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26 February 3:23 pm

LA Galaxy defender Dan Gargan has provided us our latest sneak peak of the new Galaxy secondary kit via Twitter on Thursday.

Gargan's photo displays the LA Galaxy logo on the new kit's crest. The new "Blue on Blue" jersey will be officially unveiled by the club on March 2 through a digital campaign. 

The final jersey sneak peak will be revealed on Friday. 

26 February 1:16 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Ramon Martin Del Campo and Daniel Keller were released from the LA Galaxy's preseason camp, LA head coach Bruce Arena confirmed on Thursday. 

Keller, 22, was drafted by the Galaxy out of the University of Louisville with the 62nd overall selection in the MLS SuperDraft and appeared in four preseason matches. Meanwhile, Martin Del Campo was an undrafted trialist out of UC Davis and played in two preseason games for the Galaxy. Martin Del Campo also trained with Galaxy II brief, but has since departed to pursue opportunities abroad while Arena said that Keller "wasn't interested" in playing for Los Dos.

The Galaxy boss also told reporters that the club's final SuperDraft selection goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton is still dealing with an injury that is preventing him joining the club's preseason camp. 

TRIALIST ANDRE AURAS STILL TRAINING WITH THE LA GALAXY

LA Galaxy II stalwart Andre Auras remains in training with the Galaxy first team, but don’t expect a decision on the 2014 Los Dos breakout star any time soon.

Auras has appeared in all but one Galaxy match this preseason, but Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena says that the club is still undecided on whether the Frenchman will be offered  a first team deal.

“He’s signed with Galaxy II right now so that’s not that critical at this point,” Arena said. 

LA GALAXY II DEFEAT CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS IN PRESEASON SCRIMMAGE

LA Galaxy II picked up another preseason victory by defeating Cal State Dominguez Hills 5-2 on Wednesday. 

Galaxy Under-18 player Mark Cruz scored two goals while Adonis Amaya, Travis Bowen and Jason Bli scored for Los Dos

First teamers Ignacio Maganto, Oscar Sorto and Jose Villarreal played in the scrimmage.

BRUCE ARENA: TALK OF MLS CUP "COMICAL" IN PRESEASON

 The LA Galaxy may be a week away from starting their 2015 campaign, but don’t tell LA head coach Bruce Arena about repeating just yet.

When asked if his team has the mettle to repeat as champions, Arena scoffed at reporters talking of titles in February.

“It’s certainly not a thought at this point. I think it’s comical when I see teams talk about that It doesn’t make any sense to talk about winning the MLS Cup because it’s a long way away.” 

25 February 5:34 pm

National Soccer Hall of Fame member, former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach and current LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.

25 February 4:30 pm
 

Another look at the #blueonblue @lagalaxy jersey at the beach. Look for it on Monday!! #gsd

A photo posted by Baggio Husidic (@ba66io) on

LA Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic revealed the latest sneak peak of the club's new secondary jersey on Wednesday afternoon. 

Husidic's photo shows the new kit's back collar which is emblazoned with the Galaxy name in dark blue while the letters “LA” are prominently displayed in gold font. 

Another sneak peak is expected on Thursday for the jersey that will be officially unveiled on March 2. 

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25 February 2:19 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is close to finalizing his roster for the upcoming 2015 campaign, and trialists Edson Buddle and Mika Väyrynen appear to be closing in on roster spots for the year ahead. 

Buddle, 33, has trained with the club since the start of the preseason, but missed out on the team's 1-0 preseason victory over Shamrock Rovers due to injury. Although Buddle missed out on the club's penultimate preseason match, Arena still seems set on bringing the veteran forward back for a third stint with the Galaxy. 

"Buddle is here training and we hope to be able to sign him," said Arena after the club's first training session in Southern California in two weeks. "We haven't done anything else on any other [trialists] yet. When we have an answer, we'll let you know." 

Väyrynen was not present on Wednesday as he remains in Scandinavia after spending most of the Galaxy's European trip training with the club. The 33-year-old former Finnish international played in both LA preseason matches in Europe, and scored the game-winning goal in the team's win over Rovers last weekend. 

Even though Väyrynen is not currently training with the club, Arena is open to bringing the midfielder to Southern California for another look. 

"He's a good experienced player," said Arena. "It's a possibility [he could return]. We haven't finalized anything yet."

After training, Arena's captain Robbie Keane echoed his manager's sentiments on both trialists. 

