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April 16, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy of Chivas USA was named Major League Soccer's player of the week after shutting out Toronto FC on Saturday in a 1-0 win. Kennedy made four saves, including a crucial stop in the 89th minute when he frustrated Danny Koevermans from close range, giving Chivas its second consecutive road victory. Kennedy also leads the league with 23 saves on the season, and Saturday's shutout was his second of the year. The player of the week award was the first for Kennedy and the first by a Chivas USA player since Justin Braun won in May 2011.
August 22, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
AT DC UNITED When : 4:30 PDT. Where : RFK Stadium, Washington. On the air : TV: FSC, FSE (7 p.m.); Radio: 1150, 1330. Records : Galaxy 8-4-10, United 6-5-10. Record vs. United : 0-0-1. Update : The Galaxy and DC United have each tied 10 matches this season, perhaps indicating the way this one will go. The Galaxy is coming off a 2-0 victory Wednesday over the Fire in Chicago, where it played its most complete game of the year, dominating both sides of the ball.
May 15, 2010
SERIES America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back: The series hosted by John Walsh travels to Chicago for a look at crime in the Windy City (9 p.m. Fox). Saturday Night Live: "30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin hosts and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers perform on the sketch series' season finale (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Sandra Bullock: Heartbreak to Happiness: This special charts the highs and lows in the personal and professional lives of the Academy Award-winning actress (10:30 p.m. Style)
March 31, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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.
September 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Los Angeles Salesian High teammates who went on to become first-round picks in successive Major League Soccer drafts will square off Sunday at the StubHub Center when midfielder Carlos Alvarez and Chivas USA plays host to midfielder Luis Silva and D.C. United. The game won't have an influence on the MLS standings since both teams are last in their respective divisions -- Chivas, at 5-15-7 is in the Western Conference cellar while D.C. United owns the league's worst record at 3-18-5.
July 1, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Chivas USA signed another player of Mexican descent Monday. But don't expect this one to resurface playing for the Mexican national team or in the Mexican league with Chivas of Guadalajara. That's because Carlos Bocanegra earned the nickname "Captain America" by captaining the U.S. in the 2010 World Cup. And his return to Major League Soccer could fuel a return to form that may propel him back onto a national team hasn't played for since November. "I've very excited to join the club," said Bocanegra, who will be eligible to play for Chivas USA when the summer transfer window opens July 9, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.
March 26, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up a 22-player roster composed almost entirely of Major League Soccer players for the U.S. national team's April 2 friendly with Mexico in Phoenix. But the most interesting selection is one of the three non-MLS players: Bayern Munich teenager Julian Green, a dual citizen who earlier this month decided to play internationally for the U.S. With Green's change of association having been approved by FIFA, Green is likely to see some playing time in the final U.S. match before May, when preliminary World Cup rosters are due. "Everyone knows the clock is ticking," Klinsmann said.
September 4, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
What do the national soccer teams of the U.S., Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and Wales have in common this week? Answer: Every one of them has a player from Toronto FC on its roster. Normally, that is the sort of recognition that Major League Soccer clubs crave. All the top clubs in the world consist almost entirely of national team players. But because MLS has spent 13 years going its own way and scheduling league games when it knows they will conflict with international matches, and that the best players will therefore be unavailable, the fans are being robbed.
May 15, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
It was supposed to be the sendoff game for Galaxy forwards Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle before they leave to join the U.S. team as it prepares for the World Cup. Posters were handed out. Handmade signs decorated the stadium. One said: "Buddle Scores Again," with the letters U, S and A picked out in red. But Buddle didn't score. Neither did Donovan. Neither did the Galaxy. Toronto FC came into Saturday night's Major League Soccer game at the Home Depot Center unimpressed by the fact that Buddle leads the league in goals and that Donovan leads it in assists.
September 20, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Whatever it was that got into David Beckham on Saturday night, the Galaxy needs to find it, bottle it and give it to him in regular doses. Beckham was everywhere, turning in 90 minutes of nonstop running in one of the most energetic and rewarding performances of his three-season spell in Major League Soccer. Productive too. Beckham scored one goal, created another and, but for bad luck, might have scored three as the Galaxy defeated Toronto FC, 2-0, at the Home Depot Center to solidify its MLS playoff chances.
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