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!

Monday Major League Soccer Rewind: Leaders LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders enter final stretch with back to back games, championship on line

Unusual twin losses by MLS co-leaders the Galaxy and Seattle, dropping games to Dallas and Vancouver respectively, has set up a dream end of the season series for the Sounders and LA.

I’ll have more in Tuesday’s column.

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Major League Soccer Sunday: Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy face FC Dallas in Texas at 4 p.m. on ESPN2

Fresh off a triumphant finale to his U.S. career, Landon Donovan and the Galaxy are in Dallas as the run-in to the MLS playoffs continues ahead of two crunch games at Seattle that will shape the playoffs.

Finally, guess who won their second straight game?

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Was Landon Donovan the most abused American soccer player ever?

It’s a question worth asking in a week when we’ve seen an outpouring of appreciation for the country’s greatest-ever player before he retires from international duty on Friday against Ecuador.

It wasn’t always like that.

For proof, check out the column after the jump I wrote on that subject back in 2007:
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Tickets on sale Tuesday for first LA Galaxy MLS playoff game a month from today

Ticket sales to the general public begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the Sunday, Nov. 9 second leg of the Western Conference semifinals at a time to be determined.

Here’s more from the Galaxy press release:

MLS Cup Playoff strips are also currently on sale to all fans and include tickets to all three potential home games that the Galaxy play throughout the entirety of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, including MLS Cup. Purchasing a strip is currently the only way to guarantee a seat for MLS Cup should the Galaxy host the game at StubHub Center on December 7.

Since the start of the 2009 season, the Galaxy have hosted 12 playoff games in Carson, including MLS Cup 2011 and 2012. In those 12 games, the Galaxy are 10-2-0 while they are 26-5-1 all-time in home playoff games.

The Galaxy also announced Wednesday that only a “limited’ number of tickets remain for the Sunday, Oct. 19 game against the Seattle Sounders. It’s the club’s final home game of the season.

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Weekly Soccer Column: Landon Donovan named U.S. National Team Captain for final game Friday

Read more about the conclusion of Landon Donovan’s U.S. career on Friday in this week’s column.

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