LA Galaxy lose on road to Sporting Kansas City

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    CARSON -- Toronto FC entered Saturday without two of its stars as Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore didn’t make the trip and it didn’t matter seem to matter too much. TFC (18-3-8) had a pair in both the first and second half, handing the Galaxy a 4-0 defeat in front of 19,650 at StubHub Center, Saturday. This the first victory for TFC at StubHub Center since 2008. The victory gives TFC 62 points and puts the club one step closer toward...

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  • Women's soccer

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    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Julie Ertz scored twice in an eight-minute span in the first half, Alex Morgan added a goal in the 79th minute and the United States women beat New Zealand 3-1 on Friday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. TX Body: Morgan tied Cindy Parlow for seventh on the U.S. national team goals list with 75. In the 16th minute, Denver-area native Lindsey Horan headed a cross toward goal and Ertz redirected it home. In the 24th, Megan Rapinoe headed it...

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  • Soccer

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    Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid will be seeing a lot of familiar faces this weekend. Schmid, who coached against his former Seattle Sounders players and coaches in his first game back as Galaxy coach in July, will be on the sidelines today for the first time in Seattle as the Galaxy visits the Sounders (Fox Sports 1, 6 p.m.). “My son lives up there, so I have grandchildren up there, so they’re already saying when are we going to see, in German, grandpa is Opa, when are we...

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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    LA Galaxy playoff chances remote with just 9 games left

    The path to the playoffs for Galaxy has become increasingly ominous with each game during their current 10-game winless streak. With nine games remaining, the Galaxy are in 10th place, 13 points out of the sixth playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Galaxy have been shut out in three consecutive games and hasn’t scored in its last four home games. “You have fans and supporters that come to the games and pay for the tickets, they want to see you battle...

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  • Soccer

    World Cup qualifying: Mexico controls CONCACAF region

    Mexico has control of its fate and could qualify for next year’s World Cup with a victory on Friday at home against Panama. Qualifying with three matches still to play would let Mexico relax with Costa Rica and the United States — and even Panama and Honduras — battling for the two remaining automatic berths. A fourth team from the CONCACAF region can also advance in a playoff with the No. 5 team out of Asia. Only Trinidad and Tobago, which is last in the...

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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    Galaxy add ex-San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear to staff

    The Galaxy coaching staff gained even more experience Tuesday with the official hiring of Dominic Kinnear as assistant coach. Kinnear, 50, has won two MLS Cups (2006 and 2007) and recorded 166 career victories, second behind current Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid and former Galaxy coach Bruce Arena. Kinnear began his new assignment Tuesday. He started the season coaching the San Jose Earthquakes, but was dismissed in June. “With his resume as a coach, talent evaluator and...

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    Galaxy defender and captain Jelle Van Damme headed to Belgium

    Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme is headed back home. Van Damme, 33, who has served as the Galaxy’s captain this season, will leave the club on a transfer to Royal Antwerp FC in the first division of Belgium. Van Damme joined the Galaxy on a free transfer before the 2016 season. He made 46 appearances for the Galaxy. The Galaxy will receive $235,000 from Royal Antwerp. “Jelle (Van Damme) came to us and requested to return home to Belgium to be closer to...

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  • Columnists

    No game-changing goals leading to dismal MLS season for LA Galaxy

    “Goals change games” is a favorite Sigi Schmid aphorism. Winless in his three games in charge of the Galaxy so far — and having scored just one goal — Schmid has seen no game-changing moments from L.A. yet. And by this point, Schmid sounds as if he has given up on the notion that the personnel on the roster is capable of producing any with much regularity and admitted as much after the most recent home loss to New York City FC when asked what the team...

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  • FIFA World Cup

    World Cup soccer could come to Rose Bowl, LA Coliseum, Inglewood stadium in 2026

    LOS ANGELES >> The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the under-construction Rams-Chargers football stadium in Inglewood were among 49 potential venues revealed Tuesday as part of a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada sent “requests for information” to officials in 44 cities that house...

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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    New York City FC buries its limited chances to defeat Galaxy

    CARSON >> If the Galaxy needed any reminders, soccer can be and is a cruel sport. After a lively first half that saw the Galaxy create decent chances, getting into dangerous positions, New York City FC needed just two chances to end up stealing the full three points. Jonathan Lewis broke the scoreless stretch with a remarkable curling shot from 20 yards out that sailed just over Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the net. David Villa then sealed it in the 74th...

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