Category: LA Galaxy

With dueling coaching hires, the battle between LAFC and LA Galaxy is on

The news dropped like dueling sledgehammers on Wednesday morning: First, the LA Galaxy announced that they had fired manager Curt Onalfo and replaced him with Sigi Schmid. Then, not two hours later, the Galaxy’s new cross-town rivals answered. LAFC announced that it had landed former U.S. national team manager Bob Bradley as its first ever head coach. The battle to own Los Angeles is very much on – and, amazingly enough, it’s the Galaxy, with their six MLS Cups and global brand name, seem to be playing from behind. Mired in ninth place in the Western Conference and owners of ... Read more

San Jose-LA Galaxy scores best MLS TV viewing audience of 2017 thus far

Saturday’s broadcast of San Jose Earthquakes against LA Galaxy on Univision and Univision Deportes is the most-watched MLS game of the 2017 season thus far on US television. A total of 692,000 viewers tuned in to watch the game on the over-the-air Univision network, which combined with the 202,000 people who watched the match simulcast on Univision Deportes, equals a total of 894,000 viewers for the California Clásico. LA Galaxy won the match 4-2 in an exciting climax, which included a brace by Giovani dos Santos. The 894,000 viewers for the San Jose-Galaxy game on Univision and Univision Deportes was ... Read more

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good. In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured. “Let’s see how a Crystal Palace or Hull City compare,” some would say. Well, for this past weekend on US television, we have an apples-to apples comparison. The viewing numbers released today show that a game ... Read more

Galaxy sign US international Jones

Los Angeles (AFP) – The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed the signing of US international Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, bolstering the midfield resources following the departure of Steven Gerrard. Jones, 35, was a key member of the USA squad at the 2014 World Cup and joins the Galaxy after three Major League Soccer seasons with the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids. “Jermaine is a winner who has experience in MLS and playing against the highest competition in the world,” said Galaxy head coach Curt Onalfo.  “He has a relentless engine on the field and we are confident that he will ... Read more

LA Galaxy appoint former skipper Vagenas to GM role

Los Angeles (AFP) – The Los Angeles Galaxy on Monday appointed former captain Pete Vagenas to the role of general manager as they continue their search for a head coach to replace the departed Bruce Arena. Vagenas fills one of the two vacancies created by Arena’s appointment last week as head coach of the United States national team following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann. There is still no word on who is likely to take over the coaching duties from Arena, who was both head coach and general manager for the Major League Soccer powerhouses. Galaxy President Chris Klein said ... Read more

Keane follows Gerrard in LA Galaxy exodus

Los Angeles (AFP) – Robbie Keane is leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after six seasons with the Major League Soccer franchise, confirming his exit just days after Steven Gerrard announced his departure. Ireland international record goalscorer Keane, 36, said in a statement he was targeting one final challenge in club football before hanging up his boots for good. Keane is one of the most successful foreign players to ply his trade in the US top flight, helping the Galaxy win three MLS Cup titles while scoring more than 100 goals in all competitions after signing for the club in 2011. ... Read more

Gerrard leaves LA Galaxy – club

Los Angeles (AFP) – Former England midfielder Steven Gerrard has left Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, the club confirmed on Tuesday. The 36-year-old was out of contract at the end of the Galaxy’s MLS season and the club said in a statement that he “will not return to the LA Galaxy for the 2017 MLS season.” Gerrard, who moved to the United States in July last year after ending his long association with Liverpool, indicated that he could move on to another club rather than hang up his boots. “I am now looking forward to spending time with my ... Read more

Gerrard hints at LA Galaxy departure

Paris (AFP) – Former England star Steven Gerrard has hinted his time with LA Galaxy may be up with a post to Instagram suggesting he will shortly leave California. Recent weeks have seen speculation mount that the 36-year-old former England skipper could be mulling a possible coaching role at former club Liverpool — or even take a playing role at Celtic. Gerrard is now out of contract at LA Galaxy after the club exited the MLS playoffs earlier this month with a shootout defeat to Colorado. “Special place, incredible view, I will miss you LA,” read a Gerrard post to ... Read more