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LetTigerIn
April 24th, 2017, 09:05 AM
No need to keep putting new years on this, it seems.

Anyway, this 2017 LA Galaxy squad is not faring so well. They depleted their already limited depth at back when they sold AJ De La Garza, and with Robbie Rogers out indefinitely they are hurting. They are even more deficient at forward, where they remain essentially without a true starting striker. I presume they are holding the spot in the wild hopes of landing Ibrahimovic, which doesn't seem like is going to happen.

The one area where they do have impressive depth is at midfield, where Romain Alessandrini has outshone the entire squad, well deserving of his DP slot. Unfortunately, from day one, he's seemed like the only player on the club who is interested in putting the ball in the goal. Lletget may have been his equal, at least in terms of hunger to attack, had he not been injured, but obviously that is not the case now.

This is shaping up to be a long season. I'm going to get my Ashley Cole shirt while I still can, since I don't have a Chelsea shirt for him.

VEGASKING
April 24th, 2017, 11:55 AM
Ibra is out until early next year with a knee injury. That actually might be a positive in regards to signing him. Not sure why United would want to pay his wages for half a season that he is going to miss but they can afford it.

Is Keane still unsigned? Even with a good center forward this team isn't winning MLS Cup but it's not even a playoff team unless they can find one to score some goals.

LetTigerIn
April 24th, 2017, 12:24 PM
Ibra is out until early next year with a knee injury. That actually might be a positive in regards to signing him. Not sure why United would want to pay his wages for half a season that he is going to miss but they can afford it.

Is Keane still unsigned? Even with a good center forward this team isn't winning MLS Cup but it's not even a playoff team unless they can find one to score some goals.


AFAIK, Keane has not been signed by anyone.

ucsdguy1
April 26th, 2017, 12:58 PM
Does Pedro still exist?

They suck. Playoffs? Playoffs?

The #Onalfoout (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=Onalfoout) and #Vagenasout (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=Vagenasout) tags are growing.

LetTigerIn
April 26th, 2017, 01:06 PM
Does Pedro still exist?

They suck. Playoffs? Playoffs?

The #Onalfoout (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=Onalfoout) and #Vagenasout (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=Vagenasout) tags are growing.


When I first got my season tickets, there were loud chants of "Fire Sampson."

ucsdguy1
April 27th, 2017, 02:58 PM
I remember the Fuera Doug Hamilton days (RIP)

LetTigerIn
May 21st, 2017, 07:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9ylL3zBkg

ucsdguy1
July 6th, 2017, 10:56 AM
well saturday sure was a new low

LetTigerIn
July 6th, 2017, 02:12 PM
Saturday was brutal, and Tuesday was even worse. You know the Galaxy are thin on personnel when the captain is Dave Romney.

Even the in-stadium graphics crew botched it on Tuesday.

And the fireworks company they hire is the absolute worst.

ucsdguy1
July 6th, 2017, 04:17 PM
I actually meant to write Tuesday up above, but I guess they're interchangeable.

LetTigerIn
July 14th, 2017, 02:36 PM
Galaxy reportedly close to record deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (http://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-la-galaxy-20170513-story.html)

Says he may be ready for playoffs if he shows up, but that relies on the Galaxy actually making the playoffs. Hopefully, the addition of van Anholt will help.

LetTigerIn
July 17th, 2017, 09:13 AM
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reportedly Rejected LA Galaxy, Wants Manchester United Return (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2721971-zlatan-ibrahimovic-reportedly-rejected-la-galaxy-wants-manchester-united-return)

I don't know what to make of this situation with the Galaxy. This is at least the second time the Zlatan story has played out in exactly the same way. The needs of the club remain exactly the same as the beginning of the season: help at the back, and a bonafide striker.

The chutzpah of this Galaxy front office does not seem to be paying off for them.

ucsdguy1
July 17th, 2017, 10:46 AM
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reportedly Rejected LA Galaxy, Wants Manchester United Return (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2721971-zlatan-ibrahimovic-reportedly-rejected-la-galaxy-wants-manchester-united-return)

I don't know what to make of this situation with the Galaxy. This is at least the second time the Zlatan story has played out in exactly the same way. The needs of the club remain exactly the same as the beginning of the season: help at the back, and a bonafide striker.

The chutzpah of this Galaxy front office does not seem to be paying off for them.
I don't blame him. We're awful right now anyway.

I don't trust this FO at the moment at all.

LetTigerIn
July 17th, 2017, 11:04 AM
I don't blame him. We're awful right now anyway.

I don't trust this FO at the moment at all.


I actually think we could be not just good but great with Zlatan; but I don't trust this FO, either.

ucsdguy1
July 17th, 2017, 01:15 PM
I actually think we could be not just good but great with Zlatan; but I don't trust this FO, either.
Despite Zlatan being "the one", I wouldn't even trust his body with MLS travel, grind and physicality to hold up. But you can't deny his scoring prowess and the effect he'd have on teammates. Can't blame the guy for wanting another go with Man U though.

The FO - did they really think this team, and this depth was going to work? And if so, what the #%*(& (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=%25%2A%28%26) are they smoking? We'll see how Pele is, and it's shocking they're still potentially in the playoff race. But it better get corrected and fast or LAFC is going to start printing money..

LetTigerIn
July 24th, 2017, 12:07 PM
• I really love that Ashley Cole is on the Galaxy. I hope he has more seasons in him and that he wants to spend them here.

• I think Onalfo deserved a fair shake as manager before judgment, especially with the injury woes (and other roster problems) that he inherited, but he deserves a large share of the blame for dropping points Saturday. To be fair, I know little about soccer tactics, but it seems prudent to bunker down a little more knotted at 2 late in a road game.

• I like Diallo's game a lot. It makes the signing of the von Anholt a little suspect. If Diallo can hold off Pele or if Pele can beat out Diallo, either way, I think they may be in better shape at right full back than I thought.

• It still looks a lot from the outside like we gave up De La Garza just for the honor of having Zlatan laugh in our face. I don't think that's a good swap. Good thing we had a back-up plan.

• Colorado has a game in hand on us and could leapfrog us in the standings. I hope it doesn't happen, but, hey, we'll still be better than expansion-team Minnesota in the west.

• Did I mention I am a fan of Ashley Cole? I won his warm-up from Kings night in the charity auction. It's one of my favorite things right now, because it evokes my three favorite teams: the L.A. Kings, the L.A. Galaxy and Chelsea FC. It's even autographed by Ashley. Honestly, it doesn't look very good, but it's still going to look amazing in a shadow box on my wall.

ucsdguy1
February 1st, 2018, 10:44 AM
Two items of note:

1. The Ibrahimovic to Galaxy rumors heated up again this week. I don't know if it has legs this time around, but hell even Mourinho said he wouldn't stop the move. I'm not convinced he can go a full MLS season without picking up injuries, but heck that would be quite a story.

2. Saw this the other day: http://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-lafc-youtube-20180131-story.html
So if you want to watch non-national tv LAFC games, you have to be a paid subscriber to youtube tv? Doesn't seem like the best way to win over new fans..

LetTigerIn
February 1st, 2018, 10:58 AM
IF Galaxy do get Zlatan, I think it will work out better now than it might have previously, since now they have Kamara.

ucsdguy1
February 16th, 2018, 09:49 AM
A monstrosous 3-1 win over Fresno FC last night...yes the Fresno powerhouse. I'll admit I didn't see it but


https://i.imgur.com/TPHqbZL.gif


We're obviously getting set to win MLS Cup.

ucsdguy1
March 22nd, 2018, 08:33 AM
LA Times and few other sources reporting Ibrahimovic to the Galaxy is about a done deal

LetTigerIn
March 22nd, 2018, 09:49 AM
LA Times and few other sources reporting Ibrahimovic to the Galaxy is about a done deal

Well, this will be interesting. I'm hoping for the best?

ucsdguy1
March 22nd, 2018, 10:27 AM
Well, this will be interesting. I'm hoping for the best?
Older and injury prone. what could go wrong?

LetTigerIn
March 22nd, 2018, 10:47 AM
Older and injury prone. what could go wrong?

I'm more concerned with what his mindset will be coming to MLS. Okay, I'm concerned all around.

ucsdguy1
March 22nd, 2018, 12:17 PM
I'm more concerned with what his mindset will be coming to MLS. Okay, I'm concerned all around.
"Zlatan is not coming to MLS. MLS is coming to Zlatan"

ucsdguy1
March 23rd, 2018, 08:03 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29497098_1771359652943723_3618912215527544245_n.pn g?_nc_cat=0&oh=4bc70382302ec76f630303924532e291&oe=5B2DB6B5

Moog
March 23rd, 2018, 08:36 AM
Love that ad!

Here's hoping his knee is healed.

He will be an absolute boom or an absolute bust.

Here's hoping!

Moog
March 30th, 2018, 02:43 PM
Zlatan looked good a training today.

Hope that translates onto the pitch!

Moog
March 31st, 2018, 04:04 PM
El Trafico was an amazing match!! Unbelievable!

Zlatan.....I don’t know what to say.

3 unanswered goals by LAFC them 4 straight by the Galaxy.
Never seen anything like it!

JGON85
March 31st, 2018, 09:36 PM
Great atmosphere today and better game, this was by far the most energetic of all the games I’ve attended.

Regretfully a lot of fans were acting foolish and a lot of near fights so I won’t be going back for another one anytime soon.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180401/0c2974479c7aa4c39af61bdc9b4d03d0.jpg


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ucsdguy1
April 1st, 2018, 08:49 PM
Great atmosphere today and better game, this was by far the most energetic of all the games I’ve attended.

