Major League Soccer Saturday: LA Galaxy Independence Day video highlights, Chivas USA hosts Montreal Impact in Carson

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Fourth of July Major League Soccer Preview: LA Galaxy host Portland Timbers at StubHub Center in Carson

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World Cup Quarterfinals begin Friday: France-Germany at 9 a.m. on ESPN2 and Univision, Brazil-Colombia at 1 p.m. on ESPN and Univision

Here’s how the oddsmakers see the quarterfinals:

Brazil 11/4
Germany 7/2
Argentina 4/1
Netherlands 9/2
France 7/1
Colombia 11/1
Belgium 12/1
Costa Rica 40/1

Courtesy: Bovada

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World Cup Wednesday Kicks: Ban diving cheaters and more

Watch: Former EPL referee Graham poll suggest diver like the Netherlands’ Arjen Robben should be banned rather than escape punishment as it appears he will.

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World Cup Watch: Fans in Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Studio City, Pasadena, Redlands and elsewhere react to USA crashing out of World Cup in loss to Belgium

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Photos and video by Staff Photographer Sean Hiller.

Almost 1,000 fans attended the viewing party on Pine in downtown Long Beach.

Redondo Beach

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Photo and videos by Staff Photographer Brad Graverson

An estimated 4,000 fans turned out in Redondo Beach for an LA Galaxy-sponsored viewing party.

This was the scene at the Fox & Hounds Pub in Studio City.

Here’s how it was at Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena.

This was Buffalo Wild Wings in West Covina.

A photo gallery of fans in Redlands and elsewhere is here.

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Watch: Two great goals from Hawthorne’s Gyasi Zardes and Cubo Torres give LA Galaxy and Chivas USA MLS shutout wins

“If Barcelona scored a goal like that, people would be talking about it for weeks,” said Galaxy playmaker Landon Donovan. “It was a good sequence: it was a great ball by Robbie, great run by Marcelo and Gyasi peeled off with a great run and a finish, so I think it was as good a team goal as you’ll seen in this league.”

Here’s the Chivas USA game story from Los Angeles News Group reporter Phil Collin
Reporter Elliott Almond from our sister newspaper the San Jose Mercury News has more on the Galaxy win over the Earthquakes

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Major League Soccer resumes today: LA Galaxy in San Jose, Chivas USA hosts Real Salt Lake

 

Reporter Phil Collin has the capsule previews for the Galaxy and Chivas USA games.

The Galaxy and Earthquakes have just four wins each.

A big crowd is expected at Stanford Stadium for tonight’s Galaxy-Earthquakes game.

Here’s the perspective from Salt Lake City via sister newspaper The Salt Lake City Tribune.

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