Upcoming Games; LA Galaxy & LA Galaxy II Updates

As always, tickets for LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy II games can be found on our online store. This includes away games as well, so make sure you purchase your tickets for the upcoming away games against Chivas USA and in San Jose.

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Both the LA Galaxy and Galaxy II are in very important parts of their respective seasons. After the 4-1 defeat in Columbus, the Galaxy was able to make a great comeback in Colorado and continue winning ways at home this past weekend, while LA Galaxy II has secured a spot in the USL Pro postseason.

LA Galaxy:
With recent results, the Galaxy is in fourth place in the West, only five points behind the leader of both the conference as well as the race for the Supporters’ Shield, the Seattle Sounders (and with a game in hand). The Galaxy’s schedule has them playing seven matches in the next month or so, playing a couple of times on just a few days’ rest. This is probably the most crucial part of the season, make sure you’re there supporting the team as they try to take control of the Western Conference.

LA Galaxy II:
It’s been a great first season for LA Galaxy II. While results could have been better on the road, Galaxy II has had a good run at home. This past Sunday, Galaxy II gave up a 2-0 lead to Wilmington Hammerheads, who would turn things around and be on top 2-3 in the final minutes. The captain Rafael Garcia scored a stoppage time free kick into the upper 90’ to earn a point in a 3-3 draw. With their victory over OKC Energy on August 16th, Galaxy II secured a spot in the postseason, which will begin in just a few weeks. There are three regular season games remaining for Galaxy II, two at home within the next week (8/27, 9/1) and the final game on the road against Sacremento.

One Club.

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LA Galaxy Academy:
The U-16 Academy team went 3-0-0 in the group stage and will now host Vadar’s U-16 squad in the quarterfinal matchup of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs. In the group stage, the Galaxy Academy scored eight goals while conceding just one. In the regular season, the Galaxy held a country record 21-game unbeaten streak. The quarterfinal game against Vadar will take place Tuesday, July 8 at StubHub Center’s Track Stadium and will kick off at 7:00 p.m. Be there and support LA on their quest for a national championship!

The U-18 Academy team also participated in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs, but were eliminated in the final minutes of their final group stage match against Montreal. A draw would have let the U-18 squad advance to quarterfinals, but a penalty kick given up in the final minutes eliminated the squad from the competition. Despite their season ending much earlier than anyone expected, we are very proud of the squad, who had great performances throughout the entire year. Be on the lookout for some of these talented players, some who will be playing in college and some who will hopefully be getting minutes with LA Galaxy II and eventually the senior squad.

LA Galaxy II:
The results haven’t been the best for Galaxy II lately. After being on a four-game unbeaten run, LA is now on a winless run for the same amount of games. This past Saturday Galaxy II fell on the road to Orlando City, who continues leading USLPRO. On Friday, Galaxy II will have a chance to get back to winning ways, when they host Arizona United at StubHub Center as part of a doubleheader featuring the first team hosting Portland following this match.

LA Galaxy:
After another disappointing elimination in USOC play, the Galaxy resumed MLS play this past Saturday with a victory over San Jose. The Galaxy quickly turned the page and forgot about the loss in extra time against Carolina, and shifted all their focus to defeating the team from up North. The Galaxy, on a five game unbeaten run in MLS play, has had its schedule all over the place and with many interruptions, but this Friday they’ll begin a three-game home stand starting with the Portland Timbers.

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LA Galaxy II & LA Galaxy Academy Updates

LA Galaxy II & LA Galaxy Academy Updates

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Following their draw against Arizona United this past Saturday night, LA Galaxy II now holds a 8-4-4 record, moving to second place in the USL PRO standings. Now on a three-game winless streak, the Galaxy’s next game will be Saturday against Orlando City SC, who lead the USL PRO standings and are undefeated through fourteen games. The next home game for Galaxy II is scheduled for July 4th in a doubleheader that will also see the first team take on Portland.

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Both the Galaxy U-16 and U-18 Academy teams are in Indiana preparing for the start of playoffs. The U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs will take place from the 23-27 of this month, and both teams have been placed into groups that will see them play three matches with the leaders of the group hosting a quarterfinal matchup. The winners of the quarterfinal matches will then move on to Finals Week, which will take place from July 17-19 at StubHub Center.

