October 26, 2013
GALAXY TONIGHT AT SEATTLE When: 6. Where: CenturyLink Field. On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 15-11-7, Sounders 15-12-6. Record vs. Sounders: 1-0-1. Update: This is the last regular-season game that will help decide the first-round playoff positions for the clubs, both of which have clinched postseason berths in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. The teams have met twice this season, both times at StubHub Center, with the Galaxy winning, 4-0, on May 26, and the teams playing to a 1-1 tie Sept.
October 26, 2013 |
Robbie Keane has been playing professional soccer half his life. Playing well, too, having scored more than 250 times for club and country while serving as captain for Ireland in World Cup qualifying, winning a league cup in the United Kingdom and capturing two Major League Soccer titles with the Galaxy. So if anyone has earned the right to knock off work a little early, it's Keane. Instead, he was the last one off the field after training last week, outlasting even the coaching staff.
October 25, 2013 |
Less than a year after taking a self-imposed three-month sabbatical to deal with soccer burnout, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan may find himself working overtime if he hopes to secure a key spot on the U.S. team for next summer's World Cup. National team coach Juergen Klinsmann said this week that players who compete in Major League Soccer need to stay active in the MLS off-season, which begins after December's MLS Cup final. And he's urging the likes of Donovan, Seattle's Clint Dempsey and Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi to play on loan in Europe during their vacation.
October 17, 2013 |
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena isn't often given to superlatives, but even Arena said Robbie Keane's latest effort to help his team reach the playoffs was "spectacular. " Keane was playing with Ireland's national team Tuesday night in Dublin, where it defeated Kazakhstan, 3-1, in a World Cup qualifying match. The forward then flew nearly 14 hours, or 5,157 miles, to be at StubHub Center on Wednesday afternoon in time for the Galaxy's game that night against the Montreal Impact. It was a key game for the Galaxy, which is in a scramble to make the playoffs in hopes of winning its third consecutive Major League Soccer championship.
October 15, 2013 |
GALAXY VS. MONTREAL When: 7:30 p.m. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: TWC Sports, TWC Deportes; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 14-11-6, Impact 13-11-7. Record vs. Impact (2012): 0-0-1. Update: This is the only regular-season game between the clubs, which are fighting for a playoff spot in their respective divisions with only three games left. The Galaxy is tied with Colorado for fourth place in the Western Conference and the Impact is tied with Chicago and Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
October 14, 2013 |
Win and they're in. Anything else and ... well, it's complicated. Heading into Tuesday's final match day of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup, Mexico faces a series of possible outcomes that could either send it on to Brazil or send it home until qualifying begins for the 2018 tournament. Here are the scenarios Mexico faces, from best to worst: • If El Tri beats Costa Rica by at least two goals and winless Jamaica beats Honduras, Mexico would move past Honduras into third place and join the U.S. and Costa Rica as one of CONCACAF's three automatic qualifiers for Brazil.