BTW: Steres was inspired by the luminary likes of Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Carles Puyol, a Catalan who played for Barcelona, the pride of that fiercely independent Spanish region.
“I just like the tenacity that they played with,” Steres said. “I’m kind of a more calm, easy-going guy and I just like to watch them, how they get into tackles, how everything mattered with them, especially Puyol. He won every single ball, everything was just stuck in and hard and Ramos bought a little more flair.”
Bull Run: New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch — no stranger to budget constraints at cheapskates Chivas USA — has reunited with former teammate Sacha Kljestan and molded the once much-maligned franchise as a matter of necessity into a model for MLS (Associated Press file photo).
United States fans show their disappoint as the U.S. falls to Mexico 4-2 Saturday. The United States and Mexico play during the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer final Saturday evening June 25, 2011 at the sold out Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)
Don’t look now, but if the U.S. doesn’t beat Mexico at home in Pasadena Saturday that should spell big trouble for a U.S. national team coach facing a big rebuilding job as an era comes to an end.
With apologies to the Who, but Galaxy fans are starting to fret about the club’s ability to negotiate the last fews remaining games of the regular season, never mind the playoffs given its current scoreless, winless streak at precisely the wrong time of the season.
New York City FC’s David Villa shows his frustration against the LA Galaxy in a sold-out MLS soccer game at the StubHub Center Sunday, August 23, 2015, Carson, CA. The Galaxy crushed NYC 5-1.Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New York City Football Club.Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer