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Melfice
February 22nd, 2011, 12:18 AM
The 2011 Major League Soccer season is the upcoming 16th season for Major League Soccer in the year 2011. The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will make their MLS debuts. The 34 game per team regular season will start on March 15 and end on October 23.

Each team will play a balanced schedule; playing every team twice: home and away. With the two new clubs being based on the west coast the league announced on 28 January 2011 that Houston Dynamo would move into the Eastern Conference.

Further, the Kansas City Wizards rebranded as Sporting Kansas City and moved into their new stadium at Village West in Kansas City, Kansas.

Quoted from Wikipedia

SuxBeingU
February 22nd, 2011, 09:18 AM
Chivas Home opener March 19th. Can't wait.
New coach, new sponsor(Corona), a bunch of new players mostly on defense.
One thing is for sure we will have a great Defense, I am still not sure where the scoring will come from.

UnderPressure
February 22nd, 2011, 10:02 PM
Who's replacing Buddle?

AlexSeren
February 22nd, 2011, 11:11 PM
Juan Pablo Angel, definitely a man The Galaxy can count on for goals, big question is who plays upfront with him. Should be a fun winning season for LA

Wile E.
February 23rd, 2011, 08:08 AM
Im very excited for the upcoming season. Should be some good new rivalries in the Pacific NW with expansion teams starting up in Portland and Vancouver.

Its nice having so many MLS teams training in AZ, I've attended a couple of the preseason games being played out here and its got me fired up for the real games to begin.

ucsdguy1
February 23rd, 2011, 11:02 AM
nice to have the team training for awhile with no beckham in sight.

Might see donovan up top with JPA, might see him in mid with a healthy dose of barrett, kirovski, and cristman to supplement up top (::shudder:: )

I'm attempting an away trip this year to see the Galaxy play either July 30th in vancouver or Aug 3rd in Portland (or if the wife can stand it, possibly both).

UnderPressure
February 23rd, 2011, 12:01 PM
Can someone explain Beckham's contract? Does it say that Beckham doesn't have to start the season with him?

EDIT: NVM. Just read on LA Times that he will rejoin the club after the camp in Arizona.

SuxBeingU
February 23rd, 2011, 05:23 PM
They whore him out in the offseason so a team in Europe can feed from the teet that is Beckham inc.

Melfice
February 23rd, 2011, 09:40 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Reading Garden Challenge (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/02/los-angeles-galaxy-foundation-announces-3rd-annual-reading-garden-challenge)

LA head home from Ariz. pleased with progress (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/02/la-head-home-ariz-pleased-progress)

MLS reveals expanded playoffs structure for 2011 (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/02/mls-reveals-expanded-playoffs-structure-2011)

Melfice
February 24th, 2011, 12:45 AM
The Galaxy season opener is on the road at Seattle on March 15th! It should be a good game. There is a friendly match on March 2nd against Club Tijuana in San Diego

Wile E.
February 24th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Looks like a bunch of teams changed jersey designs for this season also. LA, Seattle, Houston, Toronto, KC, and I think a couple others all made some changes. The new Galaxy road unis look very sharp.

Melfice
February 26th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Bruce Arena receives the Coach of the Year award at LA Sports Awards (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/02/bruce-arena-receives-coach-year-award-la-sports-awards)

Melfice
March 1st, 2011, 10:46 PM
I got my tickets for the home opener for the LA Galaxy! It should be a lot of fun I'm thinking

Melfice
March 2nd, 2011, 11:39 PM
Construction begins in H-Town (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/construction-begins-h-town)

Galaxy fall on PKs in Beckham's return (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/galaxy-fall-pks-beckhams-return)

kba4life2
March 10th, 2011, 03:58 AM
Great to see all the SSS pop up. Should be the most exciting year in MLS history

KHenry14
March 10th, 2011, 10:08 PM
With Houston's and KC's stadiums, that leaves only San Jose, NE, and DCU without SSS. DCU and NE aren't remotely close to SSS, whereas the Quakes have at least started the clearing of the property where they hope to build. If the Quakes get it done, it ought to be a terrific success.

UnderPressure
March 10th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Speaking of Houston, why did the MLS allow AEG to own two teams?

Even though the Safeco Field looks to be the permanent home of the Sounders, they still need their own stadium. Fake grass FTL.

KHenry14
March 11th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Speaking of Houston, why did the MLS allow AEG to own two teams?

Even though the Safeco Field looks to be the permanent home of the Sounders, they still need their own stadium. Fake grass FTL.

Well, fake grass is an issue to be sure, but no way that Seattle has the means to build a stadium big enough to house all their supporters. It's one thing to build a stadium to hold 20K, quite another to support the 40K that the Sounders would need.

UnderPressure
March 11th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Well, fake grass is an issue to be sure, but no way that Seattle has the means to build a stadium big enough to house all their supporters. It's one thing to build a stadium to hold 20K, quite another to support the 40K that the Sounders would need.



I think the Galaxy could draw that many if HDC's capacity was that big.

UnderPressure
March 11th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Also, is Phoenix getting a team? Their stadium would have to be enclosed. The players would die of heat stroke, running around for 90 minutes in a 120 degree weather.

Melfice
March 12th, 2011, 03:27 PM
I think Phoenix will be getting a team in the near future. Maybe they can use Jobing.com Arena after the Coyotes leave this summer /grin

Yeah it's a joke haha

Melfice
March 12th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Brunner goal gives Timbers undefeated preseason (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/brunner-goal-gives-timbers-undefeated-preseason)

LaBrocca eager to find stability with Chivas USA (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/labrocca-eager-find-stability-chivas-usa)

MLSsoccer.com launches new fantasy game: Salary Cap Challenge (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/03/mlssoccercom-launches-new-fantasy-game-salary-cap-challenge)

Goalkeeper Saunders ready to step in for Galaxy (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/03/goalkeeper-saunders-ready-step-galaxy)

kba4life2
March 12th, 2011, 10:36 PM
I think the Galaxy could draw that many if HDC's capacity was that big.

Ehhh the Galaxy's attendance is pretty solid but I'm pretty sure there were a number of games last year that didnt sell out/reach capacity. Seattle's fan base is really impressive, wish the U.S. team would play more games there. Potentially one of the few places they can actually get a home field advantage

ucsdguy1
March 15th, 2011, 09:39 AM
hard to believe the season is already here.

Opening night on espn......probably will be a 0-0 draw no:

AlexSeren
March 15th, 2011, 10:57 AM
Looking forward to tonight, Galaxy 1 - 0 with Angel getting his first for LA.

KHenry14
March 16th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Looking forward to tonight, Galaxy 1 - 0 with Angel getting his first for LA.

Wow, not bad prediction, too bad it wasn't JPA who scored.

It was a nice road win in a difficult place to play. Especially since they didn't have JPA, Gonzo and Ricketts. But the Galaxy do have the best backup keeper in MLS and Saunders displayed why last night. A lot of big saves won the game for the Galaxy. Especially important since Becks was ineffective, Landon was getting brutalized, and Mike Magee was invisible.