Regretfully a lot of fans were acting foolish and a lot of near fights so I won’t be going back for another one anytime soon.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180401/0c2974479c7aa4c39af61bdc9b4d03d0.jpg


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I heard the same thing from some friends at the game. Sadly this was a problem when chivas USA was around. I also read similar things from Seattle fans about the traveling lafc fans last week. But who am I to judge.

But mostly:
“I heard them chanting ‘we want zlatan.’ I gave them Zlatan.”
- zlatan

Simply incredible

LetTigerIn
April 2nd, 2018, 08:48 AM
I still can't believe that match. Holy cow! Amazing! There's no way next Sunday gets anywhere close to that but still can't wait to be back at StubHub again.

Sorry to hear about the fights, JGON85. No fights broke out near me, and I was still in my seat debating whether to stay for Los Dos when the police helicopter was circling.

Moog
April 2nd, 2018, 10:43 AM
Wow, didn't know the LAFC supporters were violent low lifes. Sad.

ucsdguy1
April 2nd, 2018, 01:04 PM
I am Zlatan, you are like the buzzing of flies to me

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29683659_10156289256743205_6537580479834310705_n.j pg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8b7666180299d75aced88939f08da1af&oe=5B3ADCFD

Seriously though, the Galaxy had no business being on the same field in the first half. I thought LAFC's high press wore down and allowed LAG to attack with more consistency as the second got going (after that ridiculous own goal). LAFC's goalie probably could've done better on a couple. Nevertheless, my god. (no pun intended to Zlatan)

Moog
April 2nd, 2018, 02:48 PM
^^ Agreed. Still, though, the Galaxy "defense' was tough to watch in the first half.

Moog
April 4th, 2018, 12:25 PM
Anyone going to the LA Kings Night match with Sporting KC?

LetTigerIn
April 4th, 2018, 12:31 PM
Anyone going to the LA Kings Night match with Sporting KC?

I'll be there. Didn't realize it was Kings night Sunday. The last Kings night, I won Ashley Cole's warm-up shirt. They sent it signed by Ashley. It's one of my most prized sports collectibles now, since it links LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Chelsea FC.

ucsdguy1
April 4th, 2018, 03:41 PM
When the Galaxy sign Karry Kane in 3-4 years I'll show up to get his signed jersey fo sho. Right next to my Keane shirt.

Not going sunday but good luck and get us a win.

LetTigerIn
April 5th, 2018, 09:26 AM
If that happened, it would have to be more than 3-4 years, because we'll have to endure 3 years of "Harry Kane is coming to LA Galaxy" rumors first.

ucsdguy1
April 6th, 2018, 08:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBPW5U_71Jc

Moog
April 6th, 2018, 10:08 AM
When you play pre-game soccer with Zlatan, you score 4 goals in your game!!!

Moog
April 9th, 2018, 02:21 PM
Sporting KC game was tough to watch. Hit the wood 3 times and no goals. Crazy.

Still feel Galaxy defense is lacking significantly. Would love to shore up that area.

Zlatan brought some life and urgency to the team when he entered the game, but it was too little too late.
Also felt like they were trying to feed him the ball, or play off him too much in the attack.
I think when they get used to him, and him to the team, they will play more cohesively on the attack.

ucsdguy1
April 13th, 2018, 01:00 PM
Zlatan to be on jimmy kimmel next Tuesday

or should I say, Jimmy Kimmel's show to appear on the Zlataniverse

Moog
April 14th, 2018, 07:39 PM
Nice goal by Zlatan. Nice win over the Fire.

Still think Zlatan is far from game shape, however.

Moog
April 23rd, 2018, 08:47 AM
Atlanta United is surely a "complete" team.

They really exposed the Galaxy weak mid-field and defense.

I'm sure the Galaxy would have been better if both Dos Santos bros. played 90 min, but with J. out and Gio only in for a few minutes, it was rough.
Steres was just horrible.
Alessandrini looks like a fish out of water. I dunno what's going on with him.

ucsdguy1
April 23rd, 2018, 09:21 AM
the fact that it was only 1-0 late into the game, a questionable non-penalty, and then some, was a miracle

LetTigerIn
April 23rd, 2018, 09:21 AM
Atlanta United is surely a "complete" team.

They really exposed the Galaxy weak mid-field and defense.

I'm sure the Galaxy would have been better if both Dos Santos bros. played 90 min, but with J. out and Gio only in for a few minutes, it was rough.
Steres was just horrible.
Alessandrini looks like a fish out of water. I dunno what's going on with him.


Alessandrini's service was mostly terrible against Atlanta. Hopefully it was just an off day.

With Steres continuing to start, it makes me wonder what is going on with Ciani.

I also think Carrasco has been brutal. Not sure why. Before him, Husidic was mostly invisible. For most players in his position, that might be considered a positive thing, but having been a fan of Husidic in past seasons, I think he is having a better game when you notice his contributions. In either case, the absence of Jona seemed to have an impact.

I knew Atlanta would be a tough opponent, and I am generally filled with dread when Baldomero Toledo is assigned to a Galaxy match; but it was little relief for my frustration, even so.

I hope Gio and Jona are both available against Red Bulls. Galaxy certainly could use them.

Moog
April 30th, 2018, 08:54 AM
Only thing worse than the officiating during the Galaxy V Red Bulls match was the non-existent defense of the Galaxy.

A goal in the 6th minute?!?!?! Then another right after the start of the first half?!?!

Zlatan is right, the team has got to get in a position where they are not playing from behind.


New formation seemed better. I think it will be even better when both Dos Santos Bros. play.

Boateng....sucks that he is now the odd man out with Zlatan joining the club. The speed he brings up the flank is really missing on the attack.

05/29/93
April 30th, 2018, 09:46 AM
Only thing worse than the officiating during the Galaxy V Red Bulls match was the non-existent defense of the Galaxy.

A goal in the 6th minute?!?!?! Then another right after the start of the first half?!?!

Zlatan is right, the team has got to get in a position where they are not playing from behind.


New formation seemed better. I think it will be even better when both Dos Santos Bros. play.

Boateng....sucks that he is now the odd man out with Zlatan joining the club. The speed he brings up the flank is really missing on the attack.

Hmmm!!! Sounds a lot like another so cal team this past season.

LetTigerIn
April 30th, 2018, 10:25 AM
The officiating was bad, but not as bad as I thought from watching the match in person. All the really close and big calls just went against the Galaxy, which was terrible. Allen Chapman is still on my crap referee list, though. He showed his hand when he stopped the game early on just so he could flex on Alessandrini. It ain't about you, dud. Worse than Toledo.

I agree with Sigi that if the refs are keeping the cards tucked away, G's should foul early on the counter, since they're going to get a steady diet of nothing but that, probably, all season.

FWIW:

- Zlatan was *not* offside. Close, but fairly clear, IMO.
- The ball went off Romney's back and should not have been a penalty. Close, but not clear at all, so really Romney's damn fault for throwing up his arms.
- I thought Steres' karate chop on Luis Robles cost us a possible penalty, as a Bulls player handles the ball as it comes off Robles. In the stadium, I did not see the chop, but it's clear the refs got it right on TV.
- The Galaxy offense was really fun to watch most of the time.
- I still miss De La Garza, and I think the Galaxy does as well, but that's speculation.
- Really hope Ciani can stay healthy.

Moog
April 30th, 2018, 10:47 AM
File this under "Drives me nuts!" :

Why doesn't StubHub show a replay of the opposing team goal(s)?

It's maddening, and there is no excuse for it.

LetTigerIn
April 30th, 2018, 01:34 PM
File this under "Drives me nuts!" :

Why doesn't StubHub show a replay of the opposing team goal(s)?

It's maddening, and there is no excuse for it.


It's weird, right? Especially when they do show replays of controversial calls.

Moog
May 1st, 2018, 08:56 AM
Word is that Feltscher "broke" his shoulder in training last week. Rumored to be out for 4 months.

This comes on the heals of rumors that the Galaxy want RB Ignazio Abate from A.C. Milan.

https://www.lagconfidential.com/2018/4/30/17305382/rumor-la-galaxy-interested-in-a-c-milan-defender-ignazio-abate

LetTigerIn
May 1st, 2018, 09:21 AM
Word is that Feltscher "broke" his shoulder in training last week. Rumored to be out for 4 months.

This comes on the heals of rumors that the Galaxy want RB Ignazio Abate from A.C. Milan.

https://www.lagconfidential.com/2018/4/30/17305382/rumor-la-galaxy-interested-in-a-c-milan-defender-ignazio-abate


According to this site (http://www.milaninside.net/2018/04/30/calciomercato-milan-abate-verso-la-mls/), it looks to be a foregone conclusion. If Feltscher really is out that long, this would be a welcome addition.

ucsdguy1
May 1st, 2018, 12:56 PM
I'll take any defensive help we can get at this point

LAsportsfan
May 1st, 2018, 07:12 PM
Went to Banc of California Stadium on Sunday for LAFC's home opener. Very nice stadium and the lower end seats make you feel like you're on top of the action. The view of the LA skyline from the SW end was also good.

ucsdguy1
May 2nd, 2018, 08:20 AM
Went to Banc of California Stadium on Sunday for LAFC's home opener. Very nice stadium and the lower end seats make you feel like you're on top of the action. The view of the LA skyline from the SW end was also good.
I got invited to go to the game this saturday. While I'll feel dirty, happy to go check out and see the new digs.

Moog
May 2nd, 2018, 04:39 PM
Went to Banc of California Stadium on Sunday for LAFC's home opener. Very nice stadium and the lower end seats make you feel like you're on top of the action. The view of the LA skyline from the SW end was also good.

