Weekend TV Video Preview: Steven Gerrard to make LA Galaxy MLS debut live at 8 p.m. on UniMas and more on Uni

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Gold Cup Video Highlights: New LA Galaxy signing Giovani Dos Santos injured in 4-4 Mexico-Trinidad & Tobago thriller

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It figures. Hours after the LA Galaxy confirmed the worst-kept secret in MLS — the signing of Giovani Dos Santos — their expensive new Mexican acquisition comes out of last night’s heart-stopping 4-4 draw with T&T and is expected to miss the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.

Here’s why the Galaxy won’t want him sidelined for too long.

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Gold Cup Preview: Will LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes’ hot streak for USA continue against Panama live at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1?

With all due respect to Steven Gerrard, it was Hawthorne’s Gyasi Zardes who should have hogged the headlines this weekend with a game-breaking display for the U.S. in the Gold Cup.

The upward trajectory of his career is fascinating to watch and we may well get another chance tonight when the U.S. plays its final group game.

I will have more on Zardes in Thursday’s soccer column.

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Video Preview: Steven Gerrard debuts for the LA Galaxy against Club America live at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

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I had the pleasure Friday to sit down and chat with an engaging, but self-effacing Steven Gerrard in an exclusive interview at SubHub Center.

He has a healthy, inquisitive attitude about MLS, the Galaxy and his family’s new life in Southern California that was refreshing.

While today’s front page is, shall we say, attention-grabbing, it does get the point of the profile across. Read more about Gerrard and his early impression of Southern California here in the Los Angeles Daily News.

A telling anecdote, I think, also sums up the kind of person Gerrard is.

As we chatted briefly before the interview, he learned I grew up in Norwich, England and was concerned about the survival prospects of newly-prompted Norwich City in an increasingly high-stakes EPL. As I walked to my car after the interview, a white Chevy Tahoe pulled up to me in the parking lot, the window rolled down and a smiling Gerrard said “Good luck to your Norwich City this season.”

A small gesture perhaps, but not one most players of his stature would have bothered with after a grueling day of training and no fewer than five sit down 1 on 1 interviews (more than he had done, he conceded, in quite a while in England where the media just does not get that level of access to players).

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MLS Live Stream: Watch as the LA Galaxy introduce Steven Gerrard to Los Angeles at about 1 p.m. today

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

For a photo gallery documenting Gerrard’s introduction, click here.

Columnist Mark Whicker has more perspective from Liverpool fans on Gerrard’s arrival.

Read more about Gerrard’s arrival here.

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LA Galaxy reportedly close to signing Mexico star Giovani Dos Santos

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Staff Writer Jaime Cardenas has more on the possible signing of Giovani Dos Santos with MLS and the Galaxy. (And Dos Santos is apparently buddies with Robbie Keane).

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