MLS Regular Season

26 August 3:48 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy will test themselves against Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United on Wednesday in a match that may boost the club's Supporters' Shield hopes. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's "By the Numbers," we look at the Galaxy career of D.C. United defender Sean Franklin.

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26 August 3:34 pm

The LA Galaxy take on D.C. United in a match with major Supporters' Shield implications on Wednesday evening.

In the latest preview for LAGalaxy.com, Landon Donovan, Omar Gonzalez and Bruce Arena preview the match.

Check it out below. 

26 August 2:25 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- After missing the LA Galaxy's last two matches with a quadriceps injury, Robbie Rogers is expecting to be available for Wednesday's clash with D.C. United, but returning to the starting XI is a different story.

Rogers aggravated a nagging left quadriceps injury during the second half of the Galaxy's 4-1 loss to the Columbus Crew on Aug. 16 and has been on the shelf since. On Monday, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told reporters that he was expecting Rogers -- and Stefan Ishizaki -- to be available for Wednesday's match against United

"I'm feeling a lot better," said Rogers. "I've gotten some treatment and some rest so I feel like I can be part of the team on Wednesday and going forward. I'm not quite sure what Bruce's plan is, but I'll probably just be part of the team."

The 27 year-old midfielder turned left back insists that he has not lost any fitness despite missing two matches, but expects that he'll be back contending for a starting spot during Sunday's SuperClasico match with Chivas USA.

"I definitely have my eyes set on that game," said Rogers.

25 August 5:19 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Rogers and Stefan Ishizaki are on the mend, but according to LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena, the two players are inching closer to a return to action.

Rogers has missed the last two games due to quadriceps injury that he aggravated during the second half of the Galaxy's 4-1 loss to the Columbus Crew on Aug. 16 while Ishizaki was unavailable for the club's 2-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday after suffering an injury in Wednesday's win in Colorado. 

When asked about the pair following Monday's training session, Arena confirmed that both are moving forward in their recoveries stating that "he would think" both players will be available for Wednesday's match against D.C. United.

With the Galaxy preparing their fourth game in 12 days and players like Rogers returning from injury even more rotation is expected heading into the match against  United. 

"Bruce has made it pretty clear that he's going to need everyone to be ready and healthy for these games," said forward Alan Gordon. "He's going to make a couple of adjustments each game if need be. If not, everyone still stays ready to play on the bench. We're going to have a full squad ready for this game." 

25 August 2:04 pm

CARSON, Calif. – Marcelo Sarvas has been angling for goal during the last three weeks not only because he’s been eager to help the LA Galaxy offense, but also for personal reasons.

Two weeks ago, the Brazilian midfielder and his wife Camilla learned that the couple will be expecting their second child. Sarvas and his wife already have a son, Lucas who is a frequent sight on the sidelines at Galaxy matches. 

During the Galaxy’s 2-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Sarvas found the back of the net for the second time in the season. The goal was a mix of flair and luck on Sarvas’ part as the Brazilian dished a back heel pass to Robbie Keane who whiffed on a shot from close range that fell for Sarvas who punched it in.

“I’m not used to having the ball in that position and I’m blessed to get the chance,” said Sarvas who admitted that he was unaware that Keane had not intended to pass the ball to him.  “I passed to him and when I turned, the ball was close to me and I was in front of goal. It was all very fast.”

With the goal scored, Sarvas completed the classic celebration of tucking the ball under his stomach and sucking his thumb in dedication to his future child.

“We proved [against Vancouver] that we have a good team but even good teams need to play with heart and soul,” said Sarvas. “When we stepped on the field today, everyone approached the game with the right mentality and when we do this, we’re a very good team.”

25 August 1:02 pm

Landon Donovan has been named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after tallying two goals and an assist in the club's two win week. 

Donovan notched the game-winner in the Galaxy's victories against the Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The 32-year-old, who is retiring at the end of the season, has tallied six goals and eight assists this season.

In addition to Donovan being named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week, Galaxy players Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Keane were each named to the squad's bench. Gonzalez ended the week with a goal and an assist while Keane tallied one goal and three assists in the two games. 

24 August 12:05 am

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday 2-0 thanks to goals by Landon Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas.

Below are a series of photos from the great Mora Photography from the match.

 

 

23 August 11:21 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena spoke to the media after his club's 2-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Arena's thoughts are below

(On the team’s performance....)

ARENA: “I think we had a very good collective effort tonight. Players worked on both sides of the ball. It was a very good performance. Our backline played well but the six players in front of them did a really good job as well.”   

(On the missed opportunities....)

ARENA: “I think it’s a very good win for our team. Thought it was a great team effort collectively on both sides of the ball. We could have gotten more goals but that is all part of the game. We are really pleased with the three points.”

(On getting goals early in the game...)

ARENA: “Good start to the game. Playing at home with a lead, we are generally a good team. It was obviously a great start to the game.”

(On the backline’s performance...)

ARENA: “They played well. They had a couple of chances at the end but I thought in general they played well. A couple of crosses in the second half were dangerous. Our guys did a good job clearing the ball and Jaime [Penedo] made a couple of good saves. Overall it was an improved performance.”

(On if the team is over the "hiccup" that they suffered against Columbus and Colorado...)

ARENA: "I wouldn't call it a hiccup. I'd say it was vomiting." 

22 August 3:03 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- The games keep coming for the LA Galaxy who take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday in their third game in a week. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's "By the Numbers," we look at the Galaxy's home record against the Whitecaps. Currently, the Galaxy are undefeated against Vancouver at home with a 6-0-0 record (5-0-0 in the regular season) with an impressive 13 goals scored and two goals allowed. 

22 August 2:07 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Rogers will miss another game with a quadriceps injury according to head coach Bruce Arena. 

The LA Galaxy boss said that Rogers is still on the mend from an injury that forced him from the Galaxy's 4-1 defeat to the Columbus Crew last weekend. With Rogers still recovering from the knock, Arena will likely turn to veteran defender Todd Dunivant at left back against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday.

"[Rogers] is doing good," said Arena. "He'll be back next week." 

Arena had identical diagnoses for forward Rob Friend who has been unavailable since late July and James Riley, who suffered an ACL tear in the club's March 22 game against Real Salt Lake. Riley told LA Galaxy Insider on Wednesday that he is expected to be available for Galaxy II in Sunday's match against Wilmington Hammerheads.