Wile E.
March 16th, 2011, 09:46 AM
I think Phoenix will be getting a team in the near future. Maybe they can use Jobing.com Arena after the Coyotes leave this summer /grin

Yeah it's a joke haha

Har har har :nono:

Im not sure how it work to have a team in Phx. As much as Id love a team here, it is way too damn hot during the MLS season to have an outdoor stadium. The only indoor arena would be UofP Stadium, and its would bring up the same concerns that Jobing.com Arena has... a stadium in the middle of nowhere.

ucsdguy1
March 16th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Wow, not bad prediction, too bad it wasn't JPA who scored.

It was a nice road win in a difficult place to play. Especially since they didn't have JPA, Gonzo and Ricketts. But the Galaxy do have the best backup keeper in MLS and Saunders displayed why last night. A lot of big saves won the game for the Galaxy. Especially important since Becks was ineffective, Landon was getting brutalized, and Mike Magee was invisible.
Saunders and AJ De La Garza were my men of the match.

Barrett is not a guy who's going to wow you with his feet. But he had a pretty good workrate and was forcing Seattle players to fight for the ball.

Magee and Barrett at times didn't seem to anticipate where Beckham was going to put the ball. (outside of lots of giveaways from sir david in the 1st half) I hope when JPA plays he'll bring up the flow.

great shot from juninho

Melfice
March 19th, 2011, 12:19 AM
I will be at the home opener on Sunday! It should be a good game and a fun time too.

Melfice
March 20th, 2011, 02:20 PM
About to leave for the Galaxy game, and it's raining pretty good right now too. It should be an interesting afternoon I think :mj:

KHenry14
March 20th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Melfice, I was there too....froze out butts off, too bad we couldn't get a victory. Don't think I've ever been to a game where a team had THREE goals called back for various infractions. Plus a non-call on an obvious handball in the box.

I'm sure the Galaxy would like to play at least one game this season that wasn't impacted by the weather.

Melfice
March 20th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Yeah KHenry! What a game and the goals that were called back lol Insane I tell ya, but it was a good game over all. LA gave up the first goal, but then took control of the game afterward.

I'm thinking about buying a big 6 pack game deal for the Galaxy. I did enjoy going there tonight even tho it was WET and COLD as a mother haha

Did you enjoy the game, KHenry?

KHenry14
March 21st, 2011, 10:13 AM
Certainly the Galaxy played better than againist Seattle, despite still missing Gonzalez (his presence was sorely missed), Ricketts (NBD since Saunders is excellent) and JPA for a half. Even though I've never been more miserable at any sporting event in my life, once the game started, you didn't notice it. And I feel so fortunate to live 15 minutes from the HDC, the best Soccer Specific stadium in the country. It makes even the worst days like yesterday acceptable.

ucsdguy1
March 21st, 2011, 03:37 PM
for the first time in awhile I decided to skip the home opener. Power outage from 2:00 pm on, a sick wife, and flooding in the parking garage meant a no go.

Sounds like it was pretty wild at the stadium. Numerous people told me the ponchos were of lesser quality than something you'd find at a 99 cent store and did almost more bad than good. :) I got an e-mail this morning that for those season ticket holders who braved the storm, the Galaxy are giving them free tickets to the April 2 game.

Another rocket from Juninho. He and Cardozo might have a great partnership forming. Cardozo seems to be small, but plays big. Thought Angel looked pretty good in being able to read passes once he came in. Although with those pitch conditions you can't really read a whole lot..

KHenry14
March 22nd, 2011, 09:06 AM
The ponchos were essentially blue colored Saran Wrap, and they worked OK. They'd have worked better had there been no wind, but the blustery conditions meant that the poncho hood wouldn't stay up, so your head got wet no matter what you did.

Not sure about Cardoza. He seems to be talented (and he is a little guy) but right now, I think Michael Stephens is a better bet for a sub midfielder. I suspect that the conditions might have impacted Cardoza's game a lot, but since there's a long way to go this season, I'm more than willing to see what he can do. But I wouldn't be surprised to see Bruce start Cardoza at some point and move Juninho to D-Mid role.

Melfice
March 22nd, 2011, 11:22 PM
MLS Commissioner upbeat about 16th season; MLS Cup could return to Carson (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/03/mls-commissioner-upbeat-about-16th-season-mls-cup-could-return-carson)

SuxBeingU
March 24th, 2011, 12:29 PM
UP same can be said for the LA KINGS or THE Lakers its just works better.

Dawdler
March 26th, 2011, 09:11 PM
yeah terrible showing by the G's, I'm chalking it up to not having Landon, Omar and Ricketts on the pitch tonight.

Melfice
March 27th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Yeah LA did not show up to play tonight did they lol

kba4life2
March 27th, 2011, 07:04 AM
Yeah LA did not show up to play tonight did they lol

I didnt get a chance to see the game but I noticed that local boy Luis Gill got some PT for RSL. Thoughts on how he did? Kid is supposed to a "special" one from a few articles ive read

Melfice
March 27th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Javier Morales owned the Galaxy last night, and the rest of RSL did as well. I really don't have too much to say about Gill tho. It was more about Morales I thought haha.

Well the whole team did very well against LA, and made the Galaxy looks like fools on the field. One thing about last night was this...the game was over after Javier Morales' penalty kick. I just kept watching to see if LA could at least get one goal to save face haha.

I will be at the Galaxy game this coming up weekend. I'm hoping the team will play A LOT better with a much better game over all. We will see what happens soon enough!

ucsdguy1
March 28th, 2011, 09:25 AM
it was over in the first minute. LA couldn't handle RSL's attack whatsoever. Luckily since the game was tape delayed until 10:30 i fell asleep at halftime.

I'll be doing the Kings/Galaxy double header saturday..

Melfice
March 28th, 2011, 09:45 PM
I'll be doing the Kings/Galaxy double header saturday..

So will I and it should be a lot of fun haha. I have to agree that the game was over in the few mins or so. Made it harder to watch but I still liked watching what RSL did on the field myself. Btw ucsdguy1, what do you think of LA's chances against the Union? They have win both of their first two games.

Melfice
March 28th, 2011, 11:56 PM
LA Galaxy Weekly Update: March 28 (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/03/la-galaxy-weekly-update-march-28)

I'm very interested to see if LA bounces back on Sat or not.

ucsdguy1
March 29th, 2011, 12:51 PM
So will I and it should be a lot of fun haha. I have to agree that the game was over in the few mins or so. Made it harder to watch but I still liked watching what RSL did on the field myself. Btw ucsdguy1, what do you think of LA's chances against the Union? They have win both of their first two games.
Philly is 2-0, but against a re-tooled Houston side and expansion Vancouver. So who knows. Donovan should be back, so we'll get to finally see him play with Angel up top (i hope). I would hope losing 4-1 would light a fire under them, but with the Galaxy you just never know.

Oh and Carlos Ruiz returns with Philadelphia..

Melfice
April 1st, 2011, 12:32 AM
The new Galaxy All-Access Podcast is up and ready to go.

Galaxy All-Access Podcast (http://www.lagalaxy.com/allaccess)

Dawdler
April 2nd, 2011, 12:13 AM
I'm excited for tomorrows game Galaxy/Union game I hope the G's can put it together and shut Ruiz mouth saying that the Union has a better fan base then the G's

Melfice
April 2nd, 2011, 12:20 AM
I'm excited for tomorrows game Galaxy/Union game I hope the G's can put it together and shut Ruiz mouth saying that the Union has a better fan base then the G's

What you said!

