Should we be concerned his career highlight reel is just 60 seconds long?
Olmes Garcia scored in the 89th minute to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-0 victory over the Galaxy at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.
Joao Pedro made his preseason debut for the Galaxy. Giovani dos Santos returned to the Galaxy and the starting lineup after playing with Mexico in a midweek friendly.
Here is how the Galaxy starting XI looked:
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) February 12, 2017
The California Clasico hits Las Vegas this weekend as the Galaxy and San Jose meet in a preseason contest Saturday from Cashman Field in Las Vegas.
Last year, the Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes, 1-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,500.
Tickets start at $20, but there will be a $5 increase on the day of the game. Visit www.californiaclasico.com for more information
The starting 11 went 45 minutes for the Galaxy in Tuesday’s 1-1 against Club Tijuana. Coach Curt Onalfo plans to increase that time tonight.
“We’re two weeks in so 45 minutes is perfect,” he said. “The goal by the end of this week is to push to 60 and then keep moving it up to 90.”
HYPED for #LAvSJ!
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) February 10, 2017
A total of 12 groups haves ubmitted official applications for the next round of MLS expansion
**Two new expansion teams before the end of 2017. Teams 25 and 26 will begin play in MLS by the 2020 season.
**Two additional expansion teams will be announced at a later date. The timeline for selecting clubs 27 and 28 will be decided later this year.
Here are the 12 cities applying for expansion:
From MLS: With the addition of Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC, MLS will have 22 clubs playing during the 2017 season. In addition, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will join the League in 2018. Also, MLS is making progress with plans for an expansion team in Miami, which would bring MLS to 24 clubs. In December of 2015, MLS announced plans to grow to 28 teams.
I’m not sure the Galaxy have ever introduced a designated player with less fanfare, but the signing of French midfielder Romain Alessandrini was announced today with no press conference or media availability, which might have some relation to how many butts in seats a journeyman French midfielder who spent half his career in the lower leagues can realistically be expected to attract.
Looks like LA & MLS had to up the offer a bit to get it over the line. I'm told transfer fee is $1.75 million w/salary of $2 million. https://t.co/qbLsKYEjvf
— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) January 31, 2017
Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes and goalkeeper Brian Rowe were among the six players released back to their clubs from the U.S. Men’s National Team camp.
Taylor Kemp (D.C. United), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia), Will Trapp (Columbus) and Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) were the other players sent back to their clubs, leaving the U.S. roster at 23.
“I have been extremely pleased with the effort and progress we have seen throughout the January Camp,” U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. “The entire pool of players has performed well and has made our roster decisions very difficult. We are excited to take the next step and look forward to the game against Serbia in San Diego.”
Here is the final roster:
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna, MEX), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union)
FORWARDS (3): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC)