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17 May 6:24 pm

ORLANDO, FL -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters after the team's 4-0 defeat to Orlando City SC. 

Arena's comments are below. 

(On the result…)

ARENA: “We were awful on the day. Out of 14 players that played, I thought that three played in an acceptable manner. We were outplayed all over the field, and really, there’s not much more that you can say. When you go into a game and most players lose their battles on the field, you don’t have a chance to win. Then in the second half, we needed to get the first goal, and certainly what I thought was a poor goal called for the penalty, put us out of the game. Orlando played well, give them credit, we were pretty bad.”

(On the offensive disconnect…)

ARENA: “I think that starting two young players in the attack probably didn’t help, but our passing was so poor that for us to connect on anything that was dangerous was next to impossible because of the quality of our passing. We had a majority of players that didn’t play well.”

(On how much the team missed Omar Gonzalez…)

“Of course you miss him, but we basically helped create every one of their goals on the day with our poor passing, and getting dispossessed in the last half of the field. To their credit, they were aggressive, won balls, and Kaka was instrumental in a few plays.”

(On if the game was an aberration…)

ARENA: “It better be an aberration, if not, that’s not a good sign.”

(On the penalty kick call…)

ARENA: “In my opinion, a really poor call by the referee, the goalkeeper did an outstanding job coming out and blocking the shot.”

(On if the lineup was too makeshift…)

ARENA: “Injuries are part of the game. It’s guys’ jobs to step up for players that can’t play, and we didn’t get that done today.”

(On if he’s happy the team’s three game roadtrip is over…)

ARENA: “Yeah. It’ll be nice to be back home [on Friday], but if we play like we played today then we’re not going to get three points.” 

17 May 5:02 pm

ORLANDO, FL. --  The LA Galaxy dropped their worst loss in two years on Sunday when they fell 4-0 to Orlando City SC. 

Eric Avila, Cyle Larin, Kaka, and Darwin Ceren each scored for the expansion side. The Galaxy did not register a shot on goal until the 88th minute of play. 

The club was without the services of four key pieces as Omar Gonzlez, Robbie Keane (groin strain), Robbie Rogers (ankle injury), and Dan Gargan (yellow card suspension) missed the match. A club press official confirmed after the defeat that defender Omar Gonzalez was left out of the starting lineup due to a knee injury.

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17 May 8:20 am

ORLANDO, FL -- The LA Galaxy will take on Orlando City SC for the first time in club history, when the two teams meet on Sunday. 

In the latest edition of Insider on Location, we look at the Galaxy's impression of the expansion side. 

Check out the video above.

16 May 1:00 pm

New LA Galaxy Designated Player Steven Gerrard played his final game at Anfield for Liverpool FC on Saturday. 

The results did not go the team's way as Liverpool fell 3-1 to Crystal Palace, but the defeat ran secondary to Gerrard's last game at the stadium that has been his home ground for nearly two decades. Gerrard will join the Galaxy this summer after more than 700 appearances for the Reds.

Below are a series of tweets and videos from Gerrard's final day at Anfield as a member of Liverpool FC. 

Thank you my friend for everything. You are truly one of the greatest! (2/2) pic.twitter.com/SSAz1A8x1T

— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) May 16, 2015

STEVEN GERRARD'S FINAL SPEECH AT ANFIELD

 

Steven Gerrard says goodbye to Anfield.#ThanksSteviehttp://gerrard.liverpoolfc.com/

Posted by Liverpool FC on Saturday, May 16, 2015

 

16 May 8:22 am

ORLANDO, FL – Juninho grew up admiring his Brazilian countryman and national soccer legend Kaka, but on Sunday, he’ll have the chance to match wits with the former FIFA Player of the Year when the LA Galaxy meet Orlando City SC at the Citrus Bowl. 

Sunday’s game won’t be the first time that the two Brazilians have faced off before an exhibition when Kaka was still suiting up for Real Madrid, but this time, given the league competition.

In those friendly matches, there is the temptation for MLS players to get a bit starry eyed when facing such accomplished competition but Juninho knows that this situation is much different. When the first ball is kicked at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday, he’ll be focused on shutting down the Brazilian international.

“My mentality is to not leave him alone,” Juninho told LA Galaxy Insider. “I want to be around him most of the time, and just play my game. I know that it’ll be a hard game with Orlando having a full house. We just want to try and score, and not leave Kaka alone to do what he does so well.”

15 May 3:34 pm

ORLANDO, FL -- The LA Galaxy will face Orlando City SC for the first time on Sunday when the two teams meet at the Citrus Bowl.

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at the difficulties that Orlando City has had this year. 

Check it out below.

14 May 5:51 pm

In the first edition of Cobi's Corner of 2015, LA Galaxy legend Cobi Jones catches up with young Galaxy striker Bradford Jamieson IV. 

14 May 5:25 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Robbie Keane is on the mend but the LA Galaxy captain says that he’s still a week away from contending for a place in the team’s starting XI.

For a second consecutive day, Keane took part in light training with the Galaxy’s head of strength and conditioning, Daniel Guzman as he aims to return from a nagging groin strain.  The strain has left Keane on the shelf for the last six straight matches, which is the longest amount of time missed the Irish striker has missed since joining the Galaxy back in 2011.

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena contends that Keane is in high spirits as he makes his recovery but for the Irishman, the lengthy layoff has been difficult.

“I love playing. It’s been frustrating, but it’s the way it is. If it had been a good few years ago I probably would have been an absolute disaster in the locker room. I’m the worst person in the world to be injured,” Keane told reporters. “You have to make sure you look after yourself well and want to get back as quick as I can. I’m certainly on the mend; I just have to be very, very careful.”

Keane appeared ready to return from the injury several weeks ago but suffered a setback in training that caused him to miss even more time. In light of his setback, Keane admits to being more measured in his recovery, knowing that it is in his best interest not to rush back—no matter how much it hurts to be on the sidelines.

“For me, the most important thing is getting back to training by the end of this week or the start of next week and seeing how I am,” said Keane. “I’m not going to say, ‘I hope to be back next week’ because I thought I was going to be back two or three weeks ago, and I wasn’t. I just want to start concentrating on getting back training next week, and we’ll take it from there.”

12 May 5:40 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Keane was named to the Republic of Ireland's 33-man preliminary roster for their upcoming friendly against archrival England on June 7 and UEFA Euro 2016 Group D Scotland on June 13

The Galaxy captain has not played in the team's last six matches due to a groin strain but could return to the training field this week ahead of the team's date with Orlando City SC. Currently all signs point to Keane being fit by the time that Ireland boss Martin O'Neill trims his roster on June 1. 

Having a healthy Keane in the lineup will only boost Ireland's European Championship hopes as the Boys in Green currently find themselves in fourth place in Group D, two points behind the Scots. 

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."