March 31, 2013 |
Jose Villarreal, one of the Galaxy's bright young soccer stars, has joined an illustrious group with his bicycle-kick goal Saturday in stoppage time. Did you see the play that made all the highlight shows? Including No. 1 on a certain sports juggernaut? Move over Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the recently departed David Beckham. Villarreal, the 19-year-old from Inglewood, came in as a substitute against Toronto FC and netted the equalizer in the 92nd minute of a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
March 24, 2013 |
Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, who have combined to score 111 goals for the Galaxy, weren't available for Los Angeles on Saturday night. But the team's leading scorer for 2013 was. Mike Magee scored his fourth goal of the season on a penalty kick less than four minutes into the second half, and it was all the Galaxy needed for a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. Magee actually had a relatively quiet night, allowing the team's two homegrown starters at the top of the formation, Jose Villarreal, 19, and Jack McBean, 18, to set an aggressive pace for the team, particularly in the first half.
March 22, 2013
When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1220. Records: Galaxy 1-0-1; Rapids 0-2-1. Record vs. Rapids (2012): 2-0-1. Update: Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (Ireland) and defender Omar Gonzalez (USA) will be absent after being called up to their national teams for World Cup qualifiers. Mike Magee could get the start for Keane, with defenders Leonardo or Sean Franklin as options for Gonzalez.
March 4, 2013
David Beckham is now playing for a club team in France and Landon Donovan is in the midst of a self-imposed sabbatical from soccer. So the Galaxy's star power was muted going into its Major League Soccer opener. But veteran Mike Magee filled the void Sunday, scoring three goals in the Galaxy's 4-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at the Home Depot Center. It was the first hat trick of his career for Magee, in his 11th MLS season, and put an exclamation point on a day when the two-time defending champion Galaxy received its rings in a pregame ceremony that featured parachutists and fireworks.
March 4, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- The Home Depot Center is getting a new name. The 125-acre multi-sport complex on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson will be known as the StubHub Center starting on on June 1, when the naming rights transfer from the chain of home improvement stores to one of the nation biggest ticketing companies. The $150-million complex, designed and built by Anschutz Entertainment Group, has a 27,000-seat main stadium, a 2,450-seat velodrome, an 8,000-seat tennis stadium and an outdoor track facility.
March 3, 2013 |
Mike Magee chose an opportune time for his first career hat trick. With Landon Donovan on a self-imposed sabbatical, Magee stepped up and helped carry the Galaxy to a 4-0 season-opening victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday at the Home Depot Center. Captain Robbie Keane also scored a goal for the Galaxy, the two-time defending MLS champion. With David Beckham now playing for French club Paris-St. Germain and Donovan not expected to return until later this month, the Galaxy was lacking in star power.