Galaxy reach a new franchise low for losses |Sep 26, 2017

The Galaxy set a new team record Sunday, but you’re not going to see a new banner raised to honor it. With Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, the Galaxy suffered their 17th loss this season, breaking the previous record of 16 set in 1997.

LA Galaxy lose on road to Sporting Kansas City |Sep 24, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Kan. >> Daniel Salloi and Diego Rubio each scored in the first half, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday to move within one point of first-place Vancouver in the Western Conference.

Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget on road to recovery |Sep 23, 2017

The 2017 season went from a high to low quickly for Sebastian Lletget. In January he signed a contract extension with the Galaxy and was called into his first U.S. National Team camp, eventually earning a starting nod in a World Cup qualifier in March.

Will Ferrell and family endow women’s soccer scholarship at USC |Sep 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Actor Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin have endowed the first full scholarship for USC women’s soccer, the university announced Tuesday. The donation creating the Viveca Paulin and Will Ferrell Scholarship Fund is part of USC’s Heritage Initiative fundraising drive begun in 2012 whose goals include raising $283 million, $1 million for each of the 283 scholarships provided in USC’s 21 varsity sports.

Galaxy blanked by Atlanta United |Sep 20, 2017

ATLANTA >> Yamil Asad scored twice, Josef Martinez had his 17th goal, and Atlanta United cruised past the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (13-8-7) scored three goals in seven minutes for a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and cruised in the second half to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 games.

New Galaxy defender Michael Ciani hopes to impress quickly |Sep 19, 2017

Michael Ciani arrived in Los Angeles earlier this month looking forward to this new challenge. Ciani, 33, is from France and had spent his career playing in Spain, Italy, France and Belgium. He made his international debut with France in 2010.

Toronto FC shows its strength handing the Galaxy another home defeat |Sep 16, 2017

CARSON -- Toronto FC entered Saturday without two of its stars as Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore didn’t make the trip and it didn’t matter seem to matter too much. TFC (18-3-8) had a pair in both the first and second half, handing the Galaxy a 4-0 defeat in front of 19,650 at StubHub Center, Saturday.

Gyasi Zardes’ hard work starting to pay off for Galaxy |Sep 15, 2017

Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes, seen going up for a head ball last season against Real Salt Lake, has been battling injuries and a scoring drought. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/The Associated Press) Gyasi Zardes found himself in the one place an attacking player doesn’t want to be - in a scoring slump.

Julie Ertz scores twice in 8-minute span; U.S. tops New Zealand |Sep 15, 2017

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Julie Ertz scored twice in an eight-minute span in the first half, Alex Morgan added a goal in the 79th minute and the United States women beat New Zealand 3-1 on Friday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Toronto FC allows Galaxy fans to watch best team in MLS |Sep 13, 2017

The best reason to watch the Galaxy game in Carson this weekend (7:30 p.m. Spectrum SportsNet) is not to see L.A., plumbing new MLS depths, but to take in all-conquering, MLS-leading Toronto FC, already being talked about as the best team ever in MLS.

Long Beach State notebook: Women’s soccer is back east this week |Sep 13, 2017

A pair of games on the East Coast this week finishes the nonconference schedule for the Long Beach State women’s soccer team. The 49ers (4-3-1) visit Connecticut on Thursday before traveling to New York to face St.

Gyasi Zardes scores LA Galaxy’s lone goal in tie with Seattle Sounders |Sep 10, 2017

SEATTLE >> Lamar Neagle scored in the 85th minute, just two minutes after subbing into the game, to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with the Galaxy on Sunday night. A long through ball by Osvaldo Alonso found Roman Torres down the right wing side, and Torres crossed it high into the penalty area.

Sigi Schmid has special connection to Seattle, Sounders |Sep 9, 2017

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid will be seeing a lot of familiar faces this weekend. Schmid, who coached against his former Seattle Sounders players and coaches in his first game back as Galaxy coach in July, will be on the sidelines today for the first time in Seattle as the Galaxy visits the Sounders (Fox Sports 1, 6 p.

