International

16 June 1:22 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Bradford Jamieson IV is back in the fold with the LA Galaxy after a successful stint with the U.S. U-20’s at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but the youngster has yet to return to the field.  

Jamieson scored a goal and made four appearances at the U-20 World Cup during the group stage but saw his participation in the tournament end due to a violent head injury in the early stages of the U.S.’ 1-0 win over Colombia in the Round of 16. Jamieson’s injury left him unavailable for the U.S.' penalty kick defeat to Serbia in the quarterfinals.

On Tuesday, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena confirmed that 18-year-old suffered a concussion against Colombia, and is currently under evaluation by the club’s medical staff in adherence with the league’s concussion protocol.

“I don’t know when he’s going to be back training,” Arena said. “He’s here though, he was [at the stadium] today.” 

16 June 9:18 am

Rack up another World Cup qualifying victory for A.J. DeLaGarza and the tiny island territory of Guam, this time against a nation of more than 1.2. billion people. 

Goals by former Galaxy midfielder Brandon McDonald and Travis Nicklaw were  enough for the Matao to defeat India 2-1, giving Guam their second straight victory in the second round of AFC World Cup qualifying. The Blue Tigers picked up a late goal from former Sporting Kansas City striker Sunil Chhetri in  the third minute of stoppage time, but it wasn't enough for the Indians to share the spoils. DeLaGarza went 90 minutes in the victory, and was responsible for denying an attempt by Indian striker C.K Vineeth during the game's early stages. 

Guam are now in first place in Group D with six points, ahead of Oman (three points) and Iran (one point), who have each played one fewer game than the Matao. Turkmenistan (one point) and India (zero points) round out the group in fourth and fifth place respectively.

After earning two wins at home, Guam will play their next World Cup qualifier on hostile ground as they travel to face Iran on Sept. 3 before returning to the island to host Oman on Sept. 8. 

13 June 11:37 am

Robbie Keane went 17 minutes in the Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Scotland in their 2016 Euro qualifier in Dublin on Saturday. 

Ireland took the lead off a goal by Jon Walters despite the forward being offside according to television replays. The lead did not last as the Scots pulled level in the 47th minute when John O'Shea deflected a shot by Shaun Mahoney into the back of the Irish net. Keane was brought in around the 73rd minute to help the Irish pull ahead but the go-ahead goal never came. 

With the result, the Irish are fourth in Group D with nine points after six games. The Republic of Ireland will resume qualifying in September with matches against Gibraltar on Sept. 4 in Portugal and Georgia on Sept. 7 in Dublin.

01 May 3:09 pm

LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Eric Lopez earned Goalkeeper of the tournament honors as the U.S Under-15's won the presgitious Tournament delle Nazioni on Friday with a 3-2 win over Austria.

Andrew Carleton scored twice for the Americans in the first half before Tim Weah (son of soccer great George Weah) scored the tournament winner to give the U.S. U-15's the victory on Friday in Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy.. The U.S. qualified for the final by defeating host nation Italy in a penalty kick shootout that featured a save from Lopez to help the Americans best the Italian U-15 squad. 

Joining Lopez (center) on the U.S. U-15 squad were fellow Galaxy Academy players, Zico Bailey (pictured left) and defender Jake Arteaga (pictured right). 

 

22 April 10:24 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- The U.S. National Team kept up their dominance of Mexico on Wednesday as the U-23's picked up a 3-0 victory at StubHub Center against their counterparts from El Tri. 

Former LA Galaxy Academy forward Mario Rodriguez, Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Christian Dean and Stanford University's Jordan Morris all scored in the victory. U.S. Goalkeeper Cody Cropper made seven saves as he fended off an active Mexico attack. 

LA Galaxy midfielder Jose Villarreal left in the 40th minute with a left hamstring strain. The injury occurred in the same hamstring that forced Villarreal to miss the Galaxy's match against Vancouver earlier this month. Fellow Galaxy homegrown Oscar Sorto went 68 minutes along the right side of defense in the American victory.