How are the LAFC fans?

Chivas/Raiders vibe?


Read that ownership got irate after the home opener, with the stadium chanting the "homophobic" chant on the goal kicks.
Now ownership claims they will have a zero tolerance policy and throw people out of the stadium, and if you are a ST holder, your license will be permanently revoked.

LAsportsfan
May 2nd, 2018, 09:58 PM
How are the LAFC fans?

Chivas/Raiders vibe?


Read that got irate after the home opener, with the stadium chanting the "homophobic" chant on the goal kicks.
Now ownership claims they will have a zero tolerance policy and throw people out of the stadium, and if you are a ST holder, your license will be permanently revoked.

I'd say a little more Raiders than Chivas, but that's more because of the Black and Gold colors. Did see a couple near the museum in Kings gear going to the game and a Justin Williams T-shirt in the expensive seats.

Aside from the chant, the fans there were all good. I'm sure they were just excited to finally experience the new stadium, particularly the 3252's. We'll see if it keeps up, but so far, this so-far neutral MLS fan approves of the experience.

LetTigerIn
May 3rd, 2018, 11:55 AM
RUMOR UPDATE: SCHMID THROWS COLD WATER ON IGNAZIO ABATE RUMORS (http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/2018/05/03/rumor-update-schmid-throws-cold-water-on-ignazio-abate-rumors/)

I'm not sure how much cold water it really is. According to the article, Sigi points out the transfer window closed 1 May and won't open again until 10 July.

Since the plan would be to bring Abate over after AC Milan's season is over, the timeline doesn't seem out of order at all.

Moog
May 3rd, 2018, 02:29 PM
^^ Agreed. Sounds like Sigi is speaking about the here and now more than when the window opens in the summer.

Time will tell. In the mean time, Romney has got to step up and fill an even bigger void in the back.

Moog
May 7th, 2018, 08:49 AM
Oof!
That horrid defense.
Goaltender in no man's land.
Goaltender with no communication with the defenders.
Giving up a goal just minutes into the match.....again!!!!


Standing still does not win games.
With Zlatan and Kamra on your club, you would think somebody, forward or midfield would make a run, or dribble with the ball.....nope!
Whole lotta standing around and passing the ball back to reset....over and over again. A stationary team with possession will turn the ball over and never have a scoring chance.

Come on Sigi.....coach! With the exception of defense, the talent is there to win. They are just not executing.

ucsdguy1
May 7th, 2018, 03:37 PM
Awful. Really embarrasing.

On another note, I went to LAFC's game saturday. Took the subway there from Universal. About a 45-50 minute ride after I drove to the train station for 20 minutes or so. Not terrible, so much better than sitting in the car in stop and go on the 405, and waiting an hour to get out of the parking lot after a game. We left the stadium after the game and were back on the subway within about 15 minutes. It's also really fun riding public transportation when a good majority of riders are going to the game. Good vibe and lots of chatter. We stopped to have lunch in Grand Central Market, and took a nice walk around the expo center and surrounding USC-ish sites beforehand. If they'd open up a couple of pubs around the stadium it'd be a perfect pregame area. Way different than Carson.

Very nice stadium - really no bad viewpoints. Our seats behind the goal under the big jumbotron were in shade the entire game which was nice. A lot of noticeable empty seats though. The crowd was a little subdued (probably because the game was too), but that place is well designed for crowd noise. When they scored and a couple stadium chants it did get pretty darn noisy. May actually try to go now on July 26th when the galaxy play there, until I change my mind because it's a thursday night.

Oh and the Galaxy are awful.

Moog
May 7th, 2018, 04:31 PM
Interesting about the "empty seats". Only their second game in that stadium, and already empty seats?!?!?
That was a Saturday afternoon game....should have been sold out.

ucsdguy1
May 7th, 2018, 04:58 PM
Interesting about the "empty seats". Only their second game in that stadium, and already empty seats?!?!?
That was a Saturday afternoon game....should have been sold out.
You would think. Will be curious to see how their weeknight game(s) upcoming looks.

LetTigerIn
May 8th, 2018, 10:28 AM
Awful. Really embarrasing.

On another note, I went to LAFC's game saturday. Took the subway there from Universal. About a 45-50 minute ride after I drove to the train station for 20 minutes or so. Not terrible, so much better than sitting in the car in stop and go on the 405, and waiting an hour to get out of the parking lot after a game. We left the stadium after the game and were back on the subway within about 15 minutes. It's also really fun riding public transportation when a good majority of riders are going to the game. Good vibe and lots of chatter. We stopped to have lunch in Grand Central Market, and took a nice walk around the expo center and surrounding USC-ish sites beforehand. If they'd open up a couple of pubs around the stadium it'd be a perfect pregame area. Way different than Carson.

Very nice stadium - really no bad viewpoints. Our seats behind the goal under the big jumbotron were in shade the entire game which was nice. A lot of noticeable empty seats though. The crowd was a little subdued (probably because the game was too), but that place is well designed for crowd noise. When they scored and a couple stadium chants it did get pretty darn noisy. May actually try to go now on July 26th when the galaxy play there, until I change my mind because it's a thursday night.

Oh and the Galaxy are awful.


One of the reasons the crowd may have been a little more subdued is that all the STM got multiple alerts stating that shouting certain things would not be tolerated.

Moog
May 8th, 2018, 01:59 PM
One of the reasons the crowd may have been a little more subdued is that all the STM got multiple alerts stating that shouting certain things would not be tolerated.

I wonder if the low turn-out was a fan revolt.....ie don't tell us what we can chant or not chant.....so to speak.

Not being pro or con on the "chant" , but ownership was very swift in its response and came at their fans with zero tolerance.
The last thing you want out of the gate for a franchise is to piss off your fans.

Again, I'm not saying they should chant the old "mexican slang" on the goal kicks, but perhaps ownership response should have been more measured.

meh...who knows for sure.......let's see if attendance continues to slide.

LetTigerIn
May 8th, 2018, 04:08 PM
I have a couple of friends who are LAFC STM, so I'll ask 'em. Might catch a match there this season, too.

ucsdguy1
May 8th, 2018, 04:31 PM
I may actually make an effort to go on July 26th when the Galaxy play (but if they keep up the way they are, it might not be worth the effort)

Moog
May 10th, 2018, 11:23 AM
Wow, tons of empty seats at the FCLA MNUFC game last night.

3 home games in and the stadium is half empty!

The team is very good for an expansion side...... FCLA supporters.....I dunno.

LetTigerIn
May 10th, 2018, 11:30 AM
Wayne Rooney: Everton forward agrees 'deal in principle' to join MLS side DC United (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44069924)

ucsdguy1
May 10th, 2018, 01:35 PM
Wayne Rooney: Everton forward agrees 'deal in principle' to join MLS side DC United (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44069924)
As a text I got last night read, "if it's good rooney, he'll do well. if it's fat rooney not so much"

I saw a picture from the LAFC game last night that looked pretty empty, but it was before the game started. Heard it filled in a bit more by game time but haven't seen for real.

Moog
May 10th, 2018, 03:10 PM
Galaxy player salary released:
https://www.lagconfidential.com/2018/5/10/17340140/la-galaxy-2018-player-salaries-released


Justin Vom Steeg: GK, $54,500.04, $54,500.04

Daniel Steres, D, $125,004.00, $132,066.60

Brian Sylvestre, GK, $67,500.00, $67,500.00

Jorgen Skjelvik, $900,000.00, $1,000,000.00

Dave Romney, D, $74,418.75, $74,418.75

Chris Pontius, $174,999.96, $174,999.96

Joao Pedro, M, $219,996.00, $240,996.00

Ariel Lassiter, F $67,500.00, $67,500.00

Sebastian Lletget, LA Galaxy, M, $240,000.00, $252,666.67

Bradford Jamieson, F, $72,765.00, $72,765.00

Ola Kamara, F, $825,000.00, $925,000.00

Perry Kitchen, D-M, $450,000.00, $474,166.67

Emrah Klimenta, D, $67,500.00, $67,500.00

Tomas Hilliard-Arce, D, $90,000.00, $113,125.00

Baggio Husidic, M, $174,999.96, $174,999.96

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, F, $1,500,000.00, $1,500,000.00

Rolf Feltscher, D, LA Galaxy, $240,000.00, $270,000.00

Jonathan dos Santos, M, $2,000,000.04, $2,000,000.04

Giovani dos Santos, F, $4,250,000.00, $6,000,000.00

Servando Carrasco, M, LA Galaxy, $67,500.00, $67,500.00

Michael Ciani, D, $600,000.00, $620,000.00

Ashley Cole, D, $450,000.00, $722,499.98

Emmanuel Boateng, F, $130,000.00, $130,000.00

David Bingham, GK, $275,000.04, $275,000.04

Romain Alessandrini, M, $1,539,996.00, $1,869,996.00

Efrain Alvarez, M, $67,500.00, $72,233.84

Hugo Arellano, D, $75,000.00, $82,573.75

Romain Alessandrini, M, $1,539,996.00, $1,869,996.00

Skjelvik's........oof!

Moog
May 14th, 2018, 10:47 AM
Galaxy have reached a new low.

The defense is non-existent.
It's mind numbing how many times no defender picks up and marks an opposing player in or near the box.

Kitchen should not be a starter.

ucsdguy1
May 14th, 2018, 02:50 PM
It's really, really bad

Moog
May 21st, 2018, 08:44 AM
Gotta get a win over Montreal......just gotta.

ucsdguy1
May 21st, 2018, 09:28 AM
Gotta get a win over Montreal......just gotta.
I'm not holding my breath

Moog
May 21st, 2018, 02:27 PM
Nice win, with 10 men.

