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10 May 9:20 am

FRISCO, Texas -- LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes ended his eight game goalless streak, but you can forgive the 23-year-old for being less than pleased with the performance after the LA Galaxy's 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas.

Starting as the lone striker, Zardes snapped his scoreless drought in the 59th minute by nodding in a Stefan Ishizaki corner past Dallas’ goalkeeper Dan Kennedy. The run itself was vintage Zardes as the 23-year-old wiggled free of a defender to create the space needed to nod the cross down to the far post.

After the match, Zardes was pleased with his second goal of the season, but admitted that the way the Galaxy conceded two goals in the final 15 minutes left him in a sour mood.

"Personally, it's good to get the goal but that's not my main priority,” Zardes told reporters after the loss. “My main priority is the team and getting more than a point on this road trip. It's difficult losing a point like this."

With Robbie Keane (groin strain) and Jose Villarreal (hamstring strain) still dealing with injuries, the Galaxy could use more offensive production from Zardes. After the match, head coach Bruce Arena admitted that the time is now for Zardes to go on a scoring run much like he did in 2014 when he ended the season with 16 goals.   

"Let's hope," Arena said. "Let's hope."

09 May 10:40 pm

FRISCO, Texas -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters following his club's 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas. 

(On conceding two goals late in the game...)

ARENA: “We didn’t do well at the end of the game in the last 15 minutes or so, and that’s my responsibility. When a team plays that poorly on the road, they’re not well coached. We blew a lot of points this week, we could have stolen six points this week, and we walked away with one. That’s my responsibility; I have not done a good job with this team to get them tactically ready for games.”  

(On what he has to do to get the players to be better late..)

ARENA:"Train and get them to think when they're tired. We should not have lost that game tonight."

(On Gyasi Zardes' goal perhaps kick starting his confidence...)

ARENA: "Let's hope. Let's hope." 

(On the LA goal that was nullified by an offside call...)
 
ARENA: "I think the ball hit Tommy Meyer in an offside position."
 
(On losing Dan Gargan to yellow card accumulation suspension...)
 
ARENA: "We'll have someone else ready to go." 
 
(On the game as a whole...)
 
ARENA: "We played well for 75 minutes, we played poorly for 15." 
 
 
 
 
09 May 10:10 am

Incoming LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard will lead Liverpool FC against their bitter rivals Chelsea for the final time this Sunday, but before he faces off against the Blues for one last time, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made sure that the Liverpool skipper knew just how he felt after years of heated rivalry.

In his pregame press conference, the always affable Mourinho waxed poetic about Gerrard, calling the Liverpool midfielder his "most favorite enemy" and stating that facing players of his caliber helped him become a "better manager." Mourinho also revealed that he attempted to sign Gerrard three times during his stints at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, but each time Gerrard opted to stay with Liverpool due to his loyalty for the club.

Watch Mourinho's complete comments above. 

08 May 3:47 pm

FRISCO, Texas. -- The LA Galaxy will look to extend their unbeaten streak to six games when they face FC Dallas on Saturday in the Lone Star State.

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at FC Dallas' goalkeeper Dan Kennedy's career record against the Galaxy. 

08 May 12:36 pm

FRISCO, Texas. -- The LA Galaxy announced the signing of former U.S. youth international midfielder Sebastian Lletget on Friday

A 22-year-old left-footed midfielder, Lletget spent the last five years with West Ham United making just a single first appearance in an FA Cup match a year ago. Although Northern California native was mostly limited U-21 matches with the Hammers, Lletget does boast considerable youth international experience having suited up for the U.S. U-17's, U-20's and U-23's. 

To acquire Lletget, the Galaxy sent $50,000 in allocation money to the New England Revolution for the player's discovery rights.  

"He's a good young player who is going to help us in the midfield. He can play on the inside or out wide. He's a player that will obviously help our depth in the midfield and hopefully, he can develop into a good player in our league," Arena said on Friday. "We'll obviously need to see him in our environment for a while before we can determine where he's going to fit in but he's a player with good potential."

06 May 11:05 pm

SANDY, Utah -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed the media after his team's scoreless draw to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Arena's thoughts on the match are below. 

(On the match overall...)

