LA Galaxy

13 October 4:11 pm

LA Galaxy Homegrown Player Oscar Sorto started and went 90 minutes as the U.S. Under-23's fell 3-0 to their counterparts from Brazil on Monday evening in Brasilia.

The 20-year-old Galaxy defender was solid in defense for the USMNT U-23’s  and nearly helped set up an equalizer in the second half with a dangerous cross that was ultimately flubbed by former Galaxy Academy forward Mario Rodriguez.

Although the Americans had their chances, the Brazilians dominated from start to finish even going ahead after just three minutes when center back Luan beat U.S. goalkeeper Cody Cropper.  The Brazilians then padded their lead with two goals in the second half as Brazilian youngsters Douglas and Vinicius scored. 

13 October 12:42 pm

LA Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki was nominated for MLSsoccer.com’s Goal of the Week for his impressive chip shot in the club’s 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas on Sunday.

The goal came in the 22nd minute when off a failed clearance, Ishizaki chipped an out of position Chris Seitz to give LA an early lead that they could not maintain. The Swedish midfielder now has five goals on the season in his first year in MLS.

“It was a cross that they headed out to me and I took a good first touch,” Ishizaki said recalling the goal. “but I had two guys rushing me so I couldn't shoot it. I took a touch past those two guys and I saw the goal was open so I chipped it and it went in.”

Fans can vote for Ishizaki’s goal here and watch it below.  

12 October 7:54 pm

It’s come down to just two games to decide the Supporters’ Shield.

The LA Galaxy will take on Seattle Sounders FC in a home-at-home series that begins with this Sunday’s match at StubHub Center. LA will then travel to CenturyLink Field to face Seattle the following Saturday.

To clinch the Supporters’ Shield, the Galaxy will need at least four points since Seattle holds the first breaker (games won) over LA. Meanwhile, because of their possession of the first tiebreaker, the Sounders need just two points from the two games.

The complete list of scenarios is below.

*If the LA Galaxy earn a victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

-LA needs a win or a draw to clinch the Supporters’ Shield in Seattle. A loss gives Seattle the Shield based on wins tiebreaker.

*If the LA Galaxy draw with Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

-LA needs a win to clinch Supporters’ Shield in Seattle.  A draw or a loss allows Seattle to clinch the Supporters’ Shield.

*If the LA Galaxy lose to Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

-Seattle clinches the Supporters’ Shield regardless of the result on Saturday based on the wins tiebreaker.

 

12 October 7:02 pm

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

The loss saw the Galaxy's 10 game unbeaten run come to an end. 

Arena's thoughts are below. 

On what part of the game the Galaxy lost control…

ARENA: "We didn’t lose control of the game, we lost the game. We actually had a lot of control in the second half at times. It’s the sloppy play at the end of the game that makes the difference. We didn’t execute over a simple throw-in play."

On the several opportunities that the team had to pull ahead...

ARENA: "We had some chances. Didn’t get it done."

On going into the two Seattle games needing four points to win the Supporters' Shield...

ARENA: "That's fine. We know what is ahead of us." 

On if the loss was a learning experience for the Galaxy...

ARENA: "It's not a learning experience, they should have learned this a long time ago." 

12 October 8:50 am

CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan has enjoyed plenty of success in the Lone Star State and he'll make his final appearance in Texas on Sunday when the LA Galaxy take on FC Dallas. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at Donovan's success in Texas. 

Check it out below.

11 October 11:54 am

Landon Donovan donned the U.S. National Team kit for a final time on Friday in the U.S. National Team's 1-1 draw with Ecuador and U.S. Soccer made sure that their greatest player ever left with a truly meaningful parting gift.

Prior to the match with Ecuador, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati presented Donovan with a jersey made up of all 19 jerseys that Donovan wore during his career with the USMNT. The jersey was placed on a wooden frame that included the engraved names of all of Donovan's teammates from his 157 appearances with the national team. 

Check it out below.

10 October 1:08 pm

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's What to Watch For, we preview the LA Galaxy's upcoming match with FC Dallas.

Check it out below.

10 October 11:09 am

Landon Donovan will play in his final match for the U.S. National Team on Friday when the USMNT takes on Ecuador.

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at Donovan's banner career with the U.S. National Team. 

10 October 10:19 am

Landon Donovan will take the field for a final time for the U.S. National Team on Friday in their match against Ecuador and as part of the celebration, ESPN has released a special never before seen Donovan-centric 'This is SportsCenter" commercial. 

In the video, Donovan shows off his funny side by playing a joke on SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt. 

Check it out below.

09 October 8:07 am

Everyone is rushing to honor Landon Donovan ahead of his final cap for the U.S. National Team and the latest to the party is the soccer website Soccerly.

In the stunning graphic below, Soccerly designer Shio created a composite of all the USMNT jerseys that Donovan wore during his 15 years with the national team. 

Check it out.