Saturday’s games on NBCSN
5:45 a.m. Manchester City-West Bromwich Albion
8 a.m. Newcastle United-Arsenal
10:30 a.m. West Ham United-Sunderland
The EPL Stats Pack is here.
FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, says the optimal size for a soccer league is 20 teams.
MLS appeared to suggest it would grow no largef than 24 teams.
Now, that number is under review as deep-pocketed investors continue to approach the league seeking expansion teams.
So, just how big will MLS get?
Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
AEG, suddenly facing competition in Carson, is hinting at a possible legal challenge to the city’s NFL stadium proposal (Photo courtesy StubHub Center).
Read more about AEG’s opposition to the longshot NFL stadium proposal in Carson here.
“Great goal. What else can you say?” said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.
A week after scoring the game winner in the Galaxy’s opening match, Jose Villarreal notched an assist against Portland in his 14th MLS start, a week after making his first start since Oct. 2013.
Next for the Galaxy: 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Houston Dynamo at StubHub Center.
Ignacio Maganto had 27 goals and 14 assists during a four-year Iona College career.
“Ignacio had a strong preseason and showed his talent in our games and training sessions,” said head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. “We are happy to add him to our roster and look forward to his development going forward.”