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.
Thoughts on the kit?
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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.
Thoughts on Gaul?
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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)
The MLS season opener is fast approaching and on Thursday, the LA Galaxy unveiled their latest television spot titled "We are the LA Galaxy."
Check it out below.
CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy II won their second match on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over NASL club Minnesota United FC in a closed door scrimmage.
Jack McBean scored once in both halves and former UC Irvine attacker Miguel Ibarra scored for Minnesota.
Minnesota United take on the Galaxy first team on Saturday in a closed-door scrimmage at StubHub Center.
Minnesota provided highlights to the match which can be seen below.
CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy II will reportedly be adding yet another player to their roster in the coming weeks.
Sources close to the club tell LA Galaxy Insider that the USL PRO side is close to a deal with 22-year-old French defensive midfielder André Auras.
The French-Senegalese midfielder made 11 appearances for Stade Brestois 29 during the 2013 season. The French second division club announced on Wednesday that the former French youth international had declined his contact in order to sign a deal with the Galaxy.
On Wednesday, Galaxy II defeated NASL side Minnesota United 2-1 at the StubHub Center’s Track and Field Stadium. LA Homegrown Player Jack McBean scored two goals in the victory.
The MLS Regular Season is upon us and before the start of the season, I'll be offering readers of LA Galaxy Insider, the chance to "Beat the Insider" in MLS Fantasy.
The rules of the game are simple as fans will simply need to make an entry in MLSsoccer.com's MLS Fantasy game and set their favorite team to Los Angeles Galaxy. By joining, you'll be entered into the club's supporters league and have a chance at a $200 dollar prize and as the season goes on, LAGalaxy.com will be providing additional prizes (think: jerseys, scarves and game tickets). Now, I'm a relative neophyte to Fantasy MLS, but I'll be taking this season seriously and will be providing fantasy MLS coverage throughout the 2014 season.
My team for the first week of the season is below.
Think that you've got what it takes to "Beat the Insider"? Be sure to join now.
The LA Galaxy's primary jersey will be unveiled on March 3 and on Wednesday, we take a second look at the club's new primary kit on LA Galaxy Insider.
Earlier in the week, we looked at the the Galaxy emblem on the back collar, now we take a look at the team's crest which is emblazoned with quasars. This effect means that the team's three jerseys will each have their own interpretation of the Galaxy crest with the second kit (and the training jersey) providing the classic blue and gold logo while the 1996-inspired third jersey depicts the logo in greyscale. The front of the jersey's collar can also be seen with the same gold and blue pattern that was seen on the back.
Remember, these jerseys can already be preordered on MLSGear.com.
Below is a video from the league that provides an initial glance at the new kits of 19 MLS teams.
Check it out.