MONTREAL -- The LA Galaxy will not have the services of Todd Dunivant or A.J, DeLaGarza for their match against the Montreal Impact, leading to questions about just who starts along the left side of defense for LA.
With DeLaGarza still away from the side after the tragic passing of his newborn son and Dunivant out for six weeks due to a groin injury, the Galaxy will likely have to mix up their squad heading into the match in Montreal. There will likely be no shortage of options for Galaxy boss Bruce Arena, however.
Arena may opt to insert the recovering Robbie Rogers and James Riley for 45 minute intervals or possibly throw in Tommy Meyer at right back and allow the versatile Dan Gargan to lineup along the left side. The options don't end there, however, as Arena opted for a three in the back formation in the Galaxy's 6-0 victory over Colorado that he may choose to return to.
But no matter who gets the call, Galaxy center back Omar Gonzalez is confident that LA will be able to hold off Montreal.
"It's business as usual. Whoever Bruce decides to put in knows that they have big shoes to fill. The surrounding guys around them know that we have the confidence in them to get the job done," said Gonzalez. "For us, there's no worry because the guys that are on our roster are there for a reason -- they're good players. At any point, we can step up and make a difference. Todd, James and Robbie Rogers may be on the mend so we're going to figure it out and that's what championship teams do."
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.
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.
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.
One day, Gyasi Zardes will like to be the leading goal scorer in MLS, but while that distinction will likely elude him this year, with his incredible goal tear this summer, he's already setting records.
With two goals in the LA Galaxy's 6-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids, Zardes brought his goal total on the year to 14 which set the all-time single season goal tally for MLS Homegrown Players. Zardes' mark of 14 bested New England Revolution attacker Diego Fagundez, who scored 13 goals a season ago.
In all, Zardes has scored 17 goals in all competitions this year after only scoring four times last year.
The LA Galaxy II will host their first playoff match in club history when they take on the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday at StubHub Center.
Los Dos finished third in the USLPRO with 15-7-6 record on the year and will host the No. 6 ranked Rhinos who ended their campaign with a 10-10-8 record. The Rhinos defeated the Galaxy in their lone meeting this year with a 2-1 victory on June 11.
Should Galaxy II defeat the Rochester Rhinos, they'll face the winner of the match between No. 2 ranked Sacramento Republic and No. 7 ranked Wilmington Hammerheads.
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.
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.
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.
— FAI (@FAIreland) September 7, 2014