MLS Weekend Television Preview: LA Galaxy faces D.C. United at 4 p.m. today on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet

LANG MLS beat writer Phil Collin has the game preview.

Here’s the D.C. United perspective.

The game will be streamed live at lagalaxy.com with Christian Miles calling the action and former Galaxy and USMNT defender Paul Caligiuri providing the analysis.

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LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Perk to miss rest of MLS season after suffering broken ankle, in response club signs Cal State Dominguez Hills netminder Trey Mitchell

PerkBad break: Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Perk will miss the rest of the season after fracturing an ankle (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy).

Up and coming Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Perk, 25, will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his left ankle March 14 while playing in a scrimmage for the LA Galaxy II against his alma mata, UCLA.

He went under the knife Tuesday in an operation the club called successful.

Perk made two starts for the Galaxy last year and made another five starts for Los Dos.

Alta Loma native Trey Mitchell was signed Friday to add depth to the roster, coach Bruce Arena said.

Here’s more from the press release:

Mitchell began his college career at Citrus College, where he recorded 97 saves with a 1.30 goals against average in his first two seasons before transferring to Cal State Dominguez Hills. After redshirting in 2012, he played the following two seasons for CSUDH, making 20 starts and recording 71 saves for a .85 goals against average, the fourth best in school history.

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Weekly Soccer Column: MLS undermines product as it ignores world soccer calendar

BradleyStubHubMIA MLS: Toronto’s Michael Bradley is one of more than 50 players who will miss games this weekend while on national team duty. (Daily Breeze file photo).

If MLS insists on moving forward with a full slate of games despite all the missing stars, shouldn’t they provide discounts to their loyal fans this weekend?

Like that’s going to happen, even if league officials know they are putting out a sub-par product:

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

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LA Galaxy rescinds sanctions against fan group Angel City Brigade ahead of schedule

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Galaxy sanctions for alleged misconduct by fan group ACB, originally set to last eight games, have instead been lifted just three games into the new MLS season:

That means ACB will have full supporters’ privileges, including streamers, flags and drums restored effective immediately.

“Angel City Brigade has continued to demonstrate their full support of our team while keeping a positive and open dialogue with our club during some difficult circumstances,” LA Galaxy President Chris Klein said. “As ACB has found ways to support our club while respecting the fan code of conduct guidelines and sanctions, we want to acknowledge their unwavering dedication by providing the full resources to continue their support.

ACB president Vanessa Arias said the group was looking forward to “getting back to business as usual:

“We couldn’t be happier with the final outcome as it shows our voices are heard not only on the pitch but also resonate within the Galaxy organization,” she said. “ACB would like to thank fans around our stadium and supporters across the league for their vast support in spreading awareness on this topic and commend our Brigade for staying united during this turbulent time.”

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U.S. Captain Clint Dempsey leaves training camp after suffering hamstring strain, could miss up to three weeks including April 12 game in Carson against Galaxy for Sounders FC

Looks like JK is treading lightly around MLS coaches when it comes to injuring their players on USMNT duty.

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Video: Watch Galaxy signing Steven Gerrard concede his colossal stupidity after receiving record-setting red card for Liverpool against Manchester United

What must Galaxy coach Bruce Arena be thinking after watching that completely over the top reaction from an EPL player with 500 games under his belt?

Makes a rash Leonardo challenge look positively thoughtful.

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MLS Video Highlights: Galaxy grind out point against Houston in listless home performance

Quotable:

“We’ve been working on a lot of set pieces, defending set pieces in particular,” said Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, beaten by his man on the corner that led to the Dynamo equalizer. I feel like you work on it so much it’s in your head, and once again, you end up getting scored on again so I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing more set pieces this week. I’m pretty sure Bruce (Arena) will be in our ear a lot this week, so that’ll be a lot of fun.”

Notable:

The Galaxy back line is allowing a goal a game so far this season with defenders Omar Gonzalez and Leonardo partnering in central defense for three straight games.

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Better Late than Never: LA Galaxy’s Alan “late goal” Gordon MLS rep grows

Forward Alan Gordon, who if memory serves was the Galaxy’s longest-serving player before he was shipped to Chivas USA then onto the San Jose Earthquakes, endured more than a critical barb or two from certain sections of the crowd (and press box).

Somewhere along the way though, the Long Beach native became a sort of cult hero, a bash brother who dished it out as much as he was bashed.

Notable:

Last week Gordon scored the 18th goal off the bench in his MLS career, the second-most in league history (Jeff Cunningham had 28). Gordon has six second-half stoppage time goals, fifth-most in MLS history. Gordon now has 22 goals for the Galaxy, out of 45 career MLS strikes. Four of Gordon’s six goals since rejoining the Galaxy have been either game-winning or equalizing goals.

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MLS Video Preview: LA Galaxy host Western Conference rivals Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson

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LANG MLS beat writer Phil Collin has the capsule Dynamo-Galaxy preview.

Here’s more stats and details of the series history.

A 90-second game preview with Joe Tutino and Cobi Jones is here:

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MLS Television Preview Week 3: Bad weather postpones tonight’s nationally televised game in Philadelphia

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