USWNT star Christen Press of Palos Verdes Estates joins Fox Sports 1 @theBuzzer

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USWNT striker Christen Press has become the first active athlete to contribute to FOX Sports’ @TheBuzzer, the network’s digital sports series.

“Working with such a cool digital series like @TheBuzzer was such an attractive opportunity for me and I am so thrilled to be a part of it,” Press said. “It’s great that I get to talk about the sport that I love, being on the other side of the camera, and help it grow in a new and different way.”.

From the Fox Sports press release:

Press makes her @TheBuzzer debut as an embedded correspondent with the American Outlaws in Pasadena leading up to kickoff of the CONCACAF CUP between Mexico and the United States on Saturday. She also joins forces with Pilar Perez from FOX Deportes to set the scene on the field prior to the historic showdown as the rivals prepare to battle for a spot in the prestigious 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and is part of FS1’s special 90-minute pregame show live from the sold-out Rose Bowl beginning at 5 p.m.

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ICYMI Video: Watch long-time South Bay resident Sigi Schmid inducted into U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

sigiHall worthy: Sigi Schmid is overcome with emotion at Sunday’s U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame ceremony (Associated Press Photo).

Former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid was a 10-year-old German immigrant when he arrived in Torrance; today the Seattle Sounders coach is regarded as one of the finest American coaches ever and a worthy addition to the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.

Read more here and check out Schmid’s speech below:

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Morning after: Galaxy draw with Sounders, clinch playoff spot

Robbie Keane's goal in the 37th minute was enough for the Galaxy to clinch a playoff berth against Seattle on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Robbie Keane’s goal in the 36th-minute was enough for the Galaxy to clinch a playoff berth against Seattle on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A stoppage-time goal from Chad Barrett buried the Galaxy’s chances at a crucial road victory on Sunday at Seattle, as the Sounders equalized in the 93rd minute to salvage a tie against the Galaxy.

Despite the 1-1 draw, the Galaxy still clinched a playoff spot with forward Robbie Keane’s 36th-minute goal. But as the captain said, it’s was “definitely two points dropped” instead of one won.

“I am disappointed we didn’t win the game,” Keane told reporters after the game. “It is as simple as that. Hard work that everyone put in to get a clean sheet. The effort we poured in to win that game.”

The point also puts the Galaxy back in the top spot for the Western Conference and in a tie with the New York Red Bulls for the lead for the Supporters’ Shield.

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Galaxy game day: Juninho’s greatest hits always seem to come against Seattle

Juninho celebrates after scoring against the Sounders in the 2014 Western Conference Finals. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Juninho celebrates after scoring against the Sounders in the 2014 Western Conference Finals.
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Galaxy can clinch a playoff berth with a win or a draw against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. There have been plenty of big games between the two Western Conference foes, including last year’s Western Conference Finals when Juninho sent the Galaxy to the MLS Cup with an amazing goal from distance.

Long-distance shots have become a trademark for the Brazilian midfielder, and he seems to be especially accurate against the Sounders. Hit the jump to see all of Juninho’s greatest hits against Seattle and for all other necessary pregame reading:

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Galaxy game day: LA hosts FC Dallas in critical matchup

Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

The Galaxy face FC Dallas in a big MLS matchup today (6:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1) for potential playoff seeding as both teams are tied for second in the Western Conference. Many players, including A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez and Sebastian Lletget, called it a “must-win.”

The team is on a four-game winless streak, having not won since the star-studded affair that was the 5-1 drubbing of New York City FC. The Galaxy have four games remaining in the regular season, with all four games against current play-off bound teams.

Here’s everything you need to know for game day:

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