Melfice
April 3rd, 2011, 12:45 AM
What a day of great sports and games! First the Kings won and so did the Galaxy in a pretty interesting game I might add. "Cards R Us" is all I'm going to say...oh and that blast of the pipe in the second half owned big time too!

LA wins 1-0 and shuts out the Union tonight. Here are the recaps of the game:

Galaxy hold on for 1-0 win after Birchall red card (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/04/galaxy-hold-1-0-win-after-birchall-red-card)

Oh and back to the cards, I thought it was going to be tough for the Galaxy to get the shut out being down a man for a good amount of time. Not the case I tell ya!

Palffy3314
April 3rd, 2011, 12:56 AM
I played soccer for 10 years of my life, but never got too into the MLS. I watched the game tonight because Prime Ticket was still on my tv from the earlier Kings game. So many cards handed out tonight, that was crazy. Not sure if I will ever watch another MLS game, but I was rooting for the home team of course.

Melfice
April 4th, 2011, 12:05 AM
Man look at the recaps this the Vancouver vs Sporting KC! The Whitecaps were down 3-0 and come back to tie and earn a point haha. It most had been an awesome game to be at live I tell ya.

Whitecaps rally to stun Bunbury, Sporting KC (http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter-recap/whitecaps-rally-stun-bunbury-sporting-kc)

ucsdguy1
April 4th, 2011, 10:11 AM
wow that was a lot of cards.

I couldn't see what Birchall did from my vantage point in the stadium. I watched the replay at home and FSW completely missed it as well. Sounds like maybe an elbow to Ruiz's face or some contact up there. Arena was noticeably mad at Birchall as he walked off..

- Donovan's link up with Angel would've been so beautiful if he could've buried the header..

- Leonardo still missed a few assignments defensively, but I'll give some credit for scoring the goal. Still would like to see De La Garza starting..

good 3 points being a man down for awhile.

Melfice
April 4th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Yep I agree. Good 3 points for being down a man and the cards were out of hand. Maybe the ref was playing a "want to trade for my Donovan card?"

Dawdler
April 5th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Great Job by RSL, withstanding Saprissa and advancing to the Concacaf Champions League, don't like them in league but I'm all for MLS getting more respect Internationally

Melfice
April 5th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Yes I agree with you man. It's very good to see MLS gaining respect outside of the USA!

SuxBeingU
April 5th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Liverpool product trialing with Chivas USA | Chivas USA (http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2011/04/liverpool-product-trialing-chivas-usa)

Chivas USA has striker on trial from Liverpool. WOW who would of thunk it

Crazy_Ivan
April 6th, 2011, 01:44 AM
A nice piece on the BBC website about Chris Birchall and the L.A. Galaxy.

BBC Sport - Football - Chris Birchall living the American dream with LA Galaxy (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9443389.stm)

UnderPressure
April 6th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Man look at the recaps this the Vancouver vs Sporting KC! The Whitecaps were down 3-0 and come back to tie and earn a point haha. It most had been an awesome game to be at live I tell ya.

Whitecaps rally to stun Bunbury, Sporting KC (http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter-recap/whitecaps-rally-stun-bunbury-sporting-kc)

Wow, Vancouver's announcer still had the Canadian in him. He was calling the game as if it was a hockey game.

"Bunbury dekes, scores!"

Dawdler
April 8th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Dallas hung 3 on Colorado tonight, and then the Rapids decided to thug it up, there should have been at least one red card or maybe two, I just wonder how many cards the Galaxy ref from last week would have given, my guess about 30 :)

ucsdguy1
April 10th, 2011, 04:25 PM
wow....seriously davies?

Dawdler
April 12th, 2011, 08:01 PM
wow....seriously davies?

lost a lot of respect for him, not really for the dive but that douche-bag celebration, how he didn't get a card for that crap I'll never know

Melfice
April 16th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Feilhaber joins MLS on transfer deadline day (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/feilhaber-joins-mls-transfer-deadline-day)

SuxBeingU
April 16th, 2011, 12:47 AM
...and Chivas USA is first up on the allocation list. Will Benny come to Chives or will they pass

ucsdguy1
April 18th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Leonardo is out for the year.

Heyduk looked very slow. I'm going to credit that more to rust than age (eternal optimist).

Nothing terribly exciting, but good to see Barrett get a goal in Chicago. Win on the road is a win on the road.

KHenry14
April 18th, 2011, 05:15 PM
For the life of me I couldn't figure out why the Fire didn't send Nyarko right at Heydude to try and take advantage of the obvious speed difference. Glad they didn't, but to be honest, I just don't get why Frankie was even out their if AJDLG and Franklin were available.

Still, a road win is a road win, and five out of a possible nine points on the road trip isn't bad, but some better officiating and not hitting the woodwork and this team would have taken all three games.

Melfice
April 18th, 2011, 11:56 PM
I just watched the recaps of the Galaxy game against the Fire. Looked like a very good game. I was in San Jose for Game 2, so I did miss the game live.

Checketts: RSL not satisfied unless we advance (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/checketts-rsl-not-satisfied-unless-we-advance)

This should be a fun game to watch I'm thinking! RSL seems to be the team to beat in the Western Conference or the MLS. They have only "played" 4 games, but have not lost any of them yet. Poor Chivas USA has not won a game yet.

This Sat I won't be able to go to the Galaxy game even tho I have tickets. The Kings>LA Galaxy. But I really would love to be able to go, but the playoffs are more important to me.

Dawdler
April 19th, 2011, 01:18 AM
I thought the G's played better without Golden Balls the midfield seemed more fluid, and I know peeps are saying its only the Fire but it was good to see the team come together

kba4life2
April 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
Need something positive since the Kings are depressing the hell out of me

Juan Agudelo's goal was awesome today...kid is something special

YouTube - D C United vs New York Red Bulls 0-4 GOAL Agudelo

Dawdler
April 22nd, 2011, 08:22 PM
Brian Mullan broke Steve Zakuani's leg tonight on a horrific tackle.

Seattle is up 1-0 against the Rapids at HT

SuxBeingU
April 24th, 2011, 08:22 AM
Brian Mullan broke Steve Zakuani's leg tonight on a horrific tackle.

Seattle is up 1-0 against the Rapids at HT

I love Mullan but that was BRUTAL


Chivas get their first win and 4th in a row w/o a loss. Tings are looking up

Galaxy win and keep rolling

Melfice
April 24th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Yeah the Galaxy owned Portland last night. I had tickets to the game, but gave them away because I could not miss the Kings game! Here are the recaps for the game last night:

Donovan, Galaxy fire on all cylinders in Portland rout (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/04/donovan-galaxy-fire-all-cylinders-portland-rout)

AlexSeren
April 25th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Galaxy finally looked like a "team" against Portland, will be interesting to see how they play better more capable teams like Dallas and New York. HDC was rocking on Saturday, should be the same with Red Bulls in town.

Kosmos412
April 26th, 2011, 02:53 PM
Missed the Galaxy/Portland game due to the kings game as well, but do want to say, that after attending 2 home games here in portland in the timbers army section, I just have to say the atmosphere is insane. Haven't been to a seattle game yet, but its pretty crazy there too. After going to a lot of galaxy games, and comparing the two, the portland fans are just nuts. Might still be the fact that this city is so pumped for an MLS team, but I think the fever inside the stadium during games will continue. It's sort of made me switch my galaxy allegiance to the timbers as well.

Melfice
April 26th, 2011, 11:58 PM
I'm looking forward to this game myself.

FC Dallas? David Ferreira to miss Sunday?s game against LA Galaxy (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/04/fc-dallas%E2%80%99-david-ferreira-miss-sunday%E2%80%99s-game-against-la-galaxy)

ucsdguy1
April 28th, 2011, 02:35 PM
. It's sort of made me switch my galaxy allegiance to the timbers as well.
negative!

kba4life2
April 29th, 2011, 06:27 AM
Missed the Galaxy/Portland game due to the kings game as well, but do want to say, that after attending 2 home games here in portland in the timbers army section, I just have to say the atmosphere is insane. Haven't been to a seattle game yet, but its pretty crazy there too. After going to a lot of galaxy games, and comparing the two, the portland fans are just nuts. Might still be the fact that this city is so pumped for an MLS team, but I think the fever inside the stadium during games will continue. It's sort of made me switch my galaxy allegiance to the timbers as well.

The Portland crowds appear to be incredible, ive definitely got to go up to a game there sometime. Just out of curiosity, have you been in the angel city brigade section(s) at HDC?

SuxBeingU
April 29th, 2011, 06:33 AM
You want REAL fans with passion get to a Chivas game. smaller crowd but far more passionate overall

ucsdguy1
April 29th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Timbers had a good reputation with their crowds prior to being in MLS. Good to see the atmosphere up there. Those portland/seattle games should be fun.

Red Bulls game next week will probably be another sellout. Should be a good one

Kosmos412
April 29th, 2011, 04:36 PM
The Portland crowds appear to be incredible, ive definitely got to go up to a game there sometime. Just out of curiosity, have you been in the angel city brigade section(s) at HDC?

I left LA in 2008, so I don't remember the ACB being that large when I was there, I always remember a section devoted to what might have been them or the riot squad. They were loud and active, not doubting that but the timbers army section has at least 3600 seats. 14 sections. and from what i saw, most everyone besides me had green apparel, a timbers scarf and knew the chants. by the 2nd half i had a scarf and knew some of the chants. it certainly makes the game 10x more fun being amongst them.


Timbers had a good reputation with their crowds prior to being in MLS. Good to see the atmosphere up there. Those portland/seattle games should be fun.

Red Bulls game next week will probably be another sellout. Should be a good one

yeah i realized when i was there that they weren't new fans, most of these guys and girls had been that passionate about a second division team for years beforehand.

fun stuff.

UnderPressure
May 1st, 2011, 05:11 PM
Wow, I'm amazed Beckham is playing tonight after attending the Royal wedding. I guess he's looking for a new contract with any club by showing this ki9nd of commitment!

Melfice
May 1st, 2011, 10:05 PM
Yeah me too lol I thought he would have the day off because of the travel from England and stuff. Sucks the Galaxy did not get at least a point out of this game. But the second half was a lot of fun I thought haha

ucsdguy1
May 2nd, 2011, 05:12 PM
I was surprised he played, and seemed to have the sprint that he did.

That 2nd half weather was nutty. What is it with the Galaxy and away weather so far this year!

That one hurts...

Melfice
May 2nd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Yeah this game and lose does hurt indeed :( I'm hoping for a big win this weekend tho!

Dawdler
May 7th, 2011, 03:36 PM
and Morales for RSL is now gone for the year with a broken ankle courtesy of Chivas USA, it really bothers me that a lot of quality players are going down for the year on terrible tackles.

Melfice
May 8th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Wow Morales is out? I just got home from the Galaxy game, and have not checked mls.com for news yet. LA's game was a very good one, and some amazing saves happened in the first half that is for sure lol

Look at the recaps of the Galaxy game and the AMAZING save by Ream on an empty net...robbing Donovan of his second goal of the night. Epic stuff indeed

Henry, Donovan trade goals in entertaining 1-1 draw (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/05/henry-donovan-trade-goals-entertaining-1-1-draw)

Crazy_Ivan
May 8th, 2011, 05:23 AM
An interesting piece in 442 magazine with regards to Mullan's tackle.

Mullan horror tackle underlines MLS identity crisis - The Real American Football - FourFourTwo (http://fourfourtwo.com/blogs/therealamericanfootball/archive/2011/05/06/mullan-horror-tackle-underlines-mls-identity-crisis.aspx)

I would be interested to hear any thoughts on the blog, I have been watching a fair bit of MLS recently and have to say I enjoy it, I enjoy it way more than Serie A which is like watching paint dry fairly often.

SuxBeingU
May 8th, 2011, 08:24 AM
An interesting piece in 442 magazine with regards to Mullan's tackle.

Mullan horror tackle underlines MLS identity crisis - The Real American Football - FourFourTwo (http://fourfourtwo.com/blogs/therealamericanfootball/archive/2011/05/06/mullan-horror-tackle-underlines-mls-identity-crisis.aspx)

I would be interested to hear any thoughts on the blog, I have been watching a fair bit of MLS recently and have to say I enjoy it, I enjoy it way more than Serie A which is like watching paint dry fairly often.

The blog is spot on. This is what MLS has been for 15 years, a gritty underskilled, very physical league. Its not going to change to a finesse league over night. It will take many years to change.

I guess I have a few issue with it. Seattle does not have the best supporters in MLS and they happen in more than 3s as we saw in yesterday Chivas USA game making it 4.
We will see a few more before all is said and done

Melfice
May 8th, 2011, 01:54 PM
An interesting piece in 442 magazine with regards to Mullan's tackle.

Mullan horror tackle underlines MLS identity crisis - The Real American Football - FourFourTwo (http://fourfourtwo.com/blogs/therealamericanfootball/archive/2011/05/06/mullan-horror-tackle-underlines-mls-identity-crisis.aspx)

I would be interested to hear any thoughts on the blog, I have been watching a fair bit of MLS recently and have to say I enjoy it, I enjoy it way more than Serie A which is like watching paint dry fairly often.

Good read and it will be interesting to see MLS evolve in the coming years. Maybe more and more international coaches and players will help speed it along.

Melfice
May 8th, 2011, 05:27 PM
An interesting piece in 442 magazine with regards to Mullan's tackle.

Mullan horror tackle underlines MLS identity crisis - The Real American Football - FourFourTwo (http://fourfourtwo.com/blogs/therealamericanfootball/archive/2011/05/06/mullan-horror-tackle-underlines-mls-identity-crisis.aspx)

I would be interested to hear any thoughts on the blog, I have been watching a fair bit of MLS recently and have to say I enjoy it, I enjoy it way more than Serie A which is like watching paint dry fairly often.

