Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant announced his intentions to retire at the end of the 2015 season Wednesday. The 34-year-old is the club’s longest-tenured player, having rejoined the Galaxy in February 2009, but the final two seasons of his career have been marred by injuries.
“I have given this game all that I can and will step away extremely thankful to have played in MLS for the last 13 seasons,” Dunivant said in a statement. “It has been an honor to represent four great clubs and is extremely special for me be a part of this league as it has continued to develop. I want to thank my family, coaches, teammates and fans, who have offered their constant support and helped make my career a successful one. The Galaxy have played such a meaningful role during my time in MLS and I am happy to finish this season while representing this club.”
From 2009 to 2013, Dunivant averaged almost 30 starts a year in all competitions with the Galaxy. But in 2014, he suffered an abdominal tear early in the season. Then a month after returning, he suffered a torn groin. By the end of the year, he tied a career-low with seven appearances.
This season hasn’t gone much smoother for the MLS veteran, as he’s battled a calf injury and plantar fasciitis. Continue reading →
Keane scored twice and tallied two assists in the win, while Lletget scored and got the hockey assist on Keane’s final goal of the game. Keane, the league’s reigning MVP, has a team-leading 15 goals in MLS play with 13 of them coming in the past nine games. Continue reading →
The L.A. Galaxy took over the top spot in the Western Conference and first in the race for the Supporters’ Shield with a clinical dissection of New York City FC at StubHub Center. The defending champs continued their hot streak Sunday and have a trip to San Jose on the horizon this week. Here are some links and thoughts to wrap up the Sunday’s victory:
Here’s the quote sheet provided by the L.A. Galaxy after the team’s 5-1 win over NYCFC. On the Galaxy side, we have Bruce Arena, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos. For NYC, there’s head coach Jason Kreis, forward David Villa and midfielder Kwadwo Poku.
Robbie Keane celebrates a goal in the Galaxy’s 5-1 win over NYCFC. Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff photographer
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:
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.