Match Related

15 September 12:12 pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif. –  Tommy Meyer made his first start for the LA Galaxy since July 19 and the defender did not miss a beat in the club’s 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.

In his first match since suffering a groin injury in Galaxy II’s August 9 match against Arizona United SC, Meyer was steady as the Galaxy were rarely tested over the course of 90 minutes. The lone blemish for LA's defense came in the 66th minute when Chris Wondolowski scored the Earthquakes' only tally of the afternoon.

“It was good and it was nice to get 90 minutes under my belt especially in a physical game against them,” Meyer told LA Galaxy Insider. “The game kind of got out of hand a bit [in the second half], but we made sure that we stayed focused. Even though we gave up a goal that we shouldn’t have, we gritted it out and got a point which is better than nothing.”

Meyer’s performance earned the defender praise from center back Omar Gonzalez who described the third-year center back as “solid” throughout his 90 minute shift.  His first performance since the World Cup break under his belt, Meyer is eager to become a regular in the Galaxy starting XI much like he did two years ago when the club made their run to a fourth MLS Cup title.

"The main thing is that I get 90 minutes under my belt,” said Meyer. "It’s nice to get back into the mix and put myself in a good position going forward.” 

13 September 8:45 pm

LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and Panama finished third at the 2014 Copa CentroAmericana on Saturday with their 1-0 victory over El Salvador. 

Defender Roman Torres scored the only goal as Penedo earned his second straight shutout of the tournament despite Los Canaleros playing a man down for the last 24 minutes in the match. The Galaxy 'keeper exits the tournament with two wins and a draw and just two goals conceded. 

Panama will be joined in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup by Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador. 

13 September 11:18 am

CARSON, Calif. -- With Jaime Penedo away on international duty with Panama, Brian Rowe is expecting to make his third consecutive start this month against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

Rowe has started the last two games in net for the Galaxy while Penedo has been way with Panama at the Copa CentroAmericana, helping the Galaxy to a 1-0-1 record while conceding just two goals. Despite Panama's inability to reach the final, Penedo stayed behind to play in the third place match against El Salvador in Los Angeles before rejoining the Galaxy. 

With Penedo away and Brian Perk starting for Galaxy II in their USL PRO playoff match against Rochester Rhinos on Sunday, Rowe is expecting to get the nod in net once more. 

"You always go into games mentally preparing yourself to start," said Rowe. "I know I’ll prepare as if I’m starting. I’ll watch the film of San Jose and get ready."

If he does in fact get the start, Rowe expects a tough test from an Earthquakes side that while struggling, boasts a number of talented attacking weapons. 

"They have [Chris] Wondolowski up there who’s great about getting into good positions finishing off balls. He always had good movement around the box, you always have to keep him in mind," said Rowe. "They got good guys going forward. It’s going to be a smaller field up there, a little tighter atmosphere. We just  have to start off the game well defensively and try and get the three points."

10 September 10:40 am

MONTREAL -- In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's "What to Watch For," Cobi Jones and Joe Tutino preview the match against the Montreal Impact.

Check it out below. 

09 September 4:24 pm

Bradford Jamieson IV started as the U.S. Under-20's earned a 1-1 draw against Argentina on Tuesday in the final match of their South American excursion. 

Zach Pfeffer scored the lone goal for the Americans in the 61st minute to help the U.S. end their international trip with a 2-0-1 record. The trip was a highly successful one for Jamieson who appeared in all three matches and scored twice in the team's 3-2 victory over the Defensa y Justicia Reserves last week.

The 17-year-old Galaxy Homegrown Player will now return to Southern California where he's expected to be available for selection for Saturday's USLPRO playoff match against  the Rochester Rhinos at StubHub Center.

09 September 2:54 pm

MONTREAL -- The LA Galaxy will look to extend their five-game winning streak to six on Wednesday when they take on the Montreal Impact. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at the team's recent offensive success. 

08 September 3:13 pm

LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes is one of the hottest players in MLS and on Monday, he was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week. 

Zardes scored twice in the Galaxy's 6-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. In total, Zardes has 14 goals on the season and with his brace, he broke Diego Fagundez's single-season goal mark among MLS Homegrown Players. 

Baggio Husidic and MLS Player of the Week winner Landon Donovan were named as TOTW honorable mentions. 

07 September 4:20 pm

Jamie Penedo and Panama suffered yet another disappointment in an important match. 

Blas Perez and Roberto Nurse scored to put the Panamanians up 2-0, but saw their lead fall apart in the last 15 minutes as Costa Rica scored twice -- including a Celso Borges penalty kick goal -- to earn a point in the Group B match. Perez had a chance to save the evening for the Panamanians with a penalty kick attempt, but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton to preserve the draw for the Ticos and book them a ticket to 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

Despite the draw, Panama still has an opportunity to qualify for the Copa CentroAmericana final in their Group B finale against Nicaragua on Sept. 10 in Houston. If Panama can score four goals against the Central American minnows, they'll qualify for the final in place of Costa Rica and have an opportunity to qualify for the Copa America Centenario. 

07 September 11:56 am

Robbie Keane started and went 75 minutes as Republic of Ireland kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Georgia on Sunday in Tbilisi.

Everton midfielder Aiden McGeady scored twice for the Irish, including one tally in the 89th minute to seal three points on the road for The Boys in Green. Tornike Okriashvili scored the lone goal for Georgia.

In the 23rd minute, Keane played setup man on McGeady’s opening strike as he fed James McCarthy who dished it to McGeady for the opening strike. With one minute left to play and the score nodded at 1-1 after Okriashvili’s equalizer, McGeady eluded a defender and fired a left-footed rocket that gave the Irish the vital road victory.

Keane will now rejoin Galaxy ahead of their match against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday.

The Irish return to Euro 2016 qualifying action next month when they host Group D rivals Gibraltar in Dublin on Oct. 11 before traveling to face reigning World Cup champions Germany in Gelsenkirchen three days later. 

 

07 September 11:25 am

CARSON, Calif. –The LA Galaxy will be without defender Todd Dunivant for at least the next month.

The Galaxy's 33-year-old left back told reporters at training on Sunday that the he will be out for around six weeks with a left groin tear. Dunivant needed to be stretchered off the field in the 26th minute after suffering the injury during a collision with a Rapids attacker minutes earlier. The injury is the second long-term injury for Dunivant this season as he only recently returned from abdominal surgery that was needed to repair an abdominal tear suffered in April.

"I had the MRI yesterday. It was a pretty significant tear," said Dunivant on Sunday. "I can't walk straight. It sucks."

With Dunivant out, the Galaxy's outside back depth appears thin as veteran James Riley is only now returning from a left meniscus tear, and made his first gameday roster on Friday since suffering the injury in March. Meanwhile Robbie Rogers is continuing to deal with a left hamstring strain that forced him from the gameday squad against the Rapids.

“It’s been bizarre in that outside back is where we’ve had the most trouble [with injuries],” said Landon Donovan. “Guys have stepped in and they’ve done a great job. It’s been a bit a mish-mash of guys throughout the year, but through all of that, we still have the best defensive record in the league and we’re still playing well defensively.”

At training on Sunday, Rogers revealed that he will be traveling with the team to Montreal, but expects to only be limited to reserve duty against the Impact as he looks to return to full starting duty against the San Jose Earthquakes three days later.

For both Dunivant and Rogers, the injury-riddled 2014 campaign has been a frustrating one, but Rogers insists that the two will overcome—by any means necessary.

“Todd and I were saying that someone needs to walk the field with incense and use voodoo,” Rogers joked. “For whatever reason this year, our [outside] defenders have had trouble with injuries, but that’s just part of the job.

“We've been dealing with injuries all season to different guys, but the team has done a great job of stepping up,” Rogers added. “Our team isn’t just one player obviously.”