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Archives: Los Angeles Galaxy

Clash of Style Highlights Union-Galaxy Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

Wednesday night is quietly becoming a great night for MLS.  Over the past few weeks the league has put some very good matches on with some compelling story lines.  This week is no different, as tonight we will see two … Continue reading

How To Prevent an Upset by a Lower Seed

Posted on by Robert Hay

The story of the MLS playoffs coming into Sunday night was the futility of being a higher seed.  None of the higher seeds had advanced and the playoffs were seemingly wide-open for a new champion.  Then LA took the pitch … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After Landon Donovan’s empathic goal at Goodison Park yesterday, he was carried by teammate Jack Rodwell into the corner nearer the crowd so he could receive the plaudits from the fans more directly.  That the crowd started chanting USA-USA-USA was … Continue reading

It’s Champions League Time … for Columbus

Posted on by Peter C

The UEFA Champions League(UCL) knockout phase is underway. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that it attracts a global audience and captivates fans with competition that features many of the greatest players in the game. When I was just beginning … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Future and the Heart of Labor’s Discontent

Posted on by Richard Farley

Landon Donovan has impressed David Moyes and the Everton FC brass enough to justify a purchase, though the Toffees’ gaffer is resigned to losing the American star when the player’s loan expires this month. Once the Galaxy star returns stateside, … 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

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

Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National … 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

Real Salt Lake Championship Caps Off Exciting MLS Cup Final Weekend

Posted on by Robert Jonas

(Seattle, WA) — Would the big local crowds that have filled Qwest Field to watch their Sounders play all season long come out to watch the MLS Cup Final? Would supporters from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City make the … Continue reading

MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles

Posted on by Robert Jonas

In the first part of our 2009 MLS Cup Final preview, the Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy players were assessed and compared, with a slight advantage being measured for the Galaxy. In this continuation of our analysis, attention … Continue reading

MLS Cup Final Preview: Which Team has the Advantage?

Posted on by Robert Jonas

Before the playoffs began, the consensus was that the teams in the Western Conference were more prepared to the lift the MLS Cup in Seattle on November 22nd. Little did we know then how prophetic that sentiment was, as we … 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

Must See TV

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For the fourth time in three years, the Galaxy and Burn, I mean Hoops, or whatever they are called these days, has played an entertaining game of the highest sort. This is a big break for MLS, as two of … Continue reading

The Maestro: Bruce Arena Turns the Galaxy Around

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

He’s the best manager this nation has ever produced. Not only is he the best, but the gap between Bruce Arena and the second best American manager ever (Bob Bradley, Dom Kinnear, Mooch Myernick, etc?) is so wide it’s not … Continue reading

The Rivalry That Defines MLS: Galaxy-DC United

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Football is about passion. Football is about trophies. Football is about titles. On this first MLS weekend, a quick glance at the schedule shows matchups like Chivas USA-Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes (the expansion team, not the the DeRo … Continue reading

When a Deadline Isn’t a Deadline

Posted on by Jason Pedersen

Well we all know the lockdown date of David Beckham’s soccer career was Friday the 13th, 2009, but here we sit and it’s February 17th 2009 and everything is up in the air. I wrote here last week applauding Major … Continue reading