I was watching one of the Serie A games today, and I think I know what you are talking about. For a good amount of time, they just keep passing the ball in the midfield never setting up attacks on goal. Seems kinda like a slower style of soccer to me. But, I can't judge just from one game tho :ko:

KHenry14
May 9th, 2011, 12:00 AM
The blog is spot on. This is what MLS has been for 15 years, a gritty underskilled, very physical league. Its not going to change to a finesse league over night. It will take many years to change.

I guess I have a few issue with it. Seattle does not have the best supporters in MLS and they happen in more than 3s as we saw in yesterday Chivas USA game making it 4.
We will see a few more before all is said and done

I think the author meant quantity of fans, not qualtiy of fans, and Seattle does have more fans in attendence than any other team.

With that said, I've no prbolem with the Mullan suspension. And I'd encourage MLS to go after these guys harder than they are. Only that will stop these fouls. OK, that and improving the quality of the officiating. :facepalm: There MLS (and the USA) have major problems.

Crazy_Ivan
May 9th, 2011, 09:57 AM
I was watching one of the Serie A games today, and I think I know what you are talking about. For a good amount of time, they just keep passing the ball in the midfield never setting up attacks on goal. Seems kinda like a slower style of soccer to me. But, I can't judge just from one game tho :ko:

The technical ability is excellent but Italy has a history of defence first football which has eased decidedly over recent seasons, but I have still been watching some games and suddenly realised I am thoroughly bored and turned it off. But I think you nailed it, the pace is just that much slower.

I remember a game once where a draw suited both teams and they ended up just passing to each other for 90 minutes, I doubt that would be tolerated now, but with Italian football who knows.

ucsdguy1
May 12th, 2011, 10:40 AM
**** another 2 points dropped on the road.

the f*** sean??

ucsdguy1
May 12th, 2011, 11:59 AM
In other news - Galaxy to host Manchester City in friendly July 24 at the HDC

Dawdler
May 12th, 2011, 12:51 PM
**** another 2 points dropped on the road.

the f*** sean??

don't forget JPA bungling that sweet pass from Lopez which should have been a sitter, and being only 2 pts ahead of RSL and them having 5 games in hand is worrisome

ucsdguy1
May 12th, 2011, 07:16 PM
don't forget JPA bungling that sweet pass from Lopez which should have been a sitter, and being only 2 pts ahead of RSL and them having 5 games in hand is worrisome
the only saving grace I give to JPA is that the pass bounced a little and may have been hard to contr.....nah forget it. the f*** too JPA!

Melfice
May 14th, 2011, 04:09 PM
don't forget JPA bungling that sweet pass from Lopez which should have been a sitter, and being only 2 pts ahead of RSL and them having 5 games in hand is worrisome

Yeah I agree. The Galaxy needs to start winning more of their away games going forward.

Melfice
May 14th, 2011, 04:10 PM
In other news - Galaxy to host Manchester City in friendly July 24 at the HDC

Can't wait for this game myself! I will be going for sure indeed :dancing-smiley:

ucsdguy1
May 23rd, 2011, 10:23 AM
in what seems to be true Bruce Arena fashion, they again went up 1-0 and completely took the foot off the pedal.

I'm not even sure Barrett meant to direct the header the way he did, but sweet finish. Nice cross from sir becks.

Being it was an "away" game, I fully expected them to give up a goal in the last 10 minutes. I'll take the win! :slide:

Beckham to miss Wednesday night's game to fly back and play in Neville's testimonial. Should be back for Saturday I believe.

Melfice
May 23rd, 2011, 11:16 PM
Yeah I will take this "away" game win as well man! Points are points right now, because Salt Lake has 5 in hand atm. They will start raking in more points very soon I think

KHenry14
May 26th, 2011, 08:50 AM
Boy, another desultory performance by the Galaxy last night. Only goal was by a PK, and almost none of their shots were actually on goal. Sure, Becks might have helped some, but until somebody else besides Landon gets shots actually on the frame, no way this team competes for the title.

Dawdler
May 26th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Boy, another desultory performance by the Galaxy last night. Only goal was by a PK, and almost none of their shots were actually on goal. Sure, Becks might have helped some, but until somebody else besides Landon gets shots actually on the frame, no way this team competes for the title.

I had similar thoughts on another board and I got defense wins championships thrown at me, with some disregarding the lack of scoring

KHenry14
May 27th, 2011, 12:40 AM
I had similar thoughts on another board and I got defense wins championships thrown at me, with some disregarding the lack of scoring

Uh, while the defense has been great, no way that will be enough against RSL or Colorado. You can't win championships 0-0

ucsdguy1
May 27th, 2011, 02:29 PM
words can't describe how painful that game was to watch.

I think saturday is Landon's last game before leaving for the gold cup, no?

Dawdler
May 27th, 2011, 06:15 PM
words can't describe how painful that game was to watch.

I think saturday is Landon's last game before leaving for the gold cup, no?

correctamundo

and Becks may not start since he played a full 90 in that crucial midweek game and I'm not sure JPA made the trip due to exhaustion from sucking ass

KHenry14
May 27th, 2011, 06:39 PM
I'm not sure JPA made the trip due to exhaustion from sucking ass

JPA didn't make the trip, not sure if your reason was the cause, or merely because he's just an old man. :facepalm:

This give Lopez the chance to show what he can do. Becks will replace Birchall, for how long we don't know yet, but I'm sure he wont go 90. That's gets assuming that Stephens gets another start too.

VEGASKING
May 29th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Three 1-0 wins this week. At least Lopez finally scored. Perfect time for him to get going with Landycakes leaving. Nice to see them start getting all 3 points instead of the 1 they were getting out of them.

Melfice
May 29th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Yeah I agree as well. A win is a win no matter how many goals the team scores. But, I would like to see some more offense going forward tho.

KHenry14
May 29th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Incredible saves off the line in stoppage time saved the Galaxy last night. And it was nice to see Lopez get his first MLS goal, and for it to be a game winner. And Becks is leading the league in assists...something we'll need more of with Landon off to the National team.

DCU on Friday night, was hoping to see Charlie Davies play, but looks like his injured hammy will keep him out.

ucsdguy1
May 31st, 2011, 12:35 PM
Beckham sure does seem to be reacting to heckling fans in MLS doesn't he? If he keeps serving up balls like that, keep it up

with regards to JPA not being there, I was told he sent out this tweet saturday night:

@JUANPABLOANGEL: Great result tonight!wish I was there. Want to thank Bruce for aloud me to stay in LA and help my Family move in to the House!

(and yes, that's how "allowed" was spelled)

KHenry14
June 4th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Good God, most boring soccer game at the HDC last night in memory. The Galaxy didn't have a serious shot on goal all night, and United only had two. Landon's absence was pretty evident. But a number of guys just had bad games....I'm looking at you Barrett, Kirovski and Magee. At least the Galaxy didn't lose, their unbeaten streak is up to 7 games. But SHEESH, get some offense:facepalm:

Melfice
June 4th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Yeah please more offense! Have to agree with ya

ucsdguy1
June 6th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Good God, most boring soccer game at the HDC last night in memory.
Agreed. Waste of time, gas, and parking money.

KHenry14
June 6th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Agreed. Waste of time, gas, and parking money.

Good thing I got my tickets way cheap because I gave blood at the Red Cross, otherwise I'd be a lot more mad

ucsdguy1
June 13th, 2011, 02:07 PM
alan gordon......really?

