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Galaxy win third straight as dos Santos scores twice

SAN JOSE >> Giovani dos Santos scored twice to push his goals streak to four games and the Galaxy won their third straight, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2 on Saturday night. Dos Santos scored on a penalty kick in the 35th minute and ...

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    CARSON >>Just when it appeared as if the Galaxy was on the verge of another deflating home defeat, a second-half awakening happened. The Galaxy, which trailed by two goals as early as the 16th minute of the game, got goals from Daniel Steres and Giovani dos Santos to salvage a point with a 2-2 draw in front of a crowd of 24,256 at StubHub Center. Steres opened the scoring with a header on a cross from Romain Alessandrini in the 56th minute. In the 65th minute, dos Santos...

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    CARSON -- Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget was back on the training field Thursday, but only as an observer. Lletget is one month removed from undergoing surgery on his left foot stemming from an injury suffered in a World Cup qualifier with the U.S. men’s national team. The initial prognosis called for Lletget to be out between 4-6 months. “Everything is good,” Lletget said. “I know the team is going through a tough time right now, and...

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    There’s some new turf in the San Fernando Valley. L.A.’s Department of Recreation and Parks, along with Councilman Paul Krekorian and the Bureau of Engineering celebrated the grand opening of three new state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer fields at Whitsett Fields Park in North Hollywood. As soccer continues its gain in popularity among young people in our communities, the need for more high-quality soccer fields has grown, according to Krekorian’s office.

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    Cuts to the LA Galaxy payroll has hurt its MLS performance

    The Galaxy’s decision to cut its payroll by one-third over last year has led to a corresponding 33 percent decline in its MLS performance over the first eight games of the season. The recent release of player salaries by the MLS Players’ Union show the Galaxy cut $6 million from its 2017 payroll compared to last year. The

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  • UEFA Champions League

    Champions League: Higuain leads Juventus past Monaco

    MONACO — Record signing Gonzalo Higuain scored two opportunist goals and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made some crucial saves as Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco to take a commanding lead from the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Monaco had scored 146 goals before this game, including three times home and away in the previous two knockout rounds. But Juventus gave a masterclass in how to withstand pressure and then punish on the counter attack, with...

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    Champions League: Ronaldo leads Madrid past Atletico

    MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to lead Real Madrid to a commanding 3-0 win over city rival Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. Ronaldo scored with a header in the 10th minute, with a strike into the top corner in the 73rd and a close-range shot in the 86th to give the defending champions a comfortable lead going into next week’s second leg at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium. Monaco hosts...

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    Champions League: Monaco attack vs. lockdown Juventus

    MONACO — An intriguing battle lies in store between arguably best the attack and the toughest defense in European football when Monaco faces Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Monaco has been scoring freely all season, with 146 goals so far. But coach Leonardo Jardim now faces a more difficult challenge in how to approach the game. In the previous knockout rounds, Jardim had a specific plan to impose his style of play against both...

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  • International soccer

    Champions League preview: Atletic Madrid at Real Madrid

    MADRID — Real Madrid wants to do all the hard work at home in the Champions League semifinals against Atletico Madrid. The defending European champion wants to make the most of home advantage in Tuesday’s first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and avoid the need for a difficult comeback at the Vicente Calderon Stadium - where Atletico has an impressive record in European games. “We know the importance of this first game and it’s all we are...

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    Struggling Galaxy hopes to find right answers against winless Philadelphia Union

    CARSON >> The sounds of unhappy supporters haven’t been heard much at StubHub Center in recent years. However, after a listless first half that left the Galaxy walking off the field trailing 3-0, and again when the final whistle was blown, Galaxy fans at Sunday’s game against Seattle showed their displeasure by raining down boos. The 3-0 defeat to the Sounders secured the Galaxy’s worst start since 2007 (2-5) and dropped them to 10th in the Western...

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    Blame new coach Curt Onalfo for Galaxy’s slow start

    Then-D.C. United coach Curt Onalfo went 1-0-6 in 2010 to open the MLS season, a record disconcertingly similar to the 2-0-5 run the Galaxy managed through the first seven games this year. Onalfo hung on until midseason with United seven years ago before he was fired with a 3-12-3 record. But United’s season was toast. The year was United’s worst since MLS began in 1996 with a record 20 losses, 17 of them shutouts (another record), while scoring a then all-time...

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