September 25, 1999 |
TONIGHT vs. D.C. United, 7:30 * Site--Rose Bowl. * Radio--KRLA (1110), KNTQ (1020, Spanish). * Records--Galaxy 18-10 (48 points), United 22-7 (54 points). * Record vs. United--1-0. * Update--D.C. United has clinched the regular-season Eastern Conference title and the home-field advantage through the playoffs, but the Galaxy is still scuffling to achieve the same in the Western Conference.
June 19, 1997 |
Midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos of El Salvador was the only Galaxy player selected Wednesday for Major League Soccer's second All-Star game, to be played July 9 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Last year, a league-high six Galaxy players were selected for the initial All-Star game, which the Eastern Conference won, 3-2, before a Giants Stadium crowd of 78,416. "On a personal level, I feel surprised and grateful for being the only player selected from this team," Cienfuegos said.
December 11, 2012 |
The Galaxy added to its haul of talented homegrown players Tuesday by signing defender Oscar Sorto off its U-18 academy team. Sorto, a graduate of Manual Arts High in Los Angeles, is the third player -- and first defender -- to be signed directly from the academy program in the last two years, joining forwards Jose Villarreal and Jack McBean. "It is a dream come true to join a club like the Galaxy, a team I have been a fan of since I was a kid," Sorto, 18, said in a statement.
August 18, 2002 |
All in all, it was a peculiar Saturday night for Mauricio Cienfuegos. With the Galaxy and the Colorado Rapids battling for playoff position in Major League Soccer's Western Division, the veteran midfielder from El Salvador was presented with the simplest of opportunities to give Los Angeles a useful advantage. But in front of a crowd of 12,068 at the Rose Bowl, Cienfuegos missed a first-half penalty kick. Not to worry.
July 13, 2002 |
A familiar face, and recognizable feet, will be running the show for the Galaxy today when it meets the Colorado Rapids at Denver. Mauricio Cienfuegos, who has been the Galaxy's playmaking midfielder since Major League Soccer's inception in 1996, will be in the starting lineup for the first time in four weeks. Cienfuegos' return was made possible by Simon Elliott leaving the Galaxy this week to join New Zealand's national team for the Oceania Nations Cup tournament.
April 8, 2000 |
Mauricio Cienfuegos is a happy man these days, and his newfound peace of mind is paying dividends on the soccer field. Last season's bitter contract squabble with Major League Soccer is a distant memory. In addition, the Salvadoran playmaker is close to receiving resident alien status in the United States, making him even more valuable to the Galaxy.