ARENA: “You know the game wasn’t crazy, it wasn’t very good. But it wasn’t crazy.”

(On His feelings on the defensive performance of his team…)

ARENA: “Yes for the most part but at the end but with some fatigue and we made some mistakes so that wasn’t good. The guys fought for 90 minutes. It was a tough night with all the circumstances around the conditions. Nothing great. We’re not going to market this one.”

(On the game’s ending..)

ARENA: “We’ll take the point and get out of here.

(On if he was disappointed with Juninho missing the penalty…)

ARENA: “Whatever.”

(On Omar Gonzalez’s performance…)

ARENA: “Omar did well; we had a bunch of guys playing hurt. We’re missing a lot of players so to come here and battle while dealing with the altitude and conditions, and to get a point, I can’t complain. We’ll get a couple guys back for Saturday, and I expect the same kind of effort.” 

06 May 2:57 pm

LA Galaxy II forward Ariel Lassiter was named to USL Team of the Week for week seven after his late goal against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 gave Los Dos their third consecutive victory. 

Lassiter's finish came in impressive fashion in the 87th minute as the forward scooped up a turnover at midfield and then fired a long pass to Raul Mendiola, who found streaked up field before finding Lassiter waiting on the back post. The goal was Lassiter's team-leading third of the 2015 season. 

The complete Team of the Week squad is below. 

06 May 1:02 pm

The LA Galaxy may finally be adding another attacking midfielder to their arsenal. 

Goal.com's Ives Galarcep reported on Wednesday morning that the former U.S. youth international Sebastian Lletget will be signing with the Galaxy on a free transfer from English club West Ham. To sign Lletget, Galarcep reports that the Galaxy will need to send allocation money to the New England Revolution who placed a discovery claim on the 22-year-old mifielder. 

A native of San Francisco, California, Lletget spent the last five years with the Hammers but was unable to make an English Premier League appearance for the club. Lletget's lone first team showing came in the 2014 FA Cup competition. Although Lletget did not feature much for West Ham, the midfielder boasts U.S. youth international experience at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels. 

A central midfielder who can also play out wide, Lletget's reported signing could bring depth to a Galaxy attack that has dealt with injuries to Robbie Keane and Jose Villarreal in recent weeks. 

05 May 7:36 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Ignacio Maganto impressed many in his first MLS start against the Colorado Rapids, but now the young Spanish midfielder is hoping for more as the LA Galaxy embark on an eight day, two game road trip. 

In his first ever regular season appearance for the Galaxy, the 23-year-old was incredibly active against Colorado providing energy for a Galaxy attack that was otherwise listless until Alan Gordon's late goal. After the match, Galaxy boss Bruce Arena had high praise for the youngster stating that he played exceptionally well in his first start

Although his debut earned him plenty of plaudits from the team and media alike, Maganto knows that he can improve. 

"I felt comfortable against Colorado, but I know that I can do better. I want to keep improving every day," Maganto said. "I want to be more dangerous in front of goal and get some chances in front of the net." 

As he looks to build upon his showing against Colorado, Maganto is confident that he can have an impact against Real Salt Lake if given a chance to feature on Wednesday.

"I have a lot of confidence," he said. "I'm going to do my best to make the team even more confident so that I can play more and help the team get wins."

04 May 4:31 pm

CARSON, Calif. –The LA Galaxy have played their last four games without captain Robbie Keane due to a groin strain, and may be in line to play two more matches with their Irish forward out of the lineup.

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told reporters on Monday that no decisions have been made on Keane’s status for the team’s upcoming eight day road trip that will feature matches against Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas.

“I haven’t decided our travel roster yet,” Arena said.

The Galaxy’s last four matches without the Irishman haven’t always featured the finest displays of attacking soccer but the team has earned results as LA have racked up a 2-0-2 record with the captain on the shelf.  Although the Galaxy readily admit that they’ve missed their captain, defender Dan Gargan says that Keane’s absence is no excuse for their form as of late.

“Obviously, he changes the game when he’s on the field. But it’s not an excuse as to why we put 11 players on the field and we’re not playing up to our potential,” Gargan said. "I think our game changes with him on the field and vice versa with him off the field. I think we’re good enough to get results as we have done. But we’re also good enough to find a better form than what we’re putting out right now.”