100 Percent Soccer: What are the odds Ronaldo, Chicharito or Ibrahimovic comes to LA and MLS?


Here’s the scoop on that picture.

Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

Here are the odds for Cristiano Ronaldo’s next club, courtesy of Las Vegas oddsmakers Bovada.com

Manchester Utd 2/1
Paris Saint-Germain 11/2
Any Chinese Team 16/1
Any MLS Team 20/1
Bayern Munich 20/1
Chelsea 20/1
Man City 25/1
Juventus 28/1
AC Milan 33/1
Barcelona 33/1
Inter Milan 40/1
Monaco 40/1
Sporting Lisbon 50/1
Tottenham 50/1
Arsenal 66/1
Any Brazilian Team 100/1
Everton 100/1
Liverpool 100/1

Meanwhile, the Galaxy have extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with Wednesday’s road win over the Colorado Rapids.

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U.S. Open Cup fourth round recap

The Galaxy advanced to the round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup thanks to Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Orange County Soccer Club.

The Galaxy received goals from Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean and Ari Lassiter in the victory.

Here are the other results:

D.C. United 4, Christos FC 1

Colorado 3, OKC Energy 2

Seattle 2, Portland 1

FC Cincinnati 1, Columbus 0

New England 3, Rochester 0

Philadelphia 3, Harrisburg City 1

Houston 3, North Carolina FC 2

Atlanta United FC 3,  Charleston Battery 2

Miami FC 3, Orlando City SC 1

New York 1, New York City FC 0

Chicago 1, Saint Louis FC 0

FC Dallas 2, Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1

Sporting Kansas City 4, Minnesota United FC 0

San Jose 2, San Francisco 0

The stage is set for the Round of 16 draw on Thursday. The remaining 16 teams are separated into four regions: Central, East, South and West.

CENTRAL: Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City

EAST: D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls

SOUTH: Atlanta United FC, Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, Miami FC

WEST: LA Galaxy, Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC

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Get to know Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe at Macy’s Redondo Beach Saturday

LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe will make an in-store appearance at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Macy’s in the South Bay Galleria, 1801 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach along with the club’s cheerleading squad.

Snapping a selfie with Rowe is free, but anyone making a purchase of $75 or more in any Men’s or Locker Room by LIDS gets priority access and two tickets to the June 24 game against Sporting KC at StubHub Center.

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Giovani dos Santos selected to Mexico’s Confederations Cup roster

Galaxy midfielder Giovani dos Santos will be on quite the international run coming up.

It was announced Thursday that Dos Santos, who is already with Mexico for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, including Sunday’s tilt with the U.S. at Azteca Stadium, will remain with El Tri for the upcoming Confederations Cup tournament.

Mexico opens the tournament June 18 against Portugal in Russia. The finals are set for July 2. That would take dos Santos out of action for the Galaxy until early July.

MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM 23-MAN ROSTER FOR 2017 CONFEDERATIONS CUP:

Goalkeepers (3): Rodolfo Cota (Guadalajara), Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders (7): Oswaldo Alanís (Guadalajara), Néstor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Rafael Márquez (Atlas), Héctor Moreno (PSV Eindhoven), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina)

Midfielders (4): Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal), Andrés Guardado (PSV Eindhoven), Héctor Herrera (Porto FC), Miguel Layún (Porto FC)

Forwards (9): Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesús Manuel Corona (Porto FC), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt), Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen), Raúl Jiménez (Benfica), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Oribe Peralta (América), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)

Head Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio

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UEFA Champions League finale tops 3 million viewers on FOX

Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over Juventus in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League finale was viewed by more than 3 million viewers across Fox platforms.

The match drew 1,762,000 viewers on FOX, which was up 5 percent from last year’s final between Madrid and rival Atletico Madrid.

The game on FOX Deportes had 1,241,000 viewers. Also the game drew 56,116 viewers on FOX Sports GO.

That adds up to 3,059,116 total viewers.

Real Madrid’s victory gives the club 12 total European titles and their second consecutive.

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Manchester United ranked as Most Valuable Soccer club according to Forbes

Manchester United sits atop the list of the World’s Most Valuable Soccer teams, according to Forbes Magazine.

This is the first time that the club has reached the top spot. According to Forbes, Manchester United is worth $3.69 billion and generated revenues of $765 million during the 2015-16 season.

Barcelona is second with a current value of $3.64 million, followed by Real Madrid at $3.58 million. Real Madrid, winners of the last two UEFA Champions League titles, held the No. 1 spot for the previous four years (2013-16).

Bayern Munich ($2.71 billion) and Manchester City ($2.08 billion) round out the top five.

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid generated $688 million.

The second half of the top 10 is predominately English Premier League teams: Arsenal ($1.93), Chelsea ($1.85) and Liverpool ($1.49) are sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. Tottenham Hotspur is 10th at $1.06 billion.

Juventus from Italy’s Serie A is ninth at $1.26 billion.

From Forbes: The 20 most valuable soccer teams this year are worth an average of $1.48 billion, 3% more than one year ago. The U.S. dollar rose in value relative to the euro during the past year. As a result, although not a single team declined in value year-over-year when measured in euros, 9 of the 20 teams decreased when valued in U.S. dollars.

 

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