Melfice
June 13th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Yeah I know lol what a way to end the game tho :(

VEGASKING
June 13th, 2011, 10:24 PM
the second goal was a beauty. go to give him credit on that one.

Dawdler
June 14th, 2011, 02:18 PM
wasn't Gordon moved to free up some allocation money, so the G's could improve the squad, and ended up with JPA?

KHenry14
June 15th, 2011, 08:43 PM
wasn't Gordon moved to free up some allocation money, so the G's could improve the squad, and ended up with JPA?

That's pretty much correct. Alan never got any respect with the Galaxy, and he's not getting much anywhere else......yet he's a decent striker when healthy.

ucsdguy1
June 16th, 2011, 03:49 PM
i swear with that hair for the first 20 minutes i thought he was jovan kirovski..

i predict a great 0-0 draw this weekend

VEGASKING
June 18th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Great win. I wasn't expecting much either. Home draw after draw against weak opponents and they have no trouble beating the better teams away from home.

Dawdler
June 19th, 2011, 12:21 AM
I always feel the G's play better without Becks and sometimes without Landon, its like the pressure is off and they can just go out and play and that is fun to watch.

At this point I'm more worried when Juni doesn't play then when Becks or LD don't play.

A big shoutout to Birchall he has stepped up his game and has been a vital cog in the G's machine and Barrett almost missed that sitter on the third goal, he makes Gordon look like Chicharito:nono:

Melfice
June 19th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Yep I agree and the game was a lot of fun to watch last night indeed (very good game as well). Big three points for LA which makes it even sweeter too :tom:

ucsdguy1
June 20th, 2011, 11:22 AM
i predict a great 0-0 draw this weekend
I should make this prediction every week

Dawdler
June 21st, 2011, 08:16 PM
checking in on some MLS action from last week and I noticed the G's old buddy Davies is back to his diving ways and getting a point for DC, he really needs to stop doing that crap, and I hope Vaughn and the other refs won't give him the benefit of the doubt in the future and it will cost DC points when he actually does get fouled in the box.

I know diving is rampant but I always thought Davies was a hard worker and didn't need to cheat to succeed and it looks like he feels otherwise

ucsdguy1
June 22nd, 2011, 01:01 PM
checking in on some MLS action from last week and I noticed the G's old buddy Davies is back to his diving ways and getting a point for DC, he really needs to stop doing that crap, and I hope Vaughn and the other refs won't give him the benefit of the doubt in the future and it will cost DC points when he actually does get fouled in the box.

I know diving is rampant but I always thought Davies was a hard worker and didn't need to cheat to succeed and it looks like he feels otherwise
you mean like he did to LA back in April?

check the 6:57 mark

YouTube - ‪DC United vs LA Galaxy 4/9/11‬‏

I didn't see the one this past weekend, but a few people sent me messages about it.

ucsdguy1
June 24th, 2011, 04:00 PM
MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Davies for dive vs. RSL | MLSsoccer.com (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/06/24/mls-disciplinary-committee-fines-davies-simulation)

empire
June 24th, 2011, 04:09 PM
About time too....

Wile E.
June 24th, 2011, 05:06 PM
The fines for diving need to happen more often... MLS got this one right.

KHenry14
June 24th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Charlie probably got fined because this is at least the second time he's done this and gotten a PK and subsequently staved off a loss for United. Omar Gonzalez breathed on Charlie and got a PK called on him. :taz:

SuxBeingU
June 24th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Galaxy fined for lying essentially

MLS fines LA Galaxy for violating injury report policy | MLSsoccer.com (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/06/24/mls-fines-la-galaxy-violating-injury-report-policy)

Dawdler
June 24th, 2011, 11:40 PM
Galaxy fined for lying essentially

MLS fines LA Galaxy for violating injury report policy | MLSsoccer.com (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/06/24/mls-fines-la-galaxy-violating-injury-report-policy)

anybody else but Beckham and this is a non-issue, I guess the Colorado bitchfest was heard all the way to MLS headquaters

VEGASKING
June 25th, 2011, 02:08 AM
$1,000 whole dollars, huh? I guess that will be the last time Davies dives.

ucsdguy1
June 27th, 2011, 10:00 AM
thank you Magee!

ucsdguy1
July 5th, 2011, 10:14 AM
good save on the PK from Perk, but man that game sucked.

Dawdler
July 5th, 2011, 02:18 PM
good save on the PK from Perk, but man that game sucked.

yes it did JPA, Barret have no clue how to score and Magee has been brought back down to earth and I don't remember hearing Landon's name very much.

UnderPressure
July 6th, 2011, 04:27 PM
I wish the MLS would just use soccer terms that the rest of the world does. It's called draw, not tie. It's called fixture, not schedule. It's called table, not standings. When referring to a team's record, it's W-D-L, not W-L-D (Damn you, Jim Watson).

UnderPressure
July 9th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Great game for Becks tonight. One more year?!

Unbeaten streak goes to 12 games.

SuxBeingU
July 9th, 2011, 10:50 PM
I wish the MLS would just use soccer terms that the rest of the world does. It's called draw, not tie. It's called fixture, not schedule. It's called table, not standings. When referring to a team's record, it's W-D-L, not W-L-D (Damn you, Jim Watson).

We are in America We tend to do what we want the rest the world be damned. everyone ready to convert to the metric system? Nevermind we never will

kba4life2
July 10th, 2011, 07:17 AM
We are in America We tend to do what we want the rest the world be damned. everyone ready to convert to the metric system? Nevermind we never will

Pretty much. I dig the U.S. slant on some of the traditional lingo for MLS. Now, just get rid of "Real" Salt Lake

Dawdler
July 13th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Galaxy already down 1-0 in the USOC, goal by Jaqua, don't like that guy

Dawdler
July 14th, 2011, 12:13 AM
and the G's crash out of the USOC again 3-1 Seattle really steps up their game when it comes to the USOC

Melfice
July 15th, 2011, 07:42 PM
I'll be at the big game tomorrow! Galaxy vs Real Madrid :hockey2:

Melfice
July 17th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Wow and the Galaxy were wtf owned the whole game...it still was a lot of fun being at the game tho! Next up, Manchester City baby

UnderPressure
July 17th, 2011, 07:18 PM
I'm getting tired of these friendlies against big clubs like Real or Barca. AEG gets their money but their team was there to get embarrassed. Hopefully next time, we get relatively marketable European teams that aren't as good as Real Madrid next time so the Galaxy won't be overmatched as badly as they were last night. Valencia anyone? Well, we still got Manchester City this season.

Iron Duke
July 17th, 2011, 08:49 PM
I'm getting tired of these friendlies against big clubs like Real or Barca. AEG gets their money but their team was there to get embarrassed. Hopefully next time, we get relatively marketable European teams that aren't as good as Real Madrid next time so the Galaxy won't be overmatched as badly as they were last night. Valencia anyone? Well, we still got Manchester City this season.

I just can't get excited about seeing reserve players play half the game+. Nevermind the fact that some of those teams' reserves are probably better than most MLS teams to begin with...but I guess I just don't see the point.