LAFC signs Argentine forward Rodrigo Pacheco |Sep 6, 2017

The Los Angeles Football Club continues building its roster ahead of its 2018 Major League Soccer debut. LAFC announced the signing of 21-year-old Argentine forward Rodrigo Pacheco, who joins on loan from Club Atletico Lanus in Argentina’s first division.

Long Beach State Notebook: Kaitlin Fregulia central to women’s soccer success |Sep 6, 2017

Kaitlin Fregulia is a product of Beach Futbol Club, and now the Long Beach State women’s soccer team is reaping all of the benefits. The Torrance native won multiple national tournaments in seven years with Beach FC before changing positions and becoming one of the most important players on the 49ers’ roster.

U.S. men’s soccer makes its point in Honduras |Sep 5, 2017

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras >> Bobby Wood scored off a scramble in the 85th minute, and the United States escaped from Honduras with a 1-1 tie and important point Tuesday after nearly falling into a deep hole in World Cup qualifying.

LA Galaxy deliver Sigi Schmid first win since being hired |Sep 2, 2017

CARSON >> The Galaxy delivered their first victory for recently-hired head coach Sigi Schmid on Saturday night at the StubHub Center against the Colorado Rapids. The 3-0 win broke a 0-9-1 streak.

LA Galaxy playoff chances remote with just 9 games left |Sep 1, 2017

The path to the playoffs for Galaxy has become increasingly ominous with each game during their current 10-game winless streak. With nine games remaining, the Galaxy are in 10th place, 13 points out of the sixth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

U.S. men’s soccer team blanked by Costa Rica |Sep 1, 2017

HARRISON, N.J. >> The United States put its hopes of an eighth straight World Cup berth in peril, giving up a pair of goals to Marco Urena in a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Friday night that brought the Americans’ resurgence under coach Bruce Arena to a crashing thud.

World Cup qualifying: Mexico controls CONCACAF region |Aug 30, 2017

Mexico has control of its fate and could qualify for next year’s World Cup with a victory on Friday at home against Panama. Qualifying with three matches still to play would let Mexico relax with Costa Rica and the United States — and even Panama and Honduras — battling for the two remaining automatic berths.

Labor Day weekend provides World Cup qualifying buffet for armchair soccer fans |Aug 30, 2017

An international football feast of around 100 World Cup qualifiers and friendlies awaits soccer fans this Labor Day with dozens of games available on television and online today through Tuesday to be squeezed in between end of summer barbecues.

Galaxy add ex-San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear to staff |Aug 29, 2017

The Galaxy coaching staff gained even more experience Tuesday with the official hiring of Dominic Kinnear as assistant coach. Kinnear, 50, has won two MLS Cups (2006 and 2007) and recorded 166 career victories, second behind current Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid and former Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.

Galaxy vs. Earthquakes: Landon Donovan knows rivalry from both sides |Aug 27, 2017

If there’s an authority on what the Galaxy-San Jose Earthquakes rivalry means, then it would have to be Landon Donovan. Donovan spent the early years of his Major League Soccer career in San Jose (2001-2004), leading the club to a pair of MLS Cups (2001 and 2003).

Galaxy’s struggles continue in loss to rival Earthquakes |Aug 27, 2017

CARSON >> The bad news continues to pour down on the Galaxy. The Galaxy allowed a late goal in the first half, setting the tone for another long day at home, eventually leading to a 3-0 loss to San Jose in front of a crowd of 19,237 Sunday at StubHub Center.

Long Beach State women’s soccer shuts out Northwestern |Aug 25, 2017

LONG BEACH >> The Long Beach State women’s soccer team started life without senior captain Ashley Gonzales with an inspired performance and 2-0 win over No. 16 Northwestern on Thursday at George Allen Field.

