Let’s get this party started: The pre-game smiles from LA coach Bruce Arena didn’t last until the final whistle as the Galaxy and a near-invisible Landon Donovan surrendered a two-goal lead against Seattle Sunday in Carson.
Big crowd expected Sunday. Get to Lot 13 early and inside the stadium early as well. Bring streamers! pic.twitter.com/5l5TbWtNLj
— Angel City Brigade (@ACBrigade) October 14, 2014
— sevsarkissian (@sevsarkissian) October 14, 2014
Read the column here — and don’t forget that the Galaxy’s Robbie Keane and Ireland faces Germany at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports 2.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) October 9, 2014
It’s a question worth asking in a week when we’ve seen an outpouring of appreciation for the country’s greatest-ever player before he retires from international duty on Friday against Ecuador.
It wasn’t always like that.
For proof, check out the column after the jump I wrote on that subject back in 2007:
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 7, 2014
Read more about the conclusion of Landon Donovan’s U.S. career on Friday in this week’s column.
— Norma (@norma_28) October 7, 2014
The image above was included by U.S. Soccer this morning as they announced the 21-player roster for Friday’s game against Ecuador that included the LA Galaxy’s Omar Gonzalez in addition to Landon Donovan, set to make his 157th and final U.S. appearance in the wake of Saturday’s latest Galaxy victory.
I’ll have more on Donovan in Tuesday’s column, in addition to today’s USWNT roster announcement for the beginning of World Cup qualification, which begins against a backdrop of litigation and other legal action over the turf in Canada and goalkeeper Hope Solo’s alleged domestic violence issues.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 29, 2014
The Galaxy are cruising and clearly look like the class of MLS at the moment, as this week’s soccer column illustrates.
Indeed, so spectacular are the Galaxy, it’s getting difficult to decide which highlight reel goal is the best:
— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) September 29, 2014
For more, read this week’s column here.
— Columbus Crew (@ColumbusCrew) September 7, 2014
Galaxy defender A.J. DeLaGarza, his wife, Megan, and the rest of their family will hold a memorial service Thursday for Luca DeLaGarza, the couple’s child who died after just a few days after being born, it was announced today.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) August 26, 2014
The game in Hartford, Conn., is a friendly against Ecuador and will air live on ESPN.
“For 15 years, Landon has thrilled us with his amazing abilities on the field and impressed us with his gracious approach off the field,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “We are looking forward to celebrating his legacy during our next home National Team match and allowing fans the opportunity to thank him for all the memories he’s provided over the years.”
There was no quote from Jurgen Klinsmann in the press release, BTW.
Oh, and for the actual column on the upcoming SuperClasico, click here.
Could Major League Soccer learn a little something from the LA Clippers, NBA and Steve Ballmer?