Incidentally, Keane made exactly 19 appearances for Liverpool back in the 2008-2009 EPL season, so he didn’t play much with Gerrard.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 27, 2015
— America's Pregame (@AmericasPregame) January 27, 2015
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— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 27, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 26, 2015
Rafael Garcia, 25, has made just 11 first-team appearances since being drafted in the second round in 2012, but the midfielder served as captain of USL Pro team Galaxy II last season.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 25, 2015
Bruce Arena is already in the National Soccer Hall of Fame but he was taken aback when U.S. Soccer announced him as the 2014 Werner Fricker Builder Award winner.
It’s the highest honor the U.S. Federation bestows on individuals in the sport.
“It’s the greatest honor I’ve ever received,” Arena said after training camp opened on Friday.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 23, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 22, 2015
Busy day in soccer news included:
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 22, 2015
Ecuador jugará amistoso ante México el 28 de marzo en el Memorial Coliseum de Los Ángeles pic.twitter.com/hVZuZHPrA0
— TCdeportes (@TCdeportes) January 22, 2015
- Turns out Hope Solo’s hubby was driving a U.S. Soccer vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI with the USWNT starting goalkeeper in the vehicle.
- Former UCLA coach Sigi Schmid hired former Bruin Ante Razov as an assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders after a 14-year MLS career. Razov, who played 14 MLS seasons, including stints with the Galaxy and Chivas USA, was the U-18 Galaxy Academy coach.
- The Galaxy visit the San Jose Earthquakes in a preseason friendly at 2 p.m. Feb. 28, the clubs announced today.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 20, 2015
— Daniel Gargan (@HeyDanGargan) January 20, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 20, 2015
Unbelievably excited and appreciative to be drafted by @LAGalaxy! Looking forward to getting to work!
— Andrew Wolverton (@a_wolvie) January 20, 2015
— Daniel Keller (@dkeller20) January 20, 2015
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 15, 2015
Thanks very much lagalaxy for three bright years with two MLS Cup championships. I'm thankful for… http://t.co/BQoAr6u9RP
— Marcelo Sarvas (@MarceloSarvas) January 15, 2015
Some fans took to Twitter to relay their displeasure with the move that gives the Galaxy “the third allocation ranking and allocation money” in exchange for the 33-year-old midfielder, but with Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard on the way and rumors again heating up about a possible move for former Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan it isn’t seen as much of a surprise.
Sarvas made 88 appearances for the club since 2011 notching 19 goals and 9 assists.
— Cozmo LA Galaxy (@CozmoLAGalaxy) January 15, 2015
From the club press release:
Maganto, 23, spent four years at Iona College, where he scored 27 goals and notched 14 assists. Born in Madrid, Spain, Maganto spent time with Getafe CF before attending Iona College. He also was a member of Reading United A.C. in the Premier Development League in 2014.
— phil collin (@philcollin1) January 15, 2015
Despite retiring at the end of last season after 14 years in MLS, Landon Donovan’s name will live on after the league today unveiled its new Landon Donovan MVP Award.
“Landon Donovan’s commitment to growing the game in North America is unrivaled and his contributions to Major League Soccer are immeasurable,” said Commissioner Don Garber. “When he joined MLS in 2001, he showed other American players that this was his ‘League of Choice.’ His legacy will be forever etched in our league’s history, and we appreciate everything he has accomplished, both on and off the field.”
The Southern California native, the all-time leader in MLS goals and assists, said he was “extremely humbled” by the gesture:
“As a child, soccer was merely an outlet for me — a way to express myself,” said Donovan. “To have this prestigious award named after me is truly unimaginable.
Check out the full ceremony: