July 6, 2013 |
Bud Selig, say hello to Jeffrey Webb. A decade ago Selig, the commissioner of baseball, addressed the flagging interest and growing irrelevance of his sport's midseason All-Star game by linking the result of the exhibition to home-field advantage in the World Series. A propaganda blitz and hundreds of millions of advertising dollars later, the idea still hasn't generated much more interest in the game. Webb, president of CONCACAF, the 41-nation Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean soccer associations, is hoping he'll have more success breathing new life into the biennial Gold Cup tournament.
July 1, 2013 |
The Galaxy will open play in the group stage of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League with a home game Aug. 20 against Cartagines of Costa Rica. The Galaxy's other opponent in the group stage, Isidro Metapan of El Salvador, also will open its two-game series against the Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson on Sept. 18. The Galaxy then will travel to Costa Rica for the second game with Cartagines, on Sept. 25, and to El Salvador to face Isidro Metapan on Oct. 24. The Galaxy earned a berth for the tournament by winning the Major League Soccer championship last year.
April 11, 2013 |
Despite being eliminated in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, the Galaxy at least knows Landon Donovan, the team's all-time scoring leader, is back to playing a complete game. For the first time since he reported late to the Galaxy after a self-imposed hiatus for mental and physical exhaustion, Donovan played a full 90 minutes in the Galaxy's 1-0 loss to the Monterrey Rayados on Wednesday night in Mexico. Monterrey won the two-leg CONCACAF tournament with a 3-1 aggregate score.
April 9, 2013 |
GALAXY AT MONTERREY CONCACAF Champions League When: 7 PDT. Where: Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey, Mexico. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Galavision; Radio: None. Update: This is the second game of the two-leg CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. The winner is determined by aggregate score. Monterrey won the first game, 2-1, at the Home Depot Center last Wednesday. Landon Donovan might make his first start of 2013 after returning to the Galaxy from a self-imposed sabbatical.
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.