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04 April 11:39 pm
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said there were no excuses for his team's poor showing in their 2-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday.
 
Arena's comments to the media are below. 
 
(On the result...)
 
ARENA: “They were the better team all night, they outplayed us the entire match. They outcompeted us form the start and it was a big factor in the game, give them credit, they outplayed us in every aspect of the game.”
 
(On what he can take from this game...)
 
ARENA: “Can’t take anything good. Personally every player can look at their performance and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
 
(On the LA Galaxy attack...)
 
ARENA: “We didn’t do anything well tonight, no excuses.”
 
(On how good Vancouver is as a team...)
 
ARENA: “Who knows, you don’t know anything this early in a season. Ask me that question in August and I’d have hopefully an answer for you. Right now they have four wins in five games, that’s real positive.”
 
(On Vancouver's Rivero...)
 
ARENA: “Good player, good player.”
 
(On if the team has time to bounce back...)
 
ARENA: “We have what 30 more games, 29 more games. There’s a chance to bounce back.”
 
04 April 1:01 pm

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The LA Galaxy are winless in their last eight matches across all competitions away from StubHub Center, but will look to get their first road victory in seven months on Saturday when they face Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

In the latest Insider on Location video, Galaxy TV speak to A.J. DeLaGarza, Baggio Husidic and Gyasi Zardes about how LA can get an elusive road victory.

Check out the video above. 

03 April 6:35 pm

Back from international duty, LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is determined to keep up his banner run of form against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Penedo appeared in Panama’s friendly victories over Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica before rejoining the Galaxy on Thursday. After two strong performances in Los Canaleros’ Gold Cup tuneups, Penedo was in high spirits when returning to LA.

“I’m happy, representing your country at the national team level is always an honor and I think we needed the results,” Penedo told LA Galaxy Insider. “Fans in Panama were asking for it and the results make us feel at ease in order to continue to work hard. We had some tough games against Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica.”

In his first match back from national team duty, Penedo will face a team that he has enjoyed plenty of success against since arriving in MLS back in 2013. The Panamanian goalkeeper is unbeaten in four matches with the Whitecaps, compiling a 3-0-1 record.

Given his success against Vancouver, Penedo is confident that the Galaxy can earn their first win of 2015 on Saturday.

“I think that every game is different, that’s what soccer is all about. Vancouver has started the season on the right foot, we have let several points slip by and we need to start adding points both on the road and at home," Penedo said. "It’s going to be a complicated game, we will be playing on turf, and it’s a field they are familiar with. But we have a great team and we have great players to go up against them head to head.”

03 April 3:52 pm

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The LA Galaxy will look to get their first win away from home in 2015 on Saturday when they take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at Jaime Penedo's stellar record against the Whitecaps -- the very team that made delivered his signature MLS moment.

Check it out below

03 April 11:07 am

Robbie Rogers is a pretty stylish guy, and it's no surprise that the men's fashion magazine has chosen to profile the LA Galaxy defender. 

Rogers was featured in a few style shots modeling products that have been featured in the magazine

In addition to the brief pictoral, Gentleman's Quarterly spoke to Rogers late last year about his career as the first openly gay athlete in a major American professional sport.

02 April 3:23 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Keane is back in training with the LA Galaxy and after spending the last week with the Republic of Ireland, he's set to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday at a sold-out BC Place. 

Keane returned to the Galaxy on Tuesday after helping the Republic of Ireland to a 1-1 draw against Poland in a Euro 2016 qualifier last week. For his first match back with LA, Keane and the Galaxy will travel to BC Place, and play on a surface that Keane has been openly critical of in the past.

This time around, however, Keane is not interested in airing any grievences about BC Place's turf, but rather the Irishman is quick to pile compliments on a much improved Vancouver Whitecaps FC side. 

"We know what to expect. We’ve played there before, it’s obviously tough conditions playing on turf but we know how to handle it," Keane said. "They’ve got a good team and one of my best friends [Carl Robinson] is the manager and we’ve seen a difference with him creating a good environment and atmosphere there. It’ll be a tough game, but it’s one that we’re looking forward to play."

01 April 5:17 pm

CARSON, Calif. – New LA Galaxy goalkeeper Trey Mitchell was as surprised when the LA Galaxy called to bring him into the squad, but now that he’s a member of the squad, he’s hoping to make the most of his opportunity.

Mitchell was signed last Friday after the Galaxy lost third goalkeeper Brian Perk to a season ending surgery. He made his first appearance in the club’s game day roster as starting ‘keeper Brian Rowe’s backup during Saturday’s match with D.C. United.

The move came out of the blue for Mitchell who spent time earlier this year with USL side Louisville City FC before being released from training camp. Now that he’s a member of the team, Mitchell says he’s blessed to have the opportunity to play for the best team in MLS.

“It’s awesome. I’m truly blessed to have this chance,” Mitchell told LA Galaxy Insider. “I’m just absolutely stoked and to begin my professional career with the LA Galaxy is a dream come true. To be in my hometown, near my college is just awesome.”

A former trialist with Real Salt Lake and member of the now defunct Chivas USA Under-23’s, Mitchell enjoyed two standout years with Cal State Dominguez Hills. During his time with the Toros, Mitchell made 20 appearances while notching 71 saves and 0.85 goals against average which was the fourth best in the school’s history.  

Due to the play of goalkeepers Jaime Penedo and Brian Rowe, first team minutes will likely come at a premium for the 23-year-old ‘keeper, but he’s optimistic that he’ll make a few appearances with Los Dos this season.

“It’s all dependent on how I perform in training. I basically start from an empty cup and now I have to fill up my cup. I know that I need to work my butt off and see where I can go from there. I think that if I play well in training then I can earn some minutes with Galaxy II, but my goal is to eventually earn minutes for the first team soon.” 

31 March 1:52 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy will be without centerback Leonardo for their upcoming match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, head coach Bruce Arena told reporters on Tuesday. 

Leonardo suffered an apparent leg strain in the 52nd minute when launching a shot just wide of goal during LA's 1-0 defeat to D.C. United last week. Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena had no update on Leonardo's status after the game, but on Tuesday, he confirmed that the Brazilian center back will likely miss out on Saturday's clash with Vancouver. 

"He'll probably be out this week," Arena said. "He'll probably be out this week."

Arena admitted that the unforgiving BC Place turf was part of the reason that Leonardo would not feature against the Whitecaps. 

"I don't think that you want to play anybody on that surface that has a leg injury," Arena said.

31 March 11:10 am

LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes earned a start and went 89 minutes as the U.S. National Team picked up a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Zurich on Tuesday. 

Starting up top alongside Jozy Altidore, Zardes was active from the start and had numerous opportunties in the first half to give the Americans the advantage. The Americans went into the half up a goal after Orlando City's Brek Shea scored a stunning free kick to put the U.S. ahead. 

Zardes came closest to finding the back of the net just moments into the second half when he beat the goalkeeper but skied his header just wide of the frame. As the half wore on, the Swiss began to find their feet and were boosted when Jozy Altidore was sent off in the 68th minute after a late challenge and dissent to the referee. 

Up a man, Switzerland found their goal in the 80th minute when a defensive breakdown on a corner kick allowed Valentin Stocker to poke a shot past William Yarbrough. With the goal, the U.S. has now conceded 12 times in the second half since the World Cup. 

The Americans return to action later this month when they face Mexico in San Antonio on April 15.

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.”