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Archives: LA Galaxy

Donovan Shines, Brazilians Sputter as Galaxy Beat Revs on Opening Day

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  There is a world-wide assumption that, when it comes to a ball, Americans can only throw and catch while Brazilians can do the samba with the ball at their feet and never miss a step.  Every time a Brazilian … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Staring at March 25 Deadline

Posted on by Randy Capps

Landon Donovan took a plane from London to Los Angeles on Sunday, wrapping up his 10-week loan spell with Everton. After hitting an In-N-Out, he’ll be getting set to start the MLS season with the Galaxy. Maybe. As I’m sure … Continue reading

Donovan Will Make a Permanent Move to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

To call Landon Donovan’s loan to Everton a success is to call the Grand Canyon a decent-sized hole.  Tthe loan has exceeded everyone’s expectations.  Beyond fitting in well from the start, starting every game, scoring one and creating a good … Continue reading

Landon – This Saturday is Why You Went to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

On Saturday morning, Landon Donovan will board a bus at Goodison Park, the stadium at the top of the photo amid all the working class houses, and travel about a mile to Anfield, the stadium at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Having MLS Stars Go to Europe is Great for US Soccer … and Good for the MLS

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As Landon Donovan settles into the Everton, Michael Bradley becomes even more a fixture at the Bundesliga, and Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark leave the US and take big career risks to fight for a position on European teams, many … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Puts One in the Net as Everton Cruises

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Landon Donovan gets to put a check mark next to “Score a Goal” on his loan to-do list as he neatly put one in the net and almost had a second in Everton’s comfortable 2-0 win over Sunderland. After Tim … Continue reading

Everton Unlucky, Donovan Solid in Debut

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Landon Donovan may not have put all the doubts to rest, but on a frigid day in North London, he clearly showed that he has the skills to play against a top team in a top league.   Everton should have … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Checklist for Success at Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Saturday morning Landon Donovan will arrive in Goodison Park to begin his loan spell with Everton.  As he settles into his seat and watches his new team take on Carlisle United in the FA Cup, he will be working on … Continue reading

Donovan Extends Galaxy Contract, to be Loaned to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy announced an agreement today where Donovan has signed an extended contract with the Galaxy taking him through the 2013 MLS season.  It seems an agreement is also in the works to allow Donovan to … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the MLS Cup

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After that cesspool of a result in Paris on Wednesday, it is nice to turn our attention to a league where the sportsmen are pure, the referees are beyond reproach and the game is always played with a spirit of … Continue reading

Monday Musings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Galaxy’s win over the Dynamo was dramatic but in many ways tainted. A strange call when against Houston, and the rolling power outages that swept Southern California seemed to unfortunately coincide with upsurges in Houston play. Chicago vs Real … Continue reading

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half … Continue reading

Galaxy look to continue dream season against the Dynamo

Posted on by Adam Serrano

The Los Angeles Galaxy began the 2009 season at best as a team in transition, at worst as a team in turmoil. Despite initial problems, the Galaxy now stands only one game from winning the Western Conference. After dispatching city … Continue reading

LA Galaxy 1- Chivas USA 0 – Thoughts from the HDC

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Soccer is a cruel game, and Chivas USA felt that cruelty tonight.  While the Galaxy may have done enough to win the game, Chivas did not deserve to lose it.  On the pitch, the differences between Chivas and the Galaxy … Continue reading

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