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15 June 1:59 pm

EA Sports released the new trailer for FIFA 16 at the E3 convention in Los Angeles on Monday. 

The trailer which is narrated by soccer great Pele incudes a brief shot of Seattle Sounders FC's home venue Century Link Field, and also provides several looks at the new game feature that will allow players to use select Women's National Teams

Check it out above 

15 June 12:13 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after an impressive performance against Columbus Crew SC last Saturday. 

In his first start  back from a left achillies injury, Rogers was a force along the left side of the field, frequently bombing down the wing to cause trouble for the Crew. The 27-year-old aided in the Galaxy's only goal of the game when his run up field saw the ball deflect off a Crew defender and fall perfectly for Sebastian Lletget for his first goal in a Galaxxy uniform. Rogers nearly scored a goal of his own just before the end of the half after making a strong down field only to see his shot go wide. 

Omar Gonzalez was named to the squad's bench for his impressive showing in the Galaxy's draw. 

14 June 8:44 am

The star of "Jurassic World" has some advice for new LA Galaxy addition Steven Gerrard: invest in sun screen. 

The "Jurassic World" leading man and California resident Chris Pratt spoke to Match of the Day magazine to offer a few words of wisdom to Gerrard who will trade the Liverpool fog for the Southern California sunshine next month. 

"I tell you what, Steven, if you're coming to LA, once you get there you're going to see a ball of fire in the sky," Pratt joked to Match of the Day magazine. "Do not be alarmed. It's called the sun. It's not going to kill you. It's just going to mean great weather all the time. Enjoy yourself, buddy. Look me up when you get there and I'll buy you a drink."
 
As the interview wore on, Pratt was questioned further about the Englishman's skin tone which resulted in one final quip from the "Jurassic World" star.
 
"Is he pasty? Yeah," Pratt joked. "You're going to need a lot of sun block!"

14 June 12:31 am

The U.S. Under-20's came razor close to reaching the semifinals of the 2015 U-20 World Cup but were ultimately undone in penalty kicks, falling 6-5 to Serbia. 

American goalkeeper Zack Steffen made two saves during the shootout but Nikola Maksimović converted his effort in the sixth round to give the Europeans their second-ever trip to the semifinals. The match was scoreless after an end-to-end 120 minutes resulting in a penalty kick shootout.

Forward Bradford Jamieson IV will now rejoin the LA Galaxy in the coming days after suffering an unspecified injury during the team's Round of 16 match against Colombia. 

13 June 10:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters after LA's 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew SC.
 
(On LA Galaxy’s performance tonight...)
 
ARENA: It was a good result. Our team played well tonight. Not an easy game, another game on the road, with a weather delay and that’s hard on the players. We lost a couple players with some muscle injuries due to the delay and all of that. So it wasn’t easy, I give our guys a lot of credit. They played hard and to get a point on the road is always good.
 
(On LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget’s performance...)
 
ARENA: He played very well tonight. It was a very impressive showing on his part. He did a good job, held the ball up, his passing was good, get out of tight spaces. He did a good job.
 
(On the change in energy levels between the two halves...)
 
ARENA: Our team did a good job on the night. Never easy, difficult conditions, difficult with the delay. It makes the game difficult to play teams for sure, but certainly as the visiting team it is not easy.
 
(On how the weather delay affected the players...)
 
ARENA: You don’t know when you’re starting, you don’t know. We scrambled around and in the last second we figured out a starting time and the players had fifteen minutes to get ready. That’s about it. We thought the game might have been postponed, actually.
 
(On keeping a tight defensive structure against Columbus Crew SC...)
 
ARENA: It’s important in any game. Defensively, we did a pretty good job. Give [Crew SC] credit, they scored a good goal.
 
13 June 12:27 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The LA Galaxy return to action on Saturday when they face Columbus Crew SC. 

Ahead of the Galaxy's match with Crew SC, below are a series of links, matchups to watch, and a prediction. 

LINKS:

*Gyasi Zardes is back with the LA Galaxy after a stellar showing with the U.S. National Team

*Jose Villarreal has declared himself fit and ready to play on Saturday

*LA Galaxy legend Landon Donovan discussed the Galaxy's recent form for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. 

