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April 15, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
If you were to combine Juninho and David Junior Lopes and divide by two, you'd wind up with two average-sized soccer players — not to mention an even number of names for both. Taken as they are, the 5-foot-7 Juninho and his 6-foot-3 Brazilian countryman were the largest and smallest of the Galaxy's outfield players Saturday. And together they played the biggest roles in a 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers before an announced crowd of 22,143 at the Home Depot Center.
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November 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Galaxy expected to spend the coming week preparing for the second leg of Major League Soccer's Western Conference final. Instead, the team will spend it preparing for next year. Thursday's 2-0 overtime loss to Real Salt Lake in the conference semifinals not only spoiled the Galaxy's quest for an unprecedented third consecutive MLS title, but it also marked the team's earliest playoff exit since 2008. As for why that happened, there are many ideas and several theories but no sure answers.
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August 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Remember the Galaxy team that ran roughshod over the rest of Major League Soccer on its way to an MLS Cup title last season? Well, it's back. And after Sunday's methodical 2-0 win over FC Dallas in front of a sun-drenched Home Depot Center crowd of 21,933, an argument could be made that the team is as good as ever. "I've heard that from a lot of people. Which is good to hear," said defender Todd Dunivant, who scored the second goal Sunday. "Obviously, you don't want to be living in the past.
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August 3, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, together again for the first time in five weeks, combined for a tie-breaking goal in the 60th minute Saturday, helping the Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Italian champion Juventus at Dodger Stadium in the second game of an International Champions Cup doubleheader. Real Madrid beat Everton, 2-1, in the first match. Keane, who has been nursing a hip injury, came on in the second half and 15 minutes later, after the Galaxy stripped the ball from Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal Pardo, he found himself rushing up the left wing behind the defense.
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September 2, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Five times this season the Galaxy had taken the captain's armband from Landon Donovan and handed it to Robbie Keane, and each time Keane rewarded the team with a goal or an assist. So when Donovan's strained left hamstring sidelined him for a third consecutive game Saturday, Keane not only filled in again, he also set up goals by Juninho and David Beckham in a 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in front of 20,168 at the Home Depot Center. The victory was the 10th in 15 games for the Galaxy, which began June in last place in the Western Conference but, two days into September, finds itself in third place, only a victory out of second, heading into a two-week break in their Major League Soccer schedule.
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November 16, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
A balky hamstring has left Landon Donovan's status for the MLS Western Conference final in Seattle uncertain and the Galaxy could be missing as many as two other regulars to injury as well. Donovan, a playmaking and scoring midfielder, missed four games to leg problems during the regular season and came out of the first leg of the conference final last Sunday with what has been described as hamstring tightness. He trained Friday for the first time in five days and was hopeful about his progress.
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November 18, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
SEATTLE -- Galaxy captain Landon Donovan, who has been plagued by injury all season, did not dress for the Western Conference final against the Seattle Sounders on a wet and chilly Sunday night at CenturyLink Field. The scenario the Galaxy faces -- it takes a three-goal lead into the second of two matches in a Major League Soccer playoff series that will be decided on total scores -- might have had something to do with that decision. But the weather conditions and the punishing nature of Seattle's artificial turf might also be a factor.
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July 22, 1996
Brazil's place in the soccer world is without question. Its future in the Olympics is up for debate. The country that has produced four World Cup champions saw its 23-and-under Olympic team lose, 1-0, to Japan in an opening-round match before 46,713 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Teruyoshi Ito got the soccer equivalent of a basketball breakaway dunk, scoring in the 72nd minute on a Brazilian mistake. Brazilian defender Aldair was attempting to chest the ball to goalkeeper Dida.
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January 20, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than two months after winning its second consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy begins preparations for a run at a third championship Monday when the team opens preseason training camp at the Home Depot Center. But as of Sunday night, it was uncertain whether captain Landon Donovan would be joining them. Donovan, who played 49 games in 48 weeks last year, complained of physical and mental fatigue during much of last season and has spent the last seven weeks contemplating retirement at age 30. He met Sunday with Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who is hopeful of coaxing Donovan back for the final season of his four-year deal with the team, one that earned him $2.4 million last season.