Ibra....just plain dumb!

I gotta say, when Boateng hits the pitch, the team dynamic really changes.
The team lacks player movement with the ball, but once Boateng gets into the match, the club gets chances.
The players have got to learn to make runs, or dribble the ball to create openings, passing lanes, and chances.

Happy for the points.

Looks like an OG line-up and formation for San Jose.
....dare I say 6 points in less than 5 days?!?!?

ucsdguy1
May 21st, 2018, 02:30 PM
I just saw the clip. I couldn't even tell if the guy was intentionally trying to stomp his foot at first glance. Pretty sure that's a red card Ibra. But the dave chappelle "what did the hand say to the face" gifs are flying across the internet right now.

Otherwise I haven't seen anything other than the score and will watch later.

ucsdguy1
May 21st, 2018, 02:32 PM
oh and did I hear correctly no Gio today?

https://media1.tenor.com/images/313fed5d8fdd8b0845e19555a1da65c3/tenor.gif?itemid=5236578

LetTigerIn
May 21st, 2018, 03:06 PM
oh and did I hear correctly no Gio today?

https://media1.tenor.com/images/313fed5d8fdd8b0845e19555a1da65c3/tenor.gif?itemid=5236578


No Gio, but Jona played well.

Moog
May 25th, 2018, 08:48 AM
Gotta get the easy points tonight.

Gio? lol


Boateng assumed to start should give some speed and movement on the attack for runs.
Kamara the lone gunman should be a benefit.

This should be an easy one....right?

Moog
May 26th, 2018, 02:40 PM
U G L Y Clasico.
That game was a mess and boring all rolled into one.

Thankfully the Galaxy got the points.
I’ll say it again: Boateng is huge!
Things happen when he is on the pitch.

Gio....meh. I wish they would let him go.
$4 mill could be better spent.

Let’s hope 2 wins in a row give them some confidence.
Zlatan back for Wednesday’s match combined with confidence could be brilliant.

ucsdguy1
May 30th, 2018, 03:28 PM
I got a small chuckle out of this

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34091250_1951116848241561_8400621611937431552_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGZiYmgsToLMKWwp92yEZAPsQ0n7HOkpSyohisON hmxESfz9I7rUPtOFBhIlu6cF0PN-JraPMVAtP9DslcUejDuaUXa73euaXqitkz3WwbbVA&oh=b11ee088475473cad04d01ca74e4dd36&oe=5BBDF885

Moog
May 31st, 2018, 08:44 AM
Well the Galaxy defense looked like a clown-fest once again.
Bingham was not so good as well, but then again can I blame him with what is in front of him.

So if the front office will not/cannot get defensive help, can Sigi at least put a consistent group of 4 together instead of back 4 roulette?

This team needs pace, Boateng should start.

I'm not sure the 4-3-2-1 is working out. 4-4-2 or something else. I dunno.

Frustrating is an understatement.

ucsdguy1
May 31st, 2018, 09:14 AM
Sigi seems to be saying "what do you want me to do we can't add anyone until summer at best".

I get Zlatan can score goals, but I agree we look so flat at times. The service in is often terrible. But mostly, the defense is beyond awful.

Moog
May 31st, 2018, 09:44 AM
Sigi seems to be saying "what do you want me to do we can't add anyone until summer at best".

I get Zlatan can score goals, but I agree we look so flat at times. The service in is often terrible. But mostly, the defense is beyond awful.

Agreed. The service is severely lacking. I just don't know if the players are nervous playing with Zlatan, or what. I dunno.

The defense in park pick-up game looks better than the Galaxy. It really does look that bad.

For most of the past few games the team is just standing around when they have possession.
Only when they are trailing do they actually move, dribble, and see guys going on runs.
They must do this for 90 minutes.

ucsdguy1
June 3rd, 2018, 09:06 AM
Yep when boateng came off and zlatan came on I thought well this game is about to come to a grinding halt. And allessandrini sub, great. Still not overly impressed with midfield but what do you expect when half 1/4 to 1/2 of your regulars aren’t playing.

A point is a point on the road, but I don't like the idea of celebrating a draw like it' s a win. and god they’re boring

ucsdguy1
June 4th, 2018, 11:35 AM
another laugh, someone sent this to me from the Times. I'm also amazed we're only 4 points back of them

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34459644_974464066055000_2563167986114363392_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=0&oh=5a9c98e74c09410e89d7648303841dee&oe=5BB7E307

Moog
June 4th, 2018, 12:06 PM
Yep when boateng came off and zlatan came on I thought well this game is about to come to a grinding halt. And allessandrini sub, great. Still not overly impressed with midfield but what do you expect when half 1/4 to 1/2 of your regulars aren’t playing.

A point is a point on the road, but I don't like the idea of celebrating a draw like it' s a win. and god they’re boring

I thought the same thing. Why swap out Ema? He should have been kept on as he was bringing the pace.
It really did grind to a halt with him out.

If not for Binham having a HUGE game, it could have been a bad loss.

I'll take the point, but I agree, it's not much to celebrate.

...at least the Galaxy scored first.....so there's that.

ucsdguy1
June 4th, 2018, 12:59 PM
I thought the same thing. Why swap out Ema? He should have been kept on as he was bringing the pace.
It really did grind to a halt with him out.



I'm not convinced Sigi believes Boateng and Zlatan can play together. I'm not convinced either. Too much pace when Ema is in, versus just control control, serve to the middle, and pray when Zlatan is in.

Bingham had a better game saturday than say, bill hamid..

Moog
June 4th, 2018, 01:49 PM
I'm not convinced Sigi believes Boateng and Zlatan can play together. I'm not convinced either. Too much pace when Ema is in, versus just control control, serve to the middle, and pray when Zlatan is in.

Bingham had a better game saturday than say, bill hamid..

That may be true and that is a good point, however games prior to the Timbers, the team has no pace, little to no service, and they have no movement when they have possession.

Is Ema the answer? I dunno, but some pace would help as well as solid service.

LetTigerIn
June 9th, 2018, 09:19 AM
Can anyone here use a free pair of tickets for tonight's (9 June 2018) match?

ucsdguy1
June 11th, 2018, 08:15 AM
so.....we're back?

:biggrin:

I'll admit off the dvr I watched most of the usa/france game and fast forwarded to highlights of the Galaxy. Mental note, make Zlatan angry every game.

Moog
June 11th, 2018, 08:45 AM
No DP's....no problem.

3-5-2.....did Sigi stumble upon something great?!?!?

I gotta say that formation worked really well.
Was Romain being out, addition by subtraction?

Bradford Jameson IV really was impressive, brought the pace, and was a big difference maker when he came on.

Are the Galaxy finally gelling? ....or is RSL, really that bad.

I'm hoping the Galaxy have finally starred to come around.

Sure was a helluva win!

ucsdguy1
June 11th, 2018, 09:06 AM
RSL is that bad, even if they're still 2 points ahead of us.

Bradford Jameson has shown potential but often disappears as well. Not like he's had the utmost of playing time though, and I'm sure once the DP's are back he won't play much. The G's are two points behind lafc and out of third in the western conference? That is looney tunes.

Now the question we have, do we want to Mexico to advance in the WC and keep our DPs out longer......?

LetTigerIn
June 11th, 2018, 09:46 AM
Rimando frequently finds a way to stifle the Galaxy, so I'm glad he did not on Saturday. RSL may not be great, especially without Beckerman, but I think this was a good win for the Galaxy.

The defense still had its lapses, but I think those are bound to come for any club in pretty much any given match. There were a couple of instances of some panic defending that, fortunately, came through, and the bounces went in the Galaxy's favor for a change.

I'm glad Zlatan did not have to put anyone into a coma at the hospital.

Moog
June 11th, 2018, 11:11 AM
RSL is that bad, even if they're still 2 points ahead of us.

Bradford Jameson has shown potential but often disappears as well. Not like he's had the utmost of playing time though, and I'm sure once the DP's are back he won't play much. The G's are two points behind lafc and out of third in the western conference? That is looney tunes.

Now the question we have, do we want to Mexico to advance in the WC and keep our DPs out longer......?

Is it possible that if Mexico does not advance, Jona can come back to the Galaxy, but Gio stays in Russia?

wink...wink.

ucsdguy1
June 11th, 2018, 04:56 PM
Is it possible that if Mexico does not advance, Jona can come back to the Galaxy, but Gio stays in Russia?

wink...wink.
You're not the first to suggest this..

Moog
June 12th, 2018, 08:53 AM
So for the OPEN match against Portland, I guess it's all starters? (with the exception of Zlatan....I guess he has some promotion engagement)

Since Zlatan will be out, does Sigi go back to the former formation, or stay with the "new" 3-5-2 ?

ucsdguy1
June 12th, 2018, 09:47 AM
former! new formation! I don't know!

Hopefully Kamara and Boateng run amok...

LetTigerIn
June 12th, 2018, 11:25 AM
Why do you say 3-5-2?

Moog
June 12th, 2018, 12:29 PM
Why do you say 3-5-2?

To quote Sigi:

We’ve been scoring more goals when we’ve been playing two forwards and playing more of a 3-5-2 or a 5-3-2 whatever you want to call it, and so that’s the way we came out tonight, and I thought obviously we did well and got a little more direct.”
https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2018/06/10/postgame-quote-sheet-la-galaxy-vs-real-salt-lake-june-9-2018

LetTigerIn
June 12th, 2018, 05:47 PM
To quote Sigi:

https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2018/06/10/postgame-quote-sheet-la-galaxy-vs-real-salt-lake-june-9-2018


Interesting that either way, he's figuring in Kitchen at the back. What's the difference between calling it a 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 instead of 4-1-3-2? Is there a strategic difference? Just a matter of preference? Just shorter?

