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02 April 7:56 pm

Michael Bradley put the U.S. National Team ahead 1-0 off an impressive volley off a Graham Zusi corner kick. The play was set up by an Omar Gonzalez header that led to the subsquent corner. 

Check it out below. 

02 April 1:27 pm

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The matches between the United States and Mexico does not need attention, but Wednesday's match will get significant publicity as it may be the U.S. debut of Bayern Munich wunderkind Julian Green. 

The addition of Green -- a former hockey star --  to the USMNT fold has been a hot button issue in the American soccer circles prompting considerable hype of a player that SB Nation's Ryan Rosenblatt labels "the best prospect that the USA has ever had."  Prior to the match, Green did not speak to the media, but U.S. captain Clint Dempsey and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann each said that he has acclimated well to the team ahead of the Mexico match. 

Ahead of the Mexico match, Green spoke to the federation's website about switching to the United States.

02 April 12:21 pm

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The most heated rivalry in CONCACAF will take place on Wednesday at the University of Phoenix Stadium when the United States takes on Mexico. 

Ahead of the match, Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan spoke about the importance not of getting a result against El Tri, but performing well ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. I also filed this video match preview with interviews of Jurgen Klinsmann, Omar Gonzalez and Donovan.

Check it out. 

02 April 10:36 am

LA Galaxy center back Omar Gonzalez was profiled by USA Today as a representative of "New America" ahead of the U.S. match against Mexico on Wednesday. 

Read Kelly Whiteside's piece on the defender here.

01 April 6:29 pm

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The U.S. National Team took part in training on Tuesday at the University of Phoenix Stadium ahead of their match against Mexico.

Check it out below.

 

01 April 5:59 pm

LAGalaxy.com has created a "By The Numbers" graphic ahead of the U.S. National Team's match against Mexico on Wednesday. 

Myself and the rest of the LAGalaxy.com will be providing coverage throughout the match live from Arizona. 

Check out the graphic below.

01 April 1:49 pm

One of my favorite parts of the lead up of a World Cup is the gradual unveil of each nations kits and on Tuesday, the U.S. National Team unveiled their away uniform for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The jersey features a blue, white and red pattern and will be used by both the U.S. Men's and Women's team. U.S. Soccer's announcement comes on heels of their reveal of the primary kit  which is a white polo kit with understated blue stripes down the jersey

Below is a photo produced by U.S. Soccer of Los Angeles-based musical act Haim in the kits.

Thoughts on the jersey? Will you be going through the Wire to make it your favorite "Forever?"

01 April 11:46 am

CARSON, Calif. – A.J. DeLaGarza is in a race to be fit for Sunday’s SuperClasico match between the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA as he looks to recover from a left ankle contusion suffered a week ago against Real Salt Lake.

While his teammates began preparations for Sunday’s SuperClasico, DeLaGarza was lightly jogging around the training ground, still feeling the aftereffects of a harsh tackle from RSL forward Alvaro Saborio more than a week earlier. Although LA head coach Bruce Arena stated that it was “too early” to declare his defender ready for Sunday, DeLaGarza is optimistic that he can be back to game fitness in time to contribute against the Rojblancos—but not at the expense of a potential win.

“I'm being optimistic. Hopefully, I can get out there and help the team. At the same time, I'm not going to put the team out there and not be able to perform 100 percent,” said DeLaGarza. “Someone else can go there and do the job, and be healthy, but my goal is to be on the field any way possible.”

Expect DeLaGarza to participate against Chivas?

Share thoughts below. 

01 April 11:09 am

LA Galaxy II defender Oscar Sorto has been named to the USL PRO’s Team of the Week after a 90 minute shift in LA’s 1-1 draw with Sacramento Republic FC last week.

In addition to Sorto, forward Chandler Hoffman and midfielder Raul Mendiola were named as honorable mentions.  Mendiola provided the assist to Hoffman who scored the game-tying goal last week. 

31 March 6:20 pm

The LA Galaxy received a special honor on Monday as one of Mashable.com's 'Teams to watch for" in the build-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In addition to naming the Galaxy as a team to follow, they also signaled out Omar Gonzalez as a player to keep an eye on ahead of the festitives this summer in Brazil. 

Check it out here