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!

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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Check out the top 10 LA Galaxy wage earners

GerrarddebutGolden Gerrard: Steven Gerrard is the Galaxy’s highest-paid player in 2016 (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy).

The MLS Players Union has released its annual salary survey of its members.

Kaka remains the highest paid player in MLS. These are the top wage-earners.
Here are the top 10 wage earners on the Galaxy roster (note that all but four of the players are foreign imports):

  1. Steven Gerrard, $6,132,500.
  2. Giovani dos Santos, $4,250,000.
  3. Robbie Keane, $3,500,000
  4. Nigel deJong, $500,000.
  5. Gyasi Zardes, $472,500
  6. Jelle Van Damme, 468,750
  7. Ashley Cole, $327,625
  8. Mike Magee, $250,000
  9. Robbie Rogers, $228,500
  10. A.J. DeLaGarza, $227,500

Here’s more from sister newspaper The Denver Post.

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Season-ending Liga MX doubleheader involving Chivas and Tigres comes to Carson July 10

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The two games set for StubHub Center are the Campeón de Campeones or Champion of Champions game between the winners of the two most recent Liga MX league tournaments and SuperCopa, a face-off involving the last two Mexican Cup winners.

Copa MX Clausura 2016 champions Chivas de Guadalajara take on Veracruz, the 2015 Copa MX Clausura champion, at 3 p.m. for the SuperCopa crown followed at 6 p.m. by the Champion of Champions contest between Apertura 2015 champions Tigres UANL and the Clausura 2016 Champion winners, to be decided later this month.

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the general public Friday.

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100 Percent Soccer Column ICYMI: The Galaxy are sizzling in MLS, but is a June cool-down coming?

trioSteven Gerrard may not be going anywhere this summer, but Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane are among the big names the Galaxy will lose for weeks in June to international duty. (AP Photo).

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

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EPL/BPL Weekend TV Preview: Relegation-threatened Norwich City host Manchester United at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN

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MLS Mother’s Day Weekend TV Video Preview: LA Galaxy play New England Revolution at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Say after me — “‘LESTER’ are EPL champs”

celebrateLeicester lads: Packed pubs in the city couldn’t contain their patrons’ excitement after the final whistle blew Monday between Spurs and Chelsea; the 2-2 draw gave the Foxes the EPL title.

Read more about the most unlikely EPL championship winner ever here in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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Watch the video: Check out the delirious reaction as Leicester City win EPL title Monday without kicking a ball

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EPL Weekend TV Preview: Leicester plays Manchester United at 6 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN with the BPL title on the line

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