Steven Gerrard has yet to arrive in LA, but we already have the “inside” story of his signing with the Galaxy from Merseyside.
— TWC SportsNet (@TWCSportsNet) June 24, 2015
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) June 24, 2015
Heading to a concussion? Real Sports correspondent Mary Carillo spotlights the increasing concern among parents, coaches and players about the health dangers of heading the ball in youth soccer (Photo courtesy HBO).
Former USWNT star Cindy Parlow-Cone, once considered one of the best headers of the ball in the women’s game, talks about memory issues and other health problems she attributes to repeatedly heading the ball in HBO’s “Real Sports.” The show airs at 10 o’clock tonight. Check out the clip below.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning team at a certain South Bay newspaper will conduct the coin toss ahead of the game between the two mediocre outfits.
Just as Galaxy starters begin to come back from injuries that have contributed to the club’s slow start to the season, the Union is short-handed for just that reason so expect the team to pack it in against LA tonight in search of a road point.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 20, 2015
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 Galaxy advanced by beating amateur side PSA Elite last night in Carson with Robbie Keane nailing a hat trick:
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) June 16, 2015
— LAFC (@LAFC) June 16, 2015
Mia Hamm appears at 1 p.m. as a guest on Fox Women’s World Cup today on Fox Sports 1.
Too much soccer and not enough time this weekend? Get caught up here.
*Weather delayed the LA Galaxy-Columbus Crew MLS game two hours and this one didn’t age well:
*Kaka and Orlando City put on a better show Sunday against D.C. United. Here’s the goal that was the difference in the game:
*The most entertaining game of the weekend (or should that be the worst defending of the weekend)? Brazil-Peru gets my vote:
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 13, 2015
— Angel City Brigade (@ACBrigade) June 13, 2015
Best thing about this game? It comes on TV right after Lionel Messi and Argentina faces Paraguay in Copa America action on BeIn Sports.
World Cup winner: Christen Press and Australia’s Caitlin Foord battle for the ball Monday during a FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer match in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP).
From the U.S. Soccer press release:
In the other Group D match earlier in the day, Nigeria and Sweden played to an exciting 3-3 draw that saw Nigeria erase an 2-0 deficit in the second half and then equalize late in the game after the Swedes had made it 3-2. Following today’s matches, the USA sits in first place of Group D with three points, followed by Nigeria and Sweden with one apiece, and then Australia with zero.
— Christen Press (@ChristenPress) June 9, 2015
The Galaxy fail to hit a single shot on target and can’t score; Vancouver took one shot that hit the frame, scored and won the game. Pretty simple game, huh? Still, let’s point out in fairness that once again LA were forced to put out a different starting XI as injuries and international absences have forced the club to do every MLS game this season.
Still, it took stamina to watch soccer of this quality after the enthralling UEFA Champions League final earlier in the day.
Check out why Omar Gonzalez never did make a big-money move to a top European club in the clip below:
“We should have shot a few more times,” said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.
“We’re doing the best we can,” he added. “It’s been a little bit of a patchwork job (up front) in the first half of the season,” he added. “That’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it goes. No excuses, but we’re a little bit short handed in a lot of the spots on the field and it shows with some of our quality.”
The Galaxy are clinging onto the final Western Conference playoff spot by the slimmest of margins (good thing MLS expanded the post-season field!).
Playing a high line with Leonardo is suicide, and always has been. Bruce has some weird blind spots as a coach. #LAvVAN
— Matthew Doyle (@MLSAnalyst) June 7, 2015