Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Galaxy carries abundance of attacking riches into semifinals
April 2nd, 2013 2:40AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  concacaf champions league, los angeles galaxy, mexico

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Landon Donovan is back, Robbie Keane should be available again, and Mike Magee -- MLS's leading scorer with five goals in four games -- also has played up front. Add to them teen sensations Jack McBean and Jose Villarreal -- the Galaxy's starting strike force the last two weeks -- and LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has an abundance of attacking riches heading into Wednesday's Concacaf Champions League semifinal against defending champion Monterrey.

-- Donovan played the last 30 minutes of Saturday's 2-2 tie with Toronto FC and admitted he gave away a lot of passes that he wouldn’t normally give away. But he was thrilled to be back and confident about the future. "I’m just not sharp in a soccer way," he admitted, "and I’m probably going to need a week or two and then that will come back.

-- Keane suffered a calf injury in a World Cup qualifier with Ireland on March 22 and missed Ireland's second game four days later.  He flew back to Los Angeles rather than travel with the Galaxy to Toronto but should be available, according to Arena, for the Monterrey game.

-- Since Villarreal's return from Under-20 World Cup qualifying, Magee has returned to his position in midfield, but he followed up on his hat trick in the Galaxy's 4-0 win over Chicago to open the MLS season with goals the last two weeks against both Colorado and Toronto FC.

-- Unlike Villarreal, McBean didn't make the under-20 national team but he has played well just about every time out with Los Angeles. The Galaxy couldn't break down Chivas USA until McBean, only 18, scored in the second half. He did tremendous work without reward against Colorado and assisted on Magee's opening goal in Toronto.

-- Villarreal, 19, is rapidly developing a highlight reel of goals, all with his left foot. His goal against Herediano in the CCL quarterfinals was almost a carbon copy of his first MLS goal, scored last summer against Vancouver. And how good was tying goal against Toronto on Saturday? It earned SportsCenter's No. 1 play of the day.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jim Grozdanich    
"We tried to purposely make it confusing." -- Jim Grozdanich, assistant general manager at Centaur, which ...
Honduras completes Gold Cup field    
Honduras survived its playoff series with French Guiana, rallying from 3-1 down after the first leg ...
Video Pick: MLS Goals of the Week    
Real Salt Lake's Jordan Allen, Red Bull Mike Grella, Orlando's Kaka, Montreal's Jack McInerney and D.C. ...
Leroux-Wambach trade shakes up NWSL    
Two weeks after saying she'd skip he 2015 NWSL season with the Western New York Flash ...
Cal freshman killed when struck by car    
University of California freshman Eloi Vasquez died early Saturday after he was struck by a car ...
Switzerland-USA: Klinsmann seeks chemistry     
Coming off a 3-2 loss to Denmark, which featured another last-game collapse by the Americans, Coach ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Rongen    
"On the highest level, I'm not so sure that Jurgen Klinsmann is the right person for ...
MLS Power Rankings: Gritty FC Dallas tie keeps it on top    
Down to 10 men early in the game, FC Dallas held out for a 0-0 tie ...
U-17 striker Haji Wright joins New York Cosmos    
The NASL's New York Cosmos have signed 17-year-old Southern California product Haji Wright, who started at ...
What They're Saying: CMN Sports    
"As an organization, CMN Sports takes pride in providing some of the most exhilarating soccer matches ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives