Category: LA Galaxy

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

Galaxy boss ‘hopeful’ Gerrard, Keane may stay

Carson (United States) (AFP) – Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said Wednesday he hopes Steven Gerrard can be persuaded to prolong his career in Major League Soccer amid reports the former England captain is seeking a coaching or playing role in Britain. Gerrard is out of contract with the Galaxy following the completion of the Los Angeles club’s season last weekend in the MLS playoffs. The 36-year-old has been linked to a return to Liverpool in a coaching role while other reports in Britain have suggested he could be tempted into extending his playing career with Celtic. Arena said ... Read more

Colorado Rapids oust Gerrard’s Galaxy in MLS playoffs

Los Angeles (AFP) – Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made two saves in a penalty shootout Sunday to advance the Rapids over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer playoffs. The Rapids won 3-1 on penalties after a 1-0 victory in the second leg of a two-match Western Conference semi-final series left the teams deadlocked 1-1 on aggregate. Los Angeles won the opening leg 1-0 at home but lost the second leg 1-0 Sunday on a goal by Colorado’s Swiss midfielder Shkelzen Gashi in the 36th minute. The triumph puts Colorado into the Western Conference two-leg final against either ... Read more

Galaxy, Impact gain edge in MLS Cup playoffs

Los Angeles (AFP) – Giovani dos Santos’s second-half header was enough to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday and the edge in their MLS Cup playoff tie. The Mexican striker made good use of a strong individual effort from Jelle Van Damme with a header that deflected off Rapids defender Axel Sjoberg and looped over Colorado keeper Tim Howard. The Galaxy grabbed a slim lead in their Western Conference semi-final tie, which will conclude November 6 with a return leg in Colorado. The Eastern Conference semi-finals got underway in Montreal, where Matteo ... Read more

Galaxy’s Gerrard seeks injury treatment at Liverpool

Los Angeles (AFP) – Steven Gerrard is back home in Liverpool, where he’s rehabbing the troublesome hamstring that disrupted his Major League Soccer season, Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirmed. Gerrard will miss Sunday’s match against the Houston Dynamo, and his status for the remainder of the campaign is unclear, he said Thursday. “Steven had a re-occurrence of his hamstring injury. He’s obviously out for a bit,” Arena told Spectrum SportsNet. “He could do at home what he could do here as well. It was OK for him to depart for a week or two.” Arena’s remarks came after ... Read more

Zimmerman strike enough for FC Dallas in 1-0 win over Galaxy

Los Angeles (AFP) – Walker Zimmerman’s first-half header was enough to give FC Dallas a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy, who nevertheless clinched a Major League Soccer playoff berth. Zimmerman on Saturday scored the lone goal in the 39th minute, heading in Mauro Diaz’s corner kick. The home win in Frisco, Texas, put Dallas five points ahead of the Colorado Rapids, New York Red Bulls and New York City FC in the race for the MLS Supporters’ Shield, awarded to the team with the best regular-season record. The Galaxy’s best chance to score came in the 19th, when ... Read more

Galaxy denied first crack at making playoffs

Los Angeles (AFP) – The Los Angeles Galaxy were denied a chance to qualify for the Major League Soccer post-season on their first attempt Sunday, losing 4-2 to the Seattle Sounders. Jordan Morris scored back-to-back goals in the second half to keep the Sounders’ playoff hopes alive and spoil the festive atmosphere for the Galaxy and their fans at StubHub Center stadium in south central Los Angele. Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and New York City FC all punched their tickets to the postseason on Saturday night as the MLS Cup playoff field starts to take shape.  The three ... Read more