Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

1. The LA Galaxy headed to Texas for Saturday's match against FC Dallas without star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is suffering from an Achilles injury picked up early in the 2-1 win over Chicago. Also out: Romain Alessandrini, who suffered a hamstring injury during the season opener. The injuries follow the departures of forwards Ola Kamara (sold to a Chinese team) and Giovani dos Santos (whose contract was bought out).

2. The Chicago Fire signed 14-year-old academy product Gabriel Slonina, the youngest Homegrown Player signing and second-youngest player signing in MLS history. The goalkeeper has been called into the U.S. U-14 and U-15 boys national teams. He is under contract with the Fire through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 season.

3. The San Jose Earthquakes will host viewing parties for all 52 Women's World Cup matches at Avaya Stadium this summer, giving fans an opportunity to watch the entire tournament on the stadium’s large video board. The viewing parties, which will include free entry and parking, will feature food trucks, inflatables and FIFA stations for fans during and in between matches. Viewing parties at Avaya during the 2018 Men’s World Cup drew 50,000 fans.
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