May 6, 2009 |
AT SALT LAKE Time: 6. On the air: TV: KWHY Channel 22 (Spanish); Radio: 1330 (Spanish). Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah. Records: Galaxy 1-1-4, Real Salt Lake 3-3-0. Vs. Real (2008): 0-0-2. Update: Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena has used six starting lineups but tonight could keep intact the lineup that earned a 1-0 victory over New York on Saturday. In that game, Landon Donovan scored his team-high fourth goal and the Galaxy extended its unbeaten streak to four games.
March 23, 2009 |
Landon Donovan, who led Major League Soccer with 20 goals last season, scored twice in the final 10 minutes Sunday afternoon as the Galaxy salvaged a 2-2 tie with D.C. United in a curiously unsatisfying game at the Home Depot Center. It was the MLS season opener for both teams, and the players showed that there are still plenty of kinks to be worked out.
February 16, 2009 |
Now that AC Milan's chance of winning the Italian championship has all but vanished, one question remains: How much is David Beckham worth to the Serie A club now? The Times has learned that AC Milan's initial offer, made 10 days ago, reputedly was for no more than $3 million, whereas AEG, which owns the Galaxy, and Major League Soccer, which holds Beckham's contract, have been seeking between $10 million and $15 million for the English midfielder.
February 7, 2009 |
David Beckham will return to the Galaxy in March unless AC Milan makes an offer for the English midfielder that is substantially higher than the one currently on the table. Showing a sudden ability to play hardball when needed, AEG, which owns the Galaxy, said Friday that the Italian club, a three-time world champion and seven-time European champion, had little time left to make up its mind.
November 7, 2008 |
Alexi Lalas, surfacing in public for the first time since being fired in August as the Galaxy's president and general manager, took a few shots of his own on Thursday night. Appearing as an ESPN co-host during coverage of the Chicago Fire's 3-0 playoff victory over the New England Revolution, Lalas said David Beckham's connections had shown "disrespect" to the Galaxy by not letting the club know in advance of their talks with AC Milan.
October 30, 2008 |
The Galaxy on Wednesday canceled its off-season exhibition game in Australia, saying it was "not in a position to absolutely guarantee David Beckham's availability." Beckham is under contract to the Galaxy but is negotiating a loan to AC Milan. He said last week that he hoped to join the Italian team in late December. Cancellation of the Galaxy's planned exhibition match against the Queensland Roar in Brisbane on Dec.
October 26, 2008 |
Speaking for the first time since his planned move to AC Milan became public knowledge last week, David Beckham on Saturday said he had every intention of returning to the Galaxy in time for the 2009 Major League Soccer season. Asked whether today's game against FC Dallas in Carson would be his last with Los Angeles, Beckham responded almost tersely. "No, it won't be," he said. "I've made that clear. I've said that my commitment is still to the Galaxy, and that has not changed."
October 23, 2008 |
With David Beckham poised to move to AC Milan on a loan deal, it is worth considering: What is he leaving behind here? The Galaxy, wrapping up another losing season, has failed to reach the MLS playoffs in both of Beckham's seasons with the club. MLS is not appreciably more popular than before Beckham arrived in Carson. Replica jersey and Home Depot Center ticket sales have increased, but the league remains lower tier in the mainstream American NFL-NBA-MLB-NASCAR culture and in the eyes of serious soccer observers.