CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy dealt defender Greg Cochrane to the Chicago Fire on Monday in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
Cochrane made just a single start for the Galaxy this preseason (during their 2-1 victory over F.C. Shirak) after making a total of 15 showings in all competitions during 2013 campaign. Despite an injury to regular left back Todd Dunivant, Cochrane had fallen behind expected signing James Riley in the depth chart.
The deal to trade Cochrane could bode well for veteran trialist Dan Gargan who has been with the club throughout the preseason. LA released defender Brian Gaul last week.
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The new LA Galaxy jersey will be revealed later today, but first the U.S. National Team unveiled their new primary kit for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The kit, which will be worn by both the USMNT and the U.S. women's team, features an all-white design with gray horizontal pinstripes throughout the body and the sleeves. Meanwhile, on the inside of the back collar is a blue pennant design that features the 13 stars from the original American flag.
The jersey will be available world-wide on Wednesday, but is already for sale at Nike stores and nike.com on preorder.
Check it out below.
LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane was named the Republic of Ireland's Senior International Player of the Year on Sunday in a ceremony at the RTE Television Studios in Dublin.
Keane tallied eight goals internationally to boost his all-time Ireland national team record to 62 goals.The Ireland captain's international tally is fourth among European international goal scorers behind Ferenc Puskás (89 goals for Hungary and Spain), Sándor Kocsis (75 goals for Hungary), Gerd Müller, and Miroslav Klose (both with 68 goals for Germany).
The 33-year-old has now won Ireland's Senior International Player of the Year award two times and the FAI Young International Player of the Year award twice.
Although the award is certainly an honor for Keane, it is his acceptance video that is a must-see.
Check it out below.
The wait is almost over, the LA Galaxy's new primary kit will be unveiled on Monday morning.
The jersey is set to be officially released on LAGalaxy.com at 11:11 am and be immediately available for purchase. In the final look at the jersey, we can see the "This is LA" blue-and-gold jock tag placed on the bottom of the kit. As you know, the tag is also on the team's current secondary jerseys.
Remember that you can pick up the jersey tomorrow at the Team LA Store and at MLSGear online. Season ticket holders will also be able to use their discounts to purchase the kit at the StubHub Center's Team LA Store.
Excited for the new kit? Below are the other four jersey reveals.
Jersey Look #1: Back collar
Jersey Look #2: Logo
Jersey Look #3: Sash stripes
Club Tijuana came within 10 minutes of their first road victory in over a year, but a late goal by Liber Quiñones sealed a 1-1 draw for the Xolos against Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, and extended Tijuana's road winless streak to 19 games.
Midfielder Christian Pellerano gave Tijuana the lead six minutes into the match as a failed Veracruz clearance of a Xolos' corner fell perfectly for the Argentine who slotted it past the goalkeeper for the finish. Tijuana went down a man in the 78th minute as Pellerano was sent off for his second yellow leaving the Xolos to play with 10 for the remainder of the game. Up a man, Veracruz made Xolos pay three minutes later when the Tiburones Rojos (Red Sharks) took advantage of some shambolic Tijuana defending as Angel Reyna floated a pass over the visitors back-line to a waiting Quiñones who easily fired a shot past Cirilo Saucedo for the equalizer.
Former Galaxy striker Herculez Gomez and Texas-native Greg Garza started and fellow American Joe Corona came on midway through the first half due to a shoulder injury to Fernando Arce. Paul Arriola and recent U.S. National team call-up Edgar Castillo were not on the game day roster.
Highlights of the draw are below.
There's no question that Robbie Keane is what makes the LA Galaxy tick.
In the latest installment of MLSsoccer.com's The Throw-in, Jonah Freedman discusses the importance of the Galaxy's Irish captain and the influence that he has had on the team in an very interesting piece. In his piece, Freedman breaks down the importance of Landon Donovan to Keane's success, but for good measure, I went a little deeper and broke down the LA captain's numbers ( in all MLS competitions) when he's beside Donovan up top, when Donovan is on the pitch in midfield and when he is out of the lineup.
WHEN DONOVAN IS IN MIDFIELD: 11 goals. (3 in 2011, 4 in 2012, 4 in 2013)
WITHOUT DONOVAN ON THE FIELD: 8 goals (0 in 2011, 5 in 2012, 3 in 2013)
PARTNERED ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER: 22 goals. (0 in 2011, 13 in 2012, 9 in 2013)
It's time for yet another look at the new LA Galaxy primary kit.
In this latest image, we have eight stripes in a sash on what appears to be the bottom half of the jersey. When you compare it alongside with the jersey portion that was unveiled earlier in the week, it's safe to ascertain that there will be 11 stripes on the kit.
Also, there is word that the Galaxy will be unveiling the jerseys in a campaign that will include Galaxy supporters, current LA players as well as several team legends from yesteryear.
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CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy announced on Friday afternoon that they have waived defender Bryan Gaul ahead of the 2014 MLS season.
Gaul, who enjoyed a strong rookie season in 2012, struggled mightily in 2013 as he split time between the Galaxy, Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and the Carolina Railhawks. The 24-year-old was used primarily as a reserve this preseason for the Galaxy after failing to make a first team appearance last season.
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In the four installment of Road to Morocco, the LA Galaxy and Club Tijuana discuss the importance of winning the CONCACAF Champions League.
Check out the latest video below.
Watch the previous editions here:
Episode 1: Visiting Club Tijuana
Episode 2: Battle for San Diego
Episode 3: L.A. vs. Tijuana: Taco challenge
U.S. National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 24-man training camp roster for the March 5 match against Ukraine and left off the list were Galaxy stalwarts Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez.
The roster is predominantly European-based players with just two selections from MLS (Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey) but also includes Club Tijuana left back Edgar Castillo. The inclusion of Castillo is quite notable for Galaxy fans as the Xolos defender will log heavy mileage in the coming weeks with potential appearances in Tijuana’s March 1 match against Veracruz, the U.S. friendly four days later, Tijuana’s March 7 game against Chivas de Guadalajara, and finally the CONCACAF Champions League first leg against the LA at StubHub Center on March 12.
Also called up to the training squad is Florida-born Bayern Munich wunderkind Julian Green who is not yet eligible to appear for the U.S. due to his appearances in the German national youth set up.
The match which was moved away from Ukraine earlier in the week due to political unrest in that country will take place in Cyprus at Antonis Papadopoulous Stadium in the city of Larnica.
Check out the full roster below.
GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)
DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield ), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Barnsley), Danny Williams (Reading)
FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (Utrecht), Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)