Where to watch the USA-Argentina Copa America semifinal tonight in Southern California

copasemi

With the U.S. scoring their record TV ratings so far in the tournament for the Ecuador game, tonight’s Copa America semifinal against Lionel Messi and Argentina is sure to produce even higher viewership.

Here’s a game preview and a list of just some of the many places in Southern California you can be sure will show the game.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

LA Galaxy held scoreless for second straight game

Toronto FC teammates celebrate Drew Moor's goal against the LA Galaxy during second half MLS soccer action in Toronto on Saturday June 18, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

Toronto FC teammates celebrate Drew Moor’s goal against the LA Galaxy during second half MLS soccer action in Toronto on Saturday June 18, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

The L.A. Galaxy failed to score for a second straight MLS game as the team lost 1-0 in to Toronto FC on Saturday. It is the fifth straight winless game for the Galaxy in MLS competition and third loss of the year

Along with Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes, who are on international duty, L.A. (5-3-6) was also missing Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos due to injury. Gerrard missed his second straight game due to a hamstring injury, while dos Santos has a quad injury. Without their offensive stars, the Galaxy mustered only two shots on goal.

Defender Robbie Rogers also missed the game due to an ankle injury.

“What are we doing in the final third, that’s not ending in a good result or whatever it may be,” defender A.J. DeLaGarza said. “Guys are moving off the ball, our passing is not very great at the moment. We haven’t won a game in quite some time so that is going to be a good test for this group on Wednesday against the best team in the league.”

Drew Moor scored the game-winning goal in the 76th minute. It’s the first time this season the Galaxy have given up a game-winner in regular time, with the team’s other two losses both coming in stoppage time.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

LA Galaxy trying to snap 4-game winless streak

Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee says the team isn’t playing poorly overall — just an inopportune times. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/The Associated Press)

Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee says the team isn’t playing poorly overall — just an inopportune times. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/The Associated Press)

After a two-week break for Copa America Centenario, the L.A. Galaxy are again presented with their four-game winless streak in MLS play. L.A. picks up its MLS season with a game Saturday at Toronto FC where there is an intriguing Gio battle: the Galaxy’s Giovani dos Santos vs. Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco.

While L.A. has only two losses on the year, the team is buried in the bottom half of the Western Conference rankings. Hot starts from other teams in the ultra-competitive Western Conference and mental miscues have cost the Galaxy several points in the first third of the season.

A slow start is nothing new for the team, but this year’s beginning doesn’t necessarily fit completely into the team’s pattern of slow starts, forward Mike Magee said.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

100 Percent Soccer column: Beautiful game should unite, not lead descent into ugly violence

fightFight night: Russian and English “fans” battled before, during and after their recent Euro 2016 game in France (AP Photo).

Euro 2016 experienced more trouble from drunk crowds of rowdy mobs, many of them English, media outlets reported today, despite warnings from authorities of further possible action against England and Russia should their fans continue to cause issues.

These idiots are doing themselves, the sport or their nations no favors as authorities struggle to respond appropriately (and that’s putting it mildly).

Soccer has great potential to unite and more events like this laudable LA Galaxy stand are needed if the world is to overcome sad scenes like those we have seen in France in recent months.

For more read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (and yes, I’d much rather write about what’s happening on the field than off it).

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

LA Galaxy score controversial goal in U.S. Open Cup win

Dave Romney (left) and Sebastian Lletget celebrate the would-be game-winning goal against La Maquina on Tuesday that came in controversial fashion. (Photo by Stephanie Romero and Jon Lorentz // LA Galaxy)

Dave Romney (left) and Sebastian Lletget celebrate the would-be game-winning goal against La Maquina on Tuesday that came in controversial fashion. (Photo by Stephanie Romero and Jon Lorentz // LA Galaxy)

The L.A. Galaxy used a controversial goal to break a 1-1 tie against amateur side La Maquina during overtime of Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup game at StubHub Center as Baggio Husidic sent a quick free kick over to Dave Romney while players from both teams were standing idly by after a foul. Romney scored on an open net while his teammate Jose Villarreal was lying on the ground.

Deadspin called it a “cheap, fake goal.” Husidic, Romney and Sebastian Lletget agreed that there was some controversy to the goal, but said it was just a heads-up, legal play.

Husidic said he confirmed with the referee that there would be no whistle, then passed it out to Romney, who hesitated before he finished the shot. It was the defender’s first goal of the season with the first team, but Romney admitted he would have liked it to come under better circumstances. Continue reading

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

Galaxy to host June 22 fourth annual Pride Night, Robbie Rogers Q&A

pride

Tickets for the game against the Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsNet) start at $20; buy them here and get a commemorative Galaxy LGBT Pride scarf, while the first 150 fans to purchase their Pride Night tickets will receive a Robbie Rogers-signed signed LGBT Pride scarf.

Rogers will host a Q&A at the StubHub Center Tennis Stadium after the game.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

U.S. men’s national team wins Copa America Group A

United States' Clint Dempsey (8) reacts after scoring against Paraguay during the first half of a Copa America Group A soccer match Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

United States’ Clint Dempsey (8) reacts after scoring against Paraguay during the first half of a Copa America Group A soccer match Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

One week ago, the U.S. men’s national team was facing elimination. By Saturday night, the United States topped its group.

With a 1-0 win over Paraguay and Costa Rica’s stunning 3-2 win over Colombia, the Americans locked up not only their first Copa America quarterfinal berth since 1995 (and second ever) but also the top spot in Group A. This is the first time the United States has ever advanced out of the group stage at a major tournament after losing the first game.

The United States will play the runner up from Group B, either Brazil, Peru or Ecuador, in Seattle at CenturyLink Field on Thursday in the quarterfinals. Continue reading

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez meets with Mexican national team

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez met with the Mexican national soccer team before the team's Copa America Centenario game against Jamaica on Thursday. (Photo courtesy @miseleccionmx/Twitter)

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez met with the Mexican national soccer team before the team’s Copa America Centenario game against Jamaica on Thursday. (Photo courtesy @miseleccionmx/Twitter)

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez met the Mexican national team in Los Angeles before the team’s Copa America game against Jamaica at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

See the Mexican-American baseball player’s meet-and-greet with the team via Facebook live.

El Tri clinched a spot in the quarterfinals as Javier Hernandez scored to pull within one of tying Mexico’s all-time scoring record.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email

100 Percent Soccer Column: Euro 2016 joins Copa America on U.S. TV this weekend

copatv

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email