• Los Angeles Galaxy

    Galaxy reach a new franchise low for losses

    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. With four games remaining, including tonight’s visit to Houston (5:30 p.m.; SpectrumSportsNet), the Galaxy will attempt to avoid another new low. The previous record for fewest points is 33, set in 2008. That...

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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    LA Galaxy lose on road to Sporting Kansas City

    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. Kansas City (12-6-11), which won the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, extended its club-record home unbeaten streak to 24 games. The Galaxy (7-17-6) haven’t won an away game in the series since 2007. Salloi opened the scoring in the 18th minute on a calm...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget on road to recovery

    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. In front of his family and friends at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium, Lletget, a Bay Area native, scored the opening goal of a 6-0 victory over Honduras. Later, he was taken off after a tackle with Honduras’ Ever...

    By Damian Calhoun @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

  • Soccer

    Galaxy blanked by Atlanta United

    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. Martinez opened the scoring in the 13th minute for his seventh goal in seven days. Asad beat his defender at the edge of the box, sent it across the...

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  • USC

    Will Ferrell and family endow women’s soccer scholarship at USC

    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. USC won NCAA women’s...

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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    New Galaxy defender Michael Ciani hopes to impress quickly

    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. Ciani was out of contract at Lorient in France and, after turning down other offers in Europe, signed with the Galaxy. He made his debut in central defense in Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Toronto FC. Ciani and the Galaxy (7-15-6, 27...

    By Damian Calhoun @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    Toronto FC shows its strength handing the Galaxy another home defeat

    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. This the first victory for TFC at StubHub Center since 2008. The victory gives TFC 62 points and puts the club one step closer toward...

    By Damian Calhoun @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

  • Women's soccer

    Julie Ertz scores twice in 8-minute span; U.S. tops New Zealand

    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. TX Body: Morgan tied Cindy Parlow for seventh on the U.S. national team goals list with 75. In the 16th minute, Denver-area native Lindsey Horan headed a cross toward goal and Ertz redirected it home. In the 24th, Megan Rapinoe headed it...

    The Associated Press|

  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    Gyasi Zardes’ hard work starting to pay off for Galaxy

    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. Zardes didn’t score his first goal this season until Sept. 3 against Colorado. It was his first goal for the Galaxy since Aug. 24, 2016. “Anytime a goal scorer gets a...

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  • Long Beach State

    Long Beach State notebook: Women’s soccer is back east this week

    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. John’s on Sunday. LBSU split its games last weekend with a 3-0 win over San Diego and a 2-0 loss at Loyola Marymount. Coach Mauricio Ingrassia picked up his 150th victory as well, but said his takeaway from last week was that his team needs more...


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