Tag: Los Angeles Galaxy

The Stars We Are

Caleb Porter’s press conference after his team’s loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy was a bit more introspective than I’m used to from him. He waxed philosophically about the “cruelty” of the game. Cruel indeed. The Timbers dominated that match…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done this feature. What? Do you want to take it outside? Thursday FK Kukësi – KP Legia Warszawa Match Abandoned Things started off badly for this Europa League third round qualifier when local…

My Question

Okay, check this out: MLS Cup 2002 – Los Angeles and New England in a scoreless tie after 90 minutes, decided by golden goal. MLS Cup 2005 – Los Angeles and New England in a scoreless tie after 90 minutes,…

Oh, those playoffs

The hype machine wants you to know that this year’s MLS Cup could mean that the Galaxy would be the first team to win five MLS Cups. That would make them just like Brazil, right? The “first to five” meme…

Tedski’s Playoff Review

It’s looking like New England and Los Angeles right now, but that could all change… New York Red Bulls 1 (Wright-Phillips 27′) – New England Revolution (Bunbury 17′, Jones 85′) 2 I’m reading commentary from Red Bulls supporters claiming a…

Azoosc vs Gals tonight!

My article on tonight’s Open Cup match-up between Arizona United SC and LA Galaxy is over at the Tucson Sentinel. If you want more in depth analysis and a bit of fanboy wishful thinking, you can check Odeen’s (not Odaine’s)…

Monday Morning Center Back

Instead of the long list of games I usually give, I just want to talk about a couple. Saturday Las Vegas Mobsters (Bernal 63′) – FC Tucson 2 (Ramos 41′, Phillips 59′) I wrote this game up for the Sentinel.…

Monday Morning Center Back

This weekend’s MLS matches will give Simon Borg plenty of material for his Instant Replay video. Other than that…how did it go? Tuesday Cruz Azul FC 0 – Deportivo Toluca 0 The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final…

Monday morning center back

Yep…weekend is over. Get back to work, you slacker. Friday Jagiellonia Białystok 1 (Dani Quintana 83′) – GKS Piast Gliwice 1 (Matras 45′) A win would have kept Jaga out of the relegation round. The draw hasn’t yet been done…

Monday Morning Center Back

I was going to do these snarky game summaries every week, but I found that I didn’t always have the time. Eh. I’m giving this feature a new name, ’cause it’s my blog and I can. As usual, MLS matches…

Tedski’s Weekend Wrap-up, Week 2

Okay, I’m including midweek CCL games, so sue me. A couple of these have two sentence summaries. I’m stretching things. Tuesday San Jose Earthquakes 1 (Gordon 90’+) – Deportivo Toluca FC 1 (Nava 67′) Apparently, Alan Gordon only needed seventeen…

USL-Pro Affiliations

I’ve seen different partial lists of USL-Pro affiliations with MLS. I wrote to USL to make sure I had the complete list, and here it is: Orlando City – Sporting Kansas City Oklahoma City Energy – Sporting Kansas City Richmond…

Brevities

A post is necessary, but I just can’t think of anything big to say about these things. – Oh, that new San Jose logo: Mark this as the third time the team formerly known as the Clash has had a…

And Now…

It’s been a few days since the moves of Jose Villareal, Michael Farfan and Rafael Baca to Cruz Azul were announced everywhere, and finally their current clubs have confirmed their transfers. The three MLS teams they were transferred from (Los…

Away Goals Rule

On an episode of Extra Time Radio last week, the hosts asked Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear about whether MLS should use “away goals” as a tie-breaker if teams are even after the second leg of a play-off match. Kinnear…

Rogers and out

People have been talking about lopsided trades. If you want to go back to MLS’s original lopsided trade, it was back in 1998, when DC United unloaded the unproductive Roy Wegerle on the Tampa Bay Mutiny for the team’s (and…

Growing Up

Any of you take a look at Steve Davis’s piece on NBC Sports about Seattle fans’ “Sounders Reject” jeer against Santos player (and Sounders reject) Herculez Gomez? Précis: You are not allowed to cheer against a US national team player.…

Irony noted

I get e-mails from the Los Angeles Galaxy. These aren’t press releases; they are notes to fans to get them riled up for that weekend’s match. I got the latest yesterday. This was the subject line: Defense wins championships