Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy (4/19)

Vancouver Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy
Saturday, April 19, 2014
BC Place
Kick-off: 4:00 p.m

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The Galaxy will be on the road for the second time this season when they visit the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place, a week after meeting each other at StubHub Center. With their first win of the season under their belt, the Galaxy will be looking to get all three points on the road for the first time in the 2014 campaign, against the Whitecaps who will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat.

Last Saturday the Galaxy defeated Vancouver in Carson by the minimal difference, a 1-0 victory that could have seen more goals for both sides had it not been for the goalkeepers’ performance. The Galaxy were able to maintain a clean sheet for the second consecutive week in a row, even after all the changes that have been taking place in the backline due to injuries.

Robbie Keane continues doing what he does best. The Irishman scored the lone goal on Saturday, finding the back of the net for the third consecutive game. With the new diamond formation, the Galaxy has been getting better results. Husidic, Juninho, Sarvas, and especially Ishizaki have become more involved in the attack, creating plenty of chances up top. Landon Donovan is still in search for number 135, which has been denied since last October.

The game this Saturday will be the first of four consecutive on the road for the Galaxy. The Galaxy has not been as strong on the road as they’ve been at home in the recent past, so getting a positive result against the Whitecaps will be important to get the series of road games started off on the right foot. This past Saturday marked the second consecutive game in which Vancouver was shutout. The Whitecaps’ only victory against the Galaxy since joining MLS took place at BC Place, a 3-1 victory that took place early last season.

THIS IS LA!

LA Galaxy:
7 points, 5 GF, 2 GA
2-1-1, 6th in Western Conference
Home Record: 1-1-0
Away Record: 1-0-1

Vancouver Whitecaps:
8 points, 8 GF, 6 GA
2-2-2, 5th in Western Conference
Home Record: 1-1-0
Away Record: 1-0-1

Join us at the viewing party at Alpine Village in Torrance and after the game head out to StubHub Center to support Galaxy II against the OC Blues. Tickets are available for STH on the account manager and for non-STH, tickets are only $10 and are available at the gates.

@acosta19LA

LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps (4/12)

LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Saturday, April 12, 2014

StubHub Center

Kick-off: 7:30 p.m

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After over a month, the LA Galaxy returns to StubHub Center for a home game in MLS action this weekend when the Vancouver Whitecaps travel to Southern California. It took the Galaxy a couple of games, but this past Sunday LA was able to obtain its first victory of the season against Chivas UASA, a 3-0 result that took some pressure off the Galaxy after struggling in the last couple of league and CCL games.

The win against Chivas USA came at a good time for the Galaxy. Afgter a couple of games in which they failed to obtain victories, the dominant performance against the goats will surely be a confidence builder. Robbie Keane scored for the second consecutive game, while Stefan Ishizaki and Baggio Husidic scored their first in a Galaxy uniform. Stepping in for Jaime Penedo for the second consecutive game, Brian Perk once again did a good job between the posts, although he was hardly tested by the Chivas attack. Just like there were some positives, there were a couple of negative news for the Galaxy this past Sunday. An already-depleted backline saw more defenders go down to injuries. Todd Dunivant and Dan Gargan had to leave the game in the second half, joining AJ DeLaGarza and James Riley on the list of injured defenders. Although DeLaGarza is back in full training with the team, it will be interesting to see what the Galaxy’s backline looks like on Saturday night, as Oscar Sorto (making his first-team debut) and Tommy Meyer ended up playing on the right and left sides, respectively.

The Whitecaps have had a good start to the 2014 MLS season. Up to this past Saturday, the Whitecaps were on a four game unbeaten run. On the road, Vancouver has two draws in two games, and will be hitting the road for the third time on Saturday night. Kenny Miller, the Whitecaps’ leading goal scorer, has found the back of the net three times so far.

A win over the Whitecaps would elevate the Galaxy in the Western Conference standings, while a win for Vancouver would keep them as one of the top teams in the West. The Whitecaps have yet to defeat the LA at StubHub Center, and the Galaxy will be looking to keep things this way as they try to win their first game at home in the new campaign.

THIS IS LA!

LA Galaxy:

4 points, 4 GF, 2 GA

1-1-1, 7th in Western Conference

Home Record: 0-1-0

Away Record: 1-0-1

Vancouver Whitecaps:

8 points, 8 GF, 5 GA

2-1-2, 3rd in Western Conference

Home Record: 2-1-0

Away Record: 0-0-2

Tickets for the Galaxy vs Vancouver (4/12) and Galaxy II vs Sacramento (4/13) games are available on our website until Thursday night. Season Ticket Holders have access to Galaxy II tickets on their account manager, non-STH can purchase for only $10. If you don’t plan on going to any of the Galaxy II games there’s always people looking for tickets, ACB will be supporting the USL squad as if it was the first team.

