100 Percent Soccer column: Can the Galaxy turn their season around after deflating home loss to Vancouver Wednesday?

Read the match report here.

Short answer from fans: no (see more reaction below).

This was not what coach Curt Onalfo and the Galaxy wanted when they embarked on the second half of the season Wednesday against Vancouver.

Read more at this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (full disclosure it was filed just before last night’s game kicked off).

Fans are not happy:

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ICYMI: Pele signs with LA Galaxy, will Zlatan Ibrahimovic be next?

No, not THAT Pele — it’s Pele van Anholt, a 26-year-old Dutch defender.

As for the persistent Zlatan rumors, the latest is that he could stay with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said today at a press conference in LA ahead of Saturday’s friendly against the Galaxy since he will be out until at least December.

But the LA Times was most insistent earlier that the Galaxy could be his destination. And yet the always reliable tabloid The Sun (cough, cough) says otherwise.

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100 Percent Soccer column: Manchester United on Saturday’s LA Galaxy game in Carson — meh

Would you spend $250 to watch a Real Madrid training session? And there’s no guarantee of even on autograph at that price.

Ticket prices for actual games are similarly eye-popping considering they are little more than glorified training sessions. And to top it off, Manchester United’s attitude toward Saturday’s Galaxy exhibition game is more than a little underwhelming if not insulting.

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

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Bradford Jamieson IV selected to MLS Homegrown Game

Bradford Jamieson IV was selected to his third MLS Homegrown Game, the league announced Wednesday.

Jamieson, 20, was previously named to the 2014 and 2015 roster. He has played in a

Portland Timbers forward Lucas Melano (26) and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Bradford Jamieson IV (38) in actions during an MLS soccer game in Carson, Calif., Sunday April 10, 2016. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

career-high nine games so far this season, with one goal and one assist.

The MLS Homegrown team will be coached by Brian McBride and Mike Magee to face the U-20 team of Chivas de Guadalajara in the fourth annual MLS Homegrown Game, Aug. 1 at Toyota Park.

Here is the complete roster:

Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls)

Defenders: Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Derrick Etienne Jr. (New York Red Bulls), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Ballou Tabla (Montreal)

Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy)

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MLS All-Star Fan XI announced for upcoming All-Star Game

Major League Soccer announced the MLS All-Star Fan XI, Friday for the upcoming All-Star Game against Real Madrid, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Soldier Field. 

The roster will consist of 24 players. The remaining players, consisting of two Commissioner picks and 11 players selected by coach Veljko Paunovic will be announced later this month.

Goalkeeper:Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)

Defenders:Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City),DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo)

Midfielders:Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Michael Bradley(Toronto FC)

Forwards: David Villa (New York City FC), Nemanja Nikolić (Chicago Fire), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)

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Galaxy forward Jack McBean earns MLS Team of the Week honors

Galaxy forward Jack McBean was selected to this week’s MLS Team of the Week honors.

McBean, from Newport Beach, scored a pair of goals in the Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over Colorado last Wednesday. He also had four shots, with three on goal.

Saturday, McBean started and went 62 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.

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Weekend TV Soccer Highlights: LA Galaxy, USMNT Gold Cup roster and more

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100 Percent Soccer: What are the odds Ronaldo, Chicharito or Ibrahimovic comes to LA and MLS?


Here’s the scoop on that picture.

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

Here are the odds for Cristiano Ronaldo’s next club, courtesy of Las Vegas oddsmakers Bovada.com

Manchester Utd 2/1
Paris Saint-Germain 11/2
Any Chinese Team 16/1
Any MLS Team 20/1
Bayern Munich 20/1
Chelsea 20/1
Man City 25/1
Juventus 28/1
AC Milan 33/1
Barcelona 33/1
Inter Milan 40/1
Monaco 40/1
Sporting Lisbon 50/1
Tottenham 50/1
Arsenal 66/1
Any Brazilian Team 100/1
Everton 100/1
Liverpool 100/1

Meanwhile, the Galaxy have extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with Wednesday’s road win over the Colorado Rapids.

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Get to know Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe at Macy’s Redondo Beach Saturday

LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe will make an in-store appearance at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Macy’s in the South Bay Galleria, 1801 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach along with the club’s cheerleading squad.

Snapping a selfie with Rowe is free, but anyone making a purchase of $75 or more in any Men’s or Locker Room by LIDS gets priority access and two tickets to the June 24 game against Sporting KC at StubHub Center.

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Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe out up to eight weeks with injury as LA’s injury woes worsen

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe can’t stop a goal by Real Salt Lake’s Juan Martinez during the second half of an MLS soccer match, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

First-choice Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe (groin) has joined starters Sebastian Lletget (out until end of regular season), Robbie Rogers (out for season), Baggio Husdic (out up to eight weeks), and Daniel Steres (hamstring), on the long-term injury list although midfielder Jermaine Jones is getting close to returning after missing most of May with injury.

Rowe suffered the injury in training, Galaxy officials said.

It’s another ghastly blow for a club that has clawed its way back to Western Conference mid-table respectability with a string of road wins after a terrible run that had some fans suggesting coach Curt Onalfo needed to be replaced.

After the club’s longest road trip of the year, the Galaxy return home to face D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at StubHub Center.

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