February 14, 2014 |
Best Buy and AT&T have rolled out large discounts on the Galaxy Gear, leading some to believe that Samsung may unveil a new version of its smartwatch later this month. The lime green, gold, orange and beige versions of the Galaxy Gear are off 50% at Best Buy on Friday only. The discount brings the price of those Galaxy Gear versions down to $149.99. Other versions of the Galaxy Gear are also on sale with $50 off at Best Buy. At AT&T, customers who have purchased a Galaxy Gear-compatible Samsung device -- such as a Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S4 -- from the carrier can get $100 off the Galaxy Gear, bringing its price down to $199.
February 6, 2014 |
The Galaxy on Thursday confirmed that Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena signed a multiyear contract extension with the Major League Soccer club. Terms of the deal, first reported Wednesday by The Times, were not disclosed. Arena's "commitment to the L.A. Galaxy, the club's winning tradition and continued excellence on and off the field is unrivaled," Dan Beckerman, chief executive of Galaxy owner AEG, said in a statement. Arena also issued a statement, saying "I'm honored to remain in this role with the preeminent soccer club in the United States.
February 5, 2014 |
The Galaxy was set to announce a multiyear contract extension for Bruce Arena, the soccer team's head coach and general manager, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The announcement could come as early as Thursday, according to people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to discuss it publicly. Arena, 62, is entering his seventh season with the Galaxy, having led the team to Major League Soccer championships in 2011 and 2012. His overall record with the Galaxy is 82-46-44.
January 30, 2014 |
The Galaxy on Thursday signed attacking midfielder Stefan Ishizaki, who has spent the last eight years playing for the Swedish soccer team IF Elfsborg. "Stefan is an excellent addition to our team," Galaxy head Coach Bruce Arena said in a statement. "He is an experienced player, an exceptional passer and a proven winner. " Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ishizaki, the son of a Japanese father and Swedish mother, was born in Stockholm and played with teams in Sweden, Italy and Norway as well as with the Swedish national team.
January 28, 2014 |
The Galaxy plans to form a team in the USL Pro minor-league soccer series to bolster its development of players for the big-league club, the Times has learned. The team will be called Galaxy II and will play its home games at StubHub Center in Carson, just as the Galaxy does, according to people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. They said an official announcement could come as early as Wednesday. The Galaxy would be the first Major League Soccer team to own and operate its own USL Pro team.
January 16, 2014 |
The Galaxy chose defender Kyle Venter of the University of New Mexico on Thursday as the team's first selection in this year's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Venter, 22, was the 23rd pick overall in the second round of the 76-player SuperDraft held in Philadelphia. The Galaxy has one more pick in the fourth round (72nd overall) that will be held Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 Venter, a native of Aurora, Colo., was a four-year starter at the University of New Mexico, and in his senior season his Lobos team reached the Final Four of the 2013 NCAA College Cup. Venter said he felt "nothing but excitement to get out to L.A. " "It's an awesome organization," he told reporters on a conference call.
January 16, 2014 |
Former national team stars Brian McBride, Clint Mathis, Briana Scurry and Kristine Lilly and Galaxy President Chris Klein, a 13-year Major League Soccer veteran, are among the 27 players on the ballot for the National Soccer Hall of Fame's class of 2014. To be eligible for induction on the players' ballot, nominees must be retired for at least three years but no more than 10. They also must have played in 20 international games for the U.S. or played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league, making at least one all-league or all-star team.
January 13, 2014 |
Five days after acquiring Brazilian forward Samuel on transfer, the Galaxy added another forward with international experience by signing Canadian Rob Friend from TSV 1860 Munich, a second-division German club. Friend, who turns 33 next week, played in Norway and the Netherlands before going to Germany in 2007. He has 75 goals in 11 seasons with eight clubs. Details of his Galaxy deal were not announced. "The addition of Rob Friend to our roster brings a different dimension to our attack," Bruce Arena, the Galaxy's coach and general manager, said in a statement.
January 10, 2014 |
Everything is smart at CES -- watches, glasses, shoes, gloves -- so it's not surprising to find intelligent cars. BMW unveiled the i3, a concept electric vehicle, that communicates with a smart watch, specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. In addition to displaying the car's vitals, including battery status and driving range, the smartwatch can be used to navigate. CES 2014: Full coverage Users can send addresses from their smartphone contact list directly to the car's built-in navigation system.