21 April 4:45 pm

CARSON, Calif. --- Mexican soccer legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco is hanging up his cleats once and for all.

The three-time World Cup player for Mexico announced earlier this year that he will retire after the 2015 Copa MX final that will pit his Puebla F.C. against vaunted Chivas de Guadalajara, in order to pursue a career in Politics. A soccer legend for his performances with El Tri and Club America, Blanco became a force in Major League Soccer during a threeyear stint with the Chicago Fire. 

During his three seasons in Chicago, Blanco crossed paths with current Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic who was played with the Mexican star during the 2009 season. 

"Temo was awesome," said  It was pretty cool to be able to play with such a good player. ... For me, he's probably the most exciting Mexican player to ever play in the league."

Called "Bayo" by the former Mexican international, the most lasting memory that Husidic has of Blanco was his very first interaction. 

"He was an absolute prankster. My rookie year, I roomed with him for preseason and I was coming into the team super nervous. We were in Querétaro and I walk in [the room], I saw bags on the floor but there was no one anywhere. All of a sudden, he pops out of the closet and tackles me onto the bed, and starts speaking in Spanish. He spoke such slang that you could barely understand his Spanish."

14 April 2:44 pm

LA Galaxy defender A.J. DeLaGarza and the Guam National Team learned that they'll their opponents for their first-ever foray into World Cup qualifying as the Asian Federation announced the eight groups that will 40 teams that will complete in the second round of 2018 World Cup qualifying. 

DeLaGarza and Guam find themselves placed in Group D alongside Iran, India, Oman and Turkmenistan. The winner of each group receives an automatic berth to the next round of World Cup qualifying and will be joined by the top four second place teams across the eight groups. The remaining teams that do not continue in the quest for a place in the World Cup will enter various levels of qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

The Matao open their first-ever World Cup qualifying campaign with two home matches as they host Turkmenistan on June 11 in Guam before taking on India on June 16. Should DeLaGarza join the squad for the start of World Cup qualifying, he'd likely miss the Galaxy's June 13 road match against the Columbus Crew.

10 April 10:20 am


 

LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes has made himself quite at home with the U.S. National Team in the past few months, and with international appearances come certain perks. 

During the USMNT's recent tour of FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Zardes and international teammate Miguel Ibarra were featured in FIFA's Crossbar Challenge. The two U.S. National Team players had 10 chances to hit the crossbar, with the winner rattling the frame more than the other. 

Check out who won in the video above.

31 March 11:10 am

LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes earned a start and went 89 minutes as the U.S. National Team picked up a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Zurich on Tuesday. 

Starting up top alongside Jozy Altidore, Zardes was active from the start and had numerous opportunties in the first half to give the Americans the advantage. The Americans went into the half up a goal after Orlando City's Brek Shea scored a stunning free kick to put the U.S. ahead. 

Zardes came closest to finding the back of the net just moments into the second half when he beat the goalkeeper but skied his header just wide of the frame. As the half wore on, the Swiss began to find their feet and were boosted when Jozy Altidore was sent off in the 68th minute after a late challenge and dissent to the referee. 

Up a man, Switzerland found their goal in the 80th minute when a defensive breakdown on a corner kick allowed Valentin Stocker to poke a shot past William Yarbrough. With the goal, the U.S. has now conceded 12 times in the second half since the World Cup. 

The Americans return to action later this month when they face Mexico in San Antonio on April 15.

27 March 3:22 pm

LA Galaxy II forward Ariel Lassiter started in midfield for the U.S. Under-23's during their 3-2 victory over the Bosnia & Herzegovina U-23's. 

Jordan Morris, former Galaxy Academy player Mario Rodriguez, Benji Joya, Alonso Hernandez, and Fatai Ashe scored for the Americans in the rout. Lassiter played a 61 minutes agaisnt the Europeans while Galaxy defender Oscar Sorto did not feature in the game. 

The U.S. U-23's will play the final match of their European training camp next week when they take on the Denmark U-23's next Tuesday at Lyngby Stadion in Copenhagen.