (And Dos Santos is apparently buddies with Robbie Keane).

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