SuxBeingU
July 17th, 2011, 11:08 PM
anyone else heading down to SD for the Real Madrid Chivas game Wednesday ? looking forward to it

UnderPressure
July 17th, 2011, 11:37 PM
anyone else heading down to SD for the Real Madrid Chivas game Wednesday ? looking forward to it

Seems like you're the only Chivas fan here, SBU. Side note - why don't Chivas move to SD?
EDIT: Heh, I didn't know it was the Guadalajara club.

Melfice
July 25th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Today's game was a lot of fun to watch :becky:

SuxBeingU
July 25th, 2011, 09:01 AM
Seems like you're the only Chivas fan here, SBU. Side note - why don't Chivas move to SD?
EDIT: Heh, I didn't know it was the Guadalajara club.

MLS has tried several time to get a good crowd in SD its has never happened. the Real game drew an announced 38K really it was closer to 28K. back in 99 they had the all star game there and drew maybe 10K.
San Diego is NOT a viable market for a MLS team. Even the Clippers left SD, as did the SD Gull. not enough support.

Chivas USA is looking at two sites for a new home and it will be done ASAP. We hate it at HDC as mush as you Galaxy fans hate seeing us there. AEG will miss our money when we are gone. What will that do to your ticket prices? again
BTW got to hang with Uncle Phil Saturday night at HDC. he even took a pic with me, that rare for him to allow photos

ucsdguy1
July 25th, 2011, 11:16 AM
Chivas USA is looking at two sites for a new home and it will be done ASAP. We hate it at HDC as mush as you Galaxy fans hate seeing us there. AEG will miss our money when we are gone. What will that do to your ticket prices? again
BTW got to hang with Uncle Phil Saturday night at HDC. he even took a pic with me, that rare for him to allow photos
I got an online survey from MLS last week. About 15-20 minutes of whether I'd prefer another LA team to be either downtown or in pomona, and whether I'd follow a team in either location more than the other. Assuming they were doing it to study a chivas usa move?

Was at the man city game yesterday. Yeah, a mostly no-purpose friendly....but damn if i didn't have a great time. I don't know, watching these guys on tv every saturday..it's kind of cool to see them play in person, even if in a pre-season meaningless game.

Balotelli's missed back-heel and apparent meltdown with Mancini was hilarious. Magee's goal was awesome! LA has some ginger power. And everyone was cheering during the PK's like it was a world cup final. Quite funny....good times!

Crazy_Ivan
July 25th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Balotelli's missed back-heel and apparent meltdown with Mancini was hilarious.

What is this kids malfunction?

UnderPressure
August 6th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Heck of game tonight for our boys against second place Dallas. Becks played like a warrior. Juninho also scored a nice goal.

Melfice
August 7th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Indeed UnderPressure! I was at the game last night, and it was awesome. Beckham was pissed off and I think he plays better when he is LOL Good times and a huge win against Dallas. Please don't play Adam Cristman for the rest of the season tho!!! He sucked pretty bad last night err

darby
August 8th, 2011, 12:53 AM
I usually follow MLS at a distance a bit, but I got a three-pack in order to get the City game. My third was Saturday's Dallas game. Are they usually complete a**holes, or was it just because of the circumstances?

Good time, though. Feisty game, Beckham got pissed a couple of times, and the Galaxy won in the end. Looking forward to more games down the road.

ucsdguy1
August 8th, 2011, 02:34 PM
fun game. beckham seems to contribute a lot when he gets angry.

Still worries me that we score predominantly on set pieces and not through run of play. But if they keep winning, they keep winning.

Brek Shea - that guy is big, quick, and has a lot of leg strength. AJ did a pretty good job, but Shea could be interesting in the US team mix.

Dawdler
August 12th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Robbie Keane to the Galaxy (http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/105555.html)

2594

ucsdguy1
August 15th, 2011, 10:18 AM
Robbie Keane to the Galaxy (http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/105555.html)

2594
I was getting all sorts of texts and e-mails about this friday. My head was ready to explode. Following tottenham for a long while, Robbie Keane was my absolute favorite player to watch in the premier league and with spurs. Have 2 spurs Keane jerseys in my closet (including one printed at white hart lane when I got to visit white hart lane last november).

Seeing him in person and on the galaxy?? WOW.

But, I'm not going to believe it until I see the Galaxy press conference.

Iron Duke
August 15th, 2011, 10:31 AM
But, I'm not going to believe it until I see the Galaxy press conference.
FWIW, Sky Sports just confirmed that the Galaxy bid was accepted.

ucsdguy1
August 15th, 2011, 12:23 PM
and the announcement

LA Galaxy Agree to Terms With Ireland International Robbie Keane | LA Galaxy (http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2011/08/la-galaxy-agree-terms-ireland-international-robbie-keane)

wow!

Jaygokings!
August 15th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Wow what a signing

AlexSeren
August 15th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Can't wait to see Keane, Donovan and Beckham on the same field. This team needed a finisher and hopefully Keane will be what JPA couldnt

ucsdguy1
August 15th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Ives had an article up earlier that JP Angel was headed to Chivas USA (giving LA the dp slot for keane). Haven't seen that confirmed yet though.




"When David Beckham came and trained at Spurs recently he couldn't speak highly enough about the Galaxy, their fans and the league in general," Keane added. "so I can’t wait to get over and get started.”

:kiss:

SuxBeingU
August 16th, 2011, 12:28 AM
CONFIRMED will be announced tomorrow. He will be training with the team tomorrow actually

UnderPressure
August 16th, 2011, 12:01 PM
JPA is a classy guy. I wish him the best. But too bad, he's with the Yankee Chivas.

Cross Traffic
August 16th, 2011, 05:45 PM
The Galaxy/CD Motagua game will be on for free at concacaf.com at 7pm PDT, beats waiting for the tape delay.

SuxBeingU
August 16th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Eddie Johnson has signed with MLS and Chivas USA is tops on the allocation list. Will they pick him up or will JPA be enough

UnderPressure
August 16th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Wow, Franklin totally got the gut check.

ucsdguy1
August 17th, 2011, 10:56 AM
good opening champions league win for the galaxy. could've been 3 or 4 goals.

That few minute span with Saunders and his kick saves was unreal.

Cross Traffic
August 17th, 2011, 11:45 AM
Angel to Chivas for a 3rd round pick. Do have to give credit to Concacaf, their video feed was pretty good for last night's game and it was free!

Dawdler
August 17th, 2011, 01:15 PM
Eddie Johnson has signed with MLS and Chivas USA is tops on the allocation list. Will they pick him up or will JPA be enough

deal falls through (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/08/17/eddie-johnson-mls-deal-falls-through)

it looks like MLS and EJ's reps are playing the blame game for the deal falling through.

Dawdler
August 17th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Angel to Chivas for a 3rd round pick. Do have to give credit to Concacaf, their video feed was pretty good for last night's game and it was free!

Chivas finally announce Angel acquisition (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/08/17/its-official-juan-pablo-%C3%A1ngel-joins-chivas-usa)

the announcer was pretty awful though but it is nice having options to watch games you wouldn't be able to watch otherwise, or delayed.