The important thing, it seems, though, is having Ola and Zlatan together instead of Ola on the left.

Moog
July 1st, 2018, 04:51 PM
Part 2 of the California Classico was a kick to the b@lls!

This defense is absurdly bad!

Team can score almost at will. 3 goals. Count em....3 goals and the Galaxy still don’t win.

Serious work needs to be done on the back end.

As for players, BJ 4 was a disaster. Guy looked decent coming in as a substitution against RSL, but starting against the Quakes he was complete crap.

Heal up soon Kamara and Boateng!

Moog
July 5th, 2018, 08:44 AM
Like a broken record......

Go up by two, then squander it all....against the worst in the east.

This defense is a disaster.
Everyone coming back from injury and the Dos Santos Bros. coming back is not going to solve the horrific defense.

Something must be done for the defense when the window opens up on July 10......otherwise kiss the season goodbye.

ucsdguy1
July 5th, 2018, 03:07 PM
I mean when they were up 2-0 did you expect anything different? I was surprised this time they didn't end up losing 3-2.

I am going to the game at LAFC on the 26th, and I'm mortified of what LAFC is going to do to their defense.

Moog
July 6th, 2018, 08:41 AM
^^ Agreed. The team has gone from playing from behind for many games to playing with a two goal lead.....and yet the results are all the same.

Please tell me some defense is coming when the window opens!!!!!!
Otherwise this season is a bust.


....on the same token, I was thinking of going to the Crew game, but I dunno, don't want to see them get destroyed.

ucsdguy1
July 6th, 2018, 09:10 AM
^^ Agreed. The team has gone from playing from behind for many games to playing with a two goal lead.....and yet the results are all the same.

Please tell me some defense is coming when the window opens!!!!!!
Otherwise this season is a bust.


....on the same token, I was thinking of going to the Crew game, but I dunno, don't want to see them get destroyed.
Zardes with the hat trick?

Moog
July 6th, 2018, 10:01 AM
^^ Likely. Gyasi will be moving all around the box, and the Galaxy defense will be standing still.

Moog
July 6th, 2018, 04:31 PM
So....considering what took place last year around this time, and comparing this years current standings to last year around this time.......does Sigi get fired if the Crew blow out the Galaxy?

LetTigerIn
July 6th, 2018, 04:46 PM
So....considering what took place last year around this time, and comparing this years current standings to last year around this time.......does Sigi get fired if the Crew blow out the Galaxy?

Yes. Steve Sampson will be brought in next, then we have to pry Frank Yallop away from the GM job in Fresno.

Moog
July 8th, 2018, 12:10 PM
Got tix for a very inexpensive fee so I went to the Crew match.

Obviously the score was unexpected. I expected the reverse result for the Galaxy.

The first half looked sketchy and the team was out of sync.
Once they got a goal they seemed better. Gio woke up in the 2nd half.
Romain was beastly off the bench.

The Galaxy defense is still horrendous multiple times during the match.
Still need help there.

Was the Crew bad, or are the Galaxy finding their form?

3 points are nice.

LetTigerIn
July 8th, 2018, 04:12 PM
I wish I'd recorded yesterday's match. There are so many things I'm curious about:

1) The early foul called in on Ibra in the 18: did Abubakar flop? The reaction of all the players and the ref seems to say maybe so? Or maybe it was just all trash talk? In any case, this play seemed to set the tone for much of the rest of the match.

2) The referee halted a Galaxy advantage to award a free kick. What gives? TBH, I don't think this officiating crew had the best match, but I tend to over-blame the officials most of the time.

3) Good thing the VAR gave the Galaxy a much-needed wake-up call about playing the full 90.

4) I would like to track Romney for the match. Honestly, I can't recall what he did defensively, but his service was much worse Saturday than it was when he was in midfield on Wednesday. I thought Hilliard-Arce was good and very active on Wednesday, so I'm curious why the switch was made. I guess I could look this up. Maybe it was just an experience call against a presumably tougher side on Saturday?

5) Should that have been a penalty for the Galaxy when Abubakar took down Gio (I think it was Gio, at least)? In any case, Abubakar had a really terrible day, maybe one of the worst performances I've seen. Not sure why the guy was left in for the whole match.

6) Is Columbus this physical all the time? Maybe this is a Berhalter influence? Anyway, they seemed to try to get away with as much as possible. Again, maybe I'm overreacting. I think it works for them. Especially for Gyasi. Really miss him in a Galaxy shirt. He is a good player and seemingly a good guy as well. Also, it was good to see Hector Jimenez. True story: I have a Hector Jimenez Galaxy shirt from his rookie season. Not his shirt, but one I had made at Team LA. Already had a bunch of the other players I liked, so I went with Hector for that season. If I were smart, I'd have brought it to the match with me Saturday to try to have him sign it. Duh. Next time.

7) Did they show Ibra pull down his shorts on TV? Damn, that was funny. Why the hell is Abubakar still talking smack at that point? Ibra, Drini, and pretty much everyone else on the Galaxy took turns owning that fool for the full 90.

8) Speaking of getting owned, Skjelvik took one or two bad chances. Not as bad as Leonardo, who used to be the king of gambling on a takeaway and letting a guy run by him, but Skjelvik doesn't seem to be as good at recovering from that as Jelle was. Or maybe the MLS attackers are just getting better.

9) I thought Jona had a really good match. He seemed to mesh in well with the rest of the squad, especially with Cole, and especially on the Kamara goal. Gio probably looked as good as he has ever looked in a Galaxy shirt, but he did dribble himself into trouble a few times. This squad is far too talented for him to let that happen, IMO.

I do think the Galaxy have been playing better overall, even on defense. I think they have been a bit -- not necessarily un-lucky, but certainly not lucky. So it was good to see them collect a few good bounces for their efforts on Saturday.

Drop The Gloves
July 8th, 2018, 07:13 PM
Happy that LAFC is doing so well its first season. Seems I'm the only fan of theirs here?

ucsdguy1
July 9th, 2018, 08:12 AM
Well that was unexpected.

Moog
July 9th, 2018, 09:02 AM
I wish I'd recorded yesterday's match. There are so many things I'm curious about:

1) The early foul called in on Ibra in the 18: did Abubakar flop? The reaction of all the players and the ref seems to say maybe so? Or maybe it was just all trash talk? In any case, this play seemed to set the tone for much of the rest of the match.

2) The referee halted a Galaxy advantage to award a free kick. What gives? TBH, I don't think this officiating crew had the best match, but I tend to over-blame the officials most of the time.

3) Good thing the VAR gave the Galaxy a much-needed wake-up call about playing the full 90.

4) I would like to track Romney for the match. Honestly, I can't recall what he did defensively, but his service was much worse Saturday than it was when he was in midfield on Wednesday. I thought Hilliard-Arce was good and very active on Wednesday, so I'm curious why the switch was made. I guess I could look this up. Maybe it was just an experience call against a presumably tougher side on Saturday?

5) Should that have been a penalty for the Galaxy when Abubakar took down Gio (I think it was Gio, at least)? In any case, Abubakar had a really terrible day, maybe one of the worst performances I've seen. Not sure why the guy was left in for the whole match.

6) Is Columbus this physical all the time? Maybe this is a Berhalter influence? Anyway, they seemed to try to get away with as much as possible. Again, maybe I'm overreacting. I think it works for them. Especially for Gyasi. Really miss him in a Galaxy shirt. He is a good player and seemingly a good guy as well. Also, it was good to see Hector Jimenez. True story: I have a Hector Jimenez Galaxy shirt from his rookie season. Not his shirt, but one I had made at Team LA. Already had a bunch of the other players I liked, so I went with Hector for that season. If I were smart, I'd have brought it to the match with me Saturday to try to have him sign it. Duh. Next time.

7) Did they show Ibra pull down his shorts on TV? Damn, that was funny. Why the hell is Abubakar still talking smack at that point? Ibra, Drini, and pretty much everyone else on the Galaxy took turns owning that fool for the full 90.

8) Speaking of getting owned, Skjelvik took one or two bad chances. Not as bad as Leonardo, who used to be the king of gambling on a takeaway and letting a guy run by him, but Skjelvik doesn't seem to be as good at recovering from that as Jelle was. Or maybe the MLS attackers are just getting better.

9) I thought Jona had a really good match. He seemed to mesh in well with the rest of the squad, especially with Cole, and especially on the Kamara goal. Gio probably looked as good as he has ever looked in a Galaxy shirt, but he did dribble himself into trouble a few times. This squad is far too talented for him to let that happen, IMO.

I do think the Galaxy have been playing better overall, even on defense. I think they have been a bit -- not necessarily un-lucky, but certainly not lucky. So it was good to see them collect a few good bounces for their efforts on Saturday.

I didn't record it either.
1) From my POV I think Abubakar flopped.
2) That was a horrible call.....why the long wait to blow the whistle? The Galaxy were rolling.
3) Finally VAR payed off for the Galaxy. That goal would have been a dagger to the heart.
4) I like Arce play...dunno why the change.
5) Abubakar was playing unsettled. He was horrible.
6) Gyasi is classy. Nice to see him come over to the fans and clap as they cheered him when he came on in warm-ups.
7) I would love to see the replay, but seeing it live was hilarious. Ibra knows how to make statements.
8) Skjelvik is paid too much for too little.
9) Jona looked good as did Gio. They do dribble the ball waaaay to much. Jona had a couple of bad turn-overs as a result of holding the ball too long. Gio came alive in the 2nd half.

