So I suppose it’s tempting fate to write a column about the busy summer of soccer that lies ahead and then elevate the wrong team to the final four of the UEFA CL (not that the two alert Barcelona fans who noticed really minded).
World Cup fans gather for a viewing party in Hermosa Beach; one-third of all American soccer fans only pay attention to big events like the tournament, a marketing study found. (Daily Breeze file photo).
One in three American soccer fans say Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United is their favorite team.
The Galaxy? They came in sixth in the top 10 teams cited, while the Seattle Sounders were 10th.
He bites: This is how English tabloid the Daily Mirror reported on Nigel de Jong’s crunching challenge on Portland’s Darlington Nagbe.
So whose at fault in the wake of Nigel de Jong’s obscene challenge on Portland’s Darlington Nagbe?
The player? The club? The coach?
Oldies, but goodies: Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said the signings of veterans like Ashley Cole and Jelle Van Damme should help, not hinder, the development of young American players at the club (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy).
And, yes, even Ranieri called it “strange.”