The LA Galaxy U-18’s finished the season with 19 wins, 5 losses, 3 ties, scoring 85 goals and conceding 33. The Galaxy Academy claimed the Southwest Division Championship, and is amongst the top Academies in the country. The schedule and roster for the U-18 group is as follows:

6/23 (10:15 am kick-off) LA Galaxy vs Real Colorado

6/24 (8:00 am kick-off) LA Galaxy vs Chicago Magic PSG

6/26 (8:00 am kick-off) LA Galaxy vs Montreal Impact

Roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cesar Jerez, Eric Lopez

DEFENDERS (7): Malcolm Jones, Manuel Padilla, Jeffrey Quezada, Juan Reyna, Justin Shottenhammer, Ivan Vazquez, Sebastian Velasco

MIDFIELDERS (5): Andrew Benitez, Ryo Fujii, Hugo Gutierrez, Elijah Martin, Axel Mendez

FORWARDS (6): Adonis Amaya, Christian Chavez, Mark Hernandez, Aaron Lombardi, Jorge Ruiz, Jaime Villarreal

HEAD COACH: Ante Razov

The LA Galaxy U-16 team, who also won the Southwest Division Championship in their age group and held a country record 21-game unbeaten streak, has been placed in a group with D.C. United, Concorde Fire and Sockers FC. Below is the schedule and roster for the U-16 Galaxy Academy.

6/24 (12:30 pm kick-off): LA Galaxy vs Sockers FC

6/25 (12:00 pm kick-off): LA Galaxy vs Concorde Fire

6/27 (7:00 am kick-off) LA Galaxy vs DC United

Roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Bennett Sneddon, Max Watkin

DEFENDERS (8): Bilal Abdallah, Danny Huizar, Tyson Griffin, Elan Koenig, Michael Lopez, Brian Ohara, Christian Onalfo, Alex Ramos

MIDFIELDERS (6): Jose Bustamante, Juan Orozco, Rey Ortiz, Andrew Perez, Jonathon Ramirez, Chris Segovia

FORWARDS (4): Marc Calderon, Dylan Smith, Adrian Vera, Ethan Zubak

HEAD COACH: Michael Muñoz

Let’s go LA!

@acosta19LA

LA Galaxy vs Philadelphia Union (5/25)

LA Galaxy vs Philadelphia Union

Sunday, May 25, 2014

StubHub Center

Kick-off: 5:00 p.m

 

After ending their four-game winless streak this past Wednesday night, the LA Galaxy is back in action this Sunday when the Philadelphia Union visits StubHub Center. On short rest, the Galaxy will look to keep the momentum going and get their second victory this week. Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on Landon Donovan, who was excluded from the United States’ 23-man roster for the World Cup.

This past Wednesday the Galaxy returned to winning ways after defeating Dallas. Two first-half goals from Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes gave LA a comfortable lead, but things did not end up being so comfortable for the Galaxy in the second half. A botched non-call allowed Dallas to cut the Galaxy’s lead in half, after replays showed an offside should have been called. Dallas ended up pressuring but the Galaxy managed to maintain the lead- and more importantly- avoid giving up a late goal.  The Galaxy’s new centerback pairing of Opare and Meyer did well given the circumstances, and it is likely they’ll be starting once again this Sunday. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the line-up was Kenney Walker making his first start in a couple of seasons, replacing Baggio Husidic and the injured Marcelo Sarvas. Sarvas has been training regularly now for the past few days, so his return to the starting eleven should not be too far away.

Landon Donovan will be available for the Galaxy on Sunday. In what turned out to be shocking and unexpected turn of events for many, Donovan was not included in the 23-man roster who will be representing the United States in Brazil for the World Cup. Donovan is still in search for goal number 135, and after many months, it may finally happen on Sunday.

After Wednesday’s win, the Galaxy managed to leave the bottom of the Western Conference. Philadelphia, on the other hand, is above only Montreal in the East. The Union have just two victories in thirteen games, one in the past eleven played. In their latest game, Philadelphia allowed five goals at home to New England, who is leading the Eastern Conference. Away from home, the Union has not been a strong team, although they recorded their only victory in six opportunities in their latest game on the road against the defending MLS Cup champions, Sporting KC.

Don’t forget, this Sunday is full of LA Galaxy games at StubHub Center. Old Galaxy players will make an appearance in Carson again when the Alumni game takes place at 2 p.m., followed by the Galaxy vs Union game at 5, and the night ends with LA Galaxy II, on a seven-game unbeaten run, facing OKC Energy at 8:00 p.m.

THIS IS LA!

 LA Galaxy:

12 points, 10 GF, 8 GA

3-3-3, 6th in Western Conference

Home Record: 2-1-0

Away Record: 1-2-3

Philadelphia Union:

11 points, 15 GF, 20 GA

2-6-5, 9th in Eastern Conference

Home Record: 1-2-3

Away Record: 1-4-2

@acosta19LA