"I was impressed by [Väyrynen]He was good and he's technically very, very good," said Keane. "And we know what Edson is about. He'd certainly be a good addition to the squad."

24 February 9:25 am

A day after Brian Rowe showed us a peak of the new LA Galaxy secondary jersey, another Galaxy player offered an exclusive look.

This time, it was Robbie Rogers who posted a preview of the new kit on Instagram on Tuesday morning. The photo depicts a lenticular Galaxy crest on a blue field that includes light dark blue horizontal lines and includes just a glance of one of the club's five stars. 

According to a Major League Soccer press release, the Galaxy will unveil the new jersey digitally on March 2 around 10 am PT

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23 February 4:31 pm

LA Galaxy Academy defender Hugo Arellano has been selected for the U.S. Under-17 squad as they look to qualify for this summer's U-17 World Cup in Chile. 

Arellano has been a mainstay in Richie Williams' squad and will join the 20-man group as they head to Honduras for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Joining Arellano on the squad is former Galaxy Academy starlet Haji Wright who has been training recently with German club Schalke. 

The tournament begins from Feb. 27 through March 15, and will see four teams from two groups qualify for Chile. The Americans open the tournament on Friday against Group A opponents Cuba. They'll be joined in Group A by Jamaica, Guatemala, and Trinidad & Tobago. 

Like the U-20 tournament earlier this year, the top team from each group will qualify while the second-and-third place sides will play in a one-game knockout match to determine the rest of CONCACAF's participants. 

The complete roster is below. 

Goalkeepers: William Pulisic (Richmond United/USA); Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy/USA)

Defenders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls/USA); Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy/USA); Daniel Barbir (West Bromwich Albion FC/ENG); Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Arizona/USA); John Nelson (Internationals Soccer Club/USA); Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls/USA); Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf/USA)

Midfielders: Eric Calvillo (Real SoCal/USA); Lucas de la Torre (Fulham FC/ENG); Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy/USA); Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER); Alejandro Zendejas Saavedra (FC Dallas/USA)

Forwards: Pierre da Silva (Orlando City SC/USA); Orrin Gaines II (Lonestar SC/USA); Joe Gallardo Jr (Monterrey/MEX); Joshua Perez (unattached); Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana/MEX); Haji Wright (unattached)

23 February 3:44 pm
 

Stay tuned for the @lagalaxy #blueonblue jersey coming next week!

A photo posted by BRIAN ROWE (@rowe_brian_) on

The LA Galaxy will be wearing a new secondary kit this season, and on Monday, we received our first glance of the new uniform courtesy of goalkeeper Brian Rowe. 

The Galaxy netminder posted an image of a blue base that includes the writing Adizero and a bright gold strip below. Rowe also notes that the jersey will be relased in the next week. 

As a reminder, the Galaxy will only receive a new secondary jersey this season and there will be no third kits used during the 2015 season. 

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21 February 9:06 pm

LA Galaxy II moved forward with their preseason preparations with a 4-1 victory over PDL side Fresno Fuego at Chukchansi Park on Saturday. 

Travis Bowen scored two goals in the first half while Lee Nishanian and Mackenzie Pridham added goals in the second half. Paul Islas scored the lone goal of the evening for the Fuego.

Bowen put Galaxy II ahead after just 11 minutes off dish from Joe Franco. It did not take long for Bowen to add a second as the forward notched his second just 15 minutes later with Raul Mendiola playing the distributor. Islas capitalized on a Los Dos defensive breakdown to pull the Fuego to within one in the 55th minute, but Galaxy II soon extended their lead as Nishanian headed in a corner in the 66th minute. Pridham rounded out the scoring for Los Dos just moments before full time. 

Los Dos will begin the 2015 USL regular season on March 22 when they host Real Monarchs SLC at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium. 

21 February 10:21 am

Trialist Mika Vayrynen bagged a goal for the LA Galaxy during their 1-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers on Saturday, but his future with the club is still up in the air.

The 33-year-old Finnish international currently with HJK Helsinki had spells at Dutch giants Heerenveen and PSV as well as with English club Leeds Unite during his 15 year professional career.  Vayrynen began training with the club during the first days in Dublin, but after the victory over Rovers, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena says no decisions have been made on the Finn just yet.

“I’ve not made any decisions with Mika at this point,” Arena said. “I’m going to get that sorted out over the next couple of days.”

Meanwhile Trialist Edson Buddle was unable to suit up against Rovers due to an unspecified injury.