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 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.
January 8, 2014 |
If you're a giant space telescope squinting into the far reaches of the cosmos, gravity is your best friend. Using the magnifying powers of massive galaxy clusters, three of NASA's Great Observatories - the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes - are joining forces to discover some of the earliest galaxies in the universe. This effort, called Frontier Fields, released early results this week at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Maryland. The Hubble Space Telescope has been looking deep into the distant reaches of the universe, because the longer the light has traveled, the older the image we see is -- and the closer to the big bang it must be. Scientists want to understand these galaxies and their stellar contents in order to better understand the origins of our universe, which was born 13.8 billion years ago. But the light from these distant galaxies is incredibly faint - so much so that, beyond a certain point, it's difficult to pick it up in wavelengths beyond infrared.
January 7, 2014 |
Galaxy officials said Tuesday the team has acquired Brazilian forward Samuel Rosa Goncalves, known simply as Samuel, on loan from the Fluminense FC team of Brazil's Serie A. Samuel, 22, had 15 goals in 72 appearances over the last two seasons with Fluminense, across all competitions for the club based in Rio de Janeiro. Terms of the loan agreement were not disclosed. "We are pleased to add Samuel to our roster," Galaxy General Manager and Coach Bruce Arena said in a statement.
January 6, 2014 |
Using a powerful radio telescope, scientists have spotted an enormous cloud of dust billowing in the center of a supernova - finally. The discovery, announced at the American Astronomical Society, helps to confirm what scientists have long thought - that massive supernova explosions could have provided the dust found in the first galaxies. Early galaxies were dusty places, but where did that dust come from when the universe was still so new? Astronomers hypothesized that supernovae - the end-of-life explosions of stars at least eight times the size of our sun - may have been the source of that ancient, primordial dust.
January 6, 2014 |
The Galaxy said Monday it has added Kenny Arena, son of Galaxy head coach and General Manager Bruce Arena, to the soccer team's coaching staff. Kenny Arena, 32, has spent the last two years as head soccer coach at Florida International University in Miami, and he's a former coach in the Galaxy Academy for younger players. "We are pleased to add Kenny to our coaching staff," Bruce Arena said in a statement. "Kenny's familiarity with the Galaxy, experience in player development and his knowledge of the college game make him a good fit for our club.
January 3, 2014 |
Former Galaxy forward Mike Magee will be returning to StubHub Center on Monday after earning an invitation to the U.S. national team's winter training camp. Magee, who won Major League Soccer's MVP award last season after tying for the league lead with 21 goals, will be joined in the monthlong camp by former Galaxy teammates Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez. The camp, the longest and most extensive ahead of June's World Cup in Brazil, will be split across two continents. After six days in Carson, the roster will be trimmed to 23 players and the team will decamp for the U.S. team's summer training base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 12 days of twice-daily sessions.
December 24, 2013 |
Israeli cybersecurity researchers claim to have found a major hole in Samsung's Knox security software that leaves Galaxy S 4 devices used for enterprise and government work vulnerable to hackers. The reported security hole makes it possible for malware to intercept secure data, such as emails, on GS4 smartphones that are supposed to be protected by the Knox software, according to the Wall Street Journal . The Knox platform is designed so that users can keep their personal data on the same device as their sensitive, work-related data, which is protected separately by the Samsung security software.
December 23, 2013 |
The Galaxy said Monday it agreed to loan 20-year-old forward Jose Villarreal to Cruz Azul of Mexico's Liga MX for the 2014 Major League Soccer season. "Sending Jose Villarreal to Cruz Azul provides one of our homegrown players an opportunity to gain additional experience," Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena said in a statement. "We'll monitor Jose's play and wish him well in Mexico. " The loan fee was not disclosed. A native of Inglewood, Villarreal scored three times in 31 games for the Galaxy this year, including two goals in MLS play and an additional goal in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament.