LA Galaxy

SKC-MLS-CupFC Dallas stays in the number one position in the MLS rankings, while Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy both jumped up the rankings after good weekends.

1: FC Dallas
Even if they’re not playing well, they’re always so dangerous on set pieces that they can just bury you. It was even through an hour this weekend, then Houston gave ‘em an inch. And then it was over.

Last Week: Won vs. Houston, 4-1
This Week: Saturday vs. Seattle

2: Real Salt Lake
Going on the road and getting a point is always a good result. Doing it at the MLS Cup champions’ place, and getting a MotM performance from your backup ‘keeper? Tough, gutty early-season performance.

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The LA Galaxy 2014 schedule has been released and we have tickets to every Galaxy game this season, both home and away. You can also buy your LA Galaxy tickets directly from your iPhone or Android  phones with our new ticket app.

LA Galaxy 2014 Schedule
Mar 8 10:30 ET Los Angeles v Real Salt LakeBuy LA Galaxy Tickets
Mar 15 11:30 ET Los Angeles v DC United – Buy LA Galaxy Tickets
Mar 22 5:00 ET Real Salt Lake v Los Angeles – Buy LA Galaxy Tickets

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Bruce ArenaLos Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has ruled out the possibility of Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan returning to the English Premier League on loan during the Major League Soccer off-season.

The pair have both had loan spells in England in recent years with Keane spending two months at Aston Villa at the start of 2012 while Donovan joined Everton on loan in 2010 and 2012.

The Toffees have again been linked with the United States international but Arena is adamant Donovan and Keane, along with defender Omar Gonzalez, are going nowhere. Arena told Galaxy’s All-Access podcast on LAGalaxy.com:

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seattle-sounders-fansMajor League Soccer has announced its complete 2014 regular season schedule, and just as it did during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, MLS will take a two-week break between June 12-24, when the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil.

The league’s 19th season will begin on Saturday, March 8 in Seattle, where the host Sounders will take on Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field, followed by seven matches that evening and one on Sunday, March 9. The regular season will end on Oct. 26 before the MLS Cup playoffs begin the following week.

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Robbie KeaneMajor League Soccer‘s best striker, Robbie Keane has “verbally agreed” a new contract that could keep him wit the LA Galaxy for another three years.

“I’ve just verbally agreed a two-year contract, maybe extending to three,” Keane told Sky Sports News.

“I’m certainly excited about that and playing for the Galaxy in the future. I didn’t think I was going to go there and then come back to the Premier League, but I’m enjoying my football there and the club has been very good to me.

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LandonDonovanGoalAccording to Grant Wahl at SI.com, Landon Donovan has reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy is expected to make an official announcement on Wednesday.

Donovan’s extension also means the Galaxy has the maximum allotment of three Designated Players, and all three (Donovan, González, Robbie Keane) are signed to long-term deals.

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Omar Gonzalez.Is Major League Soccer finally starting to reward American players. Days after the Seattle Sounders made US national team star Clint Dempsey the highest paid player in MLS, the LA Galaxy made Dempsey’s US teammate Omar Gonzalez the clubs third designated player.

No financial details of the long-term deal were released by the league.

Gonzalez joins Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane as the Galaxy‘s designated players, and he is the first American defender to be named a designated player.

Gonzalez was named MLS’ top defender in 2011 while the Galaxy won the league title. He returned from an injury to help Los Angeles to its second straight title last December, earning MLS Cup MVP honors.

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InternationalChampionsCupLogoJuventus‘s tour of the USA has gone from bad to worse and they followed up their defeat by Everton in San Francisco to shockingly lose 3-1 to the Los Angeles Galaxy last night.

With Donovan, Keane and Robbie Rogers working in concert, the Galaxy played probably their best game of the season, repeatedly controlling play and possession against the Italian champions.

Both teams had good chances early on, with Rogers constantly causing trouble for Juventus from the wing.

Los Angeles took the lead when Gonzalez left his defensive position and charged into the box, taking a pass from Juninho and chipping a goal over Gianluigi Buffon.

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sene_revolutionThe New England Revolution beat the LA Galaxy 5-0 in front of a sun soaked crowd of 19,120 at Gillette Stadium. Saer Sene’s first half goal was the difference between the two sides. Saer Sene, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Chad Barrett and Kelyn Rowe with the New England goals.

This was a coming out party for New England. National TV, the biggest crowd of season and the glamour boys of MLS in town. It was a chance for the Revolution to show how well they have progressed this season under Jay Heaps

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Landon DonovanLandon Donovan will rejoin the defending Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy in the last week of March, the club said today.

Donovan requested a leave of absence from the team after helping the Galaxy with their fourth MLS crown last December and has not played for the US team since then either as he ponders his future plans a year before the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

“After a series of collaborative discussions between Landon, his representative and our key club leaders, we’ve agreed to allow Landon to remain on an extended leave of absence and return to training with the team during the final week of March,” Galaxy general manager and coach Bruce Arena said.

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