Steven Gerrard has yet to arrive in LA, but we already have the “inside” story of his signing with the Galaxy from Merseyside.
— TWC SportsNet (@TWCSportsNet) June 24, 2015
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) June 24, 2015
The Pulitzer Prize-winning team at a certain South Bay newspaper will conduct the coin toss ahead of the game between the two mediocre outfits.
Just as Galaxy starters begin to come back from injuries that have contributed to the club’s slow start to the season, the Union is short-handed for just that reason so expect the team to pack it in against LA tonight in search of a road point.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 20, 2015
The Galaxy face the Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Time Warner Cable SportsNet
— Copa América 2015 (@ca2015_en) June 19, 2015
Mexico-Ecuador kicks off at 1 p.m. today on BeIn Sports, while Chile-Bolivia kicks off at 4 p.m. On Saturday the game of the day is Argentina-Jamaica at 2:30 p.m., while on Sunday Brazil-Venezuela is at 2 p.m. A complete schedule is here.
Fox Sports 1 Women’s FIFA World Cup schedule:
1 p.m. Saturday Germany v Sweden
4:30 p.m. Saturday China v Cameroon
10 a.m. Sunday Brazil v Australia
1:30 p.m. Sunday France v Korea Republic
4:30 p.m. Sunday Canada v Switzerland
2 p.m. Monday Norway v England
5 p.m. Monday USA v Colombia
7 p.m. Tuesday Japan v Netherlands
The road game in the knockout tournament is scheduled just four days after the Galaxy were set to travel to the Bay Area for a June 27 game against San Jose as part of MLS Rivalry Week.
The winner will play the victor of the game between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers.
The Galaxy advanced by beating amateur side PSA Elite last night in Carson with Robbie Keane nailing a hat trick:
Too much soccer and not enough time this weekend? Get caught up here.
*Weather delayed the LA Galaxy-Columbus Crew MLS game two hours and this one didn’t age well:
*Kaka and Orlando City put on a better show Sunday against D.C. United. Here’s the goal that was the difference in the game:
*The most entertaining game of the weekend (or should that be the worst defending of the weekend)? Brazil-Peru gets my vote:
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 13, 2015
— Angel City Brigade (@ACBrigade) June 13, 2015
Best thing about this game? It comes on TV right after Lionel Messi and Argentina faces Paraguay in Copa America action on BeIn Sports.
Perhaps the Galaxy are disinclined to repeat the public relations debacle that ensued over the aborted start of Frank Lampard’s MLS career at NYCFC or perhaps they genuinely don’t know, but the club hasn’t said precisely when Liverpool veteran Steven Gerrard could make his first appearance for the club.
However, club spokesman Brendan Hannan said this week via email that Gerrard — currently on vacation in Portugal — officially becomes available when the MLS summer trade window opens Wednesday, July 8
“He should arrive in late June/early July to begin training,” Hannan said. “We have (home) matches July 11 against Club America and July 17 against San Jose Earthquakes which should serve as his arrival matches.”
For a taste of what Galaxy fans can expect, check out the video below:
Over 30 Special Olympics Unified athletes “signed” Galaxy contracts, got a pep talk from coach Bruce Arena, met with Galaxy President Chris Klein and spent time with the now-retired Landon Donovan and defender Omar Gonzalez.
The Galaxy fail to hit a single shot on target and can’t score; Vancouver took one shot that hit the frame, scored and won the game. Pretty simple game, huh? Still, let’s point out in fairness that once again LA were forced to put out a different starting XI as injuries and international absences have forced the club to do every MLS game this season.
Still, it took stamina to watch soccer of this quality after the enthralling UEFA Champions League final earlier in the day.
Check out why Omar Gonzalez never did make a big-money move to a top European club in the clip below:
“We should have shot a few more times,” said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.
“We’re doing the best we can,” he added. “It’s been a little bit of a patchwork job (up front) in the first half of the season,” he added. “That’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it goes. No excuses, but we’re a little bit short handed in a lot of the spots on the field and it shows with some of our quality.”
The Galaxy are clinging onto the final Western Conference playoff spot by the slimmest of margins (good thing MLS expanded the post-season field!).
Playing a high line with Leonardo is suicide, and always has been. Bruce has some weird blind spots as a coach. #LAvVAN
— Matthew Doyle (@MLSAnalyst) June 7, 2015