Wednesday Soccer Preview: FIFA Women’s World Cup, Mexico-Honduras and Galaxy face Earthquakes in San Jose in U.S. Open Cup


Kickoff is at 4 p.m. PT. A game preview is here.

Alan Gordon reflects on his trade back to the Galaxy from San Jose in this story from our sister newspaper The San Jose Mercury News.

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LA Galaxy travel to San Jose to play Earthquakes July 1 in the U.S. Open Cup round of 16



The road game in the knockout tournament is scheduled just four days after the Galaxy were set to travel to the Bay Area for a June 27 game against San Jose as part of MLS Rivalry Week.

The winner will play the victor of the game between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers.

The full draw, made this morning, is here.

The Galaxy advanced by beating amateur side PSA Elite last night in Carson with Robbie Keane nailing a hat trick:


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Weekly Soccer Column: In praise of the underdog ahead of the Galaxy’s U.S. Cup game against amateur club PSA Elite (streamed live here)

usopencuplogoLA Galaxy and Guam defender A.J. DeLaGarza knows all about how small nations like the one he represents can ambush the big boys on occasion.

That sort of knowledge could be valuable tonight for the Galaxy in the U.S. Open cup against amateur team PSA Elite, although there were precisely zero upsets in the round of games played Tuesday in the knockout competition.

The 7:30 p.m. game at StubHub Center includes free parking, $2 tacos from Chancho’s Tacos and $2 beer. Tickets are $10. Or, you can watch here, for free

Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.

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Watch: Hawthorne’s Gyasi Zardes plunders a brace to ease LA Galaxy past Arizona in U.S. Open Cup

The only thing better than watching your hometown team advance in the cup? Watching a hometown kid smash home a couple of goals in a come-from-behind win. Roy of the Rovers stuff.

Zardes wants to keep the momentum going:

“It’s wonderful to play during the break just so we don’t lose form and we keep getting games under our belt. I feel like the more I play, the better I get and the more consistent I get so just not taking off time is wonderful.”

Game story

Up Next for the Galaxy: At Carolina RailHawks 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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LA Galaxy in Arizona tonight for U.S. Open Cup game

usopencuplogoThe LA Galaxy, on a World Cup break like the rest of MLS, are in Arizona tonight for a U.S. Open Cup game and will reportedly field a strong side for this one although it’s unclear whether Landon Donovan will play in the game that will stream at 7:30 p.m. live here.

The Arizona perspective is here.

For full details of the knockout competition, click here.

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