Hope the Galaxy can build on this one.

LetTigerIn
July 9th, 2018, 10:45 AM
Happy that LAFC is doing so well its first season. Seems I'm the only fan of theirs here?

I don't really follow them. One of my friends is a STM, so I get the updates from him at our weekly breakfast. I'm glad that Bradley has a little shine on him after his stint at Swansea.

Moog
July 9th, 2018, 04:10 PM
Word is that the Galaxy tried to offload Gio to at least two Liga MX clubs before and during his world cup run.

No takers.

Boy has his stock fallen.

LetTigerIn
July 9th, 2018, 04:21 PM
Word is that the Galaxy tried to offload Gio to at least two Liga MX clubs before and during his world cup run.

No takers.

Boy has his stock fallen.

Maybe that's what lit a fire under his butt Saturday.

mitchrock
July 9th, 2018, 08:16 PM
Caught my first LAFC game over the weekend (on tv). Loved the team. Great play. Blessing is great.

ucsdguy1
July 13th, 2018, 09:12 AM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37062171_10155338452307035_1223367201713553408_n.p ng?_nc_cat=0&oh=36182d7e325b003b65fb8bb075f7bce5&oe=5BD60BE8

ucsdguy1
July 14th, 2018, 06:33 PM
This Galaxy game is all kinds of embarrassing.

ucsdguy1
July 14th, 2018, 07:25 PM
This Galaxy game is all kinds of embarrassing.
Hahahaha. Well I still maintain that was all kinds of embarrassing. And Klein will just continue to say “everything is fine”.

But yeah eat it New England.

LetTigerIn
July 15th, 2018, 06:46 AM
3 points completely undeserved but welcome.

Moog
July 15th, 2018, 02:30 PM
Galaxy V Rev: How to lose a game and still win the game.

Craziest match. If I was a Rev fan I’d have lost my mind.

ucsdguy1
July 21st, 2018, 07:08 PM
Even though it was the 84th minute, I’m still astounded the galaxy held on to a 3-1 lead

Moog
July 25th, 2018, 09:28 AM
So, do the Galaxy field a crap line-up squad for the derby against LAFC, so they can field a top-notch squad for the match at home against Orlando?

Would be very funny if they sat Zlatan for the match against LAFC.

Moog
July 25th, 2018, 11:00 AM
Injury Update: Great News!


INJURY UPDATES
Midfielders Sebastian Lletget (ankle) and Bradford Jamieson IV (strained hip) have been training at full speed and will be available for Thursday’s game against LAFC and Sunday’s match at StubHub Center against Orlando City, Schmid said.

Right back Rolf Feltscher, who has missed the last 13 games after undergoing shoulder surgery, also could be returning in the near future.

Make that very near future.

“We’re just waiting for the doctor’s clearance on him,” Schmid said. “We’re hoping soon, within the next week.”

Schmid pointed out having more healthy players at his disposal is a nice problem to have.

“It helps us because we have more options,” he said. “More options means people are more motivated because they want to keep their spot on the field.

“It’s a good thing.”

http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/2018/07/24/la-galaxy-notebook-alessandrini-gives-everything-pumping-the-derby-brakes-and-injury-updates/

ucsdguy1
July 25th, 2018, 04:22 PM
So, do the Galaxy field a crap line-up squad for the derby against LAFC, so they can field a top-notch squad for the match at home against Orlando?

Would be very funny if they sat Zlatan for the match against LAFC.
There will be riots

Moog
July 26th, 2018, 08:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOI-7yWlhm4

Nice vid about the OG game 1 of El Trafico Derby

ucsdguy1
July 26th, 2018, 09:25 AM
I liked the clip of him on tv the other day. When asked if he had seen LAFC fans around town or if they had come up to him, something along the lines of "no, but if so they want autograph and I am here for them. Zlatan is here for everyone"

Moog
July 26th, 2018, 09:51 PM
80 minutes of crap football from the G’s.
10 minutes of glory.

Chivas went home stunned, and the Galaxy walked away with a point.

Sure the Galaxy D is horrible, but boy does the midfield need to put in some work.
More pace, and more effort in the midfield.
I sure hope Jona can lead the way more.

Looks like The El Trafico derby is turning into something good!

ucsdguy1
July 27th, 2018, 09:05 AM
I was at the game and my voice is shot, due to my yelling at how utterly awful some of their play was through the first 80, and of course the two goals. I surge hugged a lot of people, but I HATE celerating a draw like it was a win.

Giovani is still awful. There were stretches were Vela and Nguyen were just toying with our guys.
Our defense still manages to be awful. Hell even Zlatan wasn't totally involved. That one play late, just take the damn one time timer!

I really thought Boateng could've been useful as a sub. The midfield was obviously sucking, so why not add some pace on the outside.

Everything is not fine, but this team definitely does not give up.

Also, even though I still had to drive to Universal, it is SO much easier being able to take metro to a game than driving down to Carson.

Moog
July 27th, 2018, 09:20 AM
I was at the game and my voice is shot, due to my yelling at how utterly awful some of their play was through the first 80, and of course the two goals. I surge hugged a lot of people, but I HATE celerating a draw like it was a win.

Giovani is still awful. Our defense still manages to be awful. Hell even Zlatan wasn't totally involved. That one play late, just take the damn one time timer!

I really thought Boateng could've been useful as a sub. The midfield was obviously sucking, so why not add some pace on the outside.

Everything is not fine, but this team definitely does not give up.

Also, even though I still had to drive to Universal, it is SO much easier being able to take metro to a game than driving down to Carson.

Would love to part ways with Gio.

Zlatan did not look as engaged as in some games. I think he plays more engaged when the Galaxy have the lead.
He stated after the game that he is used to other leagues...that when you go down by 2 goals it's pretty much over, and that he has learned in the MLS that it is not necessarily the case.
Perhaps he is still in that state of mind that when the Galaxy go down 2 goals (as they have quite often) the game is over....so he slows his pace and enthusiasm for he feels the game is out of reach.
....oh and how many times is Zlatan ready for service and NOBODY can give him quality service. They need to figure that out too.

I agree about Boateng too. I thought he would be substituted in, in the 2nd half considering how slow the Galaxy pace was.
I'm completely DONE with Kitchen. I'll take anyone but him. I have no idea what the coaching staff sees in him. I think we do much better without him.

Can we play with a lead every now and then?!?!?

ucsdguy1
July 27th, 2018, 01:33 PM
....oh and how many times is Zlatan ready for service and NOBODY can give him quality service. They need to figure that out too.

?

https://b.fssta.com/uploads/application/soccer/players/747873.vresize.350.425.medium.95.png

Edit: not that Boateng is the best of quality service but he can sure as hell create space down the lines and get balls in for Zlatan to work with.

Moog
July 27th, 2018, 02:20 PM
^^ Bingo!

Moog
July 27th, 2018, 04:18 PM
I was at the game and my voice is shot, due to my yelling at how utterly awful some of their play was through the first 80, and of course the two goals. I surge hugged a lot of people, but I HATE celerating a draw like it was a win.

.

Run into any "trouble" wearing your Galaxy gear at Banc of Cal.?

Saw some vids online of LAFC fans mixing it up with peeps in Galaxy gear.

ucsdguy1
July 27th, 2018, 04:43 PM
Run into any "trouble" wearing your Galaxy gear at Banc of Cal.?

Saw some vids online of LAFC fans mixing it up with peeps in Galaxy gear.
Nah I was fine. I sat in a section full of LAFC season ticket holders but opposite the supporters group side. Still plenty of Galaxy fans around us. Took some ribbing but that was expected. For the most part everyone around me was pretty friendly.

Moog
July 27th, 2018, 04:45 PM
^^ Good to hear.

ucsdguy1
July 27th, 2018, 04:47 PM
Oh also, they have food stands like any stadium, and a little mini market. I loved that in the market they were also selling full bottles of wine. On checkout they would pour it into a plastic pitcher type thing with a few plastic cups. Didn't get one but for some reason I got a kick out of that.

And the falafel place at grand central market is phenomenal

ucsdguy1
July 30th, 2018, 08:20 AM
so 4 goals a game should about do it for us..

Moog
July 30th, 2018, 08:47 AM
I'm kicking myself for not going to that match! I could have gone, be elected not to.


Can you imagine if the Galaxy had a decent/good center back?!?!?

Sure it seems the Galaxy can score at will almost, but if we had some defensive help, there would be no need for 3-4 goals per game.
....and we can play with a lead maybe for once in while.

At least Gio got on the board.......oof!

Moog
July 30th, 2018, 09:42 AM
Galaxy keeping Zlatan out of the All-Star game.

Consequently Zlatan will have to sit out the game against Colorado.

A small price to pay.

ucsdguy1
July 30th, 2018, 01:39 PM
Galaxy keeping Zlatan out of the All-Star game.

Consequently Zlatan will have to sit out the game against Colorado.

A small price to pay.
Hmm...they couldn't just say let him play 5 minutes and come out? That said, I'm fine with him resting, even against the game with Colorado (sucks though for people who paid to see him).

I contend our midfield leaves the defense out to dry many, many times. But good lord.

When Gio scored, that goalie was like "man there's no way in hell he's going to shoot with his right foot". oops

Moog
July 30th, 2018, 01:49 PM
^^ Good point about Ibra playing a few minutes, but then again it is on turf, and it is cross-country travel.

I wonder if it was management or Ibra who wanted out of the match?
Maybe both.

