October 9, 2009 |
If David Beckham thought soccer was tugging him this way and that in 2009 -- with the conflicting demands of the Galaxy, AC Milan and England's national team -- 2010 will be even more demanding. On Thursday, Tim Leiweke, the chief executive of AEG, which owns the Galaxy, said the Major League Soccer team would be "honored" to loan Beckham to AC Milan once again next year. Speaking at a soccer conference in London, Leiweke said he wanted the deal finalized in the next few weeks so that the Galaxy could concentrate on the MLS playoffs without any distractions.
October 2, 2009 |
Galaxy tonight VS. CHICAGO Time : 8 p.m. On the air : TV: ESPN2; Radio: 1150 and 1330 (Spanish). Where : Home Depot Center. Records : Galaxy 10-6-11, Fire 10-6-11. Record vs. Fire : 1-0. Update : If there is a winner tonight, that team would clinch a place in the playoffs as long as Chivas USA does not lose at D.C. United on Saturday. So, even though the Fire's Cuauhtemoc Blanco is out because of a hamstring injury and the Galaxy's David Beckham might be limited by his inflamed right ankle, the game will have a real edge.
September 27, 2009 |
The Columbus Crew extended its MLS-record home unbeaten streak to 24 matches with a 2-0 win over the Galaxy on Saturday night. Eddie Gaven and Steven Lenhart scored goals for Columbus (12-4-10), which leads the MLS with 46 points. Its unbeaten run at Crew Stadium includes 22 regular-season matches and two in the postseason. Los Angeles (10-6-11), which squandered a chance to overtake Houston for the Western Conference lead, has 41 points. The Galaxy played without David Beckham, who did not travel to Columbus with the team and was scratched from the game roster by Coach Bruce Arena on Thursday because of an injured ankle.
August 28, 2009 |
Where next, Landon Donovan? The Galaxy's goal scorer extraordinaire -- 66 goals in 118 games since he arrived in Los Angeles in 2005 -- might be moving on. That's might with a capital M. In the last week or so, Internet chat rooms, message boards and blogs have buzzed with rumors about a possible Donovan move to Paris Saint-Germain of France's Ligue 1. On Thursday, after Galaxy training at the Home Depot Center, Donovan, 27, was...
August 15, 2009 |
All players, coaches and support staff on the U.S. national soccer team were advised Friday to take a 10-day course of medication to combat possible exposure to the H1N1 "swine flu" virus after forward Landon Donovan was found on Thursday to have contracted the virus. "Based on the close exposure to Donovan during the team's training camp in Miami and match against Mexico," U.S. Soccer's medical staff has recommended the treatment "as a preventative measure," the federation said in a statement released Friday afternoon.
July 24, 2009 |
David Beckham let it be known Thursday that he has no intention of apologizing for his actions during the Galaxy's friendly match against AC Milan on Sunday night during which he confronted a group of disenchanted Los Angeles fans. In fact, Beckham said, it is up to some of those fans to change their behavior.
July 21, 2009 |
Did David Beckham bring the crowd down on his own head Sunday night by taunting, challenging and perhaps even insulting Galaxy fans at the Home Depot Center? That was the contention of several fans Monday in the wake of the Galaxy's 2-2 tie with AC Milan in a sold-out friendly match in Carson.
July 3, 2009 |
It's a feud that has a hint of Shaq and Kobe to it. Galaxy forward Landon Donovan rekindled images of that squabble when he blasted teammate David Beckham in Grant Wahl's upcoming book, "The Beckham Experiment," scheduled for a July 14 release.
June 29, 2009 |
The Houston Dynamo, owner of the best record in Major League Soccer, gave Galaxy fans a nervous feeling that wouldn't be put to rest until the very end of Sunday night's game, when they were showered with victory confetti. It was a feeling Galaxy fans have been deprived of for much of a season in which the team has recorded only three victories. But on a night when the home crowd perhaps needed a reason to forget the U.S.