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    LA Galaxy name Jovan Kirovski assistant coach
    Escondido native retires following 20-year playing career

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    CARSON, Calif. (Monday, January 23, 2012) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has hired Jovan Kirovski to become an assistant coach starting with the 2012 season. Kirovski spent five of his 20 years as a professional player in a Galaxy uniform, including the last three years when he helped the club win the Supporters’ Shield in back-to-back seasons and reach MLS Cup twice, culminating with his first MLS Cup title last season. Kirovski joins Dave Sarachan, Curt Onalfo and Ian Feuer on Bruce Arena’s coaching staff, replacing Gregg Berhalter who left the club in December to become the new head coach of Hammarby in the Swedish Superettan.

    http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2012/01/la-galaxy-name-jovan-kirovski-assistant-coach

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    Undermanned Galaxy get started on quest to defend title
    Leonardo's loan extended, nears fitness; Birchall's return unclear


    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/01/23/undermanned-galaxy-get-started-quest-defend-title
     
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    Galaxy crisp in first preseason match, rout LA Blues
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    CARSON, Calif. — Results don’t mean a whole lot in the preseason, but from the very first moment of their very first game on Friday, the LA Galaxy looked sharp.

    The defending MLS Cup champs played the first of their somewhat busy preseason slate and walked away with a rather effortless 7-2 win over local USL Pro side LA Blues at the Home Depot Center.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/02/03/galaxy-crisp-first-preseason-match-rout-la-blues
     
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    Patience pays off as Bill Gaudette returns to MLS with Galaxy
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    After spending three years with the Columbus Crew, Bill Gaudette left MLS and joined the NASL's Puerto Rico Islanders.

    Professionally, it may have been a step down. But it was definitely a step forward as well.

    Playing in a lower division may not necessarily be a springboard to the top flight, but after making noise internationally with the Islanders, Gaudette was able to bide his time for the right opportunity to re-join an MLS club.

    That opportunity came along in January, and Gaudette took it.


    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/03/02/patience-pays-gaudette-returns-mls-galaxy
     
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    Backup 'keeper Gaudette steps up to plate for Galaxy
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    CARSON, Calif. – For backup goalkeepers, it’s always a waiting game. And when the moment comes, the best have to have the mentality to grab it.

    That’s exactly what LA’s Bill Gaudette did last Saturday against FC Dallas when he stepped in for No. 1 ‘keeper Josh Saunders, who was unable to play due to personal matters.

    Gaudette left a strong impression on teammates, one they hope will be repeated against Seattle on Wednesday night (10 pm ET; watch LIVE online: http://live.mlssoccer.com/mlsmdl/?utm_source=MLSsoccer&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=MLS+Live).

    “He was a monster,” Galaxy defender Sean Franklin said. “He was big for us this week. I’m glad he stepped in and took the challenge fine and I’m looking forward to him playing well on Wednesday also.”

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/05/01/backup-keeper-gaudette-steps-plate-galaxy
     
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    Three for Thursday: Defining the California Clasico
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    On Wednesday night, one of the league’s most storied rivalries captured the attention of MLS once more. The San Jose Earthquakes picked up their first victory at the Home Depot Center since October 15, 2005, on the back of an incredible comeback, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the final 14 minutes of the game.

    It was a welcome return to national attention for a rivalry that had lost much of its luster since the Earthquakes relocated to Houston at the end of 2005, only to be re-formed again for the 2008 season.

    Though the Earthquakes can boast that the series has been fairly even since 2008 – Wednesday’s win brought the series to a dead even 4-4-3 in that period – the meetings between the two sides have lacked the luster (if not the passion) of the early 2000’s, largely thanks to the recent disparity in success between the two teams.


    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/05/24/three-thursday-defining-california-clasico
     
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    Disciplinary Committee suspends Beckham for role in scuffle with Quakes
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    NEW YORK – The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee handed LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham a one-game suspension on Thursday for actions that led to a scuffle during the team’s loss to the San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday.

    The Disciplinary Committee also fined Beckham an undisclosed amount for his role in the incident, during which he showed confrontational and provocative behavior in the final minutes of the team’s 4-3 loss at Stanford Stadium.

    The Committee also stated that it considered his conduct unacceptable and detrimental to the league’s public image. Beckham will serve his suspension during the Galaxy’s matchup at the Chicago Fire on Sunday (3 pm ET, ESPN).

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/artic...ommittee-suspends-beckham-role-scuffle-quakes
     
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    Real Good
    Di Maria, Higuain among those on scoresheet as Real cruise by LA

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    CARSON, Calif. — Spanish champions Real Madrid kicked off a four-game U.S. tour with a 5-1 romp of the LA Galaxy before a stadium soccer-record 30,317 crowd Thursday night at The Home Depot Center.

    Gonzalo Higuaín tallied at the start, Ángel Di María and José María Callejón added goals before halftime, Álvaro Morata netted a fourth to start the second half, and Jesé Rodríguez tacked on a late strike as Real ran away with the victory.

    Center back David Junior Lopes netted one for the Galaxy, which played close to a first-choice lineup the first 45 minutes, then made 11 changes and had just one sure-fire first-teamer — Mike Magee — on the field for the second half.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2012-08-02-la-v-rm/recap
     
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    Our House
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    Donovan's 4 assists leave no doubt as Galaxy drub Chivas


    CARSON, Calif. – Robbie Keane and Juninho broke Chivas USA’s backs and dealt a blow to their playoff chances while helping the LA Galaxy to a 4-0 rout on Sunday night at The Home Depot Center.

