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Major League Soccer

Zlatan Retuning To LA Galaxy

After weeks of speculation as to where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be playing next year, the 37-year-old has signed a new contract with LA Galaxy for the 2019 MLS season as a Designated Player.

“We are very pleased to sign Zlatan to a new contract that will see him return for the 2019 season,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese.

“He showed his value last season and we look forward to him representing our club next year. With Zlatan returning, we will continue to improve our team in advance of the season.”

Ibrahimovic’s return to Los Angeles had been widely expected.

Liverpool, Major League Soccer

Gerrard Comments Show That He Came To MLS Just For The Money

la-galaxy-gerrard-liverpoolExtremely naive quotes from ex-Liverpool and current LA Galaxy star Steven Gerrard on the club’s website.

The former England captain arrived in LA with a lot of fanfare, but unlike another previous England captain who played for the Galaxy, Gerrard seemed to be in Major League Soccer more for the money than the challenge of winning trophies.

On the pitch Gerrard was a disappointment, looking tired and lethargic for most of the season. Part of the reason for that could be that Gerrard kept making these midweek trips back to England to commentate on Champions League games.

Major League Soccer

Robbie Keane Signs New Deal With Galaxy

The LA Galaxy announced on Wednesday that they have signed Robbie Keane to a new multi-year contract extension.

The Galaxy MVP in 2012, Keane has been a terrific signing by the Galaxy. He has 16 goals in 28 regular season games with LA while adding nine assists. But more important, Keane has been the difference in the playoffs.

In the 2011 MLS Cup, Keane assisted on Landon Donovan’s winner in the 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. Then in the 2012 postseason, Keane led MLS with six goals, including one in the final against Houston, as the Galaxy won their second consecutive MLS Cup championship.

Major League Soccer

Beckham Pens New Two Year Contract

Uncertainty over England international David Beckham’s playing career is over after the 36 year old signed a new 2 year contract with Los Angeles based LA Galaxy that will see him end his career in the MLS.

There was a lot of speculation surrounding Beckham’s future after his initial contract expired at the end of last season. This led him to be linked with a number of European clubs including PSG and Tottenham.

Beckham’s statement from the club’s official website read:

“This was an important decision for me. I had many offers from clubs from around the world, however, I’m still passionate about playing in America and winning trophies with the Galaxy,”

Ligue 1, Major League Soccer

PSG Call Off Beckham Deal

Out of Contract LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham will not be joining French side PSG after all.  Club President Nasser Al Khelaifi revealed that the deal had been called off.

Beckham who had been linked with the Paris based club since late last year seems set to re-sign with Galaxy. When questioned by reporters as to whether Beckham would stay with Galaxy, this is what Al Khelaifi had to say.

“Yes, I think so. David Beckham is in Los Angeles and will stay there.

“He will not come, it’s clear.”

Major League Soccer, Man City, Premier League

Man City Squeak By LA Galaxy On Penalties

Joe Hart saved A.J. DeLaGarza’s penalty and then scored the winner in the ninth round of a penalty shootout as Manchester City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Man City from the penalty spot after Micah Richards was taken down in the box by Bryan Jordan. Less than 10 minutes Balotelli was on the bench after this showboating play drew the ire of City boss Roberto Mancini.

Mike Magee leveled for the Galaxy in the 53rd with a dipping volley from outside the box and then Joe Hart had to make a couple of really good saves to deny the Galaxy the win during normal time.

Major League Soccer

MLS’s Iron Horse Record to Pass to Klein

Chris Klein is not exactly the most well known player on the Galaxy. But, when you have the most well known player in the galaxy on the Galaxy, it’s tough to compete for attention.

Klein does have one thing Becks should value though – a complete and utter lack of fragility. This weekend, Klein will start his 94th consecutive MLS game, a span lasting approximately three years. Despite suffering severe injuries early in his career, Klein has enjoyed an oasis of health throughout the streak.

Major League Soccer

Alexi Lalas Likes Older Men

So, if you’re Alexi Lalas and you are desperately trying to save your job, what do you do now? Your team just lost to the lowly Reds, and they didn’t just lose, they gave up three goals to MLS’s most anemic offense. (sans SJE, who are so bad, if you’ve noticed, they are the only team without its own category @ STO!)

Major League Soccer

Be My Valentin

The Galaxy defense is bad. Sure, they shut out the Quakes, but I have a feeling that is going to be happening quite a few times this season.

Cronin is not a strong keeper. Vanney looks past his prime to be your shut down guy.

I think once Julian Valentin is fully healed, Gullit should just throw his ass in there. He is one tough S.O.B. and while some criticize his speed, you can’t underestimate his talent. You also can’t underestimate his leadership. Despite his tender years, Valentin has two commodities that should be valued by any MLS GM: experience and determination.

Major League Soccer, News

Galaxy Defeat Expansion Team! Rejoice!

The Three Second Summary:

(1) Donovan to Beckham; (2) Beckham to Donovan; (3) Hey, there’s Kobe Bryant!

Put it on the board. Yes!

The Galaxy are .500 my friends, which is a good thing for Alexi Lalas, David Beckham and pretty much all of the MLS. Well, other than the Quakes. The Gals reached 1-1 on the season Thursday night by beating the newest addition to MLS 2-0 in front of a sold out crowd at the HDC.