The upcoming schedule looks pretty good for the Galaxy. Might as well rest him. He's done a ton of heavy lifting of late.

ucsdguy1
July 30th, 2018, 04:01 PM
Also unreal the Galaxy are in 3rd in the west, 1 point behind LAFC and only 7 behind Dallas (with 1 more game played than both).

Also 7 points separates 7th and no playoffs from 2nd.

Moog
August 6th, 2018, 10:11 AM
Sure, it was a game at altitude, but altitude does not give a team a horrible defense and a sub-par goaltender.

Same old GLARING faults. This time Zlatan wasn't there to run up the score to help negate the horrific lack of defense.

If you get TWO hands on the ball, that MUST be a save. PERIOD.

Gio out of the line-up with a knock?!?!? I'm SHOCKED!!!

Romain's corners are pretty bad....and can anybody give service to Kamara?

The window will be closed very soon. Will the front office provide help on the back end for this team? Please?!?!??!

LetTigerIn
August 6th, 2018, 11:23 AM
I think the problem Saturday may have been more in the midfield than the back. Neither Carrasco nor Kitchen performed well. Theoretically, neither of them should be out there, because Jona should be able to dominate in that spot; but he may be tired of playing there, and part of his coming to the Galaxy may have been the opportunity to join the attack with Gio, or just go forward more in general. He certainly did not seem inspired to play sideline to sideline when Sigi asked it of him Saturday.

I've been okay with Bingham, but when you are also watching Tim Howard on the other side… and he probably would like to have that last chance back, but these things happen sometimes, even to the best. Who was the keeper they tried to get first? I can't remember. I also wonder if they were allowed to spend Allocation money on him if they still would have been able to sign Zlatan.

I agree about Alessandrini. Romain's service and shot-taking has been very inconsistent this season. Sometimes it's beautiful, but those moments are too far between this year. I wonder if the real difference is having Ola and Zlatan this season, so crosses that look "pretty dangerous if someone was on the end of it" now stand out unless they really are dangerous instead of just looking dangerous.

Seems like the front office may be done making moves. Even if that's the case, at least we might get Feltscher back in a month or so, for whatever that's worth. I am sort of torn between enjoying how quickly the MLS has been improving as a whole, and the "good old days" when the Galaxy were the flagship team with the deepest pockets and seemingly the fast track to success.

ucsdguy1
August 8th, 2018, 01:05 PM
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38777292_812527104916_8401471396986748928_n.jpg?_n c_cat=0&oh=a98c600fbbd81d0294456c7a2b75a6b3&oe=5BCB02A0

Moog
August 8th, 2018, 02:19 PM
Word on the street is the Galaxy are after Roderick Miller.

ucsdguy1
August 8th, 2018, 03:59 PM
Word on the street is the Galaxy are after Roderick Miller.
hold on, googling...

ucsdguy1
August 8th, 2018, 04:00 PM
hold on, googling...
Oh yeah, of course.... :tomato:

well a defender at least

Moog
August 8th, 2018, 04:27 PM
^^ Now what I've read is that the "deal" for Miller is "off". SMH

Moog
August 9th, 2018, 10:21 AM
Well kids, no outside defensive help will be coming to the Galaxy.

Zlatan and co. are going to have to score 3-4 goals per game to get the points from here on out to counter the defensive lapses.

LetTigerIn
August 9th, 2018, 11:05 AM
Well kids, no outside defensive help will be coming to the Galaxy.

Zlatan and co. are going to have to score 3-4 goals per game to get the points from here on out to counter the defensive lapses.


ftfy

ucsdguy1
August 12th, 2018, 04:48 PM
I’ve been listening to Motley Crue - Same Ol’ Situation a lot today

Moog
August 13th, 2018, 08:59 AM
Gio has got to go.....we can get a FAR better #10 (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) for that kind of dough. The defense held good for a while, then as typical, fell apart and blew coverage(s).
(Same old song and dance - Aerosmith)


Why Sigi had Ibra playing so much in the mid-field is baffling.
The dude has/will get stripped in the mid-field. He is not that guy. He is the best finisher in the game. Play him where he can score.....and get him some damn service!

With Romain and Gio out, Tuesday presents an interesting group to field.
However, with Gio out that may be addition by subtraction.

Was hoping for six points in 72 hours, now (maybe) four points can be had.

LetTigerIn
August 13th, 2018, 11:43 AM
Ugh. I haven't been as angry in a long time as I was Saturday night, because it seemed like the Galaxy were robbed of the result by the officiating even more than they blew it themselves.. In a way, I don't blame Toledo for trusting the Video Assistant Referee Rosendo Mendoza, but I don't think anyone should trust Mendoza ever again. I usually forget to record the matches, so I'm glad I remembered this one. I was more interested in reviewing the penalty not given in stoppage time, but it also turned out that the second Minnesota FC goal was on an offside play.

Points of elation and frustration:

• Gio had two great chances close to each other early. He needed to bury one of those.
• Bingham's shortcomings shone on that first goal. Poor position, poor reflexes. Seeing the replay at home also revealed that Ciani failed to mark his man. Even so, it seemed like he could/should have kept that one out.
• Minnesota players were playing pretty rough and tumble. Should have been way more yellow cards against them. I don't think it's the job of the referee to try to balance out the match this way.
• Speaking of which, Zlatan gets the Shaq treatment where he gets constantly fouled, yet the referee seems to let them go because of his size. Clearly, this would haunt them at the end.
• Alessandrini was right in front of us and signaled for replacement a while before he finally went down. He did not join the preceding Galaxy attack, which was on the other side of the pitch anyway. I wonder who will replace him Tuesday.
• I thought the defense played much better as a whole, but, then again, Minnesota is not that good.
• Ibra hits the woodwork. Then again, so did Minnesota, so I suppose that's a wash.
• I was wondering who got burned on that second Minnesota goal. It was Perry Kitchen. Although it should have been called offside, I thought it was a nice play by Minnesota. Also, I wondered how the Galaxy defenders could let that pass go through. On the replay, though, the only one who might have been able to do something about it was Romney, and it would have been a ridiculous play if he'd been able to prevent it somehow.
• Oh, yeah, I almost forgot the biggest one. The penalty that should have been given at the end. At the very least, Toledo should have come to the monitor and seen for himself, but he apparently trusted Mendoza just too much. Same thing goes for the second Minnesota goal (but I didn't know about that one until I got home). The worst part is that BOTH of those plays went against the Galaxy, and BOTH should have gone the Galaxy's way.

It's such a pain for me to get to the park on weekdays. It's about 2 hours to go 25 miles, but I'm going to try to get out of work early to get there this time. I need a victory (hopefully) to cleanse the palate.

Moog
August 13th, 2018, 12:26 PM
VAR in MLS is baffling.

...and I agree the officiating was craptastic, even though I hate to place blame on the officials for a loss.

ucsdguy1
August 13th, 2018, 08:31 PM
Gio has got to go.....we can get a FAR better #10 (http://letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=10) for that kind of dough. The defense held good for a while, then as typical, fell apart and blew coverage(s).
(Same old song and dance - Aerosmith)


Why Sigi had Ibra playing so much in the mid-field is baffling.
The dude has/will get stripped in the mid-field. He is not that guy. He is the best finisher in the game. Play him where he can score.....and get him some damn service!

With Romain and Gio out, Tuesday presents an interesting group to field.
However, with Gio out that may be addition by subtraction.

Was hoping for six points in 72 hours, now (maybe) four points can be had.
haha and I think we're what only like 6 points out of 1st in the west?

Hey Sigi - here's an idea for Tuesday......BO A TENG

Moog
August 14th, 2018, 08:45 AM
haha and I think we're what only like 6 points out of 1st in the west?

Hey Sigi - here's an idea for Tuesday......BO A TENG

True, the West is soft.

Hey Sigi, put in Emma for more than lets say....umm....more than the couple of minutes of stoppage time at the end of the match!!!!!! Why put him in at all?!?! I have no idea why Sigi made that substitution. I mean sure there was a Red at 90 min, but come on now.

At the very least we should see Emma playing as an earlier substitution in this coming match, considering how close the matches are together and the injuries sustained.
Dude brings serious pace. I just hope he can stay disciplined and commit little to no errors.

ucsdguy1
August 14th, 2018, 07:41 PM
Pontius and Kitchen starting. No Boateng.

ucsdguy1
August 15th, 2018, 08:31 AM
Yeah, a point is a point but I might have booed them off the pitch last night.

Moog
August 15th, 2018, 08:37 AM
"Meet the new boss....same as the old boss..."

Should have had 6 points, walk away with TWO.....TWO points against crap teams!!!!

I never really like to gripe on Bingham, but wow, man, a one handed vertical jump attempt to save?!?!? Seriously??!?!

Who are the Galaxy trainers?!?!? How is it that the players drop like flies....consistently?!?!?!
Those Dos Santos bros. are made of glass. It's beyond ridiculous.

I'm sure there will be no Ibra for Seattle, so good luck with that considering no Romain, Jona, Gio......
The Galaxy are going to gift the lowly Sounders 3 points.

LetTigerIn
August 15th, 2018, 10:02 AM
The one most responsible for the missing 4 points is Bingham. Looked for the world like Bingham should have stopped both goals last night, but I haven't watched the replays. Except for the one of the goal by the captain. That was beautiful. I watched that a couple of times.

At the very least, the difference between Howard and Bingham was again the difference in this match.

Also, the dude who started puking was not far from where I sit. It was pretty violent and went on for a while. Things would get tense in the whole area whenever players or the ball would get near the vomit.

I felt like vomiting, too, at another blown opportunity by the Galaxy. And I did boo them off the pitch. Pretty much everyone there did, rightfully so.

Moog
August 15th, 2018, 12:16 PM
On the injury front:


Following the match, Schmid shed light on the Alessandrini and Giovani’s situations.

