Post-game notes provided by the L.A. Galaxy after the team’s 5-1 trouncing of NYCFC including the club’s milestone, Robbie Keane‘s incredible stat lines and Giovani dos Santos‘ continued success. Continue reading
Get the popcorn ready: Sunday’s showdown of superstars is finally almost here. The game between the L.A. Galaxy and New York City FC has been sold out for two weeks. With the MLS game of the year less than 24 hours away, here are some links, graphs and notes to get you ready for Sunday:
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) August 17, 2015
Notable: Whitney Engen’s goal meant exactly half the USWNT goals were scored by Palos Verdes Peninsla Products; she grew up in Rolling Hills Estates, Christen Press was raised in neighboring Palos Verdes Estates.
Notable: Through their first 100 games, Keane’s 66 goals only trails Carlos Ruiz (67) and Roy Lassiter (71) in MLS history.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) August 14, 2015
— Angel City Brigade (@ACBrigade) August 14, 2015
That was underlined once more Wednesday when on the same day the Galaxy announced a StubHub Center sellout for the Aug. 23 game against NYCFC, the weekly 100 Percent Soccer column outlining the traffic and parking problems associated with games at the venue hit Los Angeles News Group websites and prompted an outpouring of emails and Tweets from fans. It was probably the biggest response to a column, which by the way is in our dead tree editions today should you be moved to buy it, since I started writing it over a decade ago.
I will let you know if I hear from the Galaxy front office (don’t hold your breath).
Here’s a sampling of reader reaction:
— Eric Robinson (@DandonLonovan) August 12, 2015
— Jesse Arevalo (@GL522) August 12, 2015
— Ismael Pomares (@bigish01) August 12, 2015
— Carlos Chavez (@OsoFreshFutbol) August 12, 2015
— Chris Gwynn (@chrisgwynn81) August 12, 2015
— Mike Gray (@MikeGraySC) August 12, 2015
Your article today was a good one but another thing ownership doesn’t do well for the customers is handling the concession stands. The lines are ridiculously long & it’s not a stadium I will re-visit. I went to the Seattle game over the weekend and the lines were 30 minutes long. I took 3 kids from my son’s soccer team & spent the entire half & 15 minutes of the 2nd half in line buying them a soda. I asked the concessions employee if the lines were always this bad and she replied, “yes”. I will not be going back, which is too bad because they have an exciting team with many high quality players.
I have been a seventeen year season ticket holder and I am about not to renew my ticket if something is not done about the parking.
I am semi-handicapped and hold a ADA parking permit; for the past several years the have blocked off all the spaces on the south edge of lot 13, except for saving a few spaces they rent out to Chevrolet or other vendors and had lot 13 open to parking. Well, the past few matches they started blocking off lot 13 and directing people to park on the edge spaces first then opening up lot 13 to parking. It is rather difficult for me to walk additional distance when I used to be able to park in the ADA spaces. Maybe you could pressure them to do what they did in the past; thank you.
Rod La Rocque
Diving into MLS: After making his Galaxy debut midweek in the CONCACAF Champions League, Giovani Dos Santos is expected to play today in the nationally televised game against the Seattle Sounders (Photo by Staff Photographer Stephen Carr).
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) August 9, 2015