    The Galaxy claimed the SuperClasico series victory over the Rojiblancos for the seventh time in eight seasons, winning two of this year’s three matchups and outscoring Chivas 7-2 in the process.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2012-08-12-chv-v-la/recap
     
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    CCL recap: Beckham & Co. open with 5-2 rout of Metapán
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    CARSON, Calif. — David Beckham set up two first-half goals and scored a third as the LA Galaxy overcame an early deficit to rout Isidro Metapán 5-2 in their CONCACAF Champions League opener at The Home Depot Center on Thursday night.

    Beckham's crosses led to goals two minutes apart, an own goal by Metapán defender Ricardo Alvarado in the 20th minute and a Robbie Keane header in the 22nd, as LA answered Nicolás Muñoz's fourth goal of the tournament in the 17th.

    Beckham then curled in a corner kick off goalkeeper Fidel Mondragón's fists with the final touch of the first half, and Juninho netted two goals in the second half, scoring in the 82nd minute and in stoppage time.

    Muñoz converted a penalty kick in the 87th minute after Bryan Gaul, who had come off the bench two minutes earlier, dragged down Shawn Martin in the Galaxy box.

    Beckham's goal was the 1,000th since CONCACAF adopted the league format for its club championship four years ago.


    http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2012-08-23-la-v-ism/recap
     
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    Donovan makes stellar half-hour return in Reserve League
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    CARSON, Calif. – The Galaxy had a new Reserve League debutant make quite the impact Monday, and he says he'll be ready to roll when LA take on Colorado in a regular-season encounter on Friday night.

    Landon Donovan, out since Aug. 15 with a hamstring strain, came on for the final half-hour of the Galaxy's clash with Portland and needed just a handful of touches to take command. He had a goal and an assist before 10 minutes passed as LA romped to a 4-0 victory on their Home Depot Center practice field.

    “Tired,” Donovan said afterward. “Out of shape. ... I'll be ready for Friday.”

    Donovan last week asked the Galaxy to include him “if I was ready.”

    “We wanted to see how I progressed,” he said. “I was still not training Friday or Saturday, then Sunday I was able to do a little bit, so if I had a chance to play 30 today, I wanted to, and Curt [Onalfo, the reserve-team coach] was great and let me play.”


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    English guy here, do you think Landon Donavan would ever join Everton on a permanent deal?
     
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    Out Of This Galaxy
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    LA trade forward Buddle to Rapids for draft pick, cash


    The two-time MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy are not standing pat this offseason.

    On Friday, the club announced it has traded veteran forward Edson Buddle to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money and the Rapids' first-round 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft pick. The move came less than an hour after LA selected midfielder Colin Clarke and goalkeeper Will Hesmer in the Re-Entry Draft.

    Buddle had a quiet season for the Galaxy, making only 10 starts and scoring just three goals during a 2012 which saw him struggle with injury between a right adductor strain, plantar inflammation and meniscus surgery to his right knee.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/12/14/galaxy-trade-striker-buddle-rapids-allocation-cash
     
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    Galaxy reportedly ink Tottenham's Cudicini
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    On the final day of 2012 there’s news that the best team in MLS could be on the brink of getting a whole lot better in 2013.

    The reports coming out of both England and Italy this morning indicate that Carlo Cudicini, the veteran Tottenham goalkeeper who has been linked with a move to the LA Galaxy in recent weeks, has signed a two-year deal to join the club for next season. Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio tweeted out the news early this morning with this update in Italian, but there is no confirmation from the Galaxy.

    There’s also news on the Frank Lampard front, with Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times reporting that the Galaxy and the Chelsea icon are deep in talks about a deal for 2013. Lampard’s current deal with the Blues runs out next summer and despite scoring both Chelsea goals of a 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday, Lampard insisted there is no new progress on a deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond next season.

    "We haven't been talking about a new contract in the last couple of weeks," Lampard said Sunday. “At the moment nothing has been said and my contract is up in the summer."

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/12/31/kick-galaxy-reportedly-ink-tottenhams-cudicini
     
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    Keane foregoes Euro loan, signs extension with LA

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    No one can argue that Robbie Keane is committed to the LA Galaxy.

    The Republic of Ireland international told Sky Sports that he will be passing on European loan offers to take a break and heal ahead of the start to the 2013 MLS season. He spent the early weeks of the 2012 season on loan with Aston Villa.

    "It's been a long season, with the Euros and what have you," Keane told Sky Sports' Fantasy Football Show. "I've a few little niggles that need to be sorted out so I don't think at this moment in time it would be right for me to go anywhere."

    More importantly, he also revealed that he'll be a Galaxy player for several seasons to come, signing a two-year contract extension.



    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/01/05/report-keane-foregoes-euro-loan-signs-extension-la
     
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    COLOR=Navy]Galaxy announce that Donovan will rejoin club in late March[/COLOR]
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    The LA Galaxy announced today that forward Landon Donovan will rejoin the club in training during the final week of March. Donovan, who scored the game-winning goal in MLS Cup 2012 against the Houston Dynamo on December 1, requested an extended leave of absence following the club’s fourth MLS Cup championship.

    “After a series of collaborative discussions between Landon, his representative and our key club leaders, we have agreed to allow Landon to remain on an extended leave of absence and return to training with the team during the final week of March,” Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “We understand this arrangement is not ideal, but we are confident it will allow Landon the time he needs to be both mentally and physically prepared for the upcoming season. We remain focused on our preparation for the start of the 2013 season and look forward to Landon rejoining us next month.”

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/02/17/galaxy-announce-donovan-will-rejoin-club-late-march
     
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    2013 Depth Chart: LA Galaxy

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