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!

ICYMI: Carson StubHub Center upgrade designed to counter forthcoming new LAFC stadium

The StubHub Center in Carson could play host to numerous Olympic events if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 games Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Carson, CA.   The main stadium, which is the host for the L.A. Galaxy soccer team would most likely be used for rugby.Photo by Steve McCrank, Daily Breeze/SCNG

The StubHub Center in Carson could play host to numerous Olympic events if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 games Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Carson, CA. The main stadium, which is the host for the L.A. Galaxy soccer team would most likely be used for rugby.Photo by Steve McCrank, Daily Breeze/SCNG

Read the story here by Staff Writer Sandy Mazza.

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U.S. Women’s National Team to play last game of year Nov. 13 in Carson at StubHub Center

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The U.S. Women’s National Team will play its first game in Southern California in four years Nov. 13 when it plays against Romania (6:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1) in what will be its final contest of the year.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

From the U.S. Soccer press release:

The U.S. Women have played 20 matches in Southern California, 10 of them at the StubHub Center, where the team has gone 10-0-0, scoring 37 goals and allowing just three. The most recent match was a 2-1 win vs. Australia on Sept. 16, 2012.

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Weekend TV Preview: World Cup qualifying and USMNT, Mexico exhibitions

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100 Percent Soccer column: Can an American Premier League coach prove English skeptics wrong?

bradleyapTrailblazer: Former USMNT coach Bob Bradley has become the first coach of a Premier League team when he joined Welsh club Swansea City; former U.S. star Landon Donovan is also an investor in the club. (Associated Press photo).

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

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Club América and Pumas UNAM derby at StubHub Center in Carson Saturday is a sell-out

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A capacity crowd is expected Saturday at 24,500-seat StubHub Center for an exhibition game Saturday between the two Mexico City clubs. Presumably that also means tickets for the grass berm at one end of the station, which can add another 2,500 people to the capacity have also been sold out.

From the press release:

“Starting at 2 p.m. Club América fans will be able to enjoy a Fiesta Futbolera outside the stadium that will feature trophies, official mascot, former players, live music, food, interactive sponsor activations, and the Mexico vs. New Zealand game on a jumbotron.”

Does that mean fans of the opposing team are not welcome?

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100 Percent Soccer column: Second consecutive late-season MLS slump has LA Galaxy on back heels (again)

Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris (13) takes a shot on goal against the LA Galaxy, during the first half at the StubHub Center. Seattle Sounder won 4-1.     Carson Calif., Sunday, September ,25, 2016.        (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze/ SCNG)

Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris (13) takes a shot on goal against the LA Galaxy, during the first half at the StubHub Center. Seattle Sounder won 4-1. Carson Calif., Sunday, September ,25, 2016. (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze/ SCNG)

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here and check out the goals below.

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100 Percent Soccer column: Is Giovani dos Santos the second coming of Galaxy star Landon Donovan?

gio10Mexican star Giovani dos Santos was unveiled as the successor to Landon Donovan in August 2015, when he showed off a jersey with the same number the Redlands native made his own (Photo by Staff Photographer Steve McCrank.)

There were a lot more Landon Donovan No. 10 shirts than ones reading dos Santos on the back Sunday on display at StubHub Center as Donovan returned to MLS after an almost two-year absence.

Is dos Santos worthy of wearing that No. 10 jersey?

Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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