If you need to get caught up on soccer news after the Easter weekend, you’re in the right place:
*The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan was named MLS Player of the Week today after his brace in Saturday’s win over the Portland Timbers.
*The Galaxy reserves lost on Sunday, however, to the Timbers. (That’s academy products and subs Justin Dhillon replacing Frankie Hejduk and English-born defender Matt Tilley replacing Bryan Jordan in case you were wondering).
Via the Galaxy:
Rancho Santa Margarita resident Dhillon plays for the Galaxy’s U-16’s, where he’s scored seven times in 12 games, while Tilley, who recently joined the Academy program and now lives in Irvine, has scored once in his five games with the U-18’s.
*Chivas USA, meanwhile, saw the senior squad beat the San Jose Earthquakes, but the reserves fall, 3-1.
*Could former Real Madrid star Guti be coming to the Galaxy or Chivas USA? He tweeted this weekend (translated by Google):
“Los angeles, new york to istanbul are my target for the year qque coming but still I have nothing decided in a month will decide all”
*Former Galaxy star Herculez Gomez, the streaky LA native, scored yet again this weekend and now has four goals in four games for Pachuca, which tied Queretaro, 1-1.
*Lawndale’s kei Kamara had two goals in a losing cause as 10-man Sporting Kansas City blew a one-goal lead to lose 3-2 Saturday to the New England Revolution. Chivas USA nearly man Benny Feilhaber had an assist in his first game for the Revs after returning from Europe.
*Torrance’s Shannon Boxx has played on three WPS teams that folded. Now she’s playing for the weirdest team in the league.
*It turns out 19-year-old Loyola Marymount University soccer player David Kucera died in January from a “genetic disease that is the single most common cause of death for young athletes.”
This picture is from Victoria Beckham’s Twitter feed: Wonder who it is?