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28 March 8:09 pm

WASHINGTON -- The LA Galaxy were seconds away from a point on the road, but a late goal for Chris Pontius helped D.C. United defeat the defending MLS Cup champions 1-0 at RFK Stadium on Saturday night. 

Following the defeat, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena spoke to reporters about LA's defeat. 

Arena's comments are below.

(On the result...)

ARENA: “Our team played very well today, and I thought we deserved to have a point. We have nobody to blame but ourselves, but I thought the referee failed to make that call at the end of the game, which would of ended the game with their player charging our keeper, which was ridiculous, the way he called the game today.  That is just part of it though but we've got accept responsibility for not coming off the field with a point."

(On the referee...)

ARENA: "He was inconsistent. You don't let a goalkeeper get charged at the end of the game like that. That's the one call that he can make on the day that's a reasonable call, but having said that, we should get a point out of this game."

(On the chances...)

ARENA: "We played well enough to get a point out of this game. We couldn't complain about getting a point, but losing that game was ridiculous.... Our team played well, our team played well today."

(On the chilly conditions...)

ARENA: "They were the same for both teams."

(On the play of Brian Rowe...)

ARENA: "He had a good game."

(On the playing without three starters due to international duty...)

ARENA: "Who cares? That's nothing. That's nothing." 

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. 
27 March 11:10 am

The LA Galaxy will be without Brian Perk for the duration of the 2015 MLS season, after the goalkeeper underwent successful surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured left ankle, the team announced on Friday. 

Perk suffered the non-contact injury during a scrimmage with Galaxy II several weeks ago. The 25-year-old goalkeeper has made seven career appearances for the Galaxy first team since joining the club in 2010. 

Perk's season-ending surgery comes after a difficult past two seasons that saw the goalkeeper deal with concussion symptoms as well as other injuries

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.”

25 March 2:27 pm

LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes earned a start on the left side of midfield and went 67 minutes for the U.S. National Team as they fell 3-2 to Denmark in an international friendly on Wednesday. 

Nicklas Bendtner scored three times for the Danes including a late winner in stoppage time to seal a deserved victory for the home side. From the opening whistle, the Danish had control of the match, but found themselves trailing twice after goals by Jozy Altidore early in the first half and then Aron Johannson midway though the second stanza. 

The USMNT return to action next Tuesday when they head to Zurich to take on Switzerland. 

All of the international matches that Galaxy players are participating in can be found here.

25 March 9:52 am

Major League Soccer is heading to Minnesota. 

On Wednesday in a press conference in Downtown Minneapolis, MLS announced that Minnesota United FC will become the league's 23rd club and will play their first season in the league in 2018

“We are proud to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. “The ownership group’s commitment to soccer and the community, the area’s growing millennial population and the region’s rich tradition of supporting soccer at all levels in Minnesota were key indicators that this was the right market.  The passionate soccer fans in Minnesota will soon have a world-class, downtown soccer stadium that will serve as the home for the new MLS team and become a destination for marquee international sports events.” 
 
Minnesota's entrance to the league will follow the new Atlanta franchise and yet to be named Los Angeles Football Club who are scheduled to join MLS in 2017. MLS has guaranteed that one more expansion club will be awarded before the 2020 season, with Sacramento and Miami considered the frontrunners. 
 
“I want to thank MLS Commissioner Don Garber and the league’s owners for helping us bring Major League Soccer to Minnesota,” said Minnesota primary owner Dr. Bill McGuire. “As a group of Minnesotans who love this state and have made a commitment to bring this vision to life, this is a momentous day that we’ve all been waiting for.” 
 
According to Sports Illustrated's Brian Straus, Minnesota United is hoping to have a stadium plan in place by July as they look to build a stadium in Downtown Minneapolis.