For second time in three years, LA Kings and LA Galaxy will be honored by President Barack Obama at White House

Remember this?

They’re going to do it all over again 11 a.m. Monday to honor the Kings and Galaxy on their NHL and MLS titles respectively.

This time, let’s see how the President can handle a puck.

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Twitter reaction to 3-2 USMNT loss against Chile as LA Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes wins first cap (and watch the goals on video)

Here are the U.S. goals:

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Video: Bruce Arena after Galaxy exhibition win plus Ramon Martin Del Campo update

The Galaxy opened their exhibition season with a 2-0 victory over Ventura County Fusion on Wednesday at StubHub Center. Reigning MLS MVP Robbie Keane scored in the first half and Edson Buddle scored in the second half for the Galaxy.
Buddle is still not under contract, but pairing with Keane for a goal won’t hurt his cause.
Coach Bruce Arena used a number of younger players mixed in with the regulars. Forward Charlie Rugg, who played all of last year with the Galaxy II, played a midfield wing position.
The Galaxy are also taking a long look at undrafted free agent Ramon Martin Del Campo, a central defender who shined at UC Davis, took part in the MLS combine but was not selected.

“It was motivating,” Del Campo said of not being drafted. “Approaching it I had my hopes up, obviously it didn’t work out. It’s fine. That’s life and you’ve got to face adversity. A successful career is impossible without minor setbacks so I just saw it was motivation to get back out there to get back training harder and we’ll see what the future takes.”

Del Campo said he was sick right before the combine but took the risk of going through the tryouts anyway.

“I had strep throat going in,” he said. “I didn’t want to tell anybody because I wanted to prove to coaches that I was stronger than it, that tiny things won’t hold me back. Obviously it was a very difficult thing.
“I don’t regret anything. I just see it as a learning lesson. There’s no point in regretting, it doesn’t make me a better player, doesn’t help my status.”

Del Campo was born in Mexico but grew up in Chula Vista (Bonita Vista High) and is a U.S. citizen.

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Video Preview with Jurgen Klinsmann and Clint Dempsey of the Chile-U.S. friendly live at 3 p.m. today on Fox Sports 1 and UniMas

Notable: Eight players on the rosater are seeking their first U.S. cap: Steve Birnbaum, Matt Hedges, Jon Kempin, Perry Kitchen, Shane O’Neill, Dillon Serna, Wil Trapp and LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes.

At the other end of the spectrum, nine players on the roster were on the USMNT World cup squad last year: Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Mix Diskerud, Jermaine Jones, Nick Rimando, Chris Wondolowski and DeAndre Yedlin

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Weekly Soccer Column: Gold Cup, Olympic qualifying, Women’s World Cup cram 2015 international calendar

Need a cheat sheet to keep up? Check out this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column

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LA Galaxy Re-Sign Cal State Northridge product Rafael Garcia of Granada Hills

Rafael Garcia, 25, has made just 11 first-team appearances since being drafted in the second round in 2012, but the midfielder served as captain of USL Pro team Galaxy II last season.

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Video: Galaxy coach Bruce Arena honored by U.S. Soccer

Bruce Arena is already in the National Soccer Hall of Fame but he was taken aback when U.S. Soccer announced him as the 2014 Werner Fricker Builder Award winner.

It’s the highest honor the U.S. Federation bestows on individuals in the sport.

“It’s the greatest honor I’ve ever received,” Arena said after training camp opened on Friday.

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FA Cup Weekend kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday on Fox Sports 1 with Manchester City-Middlesborough

Fox Sports 1: 7 a.m. Saturday Manchester City-Middlesborough

Fox Sports 2: 9:30 a.m. Saturday Liverpool-Bolton Wanderers

Fox Sports 2: 6 a.m. Sunday Bristol City-West Ham United

A complete FA Cup TV schedule is here.

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