Weekly Soccer Column: Slow-starting Galaxy seek to get out of neutral Sunday against the Seattle Sounders at StubHub Center

dempsey1Danger man: The always menacing Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders visit Carson Sunday to play the struggling Galaxy in a nationally televised clash between Western Conference heavyweights (Photo courtesy Seattle Sounders FC).

The MLS has barely begun and the Galaxy are already looking to “bounce back” against the Seattle Sounders Sunday in a battle between two National Soccer Hall of Fame coaches.

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

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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy visit Vancouver Whitecaps at 7 p.m. Saturday on Tim Warner Cable SportsNet

Galaxy beat writer Phil Collin has the game preview.

Here’s the Vancouver perspective.

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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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