@acosta19LA

Chivas USA vs LA Galaxy (4/6)

Chivas USA vs LA Galaxy
Sunday, April 6, 2014
StubHub Center
Kick-off: 12:00 p.m

 (lagalaxy.com)

The LA Galaxy is back in action this Sunday when they play the role of the visiting team against Chivas USA. Not obtaining results they would have wanted in the first two league games against Real Salt Lake, the Galaxy will look to obtain their first victory of the campaign against a Chivas USA squad that has gone winless in the past three games after starting off the season with a victory.

It’s been a tough start to 2014 for the Galaxy. After losing the home opener and being eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League, last week the Galaxy had to deal with injuries to defenders James Riley and AJ DeLaGarza. While it looks like DeLaGarza is fine, Riley will be sidelined for six months after undergoing surgery. Riley’s injury opens up a series of possibilities in the backline, especially considering that AJ DeLaGarza had just moved into his old centerback position next to Omar Gonzalez. With a lack of right-back options, the question arises of whether AJ is played as a right-back again and who steps in at centerback, with some of the options being Leonardo, Tommy Meyer and Kofi Opare.

After winning their home opener, Chivas USA has gone winless in the last three games. Despite the poor results, the goats have not let their opponents shut them out once, with Erick Torres scoring four goals in the goats’ first four games. One of their new acquisitions for this season, Mauro Rosales, leads the league in assists at the start of the season. After nearly escaping Red Bull Arena with a victory this past Sunday, the goats gave up the tying goal in stoppage time, preventing them from obtaining their first victory on the road in seventeen matches.

This Sunday will be a good opportunity for both clubs to try to get back to winning ways. The Galaxy has won just one of four official games in which they’ve competed in 2014, a 1-0 victory over Tijuana in the first leg of CCL Quarterfinals. The goats won their home opener and have not won since, earning two draws and one defeat.

The last time these two clubs met, the Galaxy defeated Chivas USA 5-0 in a game in which Landon Donovan tied the all-time MLS goalscoring record. Since that game in October Donovan has been in search for goal 135, which would make him the leading goalscorer of all time in the league. Remember, this is an away game for the Galaxy, and ACB will be in section 114. Parking Lot 11 has been designated to Galaxy fans, so make your way there instead of the usual Lot 13. Tickets are on sale through this link.

THIS IS LA!

LA Galaxy:
1 point, 1 GF, 2 GA
0-1-1, 9th in Western Conference
Home Record: 0-1-0
Away Record: 0-0-1

Chivas USA:
5 points, 6 GF, 7 GA
1-1-2, 5th in Western Conference
Home Record: 1-0-1
Away Record: 0-1-1

@acosta19LA

Updates: LA Galaxy Academy & LA Galaxy II

 (lagalaxy.com)

LA Galaxy Academy:

After sweeping the Chivas USA Academies on March 22nd, the LA Galaxy Academies were back in action this past Saturday at StubHub Center, hosting Real So Cal. Updates on how the Academy teams did over the past couple of weeks is below:

March 22, 2014

Chivas USA U-14 0-4 LA Galaxy U-14

Chivas USA U-16 1-3 LA Galaxy U-16 (Highlights)

Chivas USA U-18 3-4 LA Galaxy U-18 (Highlights)

March 29, 2014

LA Galaxy U-14 0-2 Real So Cal U-14

LA Galaxy U-18 1-2 Real So Cal U-18

The Galaxy Academy teams continue their season this weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday. If you can, make sure you show up and support these teams filled with talented young players.

April 5, 2014 (StubHub Center Field 5)

10:00 a.m. LA Galaxy U-18 vs Pateadores U-18

12:30 p.m. LA Galaxy U-16 vs Pateadores U-16

3:00 p.m. LA Galaxy U-14 vs Pateadores U-14

April 6, 2014 (StubHub Center Field 7)

10:00 a.m. LA Galaxy U-18 vs SJ Earthquakes U-18

12:30 p.m. LA Galaxy U-16 vs SJ Earthquakes U-16

The rest of the LA Galaxy Academy Schedule can be found through this link .

LA Galaxy II:

This past Saturday LA Galaxy II hosted Sacramento Republic FC at StubHub Center’s Track Stadium. Sacramento took the lead in the first half, with Justin Braun taking advantage of a poor clearance in the box. Chandler Hoffman leveled things for Galaxy II in the 84th minute, putting the ball in the back of the net following a great play from Raul Mendiola. With the draw, Galaxy II remains unbeaten in the USL campaign. Galaxy II’s next home game in Monday, April 7th against OKC Energy FC. As always, Season Ticket Holders have access to Galaxy II tickets through their account manager, and non-STH can purchase their tickets through our website.

Highlights:

LA Galaxy II vs OC Blues

LA Galaxy II vs Sacramento Republic FC

@acosta19LA