A move that had been rumored for a couple of weeks finally became official Friday as the Galaxy announced it had transferred defender and captain Jelle Van Damme to Belgium’s Royal Antwerp FC.
The Galaxy will receive $235,000.
The play on the field hasn’t lived up the standards of the Galaxy, but that hasn’t stopped the value of team diminish.
According to Forbes Magazine, the Galaxy has surpassed the Seattle Sounders as MLS’ most valuable team. According to the report, the Galaxy has an operating income of $9 million and brought in an estimated $63 million in revenue.
The Galaxy franchise is valued at $315 million, up 19 percent.
The 20 teams have a total value of approximately $4.46 billion, with the average
Major League Soccer announced Thursday that a fourth sub will be available for teams during the upcoming postseason.
The extra sub will only be available if the game goes to extra time and may be used regardless of the number of subs a team makes during regulation.
Other competitions that have experimented with the fourth substitute include the FA Cup, Scottish Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Things don’t look good for the Galaxy making the playoffs, do they?
Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
Here are some social media highlights of LAFC’s signing of Carlos Vela.
of course whenever a member of El Tri heads to MLS, there are some detractors
Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba still has it.
Drogba, who is now playing with Phoenix Rising FC in the USL, unleashed a wicked shot from approximately 35 yards in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Galaxy II. The ball hit the upper corner for a goal. Galaxy II keeper Clement Diop didn’t have a chance.
Take a look at the video:
Robbie Keane ended a spectacular six-year run with the Galaxy. He said then he wasn’t done and this week, he was back in the news with word of his next adventure.
Keane has signed with Atletico de Kolkata of the Indian Super League. Keane had been a free agent since departing last November.
Kolkata is managed by Keane’s former Tottenham Hotspur teammate Teddy Sheringham.
“At this stage of my career, the offer to experience a new league and culture in Asia appealed to me,” Keane said. “To join the current Indian Super League champions is a great pleasure and through hard work, I hope to bring the ATK fans more success and enjoyment over the course of the 2017/2018 season.”
Winner: Can Sigi Schmid bring another MLS Cup to LA?
many LA fans asked for it; the Galaxy FO delivered.
Read more on Sigi Schmid’s homecoming to the LA Galaxy in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.