April 4, 2013 |
His self-imposed sabbatical over, Landon Donovan made his first appearance of the year at the Home Depot Center on Wednesday night. The Galaxy's all-time leading scorer entered as a substitute in the 63rd minute in the first game of the Galaxy's two-leg semifinal against the Monterrey Rayados of Mexico in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament. But there was nothing Donovan could do as Monterrey then got the best of the Galaxy's defensive back line and scored two late goals to win, 2-1, before a crowd of 21,745.
April 3, 2013
GALAXY ON WEDNESDAY VS. MONTERREY CONCACAF Champions League When: 7. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Univision Deportes; Radio: None. Update: Playing in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals for the first time in club history, the Galaxy will face the Monterrey Rayados of Mexico, who have won the tournament the last two years. This is the first game of the two-leg semifinals; the second will be played April 10 in Mexico. The Galaxy's outlook has improved markedly with the return of the team's captain, Landon Donovan, from a self-imposed sabbatical.
March 13, 2013 |
Although CONCACAF remains officially silent, details have begun to leak out about this summer's Gold Cup soccer tournament. The U.S. is expected to be placed in a group with Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba. The Americans, who lost the 2011 Gold Cup final to Mexico at the Rose Bowl, will play its first game with Belize in Portland, Ore., on July 9, then meet Cuba in Salt Lake four days later before closing group play against Costa Rica in Hartford, Conn. Group A will include Canada, Martinique, defending champion Mexico and Panama and will open the tournament at the Rose Bowl on July 7 with Canada meeting Martinique and Mexico facing Panama.
March 12, 2013 |
Galaxy VS. CS HEREDIANO When: 7. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Univision Deportes Network. Records (in CCL): Galaxy 3-0-2, Herediano 3-0-2. Update: This is the second and deciding game of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series after the Galaxy and Costa Rican champion CS Herediano played to a 0-0 tie March 7 in Costa Rica. The Galaxy would advance to the semifinals with a victory, but if Herediano wins or earns a tie by any score except 0-0, it would move to the next round under the competition's tiebreaker procedures.
March 7, 2013
AT CS HEREDIANO CONCACAF Champions League When: 5 p.m. PST. Where: Estadio Eladio Rosabal; Heredia, Costa Rica. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Univision Deportes; Radio: 1330. Update: After an impressive win over Chicago to open its Major League Soccer season, the Galaxy flies to Central America for the first match in a two-leg CONCACAF quarterfinal series with Costa Rican champion CS Herediano. The second game will be played at the Home Depot Center on March 13. The Galaxy won this tournament in 2000, when it was known as the CONCACAF Champions Cup and played under a slightly different format.
October 25, 2012
GALAXY AT ISIDRO METAPAN CONCACAF Champions League When: 7 PDT. Where: Estadio Jorge "Calero" Suarez, Metapan, El Salvador. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Univision Deportes. Champions League records: Galaxy 2-0-1, Metapan 1-2-0. Record vs. Metapan: 1-0. Update: This match is all but meaningless because the Galaxy has already won its group and qualified for next year's CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. As a result, it is sending a team heavy in reserves; of those players making the trip to El Salvador, only midfielder Marcelo Sarvas and defender Tommy Meyer started Sunday's MLS game in San Jose.