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30 March 2:45 pm

WASHINGTON -- Brian Rowe conceded a goal late, but the 26-year-old goalkeeper was pleased with his showing in the LA Galaxy's 1-0 defeat to D.C. United last week. 

Filling in for Jaime Penedo who was away on international duty, Rowe made two saves as he kept a clean sheet until Chris Pontius' goal in the third minute of stoppage time gave the Galaxy their first defeat of 2015. Although United forced just two saves, the Galaxy back-up needed to make several last ditch stops as the wind and cold nearly led to several miscues that forced Rowe to recover. 

“It was not the most ideal conditions, but both teams have to deal with them and play in them. Early on they tried to dump a few balls in the box to keep their numbers up, so I thought we did well in the first half with the wind in our face. We adjusted well in the second half.”
 
Penedo is expected to return to the starting lineup for this week's match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, but Rowe admits that his string of appearances early on have been important for his development. 
 
“I feel confident and comfortable. The more games I get, the better I will feel," said Rowe. "But you cannot give up last minute goals. I thought we at least deserved to get a point. In soccer stuff like that happens, but I know we will learn a lot from this game and we will be ready for next week.”
29 March 4:13 pm

LA Galaxy Homegrown Player Bradford Jamieson IV earned a start as the U.S. U-20's were defeated 2-1 by the England U-20's in Plymouth on Sunday morning

Neither side threatened early on but as the match wore on, the Americans began to find their footing against the English side. Jamieson nearly helped the Americans pull ahead in the 43rd minute when he won a foul that set up a dangerous free kick for Rubio Rubin who just missed a chance to give the U.S. the lead.

Tab Ramos' side was punished for failed to finish their chances just before half as John Swift gave the English the lead. Kwame Thomas doubled the Three Lions' advantage in the 68th minute with Swift assisting on the goal. The Americans pulled one back in the 74th minute with a goal from Maki Tall, but were ultimately unable to complete their comeback. 

The U.S. U-20's will convene next month for an Austria-based training camp that will feature friendlies against Qatar and Croatia.

GALAXY U-18'S OPEN UP DALLAS CUP GORDON JAGO SUPER GROUP WITH A LOSS

The LA Galaxy Under-18's were defeated 3-0 by Japanese club Ryutsu-Keizai in their first match in the Gordon Jago Super Group at Dallas Cup on Sunday. LA's U-18's will continue their participation in the tournament on Monday with a match against the Everton Academy. 

GALAXY U-16'S DEFEAT TIGRES AT GA CUP

Andrew Perez scored as the LA Galaxy U-16's picked up a 1-0 victory over Mexican side Tigres UNAL in their first match at the Generation adidas Cup. 

29 March 3:04 pm

LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane started and went a full 90 minutes as the Republic of Ireland earned a late 1-1 draw with Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin on Sunday.

After a tentative start from the Irish, the Poles pulled ahead after 26 minutes when Slawomir Peszko put the Polish squad ahead of their Group D rivals. Keane’s play was vital for the Irish as they looked for their equalizer, with the Galaxy forward coming close on several occasions to notching his 66th international goal. The closest such attempt came in the 72nd minute when Keane nodded a James McClean cross into the upright. Ireland finally got their goal in stoppage time from second half substitute Shane Long who scored from close range to give the hosts a point.  

The Republic of Ireland now find themselves in fourth place with eight points in Group D play after five games. Poland remains the group leader with 11 points while Germany and Scotland remain tied for second with 10 points apiece. The Irish squad will convene again in June for a friendly against England in Dublin before hosting Scotland in a Euro 2016 qualifying match.

28 March 12:24 pm

The LA Galaxy will renew one of the original MLS rivalries on Saturday when they take on D.C. United at RFK Stadium.

Both teams have rich tradition of winning, but what has made the teams so successful over the years? I spoke to A.J. DeLaGarza, Robbie Rogers and Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena to find out.

Check it out in the video above.

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.

27 March 12:59 pm

WASHINGTON -- The LA Galaxy will face off against their old foes D.C. United on Saturday evening at RFK Stadium. 

The Galaxy will take on United without the services of starters Robbie Keane, Jaime Penedo and Gyasi Zardes due to international duty. In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's "By the Numbers", we look at the Galaxy's record without Keane since his signing in 2011. 

Check it out below.

27 March 11:50 am

The LA Galaxy announced on Friday that they have signed goalkeeper Trey Mitchell.