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November 18, 2012
When: 6 p.m. Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio: 1150,1330. Regular-season records: Galaxy 16-12-6, Sounders 15-8-11. Regular-season record vs. Seattle: 1-2 . Update: Playing in their first conference final, the Sounders find themselves trailing by three scores in a two-game series that will be decided on aggregate goals. But it's not a comfortable lead for the hobbled Galaxy, which could be without captain Landon Donovan (hamstring)
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May 27, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
As historic moments go, Robbie Rogers' debut with the Galaxy on Sunday featured surprisingly little drama. With 13 minutes left in a 4-0 rout of the Seattle Sounders, official Alejandro Mariscal quietly called Brazilian midfielder Juninho to the sideline and sent Rogers in to take his place. And with that Major League Soccer -- and perhaps the U.S. sports landscape in general -- changed forever. Because when Rogers stepped on the field he became the first openly gay athlete to play for a professional men's team in one of the country's five major leagues.
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January 20, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than two months after winning its second consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy begins preparations for a run at a third championship Monday when the team opens preseason training camp at the Home Depot Center. But as of Sunday night, it was uncertain whether captain Landon Donovan would be joining them. Donovan, who played 49 games in 48 weeks last year, complained of physical and mental fatigue during much of last season and has spent the last seven weeks contemplating retirement at age 30. He met Sunday with Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who is hopeful of coaxing Donovan back for the final season of his four-year deal with the team, one that earned him $2.4 million last season.
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December 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Few teams had more reason - or opportunity - to pack it in and play for next season than the Galaxy did this year. Nearly halfway through the Major Soccer League season, the team, missing four of its starters, was buried in the conference cellar. The Galaxy climbed out to finish fourth in the Western Conference, then had to win a wild-card game just to get into the playoffs. And once there it found itself trailing time and again. Yet the Galaxy never quit and Saturday that resilience was rewarded one more time when the team rallied from a one-goal halftime deficit to beat the Houston Dynamo, 3-1, and win its second consecutive MLS Cup before a record crowd of 30,510 at the Home Depot Center.
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November 18, 2012
When: 6 p.m. Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio: 1150,1330. Regular-season records: Galaxy 16-12-6, Sounders 15-8-11. Regular-season record vs. Seattle: 1-2 . Update: Playing in their first conference final, the Sounders find themselves trailing by three scores in a two-game series that will be decided on aggregate goals. But it's not a comfortable lead for the hobbled Galaxy, which could be without captain Landon Donovan (hamstring)
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November 18, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
SEATTLE -- Galaxy captain Landon Donovan, who has been plagued by injury all season, did not dress for the Western Conference final against the Seattle Sounders on a wet and chilly Sunday night at CenturyLink Field. The scenario the Galaxy faces -- it takes a three-goal lead into the second of two matches in a Major League Soccer playoff series that will be decided on total scores -- might have had something to do with that decision. But the weather conditions and the punishing nature of Seattle's artificial turf might also be a factor.
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November 16, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
A balky hamstring has left Landon Donovan's status for the MLS Western Conference final in Seattle uncertain and the Galaxy could be missing as many as two other regulars to injury as well. Donovan, a playmaking and scoring midfielder, missed four games to leg problems during the regular season and came out of the first leg of the conference final last Sunday with what has been described as hamstring tightness. He trained Friday for the first time in five days and was hopeful about his progress.
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October 30, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Some of Major League Soccer's most decorated players were at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. David Beckham was the most influential figure in the Galaxy's 1-0, playoff-opening victory over the New York Red Bulls, creating several opportunities with his long-range passes and assisting on Mike Magee's 15th-minute goal. Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan returned from injuries and narrowly missed adding to the top-seeded Galaxy's advantage in the two-game, total-goals series that concludes Thursday at the Home Depot Center.
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November 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
There have been times this season when the Galaxy has looked like anything but a champion. Good thing appearances aren't nearly as important as results when it comes to the playoffs, which the Galaxy opened Thursday by rallying for a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at the Home Depot Center. Goals from Mike Magee and Landon Donovan during a four-minute span of the second half sent the defending MLS champions on to the Western Conference semifinals against the San Jose Earthquakes.
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October 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
The Galaxy is going to the Major Soccer League playoffs, that much has been decided. But it will need the rest of the regular season to determine whether it goes as a second-, third- or fourth-place team, which is of no small consequence given the league's unforgiving playoff format. That pre-postseason push got off to bad start Saturday, though, with Fabian Espindola scoring twice in a three-minute span midway through the first half to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over the Galaxy in front of a sellout crowd of 27,000 at the Home Depot Center.
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