“[Romain] is fine structurally, it's just a little bruise in there that they have to take care of, so we need time for him to get back, I don't know exactly what the timeline is,” the Galaxy boss said. “ [Giovani] has a strain. Grade 2 strain. It's going to take a little bit of a while to get back.

“I think Gio is [out] two to four weeks and I think Romain is a week to two weeks.”

However, Schmid said the team did not know the extent of Jonathan dos Santos’ groin issue immediately following the game. Dos Santos exited the game with an apparent groin issue in the first half, forcing Schmid to insert Servando Carrasco.

The prognosis seemed to be better for Ciani, who was felled by a hamstring issue that led him to be substituted at the half.

“He’s been nursing his hamstring and he's been getting through and it just tightened up and we felt that if we made him play in the second half, he could pull it and that would take him out for a long time,” he said.

Moog
August 15th, 2018, 12:21 PM
Tell 'em Ibra!!!!


CARSON, Calif. – Zlatan Ibrahimović believes that things must change for the LA Galaxy if they’re going to bust out of their recent slump.

Los Angeles suffered another disappointing draw on Tuesday when they played the Colorado Rapids to a 2-2 stalemate. The tie was the Galaxy’s second draw in two matches and extended the team’s winless run to three games.

Against the Rapids, the script was all too familiar as the Galaxy could not preserve a lead after goals from Ashley Cole and Sebastian Lletget. Following the match, the Swedish striker admitted that it’s the little things that are costing the Galaxy points—and may cost them the postseason.

“The last three games have been very irritating because we should win these games. If you look at the table, if we took all the points that we should have taken, we are probably first or second in the whole league. It’s very irritating because we make basic things look very difficult," Ibrahimovic said. "This should not happen. These mistakes happen where my son is training, but there you are learning. That is where you learn basic things. We just have to work hard and keep going because I feel like there is a big confusion on the field.

“The first goal—cannot happen. The ball goes out, and you need to pressure. Basic thing. The second goal— should not go in,” he added. “Basic things, you be on your toes, and you are ready always when the ball comes. Basic things, we make look difficult. Everybody talks about the playoff, the way we play now, we don’t even deserve playoffs. That is how the situation is.”

The Swede was also not shy to voice his frustration with his showing as he saw his streak of eight appearances with either a goal or an assist fall by the wayside. Visibly irritated at times during the match, Ibrahimovic admitted that he must do better as well.

“Two games, not even one clear chance,” he said. “I’m trying to run into space to get the ball, the only thing I’ve had is four free kicks. Two of them hit the birds outside the stadium, one of them caught the [goalkeeper’s] hand, and the fourth I hit the crossbar. Those are the only chances I’ve had. I’m trying, but I’m not getting the clear chances.’

Los Angeles and Ibrahimovic will now turn their attention to Saturday’s clash with Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field. The Galaxy will look to lean on Ibrahimovic’s output against the streaking Sounders, but the stadium’s artificial surface could lead to a reduced role for the forward.

"I think it’s a shame to play on turf because football was not created on turf," he said. "But so far, I only played one game on turf in Portland where I played only 10 minutes, and that was the worst turf that I ever played on, … that says it all. I haven’t come so far, it’s only Tuesday, I lost two points and let’s see what happens tomorrow, and I will discuss what the situation will be for the weekend."
https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2018/08/15/zlatan-ibrahimovi-voices-frustrations-after-disappointing-draw-colorado-we-make


The service for Ibra is pretty much non existent.
The guy is the best finisher in the game.....you gotta get him the ball!!!!

ucsdguy1
August 15th, 2018, 12:57 PM
Also, the dude who started puking was not far from where I sit. It was pretty violent and went on for a while. Things would get tense in the whole area whenever players or the ball would get near the vomit.

I felt like vomiting, too, at another blown opportunity by the Galaxy. And I did boo them off the pitch. Pretty much everyone there did, rightfully so.
what happened?

LetTigerIn
August 15th, 2018, 01:11 PM
Tell 'em Ibra!!!!


https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2018/08/15/zlatan-ibrahimovi-voices-frustrations-after-disappointing-draw-colorado-we-make


The service for Ibra is pretty much non existent.
The guy is the best finisher in the game.....you gotta get him the ball!!!!


And yet, with the game on the line, instead of shooting, he lays it off in the box to Carrasco, who loses it.

"Two of them hit birds outside the stadium". I'm going to laugh most of the day thinking of that. Especially on Saturday, he sailed one free kick that made me wonder if he could get the next one into the parking lot.

LetTigerIn
August 15th, 2018, 01:17 PM
what happened?

Right after the start of the second half, one of the Rapids players got very sick. He came over to the sideline, but just barely over the touch line, knelt down and started violently puking. And it just would not stop. When he finally was waved back on, he became ill again, but I guess he managed to keep it in as to not puke at the top of the 18. He was subbed out immediately after that, but the fans in around me would start screaming in anticipation when the play would go near the player's sick.

Moog
August 15th, 2018, 01:21 PM
And yet, with the game on the line, instead of shooting, he lays it off in the box to Carrasco, who loses it.

"Two of them hit birds outside the stadium". I'm going to laugh most of the day thinking of that. Especially on Saturday, he sailed one free kick that made me wonder if he could get the next one into the parking lot.

That quote is gold! I dunno what happened on that free kick against the Loons. That was nuts.

Sure, Ibra shoulda-coulda shot on that play to Carrasco, but Carrasco has got to do better with a ball like that.

LetTigerIn
August 15th, 2018, 01:23 PM
Sure, Ibra shoulda-coulda shot on that play to Carrasco, but Carrasco has got to do better with a ball like that.


No doubt, though I'm not surprised he didn't.

ucsdguy1
August 15th, 2018, 02:20 PM
Right after the start of the second half, one of the Rapids players got very sick. He came over to the sideline, but just barely over the touch line, knelt down and started violently puking. And it just would not stop. When he finally was waved back on, he became ill again, but I guess he managed to keep it in as to not puke at the top of the 18. He was subbed out immediately after that, but the fans in around me would start screaming in anticipation when the play would go near the player's sick.
ha! Okay I thought you meant a fan. I was like, Moog?

Moog
August 15th, 2018, 02:23 PM
ha! Okay I thought you meant a fan. I was like, Moog?

How dare you, sir!!!

I respectfully puke all my beer out in the Stub Hub men's room after the complete disappointment of watching the G's.
(at least that's what I did at the loons match)

Moog
August 17th, 2018, 02:20 PM
Notes: Since the beginning of August, 2017, Gio dos Santos, Jonathan dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini have played in just 27.2 percent of minutes in MLS play (974:51 of 3,579:14).
https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2018/08/16/match-preview-presented-welchs-fruit-snacks-la-galaxy-head-emerald-city-take-seattle

Then......when you factor in just how many of those minutes minutes Gio played as if he was interested in actually competing and playing, the number is really jaw-dropping.

ucsdguy1
August 17th, 2018, 03:13 PM
Seattle is 5 points behind us, so they'll probably come back from 2-1 down to win 3-2..

Moog
August 17th, 2018, 03:21 PM
With the G's starting XI for this game, I doubt they can net two goals.

I foresee a trap game In Seattle, one that the G's come away with zero points.

I hope I'm wrong.

Boy did the Galaxy piss away a ton of easy points in the last few matches.

ucsdguy1
August 18th, 2018, 03:39 PM
Soooo glad my dvr didn’t work today

LetTigerIn
August 19th, 2018, 06:58 AM
Soooo glad my dvr didn’t work today

I had a similar situation. Flipped over and saw LLWS was on, so I flipped away and never went back.

Moog
August 19th, 2018, 02:17 PM
Trash goalkeeper. Trash defense.
Tell me something new.


I knew a result on the road was not going to happen, considering injuries, but 5-0 while concedeing a goal in the first few minutes!?!?!

LetTigerIn
August 20th, 2018, 04:39 PM
Could Hilliard-Arce really be that much worse than Steres?

And could pretty much anyone be worse than Kitchen and Carrasco?

In the immortal words of Morris Buttermaker,"I'll put Miguel in. At least he'll try."

ucsdguy1
August 21st, 2018, 08:04 AM
I fear what LAFC may do to us friday

Moog
August 21st, 2018, 08:45 AM
Could Hilliard-Arce really be that much worse than Steres?

And could pretty much anyone be worse than Kitchen and Carrasco?

In the immortal words of Morris Buttermaker,"I'll put Miguel in. At least he'll try."

That Kitchen Carrasco "combo" is horrific. I've been down on Kitchen for a long part of this campaign. This guy used to be good?!??!

At this point I'd go Hilliard-Arce....why not?


I fear what LAFC may do to us friday
I foresee a bloodbath.
Some say the first El Trafico was a bunch of scrubs + the mighty Ibra coming on late.

IIRC this was pretty close to the starting XI for the first derby:
Bingham; Feltscher, Steres, Skjelvik, Cole; Boateng, Carrasco, Kitchen, Lletget, Pontius; Kamara

I'm sure Sigi is gonna rally the boys around that....being "we had the same crew last time, and we can do it again."
....but I dunno if that is going to work. The squad is at a low point, and they seem to not really care.

Moog
August 21st, 2018, 11:24 AM
"Possible" upside: Romain could be back for the derby. Considering Romain was injured a week ago today, and Sigi said he was a week or two out......Friday puts it at around a week and a half.

Gio is out for sure.....meh
Jona and his groin...nobody knows.
Ciani may well be back for the derby too....maybe.

More than likely the Galaxy will be keeping the injury cards close to the vest this week.