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24 June 11:34 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters after his team's 5-0 win over the Portland Timbers. 

(On tonights game...)

ARENA: "I don't think this was really a five to zero game, but we played really well at times. Portland to start the game was really all over us, and after about ten to twelve minutes we got settled in a little bit and started to play better."

(On the play of Sebastian Lletget...)

ARENA: "Very good performance, in the early minutes of the game he was our best player. He made a bunch of good plays and then ultimately got the first goal."

(On the play of Robbie Rogers...)

ARENA: "He makes a big difference for us, we have missed some important players in the first three or four months of the season so to get him back is really helpful."

(On scoring ten goals in two games...)

ARENA: "There are going to be really good games and some that aren't, that is all part of it."

(On five different players scoring a goal...)

ARENA: "It's all by design, the way we draw it up. No, I wouldn't mind if one player had five goals, it is good to see that everyone is involved in the attack, the ball is moving better."

24 June 5:33 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy return to action on Wednesday when they face off against the Portland Timbers at StubHub Center. 

Below are a series of links, matchups to watch and a prediction for Wednesday's match. 

LINKS:

*Robbie Keane spoke on Thursday about the upcoming match against the Timbers

*In the newest 90 in 90, Cobi Jones and Joe Tutino preview LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers.

*In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at the blistering form of Gyasi Zardes

*Lastly, in the Match Preview presented by Drink 04 Water, LAGalaxy.com's Larry Morgan gives us some insight on the match.

MATCHUPS TO WATCH:

Juninho vs. Will Johnson

Portland's four game winning streak has concided with Johnson's return which means that Juninho must put the breaks on the fiesty Canadian if the Galaxy are to earn three points. 

Gyasi Zardes vs.  Liam Ridgewell

The physical Englishman will attempt to knock Zardes off his game early and often, but look for Zardes' speed to get the better of Ridgewell.

Darlington Nagbe vs. Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers is in form as of late, but he'll have a tough test job handling the speedy Nagbe who has enjoyed success against the defender in the past. 

PREDICTION:

Galaxy 2 (Keane, Zardes) Portland Timbers 1 (Adi)

 

23 June 1:58 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- Gyasi Zardes is heating up at just the right time for the LA Galaxy and U.S. National Team. 

Zardes has had a banner week that saw him named MLS Player of the Week and then earn a call-up to the USMNT for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at the success that Zardes has enjoyed as of late. 

Check it out below.

23 June 12:11 pm

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy II defender David Romney was named to USL Team of the Week for Week 14 of the 2015 USL regular season. 

Romney scored his first goal of his professional career in Los Dos' 3-0 victory over Orange County Blues last week. The defensive work put in by the central defender was vital in helping the Galaxy II secure the shutout of the side from Orange County. 

The complete USL squad can be seen below. 

23 June 10:11 am

Remember where you were five years ago today, we witnessed what is arguably American soccer's most iconic moment?

On June 23,  2010, Landon Donovan scored a stoppage time winner against Algeria to send the United States through to the Round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in utterly dramatic fashion. The goal and the fan fan that it sparked were played around the clock as it catapulted the LA Galaxy forward to celebrity status once he returned from South Africa. 

Perhaps only one moment in U.S. Soccer history could surpass the greatness of Donovan's finish, and that is Brandi Chastain's legendary penalty kick finish that helped the USWNT defeat China in the 1999 Women's World Cup final sixteen years ago. Chastain's joy -- and celebration -- after helping the USWNT win their second Women's World Cup became part of popular culture in a manner in which few soccer events had before. 

With the U.S. Women's National Team poised for a rematch against China on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup might we see another iconic moment as the Americans try for their third World Cup title?