LA Galaxy continue road woes with loss to Columbus Crew |Aug 23, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio >> Ola Kamara scored in the 45th minute and Justin Meram iced it in the 90th minute in the Columbus Crew’s 2-0 victory over the Galaxy on Wednesday night. Pedro Santos threaded a pass through four defenders and Kamara redirected the ball from the center of the box past Jon Kempin.

Galaxy forced to adjust on defense with Jelle Van Damme departure |Aug 22, 2017

If the Galaxy is to make a run up the Western Conference standings and into the playoffs, it will have to do so without its captain. Last week, the Galaxy completed the transfer of Jelle Van Damme to Royal Antwerp FC in the Belgian First Division.

Galaxy defender and captain Jelle Van Damme headed to Belgium |Aug 18, 2017

Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme is headed back home. Van Damme, 33, who has served as the Galaxy’s captain this season, will leave the club on a transfer to Royal Antwerp FC in the first division of Belgium.

Long Beach State women’s soccer shares points with CSUN in season opener |Aug 18, 2017

LONG BEACH >> A 73rd-minute penalty kick and a shot cleared off of the line in the last seconds of overtime helped the Long Beach State women’s soccer team avoid a season-opening upset to Cal State Northridge on Friday night at George Allen Field.

No game-changing goals leading to dismal MLS season for LA Galaxy |Aug 16, 2017

“Goals change games” is a favorite Sigi Schmid aphorism. Winless in his three games in charge of the Galaxy so far — and having scored just one goal — Schmid has seen no game-changing moments from L.

Long Beach State women’s soccer reloaded for 2017 season |Aug 16, 2017

LONG BEACH >> The 2017 Long Beach State women’s soccer teams has almost all of the characteristics of a national powerhouse. Despite having to replace a decorated senior class that included the Big West Conference midfielder and goalkeeper of the year, the 49ers have one of their deepest and most athletic teams in program history.

World Cup soccer could come to Rose Bowl, LA Coliseum, Inglewood stadium in 2026 |Aug 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the under-construction Rams-Chargers football stadium in Inglewood were among 49 potential venues revealed Tuesday as part of a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.

New York City FC buries its limited chances to defeat Galaxy |Aug 12, 2017

CARSON >> If the Galaxy needed any reminders, soccer can be and is a cruel sport. After a lively first half that saw the Galaxy create decent chances, getting into dangerous positions, New York City FC needed just two chances to end up stealing the full three points.

Carlos Vela excited for LAFC and new challenges |Aug 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES — It has been a whirlwind several days for Carlos Vela and he still has to travel back to Spain. “It has been crazy,” Vela said . Finally, there’s some sort of normalcy as Vela was officially introduced as the first Designated Player for the Los Angeles Football Club.

Galaxy trying to snap slump as MLS playoff hopes dim |Aug 11, 2017

Even in Major League Soccer, time will eventually run out. That’s approaching rapidly for the Galaxy. Including Saturday night’s meeting against New York City FC, the Galaxy have 12 games remaining, and to complicate matters, the club begins the week in ninth place in the Western Conference, nine points behind the sixth and final playoff spot.

Premier League preview: Manchester rivals chase Chelsea |Aug 10, 2017

LONDON — The way Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have been spending, the Premier League trophy should be returning to Manchester in May. In an off-season that has seen more than 1 billion pounds ($1.

Premier League preview: Breakdowns for all 20 teams |Aug 10, 2017

LONDON — A guide to the teams and key movement of players ahead of the new English Premier League season, which starts on Friday: Arsenal Manager: Arsene Wenger Last season: 5th Nickname: The Gunners Ground: Emirates Stadium Capacity: 60,432 Main signings: Defender Sead Kolasinac (Schalke), striker Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) Main departures: Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus), striker Yaya Sanogo (Toulouse) Key player: Striker Alexis Sanchez Prospects: Arsene Wenger has signed on for another two seasons, having won the FA Cup despite missing out on the Champions League for the first time in two decades.

