About Nick Green

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!

100 Percent Soccer column: Beautiful game should unite, not lead descent into ugly violence

fightFight night: Russian and English “fans” battled before, during and after their recent Euro 2016 game in France (AP Photo).

Euro 2016 experienced more trouble from drunk crowds of rowdy mobs, many of them English, media outlets reported today, despite warnings from authorities of further possible action against England and Russia should their fans continue to cause issues.

These idiots are doing themselves, the sport or their nations no favors as authorities struggle to respond appropriately (and that’s putting it mildly).

Soccer has great potential to unite and more events like this laudable LA Galaxy stand are needed if the world is to overcome sad scenes like those we have seen in France in recent months.

For more read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (and yes, I’d much rather write about what’s happening on the field than off it).

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Galaxy to host June 22 fourth annual Pride Night, Robbie Rogers Q&A

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Tickets for the game against the Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsNet) start at $20; buy them here and get a commemorative Galaxy LGBT Pride scarf, while the first 150 fans to purchase their Pride Night tickets will receive a Robbie Rogers-signed signed LGBT Pride scarf.

Rogers will host a Q&A at the StubHub Center Tennis Stadium after the game.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Euro 2016 joins Copa America on U.S. TV this weekend

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Copa America Tuesday TV Preview: USMNT-Costa Rica starts at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

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Copa America Preview (and the hottest games on the secondary ticket market)

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Read the Copa America preview from staff writer Thuc Nhi Nguyen here.

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The above chart, compiled by secondary ticket seller rukkus.com, shows that U.S. isn’t the biggest draw in the tournament it is hosting.

The get in price, BTW, is essentially the cheapest ticket on the secondary market, said Jake Sharpless, rukkus.com data and content manager.

“In some cases these tickets are selling for less than face value, which truly indicates the demand of the event,” he said. “Average prices to see Argentina or Mexico games are higher than those of the U.S. For Mexico we know there is a strong contingent of Mexican American fans that attend games whenever they play in the US, but the Argentina draw is coming from Americans who want to see Messi in person.”

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Weekend TV Preview: UEFACL Final, USMNT, MLS and more

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Three ways to watch Copa America in Southern California

Brazil  is using StubHub Center as its training base before the Copa America Centenario. Brazil will play at the Rose Bowl June 4 against Ecuador. The world's oldest soccer tournament, this special edition marks 100 years of the tournament and is being played outside South America for the first time. Carson  Calif., Tuesday, May ,24, 2016.        (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze)

Brazil is using StubHub Center as its training base before the Copa America Centenario. Brazil will play at the Rose Bowl June 4 against Ecuador. The world’s oldest soccer tournament, this special edition marks 100 years of the tournament and is being played outside South America for the first time. Carson Calif., Tuesday, May ,24, 2016. (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze)

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

And check out the official Copa America song:

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Weekend Soccer TV Preview: MLS, FA Cup, Copa del Rey, USMNT and more

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Fox telecasts its first-ever FA Cup final-MLS doubleheader Saturday; the noon New York derby immediately follows the 9:30 a.m. Manchester United-Crystal Palace final.

Also: England-Turkey 9:15 a.m. Sunday Fox Sports 2

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