06 March 11:26 am

CARSON, Calif. -- Gyasi Zardes entered the preseason as something of a forgotten man with the LA Galaxy’s new additions grabbing the headlines, but the forward has staked his claim to start in Saturday’s season opener against Real Salt Lake.

The second-year attacker has been revitalized this preseason as he has appeared to shake off the finishing woes that plagued him in his rookie season. Just where he ends up on the field still remains a question mark, however, as he has had some of his greatest success playing on the right side of midfield and up top.

However, ask one of his more accomplished teammates about where Zardes should play and the answer is a simple one.

“His best position [in midfield] whether it’s on the left or the right hand side because he’s quick and can beat people,” said LA captain Robbie Keane who is quick to praise Zardes for his improved finishing this preseason. “It’s all well and good to be doing it during the preseason, but it’s about doing it when the real business starts.”

When told of Keane’s declaration, Zardes agrees, “I feel like I’m good in the midfield. I feel like I pose a threat and can get the ball to the forward’s feet."

But at times, when Zardes pushes forward, it changes the Galaxy’s formation as their 4-4-2 formation evolves into an apparent 4-3-3, something that the second-year attacker is keenly aware of.

“I’m always pushing into the attack,” said Zardes of his positioning on the field. “I don’t know what the coaches have in mind, but wherever they use me whether it’s as a forward or in midfield, I’m going to try to be a threat.”


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06 March 11:10 am

Omar Gonzalez is well-known for his hilarious videos and when he was in New York for the league's marketing tour, the LA Galaxy center back unveiled his latest funny clip.

In this video, Gonzalez meets up with a well-known former teammate who steals the show from the affable defender.

Check it out on YouTube and Vine below. 

05 March 6:00 pm

We've seen that the LA Galaxy brand carries internationally and now I wanted to take another look at just how far the Galaxy have reached. 

In a video that came to my attention earlier in the week, we see a class of Thai students in the city of Atuutthaya performing Galaxy chants. The uploader is Alex Kozela, a member of the LA Riot Squad, who currently lives in Thailand. 

Check it out below.

05 March 4:51 pm

The LA Galaxy signed captain Robbie Keane to a new multi-year contract extension on Wednesday that may keep him with the club for as many as three years

In honor of the Galaxy forward's new contract, honored the Irishman with an infographic that highlights his accomplishments for both club and country. My favorite touch is the addition of a quote from legendary Irish author James Joyce. 

Check out what may be my favorite piece of LA Galaxy content this year below. 

05 March 2:27 pm

Robbie Keane is not leaving Southern California any time soon.

The LA Galaxy announced on Wednesday that Keane had signed a new multi-year contract extension to remain with the club. Keane is coming off an impressive 2013 campaign that saw him score 16 goals and 11 assists in 23 appearances while finishing second in MLS MVP voting to former teammate Mike Magee. The 33-year-old Irish forward is expected to start Saturday's MLS season opener against Real Salt Lake. 

As for the length of the deal, under league rules those details were not released, but the Galaxy captain told Sky Sports in November that he had signed a new contract that could keep him with the club for as many as three additional years.


Pleased that Keane is staying with the club for the long haul?

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05 March 2:04 pm

Omar Gonzalez did not make the trip with the U.S. National Team for their match against the Ukraine, but the LA Galaxy center back may have solidified his starting spot at the World Cup due to the USMNT's lackluster defensive performance in a 2-0 loss to the Eastern European nation. 

Andriy Yarmolenko put the Ukrainians up 12 minutes into the match before the Marko Devic sealed the victory for the Eastern Europeans with a finish in the 67th minute. Both goals featured defensive breakdowns in the build-up that aided the Ukrainians. Club Tijuana left back Edgar Castillo started and went 63 minutes in the defeat. 

The match was played in Cyprus due to political turmoil in Ukraine. Jurgen Klinsmann's squad returns to action on April 2 when they take on CONCACAF arch rival Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. 

04 March 6:58 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan will have the MLS all-time regular season goal scoring record, it's just a matter of time. 

On Saturday in the LA Galaxy's MLS season opener against Real Salt Lake, Donovan will resume his hunt for the MLS all-time regular season goal scoring record and ahead of his quest, I spoke to the Galaxy star about his feelings about the record

04 March 2:43 pm

It's official, James Riley is a member of the LA Galaxy.

The Galaxy announced on Tuesday that the Galaxy have signed the veteran outside back who has spent much of the preseason with the club. Riley's move to the Galaxy was first reported on LA Galaxy Insider

Riley has played six games for the Galaxy this preseason playing primarily as a left back due to the injury to first team regular Todd Dunivant. If Dunivant is unable to recover from a nagging hamstring injury, expect Riley to start the season opener against Real Salt Lake on the left side of defense. Once Dunivant returns to full fitness, expect Riley to serve as the primary reserve for both outside back positions. 

Although Riley has been signed, there has been no decision yet on trialist Dan Gargan who is still training with the team. 

Thoughts on the addition?

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04 March 2:10 pm

It's MLS preview season and the latest of interest is this funny -- and informative -- exchange between Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman for their "Big Head Red Head" feature on

Check it out below. 

04 March 11:46 am

Happy Landon Donovan Day!

It’s an American soccer holiday as LA Galaxy and U.S. National Team superstar Landon Donovan celebrates his 32nd birthday today.

Donovan’s resume is not short of accolades and on the occasion of his 32nd birthday, one of my favorite sites Complex Magazine crowned him as the Best American Soccer Player ever.  There’s little surprise that Donovan would be the choice as he is currently the U.S. National Team’s leading goal scorer and one goal short of becoming the all-time leader in MLS regular season goals.

At 32, Donovan is expected to play a major role in the fortunes of the U.S. National Team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer and ahead of that tournament, Donovan spoke about his World Cup experience –and his future— to

Check out the video below.