It was a case of good timing when LA Galaxy II captain Daniel Steres sat down Monday with the Los Angeles Newspaper group to discuss his promotion to the first team the week before.
The next day Omar Gonzalez was shipped to Liga MX.
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.”
Former Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy is now a member of the LA Galaxy. Read one view of what that means for the club in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
LAFC President Tom Penn gave 100 Percent Soccer an exclusive interview this week regarding the latest developments surrounding the MLS expansion club. Read this week’s column here.
I know what you’re thinking: only five?
Hey, its a start. Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.
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).
Is it time for Jurgen Klinsmann to go as boss of the USMNT? Read my take in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
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.
Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (link is fixed).