The signing of Mitchell comes after the announcement that Brian Perk will miss the 2015 season due to an ankle injury. The Alta Loma native will serve as the backup goalkeeper for Brian Rowe during Saturday's clash with D.C. United. 

“Trey is a talented goalkeeper who can provide us with solid depth,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena in a statement. “We are happy to add him to our roster and look forward to his contributions as a member of our team."
 
Mitchell joins the Galaxy after two standout years with neighboring Cal-State Dominguez Hills. 
26 March 2:48 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Goalkeeper Brian Rowe will step in the net for the LA Galaxy for a third time this season when LA take on D.C. United with the full confidence of the team’s coaching staff.

With incumbent starter Jaime Penedo away on international duty, Rowe will make his third start of the season. In two appearances this season, Rowe has compiled a 1-0-1 record with three saves and only two goals allowed.

Ahead of the match against United, Rowe is confident that the Galaxy can get a result at RFK Stadium despite missing three starters due to international duty.

“I feel good. … Moving forward, we’re just trying to fine tune a little bit and get into more of a rhythm,” said Rowe. “It’s fun working with this backline because they do a great job of defending as a team, and make it fun for me. We’re going to try to go into each game and get the most out of it.”

According to Galaxy boss Bruce Arena, the fact that Rowe has already seen considerable time in goal this season, will only benefit him when he suits up at RFK Stadium.

“It was very important. He’s comfortable now,” Arena said. “He’s prepared to play in this game and that was good. This was all part of the reason that he played in the first game.”

24 March 3:37 pm

The LA Galaxy and the Angel City Brigade announced on Tuesday that they have worked in collaboration to lift the sanctions levied on the group levied on the group and the restoration of their full supporters' game-day privileges for the remainder of the 2015 MLS season.  

ACB  will have their full privileges restored for the club's next two matches on the road against D.C. United (March 28) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (April 4). The group's first home match with full privileges will be the Galaxy's April 12 fixture against Seattle Sounders FC. 

“Angel City Brigade has continued to demonstrate their full support of our team while keeping a positive and open dialogue with our club during some difficult circumstances,” LA Galaxy President Chris Klein said in a statement. “As ACB has found ways to support our club while respecting the fan code of conduct guidelines and sanctions, we want to acknowledge their unwavering dedication by providing the full resources to continue their support. We are thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with our fans and help create a top environment during Galaxy games going forward.”
 
Added ACB President Vanessa Arias, "“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the LA Galaxy to lift the sanctions placed on our group. We couldn’t be happier with the final outcome as it shows our voices are heard not only on the pitch but also resonate within the Galaxy organization.  ACB would like to thank fans around our stadium and supporters across the league for their vast support in spreading awareness on this topic and commend our Brigade for staying united during this turbulent time.  We look forward to getting back to business as usual."
 
In their own statement, ACB stated that they will end their own financial boycott of the Galaxy, StubHub Center and Major League Soccer while also confirming that they will be able to use drums, flags, and pre-game streamers for the April 12 match against the Sounders. 
 
The sanctions were initially levied prior to the season due to the use of streamers  during the run of play during 2014 MLS Cup. 
24 March 2:26 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Jose Villarreal has blossomed into one of the bright spots of the LA Galaxy’s 2015 campaign, and now that has placed the midfielder back on the radar of the U.S. National Team’s U-23 squad.

The Galaxy have two representatives on Andres Herzog’s U-23 squad as defender Oscar Sorto and Galaxy II forward Ariel Lassiter made the roster, but Villarreal confirmed that he was initially on that list as well, but declined the opportunity in order to focus on solidifying his role with the Galaxy.

“I spoke to Bruce and said that I just wanted to stay and work with the team because [international call-ups] will come eventually,” Villarreal told LA Galaxy Insider on Monday ahead of the team's D.C. United this weekend. “I personally wanted to stay because I didn’t want to kill the rhythm that I have with the team, and have to come back and need to win my spot again. 

“[International play] will come with the way that I’ve been playing,” he added. “I just have to keep being consistent with the form that I have. The U-23s are a tough group to get into, with a lot of talented players, but I think that if I keep improving then I can make that team.”

After a difficult 2014 season, Villarreal has regained the swagger that made him one of the brightest young talents in MLS just a few seasons ago, even declaring that “there’s no going down from here.”

“There’s nothing that you can ask for other than working hard on the field other than hustling and busting your ass on the field,” said Villarreal. “That’s what most players want from the youngsters so you have to do that no matter what.”