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
Saturday night’s broadcast of San Jose Earthquakes against LA Galaxy averaged 1 million viewers on Univision, the first time that MLS has hit that number since 2008. The broadcast of the California Clasico was the first MLS match televised live on Univision since 1999. No regular season or post-season MLS game has ever drawn those viewing numbers on Spanish-language television. Plus, the San Jose-Galaxy match is the first game to be watched by 1 million people since 2008 (for David Beckham’s Galaxy debut against DC United). The Spanish-language broadcast included 548,000 viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. The ... Read more
Los Angeles (AFP) – Fatai Alashe headed a late equalizer as the San Jose Earthquakes snatched a 1-1 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer’s “California Clasico”. Alashe glanced in a Chad Barrett cross on 87 minutes to give San Jose a share of the points at the StubHub Center in Carson just four minutes after the Galaxy had taken the lead through a Marvell Wynne own goal. It was a disappointing result for the Galaxy, who had been hoping to continue their march up the Western Conference standings with a victory. The Galaxy fielded all of ... Read more
San Jose’s Quincy Amarikwa scored an unbelievable long range goal Sunday night in the MLS game against Portland Timbers. FOX Sports lead commentator John Strong described the goal as follows: “That is absolutely sensational from Quincy Amarikwa. One of the best goals you’ll see in MLS this season.” And it certainly was. The chip was perfectly executed and landed in the corner of the net, motivating co-commentator Brad Friedel to describe it as “Goal of the week candidate? Try goal of the season candidate.”
The Quakes will be wearing a white away shirt with a thick red stripe running down the left side of the jersey. The shoulders and rounded collar will be red in color. The shirt, as with all MLS jerseys, will be designed and manufactured by adidas. Could this be the shirt colors that the Quakes will wear to a deep run in the 2016 MLS Cup playoffs? We’ll have to wait and see. The new MLS season returns on Sunday, March 6.
Here are the 10 things we learned from week 20 of the MLS season. 1. The Galaxy Raise The Stakes A fair number in MLS would tell you that the 2014 LA Galaxy was the league’s best attacking team ever. The front six – Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Stefan Ishizaki, Landon Donovan, Gyasi Zardes, and Robbie Keane – combined for 68 goals in the regular season, and added nine more in the postseason en route to the team’s fifth MLS Cup. It wasn’t just the numbers. The 2014 Galaxy had style too, dominating possession in most matches and carving out goals ... Read more
Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski The wait for Wondo’s 100th MLS goal wasn’t a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes striker hit the century mark at Levi’s Stadium by converting a penalty with a mix of aplomb and ferocity that can only be described as admirable. It’s time to move on from Belgium. Wondolowski is a true American original. Wondo’s grit and determination are the heartbeat of MLS – this is a player who played ... Read more
Here are the 10 things we learned from week eleven of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Seattle Is The Team To Beat The Sounders traveled up to BC Place to take on the front-running Vancouver Whitecaps, replaced Obafemi Martins with Chad Barrett, watched Barrett nab a brace, and returned to Seattle with the Cascadia Cup all but locked up and a three-game home-stand to finish May. Seattle has now won four of their last five, the only loss coming in a shootout at Columbus two weekends ago. Brad Evans continues to improve at center-back, Clint Dempsey is dealing, the ... Read more