*In the latest edition of By the Numbers, we look at the incredible depth that Bruce Arena has needed this season

*Reporting from Columbus, I provide a look at how the team is preparing for Crew SC

*Lastly, LAGalaxy.com's Larry Morgan provides a preview of the match presented by Drink 04 Water

MATCHUPS TO WATCH:

Kei Kamara vs. Omar Gonzalez

Gonzalez must keep an eye on Kamara throughout the cross of 90 minutes if the Galaxy are to pick up a win against Crew SC. Expect Kamara to challenge Gonzalez throughout the course of the match. 

Baggio Husidic vs. Hector Jimenez

The former LA Galaxy winger has settled well as a right back for the Crew, and will look to press Husidic, and the left side of the Galaxy defense. 

Fredrico Higuain vs. Juninho

One of the keys to silencing Kamara will be cutting down his service from Higuain. Look for Juninho to press the Argentine early and often to prevent him from influencing the match. 

PREDICTION:

Columbus Crew SC 2 (Kamara 2), LA Galaxy 3 (Villarreal, Ishizaki, Gordon)

13 June 11:37 am

Robbie Keane went 17 minutes in the Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Scotland in their 2016 Euro qualifier in Dublin on Saturday. 

Ireland took the lead off a goal by Jon Walters despite the forward being offside according to television replays. The lead did not last as the Scots pulled level in the 47th minute when John O'Shea deflected a shot by Shaun Mahoney into the back of the Irish net. Keane was brought in around the 73rd minute to help the Irish pull ahead but the go-ahead goal never came. 

With the result, the Irish are fourth in Group D with nine points after six games. The Republic of Ireland will resume qualifying in September with matches against Gibraltar on Sept. 4 in Portugal and Georgia on Sept. 7 in Dublin.

12 June 1:33 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The LA Galaxy will look for their first road win since last August on Saturday when they face a Columbus Crew SC side that is winless in their last five games. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at the roster rotation that Bruce Arena has needed to perform this season. On Saturday, the Galaxy are guaranteed to trot out their 17th different lineup this season.

Check it out below. 

11 June 4:11 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo was named to Panama's 23-man roster for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday.

A mainstay on the Panama squad, the 33-year-old goalkeeper has 103 appearances for his nation. The reigning Golden Gloves holder in the regional tournament, Penedo nearly backstopped Panama to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title before falling to the U.S. National Team in the final.

The 2015 edition of the tournament runs from July 7 to July 26 but Panama is scheduled to convene in preparation for the tournament on June 15. Penedo's participation in the tournament could see him miss as many as six league matches.  

The complete roster is below.

GOALKEEPERS: Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy), Luis Mejía (Fénix), José Calderón (Coatepeque)
 
DEFENDERS: Román Torres (Millonarios), Harold Cummings (Ind. Santa Fe), Roberto Chen (Málaga), Adolfo Machado (Saprissa), Luis Henríquez (Lech Poznan), Éric Davis (Sporting SM)
 
MIDFIELDERS: Miguel Camargo (Chorrillo), Darwin Pinzón (Sporting SM), Valentín Pimentel (CD Plaza Amador), Alfredo Stephens (Chorrillo FC), Aníbal Godoy (Honved Budapest), Gabriel Gómez (CS Herediano), Alberto Quintero (Lobos BUAP), Armando Cooper (St. Pauli)
 
FORWARDS:  Blas Pérez (FC Dallas), Luis Tejada (Juan Aurich), Rolando Blackburn (CSD Comunicaciones), Roberto Nurse (Dorados de Sinaloa), Gabriel Torres (Colorado Rapids), Abdiel Arroyo (CD Árabe Unido)
11 June 6:03 am

A.J. DeLaGarza and Guam made history on Thursday as the U.S. Territory picked up their first-ever victory in a World Cup qualifier after dispatching Turkmenistan 1-0 in a qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

An own goal by Turkmenistan right back Serdar Annaorazow in the 12th minute off a Guam throw-in was all the Matao needed to open their World Cup qualifying campaign with a win. DeLaGarza went 90 minutes in the victory in his longest action since May 17 after missing four matches due to a groin injury. 

Guam return to action on June 16 when they face India at the Guam National Football Stadium.