Premier League preview: 6 big changes you need to know |Aug 10, 2017

LONDON — Six new things to watch out for in the new Premier League season, which begins on Friday: Friday start The 25th season of the Premier League will be the first campaign to open on a Friday.

Neymar, Pulisic, Ronaldo and Messi reasons to watch European football this fall |Aug 9, 2017

With Neymar leaving Spain’s La Liga for France’s Ligue 1 as the world’s most expensive player and teenager Christian Pulisic fast emerging as a bonafide Bundesliga star in Dortmund, there are more reasons than ever for U.

LAFC officially secures Carlos Vela for 2018 |Aug 9, 2017

Los Angeles Football Club has already made a big splash in every aspect, from its new stadium to coach (Bob Bradley) and now to the first Designated Player. The club officially announced Wednesday that it had signed Mexican international Carlos Vela.

LAFC, Mexico’s Carlos Vela nearing deal |Aug 8, 2017

Los Angeles Football Club has its coach in Bob Bradley and is now closing in on its first big signing. The club is nearing a deal to sign Mexican international Carlos Vela as the club’s first designated player.

Newly signed Pele van Anholt settling in for the Galaxy’s defense |Aug 5, 2017

At home on the Galaxy back line is where you can find Pele Van Anholt. The Dutch defender finally made his Galaxy debut in last week’s scoreless draw against the Seattle Sounders. Van Anholt was signed July 12 after time with Willem II in the Eredivisie.

Can old-is-new-again Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid resurrect the club’s MLS season? |Aug 3, 2017

When Sigi Schmid departed from Seattle on July 27 last year, exactly one year less a day before rejoining the Galaxy, the Sounders were 6-12-2 and second-to-last in the Western Conference with a measly 20 points just before the MLS All-Star Game.

Women’s soccer: USA blanks Japan in Tournament of Nations |Aug 3, 2017

CARSON >> The U.S. women’s national soccer team feels right at home at the StubHub Center. Thanks to goals from Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Alex Morgan, the U.S. won its 13th consecutive victory in Carson, defeating Japan, 3-0 in the final game of the Tournament of Nations, Thursday.

U.S. national team looks to carry momentum into meeting with Japan |Aug 2, 2017

The U.S. women soccer’s team has a chance and that’s more than could have been said after the first 79 minutes on Sunday. The scene for the comeback was San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

Julie Ertz caps U.S. women’s soccer comeback win over Brazil |Jul 30, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations.

Galaxy draw in Sigi Schmid’s return as head coach |Jul 29, 2017

CARSON — In the first five minutes it was obvious the Galaxy were under a spell of new energy. Each pass was more crisp, and the fans seemed to jump off their seats in anticipation a little quicker as the ball came around the 18-yard box.

LAFC believes it has its architect for success in Bob Bradley |Jul 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> While construction continues on the new Banc of California Stadium, the Los Angeles Football Club has added one solid piece to its foundation. The new 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium on the site of the old Los Angeles Sports Arena is still on target to open for the 2018 Major League Soccer season, and leading the charge for that first game will be Bob Bradley.

Jonathan dos Santos relishes new challenge with Galaxy with his brother by his side |Jul 28, 2017

CARSON >> The dos Santos brothers are together again. Giovani, 28, and Jonathan, 27, played together when they were at the Barcelona academy and again as teammates at Villarreal. Jonathan dos Santos was signed as a designated player this week via transfer from Villarreal in Spain’s La Liga.

Manchester City uses strong second half to take down Real Madrid |Jul 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> When you’re the best soccer club in the world, wherever you go, everyone wants to see you and that was certainly the case Wednesday at the Coliseum. Real Madrid, winner of the last two UEFA Champions League titles, received the loudest ovations from the 93,098 in attendance, but Manchester City made sure its fans didn’t go home disappointed thanks to a 4-1 victory in an International Champions Cup game.