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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!

English Premier League Weekend TV Preview: BPL-leading Leicester City face No. 2 club Manchester Utd at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on NBC


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Galaxy provide Thanksgiving cheer to local families

Galaxy turkeys Retired Galaxy stars Cobi Jones and Todd Dunivant were on hand today as the club presented needy families with holiday trimmings. (Photo courtesy Herbalife Foundation).

In a holiday change of pace, the Galaxy scored enough fowls today to partner with nonprofit youth center A Place Called Home to distribute food and provide Thanksgiving dinners to more than 1,200 Los Angeles families.

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LA Galaxy to play Armenian champions FC Shirak Jan. 30 in pre-season game at StubHub Center


For the second consecutive year the Galaxy will face Armenian club FC Shirak in a pre-season game in Carson.

Last year’s game drew a crowd of more than 12,000 with many from Southern California’s large Armenian community; the Galaxy won 2-1.

Tickets details for the 7 p.m. Jan. 30 game have yet to be announced.

Here’s more on FC Shirak:

Under head coach Vardan Bichakhchyan, Shirak are currently in third place (3-1-3, 21 points) through the first half of the 2015-16 Armenian Premier League season. They are led in goals by Armenian Davit Hakobyan and Ivorian Konan Odilon, who have each scored four goals during the campaign. Shirak, who won the 2013 Armenian Super Cup and reached the Second qualifying round of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, will appear in Los Angeles ahead of the start of the second half of their season, which is scheduled to being in early March.

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Video weekend EPL TV Preview: Liverpool faces Manchester City at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on NBC

pyramid (2)The French national anthem will be sung before every BPL game this weekend. This is the Pyramid in Long Beach lighted in the red, white and blue of the French flag this week (LANG file photo).

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