Blow Hard: Always entertaining Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, seen here at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was dumped after smacking a journalist earlier in the week right before the next round of World Cup qualifying begins (Associated Press Photo).
Think Steven Gerrard had a great MLS debut for the Galaxy the other week? Then check out the second half eight-goal explosion that occurred when former Juventus midfielder played his first game Sunday for NYCFC:
As for the Galaxy, LA lost on the road 3-0 to Houston. It’s now about 10 months since the Galaxy won away from home if I recall correctly. And no, you don’t want to see highlights.
— Int Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) July 24, 2015
World Cup Prelimiary draw coverage begins Saturday 10:55am ET on @FOXSports1
— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) July 24, 2015
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 24, 2015
— Angel City Brigade (@ACBrigade) July 24, 2015
Kickoff is at 6 p.m. live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 23, 2015
Official: Confederations Cup playoff (USA vs Mexico/Jamaica) will be October 9.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) July 23, 2015
CONCACAF is gonna hold Mex' hand & walk them to the title,then hold the USA/Mex playoff in Pasadena so they can get a 90% Mex crowd. Rigged
— Brian Metallo (@BrianMetallo) July 23, 2015
The US was hardly a disaster. They gave up two set piece goals. Jamaica has a good defense. Sports.
— Jason Davis (@davisjsn) July 23, 2015
To me, last night's #USMNT loss was the team's worst ever from an upset standpoint. 1998 Iran (and others) hurt more for other reasons.
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) July 23, 2015
— Jim Franklin (@books_and_beer) July 23, 2015
— John C.L. Morgan (@jclmorgan) July 23, 2015
— Christian Miles (@christianrmiles) July 23, 2015
— Michael Stump (@MichaelJStump) July 23, 2015
— Remio2 (@remio2) July 23, 2015
— Erik Stenholm (@ErikStenholm) July 22, 2015
OFFICIAL: USA & Brazil will meet September 8 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. pic.twitter.com/HWuE6tZkOm
— World Soccer Shop (@worldsoccershop) July 23, 2015
American fans aren’t the only ones unhappy:
— Actual Fútbol (@ActualFutbol) July 23, 2015
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 23, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 17, 2015
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 17, 2015
— Gold Cup 2015 (@GoldCup) July 17, 2015
— Giovani Dos Santos (@OficialGio) July 16, 2015
It figures. Hours after the LA Galaxy confirmed the worst-kept secret in MLS — the signing of Giovani Dos Santos — their expensive new Mexican acquisition comes out of last night’s heart-stopping 4-4 draw with T&T and is expected to miss the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.
Here’s more from the Galaxy press release:
Gordon will depart following the Galaxy’s U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal game against Real Salt Lake on Tuesday, July 14 and be unavailable for selection when the Galaxy face the San Jose Earthquakes at StubHub Center on Friday, July 17. The forward will join LA Galaxy teammates Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes, who helped the U.S. to a first-place finish in Group A.
The Long Beach product made his first and only appearance for his country in 2012 as a substitute against Antigua and Barbuda in a FIFA World Cup Qualifying match when he provided the game-winning assist to Eddie Johnson. Gordon was also called up for the 2013 Gold Cup after the USMNT advanced to the group stage. This season for the Galaxy, Gordon has made 20 appearances and six starts, recording four goals including two game-winning goals. Since joining the Galaxy last season, he has recorded nine goals and an assist in 34 MLS appearances.
From the club press release:
The LA Galaxy have received allocation money from New York City FC in exchange for an International roster spot, the club announced today. Per MLS and club policy, exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Marked man: Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes fends off the close attention of several Panama players in a 1-1 USMNT draw Tuesday night to close out the group stage of the Gold Cup (Associated Press Photo).