Dawdler
August 19th, 2011, 02:31 PM
the Robbie Keane presser was pretty good, can't wait till tomorrow.

slightly off topic when Lieweekly, was thanking Uncle Phil he mentioned that him and the missus were at odds over another team in the area. I wonder what that was about and if it had to do with the Kings or an NFL team, anybody have a clue.

Iron Duke
August 21st, 2011, 05:13 PM
I really hate TV rights. Sitting down to watch the Fire playing Toronto. Not on MLS Direct Kick tonight, but is playing on CSNC (Comcast Chicago), which is fine, since I picked up the Sports Pack as well, for FSC mainly. But it is blacked out. What the hell? It's not on the ESPNs, it isn't on FSC or +...WHY THE HELL IS IT BEING BLACKED OUT?! Something to do with pro games not being able to be broadcast outside their market? Why offer me non-local sports stations if I can't watch the freaking games on those stations?

Sorry, frustrating.

I notice this with Center Ice too. I just don't know why every televised game is not automatically linked into Direct Kick/Center Ice. Grrrrrrr......

Dawdler
August 21st, 2011, 05:19 PM
I really hate TV rights. Sitting down to watch the Fire playing Toronto. Not on MLS Direct Kick tonight, but is playing on CSNC (Comcast Chicago), which is fine, since I picked up the Sports Pack as well, for FSC mainly. But it is blacked out. What the hell? It's not on the ESPNs, it isn't on FSC or +...WHY THE HELL IS IT BEING BLACKED OUT?! Something to do with pro games not being able to be broadcast outside their market? Why offer me non-local sports stations if I can't watch the freaking games on those stations?

Sorry, frustrating.

I notice this with Center Ice too. I just don't know why every televised game is not automatically linked into Direct Kick/Center Ice. Grrrrrrr......

its on Galavision (spanish), they have exclusive rights to one game a weekend and yeah this tv rights stuff sucks, I wanted to catch the Dodger game yesterday but it was blacked out by Fox

Iron Duke
August 21st, 2011, 05:28 PM
its on Galavision (spanish), they have exclusive rights to one game a weekend and yeah this tv rights stuff sucks, I wanted to catch the Dodger game yesterday but it was blacked out by FoxIs it? Gah, thought I checked EVERYTHING. Thanks Dawdler. All so needlessly complicated.

KHenry14
August 21st, 2011, 06:19 PM
the Robbie Keane presser was pretty good, can't wait till tomorrow.

Worth the wait, wasn't it? ;)

There were times in the first have that the Galaxy looked incredibly good. But ya gotta give the Smurfs credit, they didn't quit, and they pressed the Galaxy hard. But Mike Magee OWNS SJ, so it was no surprise that his goal clinched the game. LOL

BTW, the Angel City Brigade put together the funniest supporters group bit ever last night. Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More (http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150279642378137&set=o.194821234927&type=1&theater)

ucsdguy1
August 23rd, 2011, 01:23 PM
lots of irish flags around the hdc...

I had to watch this game on tv. What I liked about Keane is...not only was he working hard, but when someone didn't make the correct run or get him the ball quick enough and in space, he was talking and yelling about it. Even after the sub out he was talking to everyone from the bench.

Those fox sports announcers are hilarious. You'd think the galaxy are now better than manchester united and barcelona combined.

ucsdguy1
September 10th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Galaxy clinched the playoffs last night.

For about 20 minutes, some pretty darn good soccer.

Cardozo - I don't remember him being that good on his feet. He's got a really soft touch and was controlling balls in the air in seamless fashion. Liked it.

KHenry14
September 11th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Charlie Davies gets the hat trick against the Goats tonight. Maybe now he'll get a look from Klinsmann... Lord knows we need a striker who can score

Iron Duke
October 4th, 2011, 10:13 PM
**** you Seattle! F you! F You! F You!

That said, the Fire definitely were not at their best in this game. All that hoofing it up the field, I thought it was the Men's National Team for a second there...

ucsdguy1
October 21st, 2011, 09:59 AM
Juninho &%$#!

great goal. onward champions league..

KHenry14
November 20th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Galaxy seal the deal tonight at the HDC! Should have been at least 4-0, but I'll take a 1-0 victory any day!

Kings Provisional
November 20th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Galaxy seal the deal tonight at the HDC! Should have been at least 4-0, but I'll take a 1-0 victory any day!

Agreed! Keane was onside so it should have been 2-0 at least!

Dana
November 20th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Anyone notice Mr. Anschutz on the field there with the trophy?

http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/0kZK7whKj2lndieaoPMSCw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MjQ7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2011-11-21T050412Z_01_LUC03_RTRIDSP_3_SOCCER.jpg

ucsdguy1
November 21st, 2011, 09:10 AM
They announced it as the Phil Anschutz MLS Trophy, or something along those lines, and had he and Landon lift it together.

HDC was rockin. My throat is completely shot.

So awesome.

http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_image/1b/1b594f3e2d708a15208b22d973b9d0da/beckham_gets_a_little_teary_celebrates_mls_cup_wit h_a_budweiser.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/11/21/article-2064244-0EE225EE00000578-858_468x303.jpg

Melfice
November 21st, 2011, 10:45 PM
I watched the game but I wish I was there yesterday! Tickets were tough to find for the game, and it sucks because I really wanted to go to a playoffs final for a pro sport. Never been to one live yet

KHenry14
November 22nd, 2011, 09:19 AM
At the risk of being labeled a homer, I gotta say, the 2011 LA Galaxy are the best MLS side ever. Undefeated at home, three losses over all (one of which was a throwaway at the end of the season) this team had it all. From top notch goal keeping (including Mike Magee!) The MLS defender of the year in Omar Gonzalez, the #2 assist man in Becks, team goal scoring leader in Landon, and a world class stiker in Keane-o.

I don't know what this team will look like next year, but right now I'm savoring it.

ucsdguy1
November 22nd, 2011, 10:02 AM
Melfice, too bad. The atmosphere was fantastic, for all the playoffs really. So much fun. MLS is also changing the rule going forward so of the teams in MLS Cup, the team with the higher regular season point total will host the game.

One of the guest reps Sunday said while a sellout was close anyway, the second the galaxy scored in the semi-final, the final sold out within minutes. Luckily they gave us season ticket holders a free ticket with our accounts :)

Not sure your schedule with work or life, but if you so desire, I got this e-mail:


To thank you for being part of our 2011 MLS Cup Championship, you're invited to come to The Home Depot Center TODAY (Tuesday, November 22) between 4-7 p.m. or on Wednesday, November 23, between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to view and take pictures with the Philip F. Anschutz championship trophy and other Galaxy trophies.

In addition, the first 2,011 Season Ticket Holders, Mini or Partial Planholders, and Group Leaders in attendance will be able to take home a piece of The Home Depot Center stadium field on which the Galaxy won their third MLS championship! (Limit one per account.)

The TEAM LA Store will be open for you to get your Championship gear, so bring your cameras and come on down to get your piece of history.

We hope to see you here,
LA Galaxy Service Team

ucsdguy1
November 22nd, 2011, 11:15 AM
just for fun:

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ucsdguy1
November 28th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Galaxy trade goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to Impact - Soccer - SI.com (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/soccer/11/28/galaxy.ricketts.ap/index.html?sct=sc_t2_a3)