LA Galaxy take MLS break as USMNT and international games take center stage this week

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Galaxy’s Oscar Sorto called up to U-23 national team, Onalfo to U-20 squad

Photo courtesy LAGalaxy.com

Photo courtesy LAGalaxy.com

Galaxy defender Oscar Sorto was called up to the U.S. Under-23 men’s national team Friday as the team prepares for the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Sorto, who was called up to the senior national team for a camp in January, will train with the U-23 team in England from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8, but will not miss any competitions with the Galaxy. During the training camp, there will be friendlies against England on Sept. 3 and Qatar on Sept. 8.

The 21-year-old homegrown player has made three starts this season for the Galaxy and made 24 Galaxy II starts in 2014 in USL play.

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Weekly Soccer Column: the firing of Mexico coach Miguel Herrera after he clocks reporter has time ticking on World Cup bid

herreraBlow Hard: Always entertaining Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, seen here at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was dumped after smacking a journalist earlier in the week right before the next round of World Cup qualifying begins (Associated Press Photo).

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Weekend TV Soccer Schedule: MLS, World Cup draw, Gold Cup and the return of Liga MX

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Kickoff is at 6 p.m. live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.

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Kickoff is at 4:45 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports 1

A complete Liga MX TV schedule is here.

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Reaction to the U.S. Gold Cup loss to Jamaica the morning after the night before (and Pasadena could host the Oct. 9 U.S.-Mexico/Jamaica playoff game)

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The Pasadena City Council approved holding the CONCACAF Confederations Cup playoff game between the U.S. and either Mexico or Jamaica on Oct. 9 with an expected crowd of 85,000.

American fans aren’t the only ones unhappy:

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Weekend TV Video Preview: Steven Gerrard to make LA Galaxy MLS debut live at 8 p.m. on UniMas and more on Uni

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Weekly Soccer Column: LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes of Hawthorne emerging as quality offensive threat for USMNT, while Steven Gerrard makes MLS debut Friday

GerrarddiffDifference maker: New Galaxy signing Steven Gerrard, seen here at an adidas event in Los Angeles, is expected to make his MLS debut Friday against San Jose in Carson (Photo courtesy adidas).

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Gold Cup Preview: Will LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes’ hot streak for USA continue against Panama live at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1?

With all due respect to Steven Gerrard, it was Hawthorne’s Gyasi Zardes who should have hogged the headlines this weekend with a game-breaking display for the U.S. in the Gold Cup.

The upward trajectory of his career is fascinating to watch and we may well get another chance tonight when the U.S. plays its final group game.

I will have more on Zardes in Thursday’s soccer column.

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