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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!

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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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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