Giovani dos Santos out for USA-Mexico match Saturday

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Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos will be out of Saturday’s big CONCACAF Cup match between the United States and Mexico due to a muscular injury, Mexican national team manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti said Monday at a press conference.

“Gio has a muscular problem and can’t be with us,” Ferretti said. “We are looking into who will be on the squad.”

Dos Santos started in the Galaxy’s 1-1 draw against Seattle on Sunday, but left in the 87th minute. There were no initial reports of an injury immediately following the game.

The Galaxy have a bye this week and return to action for their home regular season final against Portland on Oct. 18.

Update 11:14 a.m.: The Galaxy confirmed the injury Monday, saying dos Santos suffered a “muscle strain” in Sunday’s match and will remain with his MLS side this week.

Hit the jump for more on dos Santos and reactions to the news.

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Morning after: Galaxy back to winning ways after 3-2 result over Dallas

Courtesy MLSSoccer.com

Courtesy MLSSoccer.com

The Galaxy ended their scoring drought in a 3-2 win over FC Dallas on Sunday at StubHub Center. The team is now back on top of the table in both the Western Conference and the Supporters Shield race.

Now that we can stop talking about that pesky scoring drought that lasted three games, we can look forward to the final three games of the regular season and what’s going on in other parts of MLS:

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Univision Deportes hosting outdoor viewing party for America vs. Chivas Clasico at Plaza Mexico

Plaza Mexico in Lynwood is the place to be this Saturday for El Super Clásico between Club America and Chivas. Whether you are a Club America or Chivas fan, or just looking to watch the game with a bunch of people, the Mexico City-themed shopping mall just of the 105 freeway is not a bad place to take in the game.

The game starts at 3 p.m. and is being broadcast live on Univision (Ch. 34 in LA).

 

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Landon Donovan was big man on campus during University of Redlands appearance

Landon Donovan, left, answers questions from Athletic Director Jeff Martinez during a lecture on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts)

Landon Donovan, left, answers questions from Athletic Director Jeff Martinez during a lecture on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Ca. (Micah Escamilla/Redlands Daily Facts)

Landon Donovan, the all-world, all-awesome, soon-to-be dad, went back to school and spoke at the University of Redlands Tuesday night. The former USMNT and LA Galaxy man touched on everything from what he’s been up-to since he retired to what it was like growing up in Redlands.
The usually candid Donovan didn’t mince words when asked about not being a part of last year’s World Cup team.

You can read the full article here.

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Former MLS coach Juan Carlos Osorio could become El Tri’s new manager

Ex-Fire, ex-Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio could be Mexico’s new head coach, according ESPN Deportes John Sutcliffe.

The Colombian-born Osorio, 53, was named head coach of Brazil’s São Paulo in May. He was previously at Colombia’s Atletio Nacional, where he guided the club to three league titles and two Copa Libertadores appearances from 2012-15.

Mexico, under the guidance of interim head coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferreti, takes on the USMNT at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a ticket to next year’s FIFA Confederations Cup on the line. Tickets for that game are on high-demand.

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CONCACAF announces lottery details for U.S.-Mexico tilt

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The lottery for tickets to the Oct. 10 CONCACAF Cup match between the United States and Mexico at the Rose Bowl opens Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 3 a.m. PT, CONCACAF announced Tuesday. The lottery will close on Friday, Sept. 18 at 8:59 p.m. PT, with winners being announced from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18.

The winner of the CONCACAF Cup match earns a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

According to CONCACAF, 30,000 tickets have already been sold through independent pre-sales organized by the participating federations. According to Sports Illustrated, the U.S. and Mexican soccer federations are each allocated 30 percent of the 83,000 tickets available for the game. Another 30 percent go to the lottery, and the final 10 percent go toward local teams and sponsors.

Apply for the lottery online at CONCACAF.com. Winners are able to purchase up to six tickets per application.

After lottery winners are announced, a limited amount of tickets will be available to the general public on Sept. 29.

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