Archives: LA Galaxy

Odd Weekend of Playoffs Exposes the Worst Flaw of the MLS

Posted on by Eric Altshule

For those of us that follow a major European team, there is a weekly pattern that develops over the season.  After the weekend game, many fans like myself spend a couple of days absorbing commentary about the game.  Youtube is … Continue reading

LA Galaxy – Chivas USA Preview

Posted on by Eric Altshule

When Don Garber finally assented to allowing the Chivas USA franchise to call Los Angeles its home in 2004, it was a sacrifice.  The MLS cares about geographic expansion, and was looking to grow into Canada, the Northwest, and back … Continue reading

Chivas USA out for respect in Playoff edition of El Clásico Angelino

Posted on by Adam Serrano

It’s impossible to travel in Los Angeles on a Sunday evening without seeing the beautiful game being played by people of walks of life, income levels, and ethnic backgrounds. In this sprawling metropolis, there are two teams that rule the … Continue reading

After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding … Continue reading

Final MLS Table

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake … Continue reading

LA Galaxy- Toronto FC: A Game to Anticipate

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Very few, if any football matches on the planet this weekend will feature the individual quality that tonight’s LA Galaxy-TFC match will provide. Julian DeGuzman will make his MLS debut against David Beckham, Landon Donovan and the Galaxy. You’ll also … Continue reading

Grant Wahl’s The Beckham Experiment: A Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Excellent sports’ writing is not simply about analyzing players, teams or organizations. It’s largely about painting a picture that fits into society’s perceptions of the surrounding world. It’s about writing a narrative and properly explaining the parts. It’s about playing … Continue reading

MLS Monday Review: Attendance Issues Discussed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Attendance throughout MLS outside of the success stories of Toronto and Seattle are way down.  For years, MLS has inflated its attendance numbers through various schemes but this season the attendance figures are actually passing the eyeball test for the … Continue reading

Galaxy Show Signs for the Future in Pan Pacific PK Loss: Beckham Impact Minimal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Los Angeles Galaxy Football club has become the beating doll of the English and Italian media over the past month. A media who knows very little of football in the United States and even less of football in Asia, … Continue reading

Milan Taking Galaxy “For a Ride” over Beckham

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Since we’ve spent part of the past few days on this site discussing lousy journalism, including the  Baseball./American Football centric American sports writers and commentators, it’s time to focus on recent inaccurate reporting in the European press. Over the past … Continue reading

MLS Gives a Friday Deadline on Beckham Deal

Posted on by Jason Pedersen

The LA Galaxy and AC Milan have until Friday to work out an agreement to see where David Beckham will play for after the March transfer date. With the start of the MLS season coming quickly it will be nice … Continue reading

Causes of the Beckham Saga

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

David Beckham has now finally declared publically what the football loving public in the United States has suspected for weeks. Beckham has announced rather openly that he would like to stay in Milan. From a pure business standpoint, any transfer … Continue reading

Donovan to Bayern: The Right Move

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan is arguably the greatest footballer ever produced in the United States. This past MLS season, Donovan dominated the opposition, despite being on one of the worst teams in the league. Now Landon Donovan begins the nest phase of … Continue reading

An American Story

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

What happens when you link up the greatest American coach with the greatest American player in the greatest American matchup? A hat trick of course! The renewed partnership of Bruce Arena of Landon Donovan so successful for the US National … Continue reading

The Greatest American Story

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

What happens when you link up the greatest American coach with the greatest American player in the greatest American matchup? A hat trick of course! The renewed partnership of Bruce Arena of Landon Donovan so successful for the US National … Continue reading

Arena the Right Choice for LA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ve read with some amusement the last few days the opinions of people I respect questioning the apparent decision by the LA Galaxy to hire Bruce Arena. From my vantage point after drifting along as simply a marketing entity and … Continue reading

Arena the Right Choice for Galaxy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ve read with some amusement the last few days the opinions of people I respect questioning the apparent decision by the LA Galaxy to hire Bruce Arena. From my vantage point after drifting along as simply a marketing entity and … Continue reading