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With 17 new players signing on, last week was an amazing start to our team by team recruitment drive for our Allies List. Can the LA Galaxy keep up the pace?
The Galaxy have a trio of players on the list right now with Colin Clark and A.J. DeLaGarza both signing on at this time of year. DeLaGarza and Omar Gonzalez both also work with Athlete Ally through its Ambassadors program.
How many players from the team who has welcomed Robbie Rogers to their practice field will join them? Help us by asking the players on the list below. We’ll keep an eye on our @gay4soccer handle and #soccerally hashtag for replies. You can also sign on as a fan by signing onto our statement of support on our Fan Allies page.
Multiple Major League Soccer clubs express an interest in having the winger on their side
— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) April 30, 2013
Robbie Rogers began his anticipated training stint with the LA Galaxy, leading to further speculation as to his full-time return to MLS and interest from multiple coaches.
With their new jersey releases last week, the LA Galaxy underwhelm with what seems to be very little change year over year.
The home jersey removes the special championship scudetto and moves all of the stars above the team crest.
The away kit doesn’t have much change either, with slight variations to the coloring moving the darker blue to the sleeves. Our LA writer Tommy says it’s more tactile than visual, but unless I’m feeling up Omar Gonzalez, what does that matter? And any time I hear the word quasar again, it will be too soon.
It all hearkens to the episode of The Simpsons where the Malibu Stacy manufacturers give the doll a new hat, and the preteen consumers go gaga over it.
This is the kind of thing Major League Soccer’s marquee clubs (LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls) hold major events to unveil? Pretty disappointing from both teams.
Chris Seitz, A.J. DeLaGarza, and Omar Gonzalez have joined the Athlete Ally program, a nonprofit aimed at encouraging and welcoming LGBT participation in sports. They are the first Major League Soccer players to join.
Seitz, FC Dallas goalkeeper, and DeLaGarza, LA Galaxy defender, were both University of Maryland teammates of Robbie Rogers, the MLS and USMNT alumus who came out last month. Their outstanding freshman class also included Seattle’s Marc Burch and Kansas City’s Graham Zusi. LA defender Gonzalez joined the team a year later, after Rogers left for the Netherlands.
Chris Seitz told AthleteAlly.org:
As an athlete, I’ve learned first hand what leadership means and seen how small actions can make a huge difference. By joining Athlete Ally, I hope my voice will reach gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and remind them that they are welcomed and respected in sports.
If you’re anything like me watching the fourth hour of the Today Show is the highlight of any day off from work, and last week the LA Galaxy hung out with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda.
It was Winesday Wednesday as the ladies call it, so they were challenged to a little competition with the winner owing the loser a bottle. But beyond the soccer, they also had a side mission to get under the guys’ kits. Edmonton keeper Lance Parker experienced this first hand when he and the other Cosmo Magazine eligible bachelors visited the show, although shirt removal was part of that deal.
So just because they amuse me so much, here is the LA Galaxy kicking it with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotbe:
Los Angeles Galaxy followed up last week’s CONCACAF Champion’s League 5-2 win over Isidro Matapan with another dominating performance on Wednesday night – this time, over the visiting Puerto Rico Islanders. The reigning MLS Champion’s 4-0 victory on Wednesday night is all the more impressive considering it was accomplished with the team’s reserves.
On a night that saw Robbie Keane serving a red card suspension, David Beckham recovering from illness and Landon Donovan from injury,and with the team schedule to play an important match this weekend versus Vancouver, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena opted to start his B squad.
The gayest night of the year is approaching really, really quickly. That’s right, boys and girls, it’s time for the Tony Awards. I could write a post about which MLS forwards are the best “actors” in the league, but I decided that wasn’t interesting enough (winner: Will Johnson. Putz.). So instead, I’ll present to you over the next several days the MLS Musical. I’ve picked out which Broadway show best represents each MLS team and my reasoning for that pick.
But first, a quick vocal warmup:
Everybody in tune? Great, here we go:
After being left off the game-day roster in this past weekend’s 1-1 tie with FC Dallas due to “personal reasons,” it was revealed yesterday that Los Angeles Galaxy netminder Josh Saunders has been enrolled in Major League Soccer’s substance abuse and behavioral health program.
The team asserts that Saunders has not failed a league-administered drug test but has declined to provide more information.
Los Angeles Galaxy racked up their second win of the season last evening in a come-from-behind victory over the visiting Portland Timbers off of strong performances from its core veterans – and a central defender three days new to the team.
Game summary and match impressions after the jump.