- Los Angeles News Group Galaxy beat reporter Phil Collin has the game basics.
- Here’s the perspective from New England.
- Here’s how the contest, one of four midweek MLS games tonight, breaks down statistically.
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MLS beat reporter Phil Collin will be at the game and has the capsule game preview.
Omar Gonzalez suffered a twisted ankle. in the U.S. defeat to Belgium in the World Cup and might not be able to return to the field when the Galaxy take on Real Salt Lake Saturday at StubHub Center.
“It was a pretty good injury there. I’m still feeling it,” Gonzalez said. “I still don’t know if I’m up for playing against Salt Lake. I’m practicing here but pretty limited right now.”.
Gonzalez said the team was not affected by Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s pre-tournament assertion that “We cannot win this World Cup because we are not at that level yet.”
“I tried not to pay attention too much to the media and how they can take things people say and flip them and things like that,” Gonzalez said. “Would I have liked to say, ‘Yeah we can get as far as we can.’ Maybe it could have been worded differently. I think that’s all it is.
“From inside the locker room he was nothing but supportive. He was probably our biggest cheerleader. He might have said that, but when we were interacting with each other, there was no doubt that he believed that we could do it.”
He is a young striker deemed surplus to requirements at Chivas Guadalajara who has now scored more goals in MLS than any other Mexican striker in history; Cubo “Erick” Torres, who is now the second most prolific scorer in MLS this season.
He was voted the MLS Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters after scoring two goals that propelled Chivas USA to two 1-0 victories, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes and Montreal Impact.
And he has done so largely ignored by fans of his same heritage; just an announced 4,201 took in the last Chivas USA game over the holiday weekend.
“He’s got a quality you can’t teach,” Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy said recently. “His focus is just superb and for his age, it’s hard to believe what he can come up with and pull off. The goal tonight reminded me of that bicycle kick in Vancouver last year, where it’s just something out of nothing.”
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- MLS beat reporter Phil Collin has the Independence Day LA Galaxy game story.
- Here’s a look at Chivas USA-Montreal Impact game by the numbers. Notable: the combined record of these two clubs is 7-14-10. Game preview.
- Former Chivas USA fan favorite Matthew Fondy was signed by the Chicago Fire. The forward played eight times for Chivas USA after scoring 10 goals in 10 games for the minor league LA Blues.
- Argentina midfielder Martin Rivero’s season is likely done after making just six starts for the Goats since coming over from the Colorado Rapids, an ACL tear against Real Salt Lake doing the damage.
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