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ICYMI Monday MLS Video Rewind: Gio Dos Santos and star-studded LA Galaxy overwhelm under-strength Seattle Sounders

Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos gets the ball past Sounders' keeper Stefan Frei (24) for a goal in a MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center Sunday, August 09, 2015, Carson, CA.. The Galaxy won 3-1 and was the debut MLS game for Mexican star player Giovani dos Santos.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle SoundersPhoto by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Galaxy’s Giovani dos Santos gets the ball past Sounders’ keeper Stefan Frei (24) for a goal in a MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center Sunday, August 09, 2015, Carson, CA.. The Galaxy won 3-1 and was the debut MLS game for Mexican star player Giovani dos Santos.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle SoundersPhoto by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Game story

Galaxy's Alan Gordon (9) attempts a bicycle-kick goal around Sounder's Zach Scott in a MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center Sunday, August 09, 2015, Carson, CA.. The Galaxy won 3-1 and was the debut MLS game for Mexican star player Giovani dos Santos.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle SoundersPhoto by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Galaxy’s Alan Gordon (9) attempts a bicycle-kick goal around Sounder’s Zach Scott in a MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center Sunday, August 09, 2015, Carson, CA.. The Galaxy won 3-1 and was the debut MLS game for Mexican star player Giovani dos Santos.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle SoundersPhoto by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

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MLS Video Preview: Gio Dos Santos expected to make MLS LA Galaxy debut against Seattle Sounders live at 1 p.m. on ESPN

giodiveDiving into MLS: After making his Galaxy debut midweek in the CONCACAF Champions League, Giovani Dos Santos is expected to play today in the nationally televised game against the Seattle Sounders (Photo by Staff Photographer Stephen Carr).

Game Preview

Here’s the Seattle perspective.

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EPL Weekend TV Preview: Spurs-Manchester United gets new season under way at 4:45 a.m. Saturday live on NBCSN

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Read more in our EPL preview here.

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CONCACAF Champions League Video Highlights: LA Galaxy romp 5-1 over out-classed T&T opponent in Carson

"Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos,10, scores his first goal as a member of the L. A. Galaxy against Trinidad & Tobago's Central FC, in the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League match, at the Sub Hub Center.     Carson Calif.  Thursday, August ,06, 2015.     (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze) "

“Galaxy’s Giovani dos Santos,10, scores his first goal as a member of the L. A. Galaxy against Trinidad & Tobago’s Central FC, in the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League match, at the Sub Hub Center. Carson Calif. Thursday, August ,06, 2015.
(Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze) “

Game story.

Gio Dos Santos mishit the ball that bobbled into the net for his first Galaxy goal, but hey, a goal is a goal:

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Irvine native Dave Romney becomes first LA Galaxy II player to sign MLS contract after impressing in debut against Houston

romneyDefender Dave Romney has signed a pro contract with the LA Galaxy, the club announced today (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy).

In the wake of Galaxy coach Bruce Arena calling left back Dave Romney “our best player” after his MLS debut against Houston, the Galaxy has signed the Irvine native to an MLS contract.

“Dave is an athletic and versatile defender who provides depth to our backline,” Arena said. “Curt Onalfo has done a tremendous job developing players with LA Galaxy II and we are excited to see Dave continue to develop as a player.”

The University of San Francisco product made 17 appearances for the Galaxy reserve team this season.

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Weekly Soccer Column: Bolstered by mid-year additions Steven Gerrard and Gio Dos Santos, the LA Galaxy season starts now

gerrardgioGalaxy Guys: Mid-season additions Steven Gerrard and Giovani Dos Santos are game changers; can they help change the course of LA’s season, too?

Emphatically responding to big-name foreign acquisitions by MLS rivals, the LA Galaxy have shown the league and Southern California they are not to be out-spent or outmaneuvered in the transfer market.

If the Galaxy were a strong favorite to defend their MLS Cup this fall before the arrivals of the likes of Steven Gerrard, Giovani Dos Santos, Donovan Ricketts etc., what must the odds be now?

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

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Mexican star Giovani Dos Santos completes journey from Europe to LA and MLS with the Galaxy

giointroGalaxy Gio: Giovani Dos Santos addresses the media today at his introductory press conference at Stubhub Center in Carson as coach Bruce Arena looks on (Photos by Staff Photographer Steve McCrank).

Staff Writer Thuc Nhi Nguyen has more on the arrival of Dos Santos in MLS.

Check out a photo gallery here.

giofansFan favorite: After being mobbed upon his LA arrival at LAX Sunday, Gio Dos Santos had plenty of fan support at his introductory press conference in Carson, too.

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