Los Angeles Rumors & News

  • Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Teams 2015

    Forbes.com "Two years ago, David Villa,Kaka, Steven Gerard and Frank Lampard were playing for some of the world’s most valuable soccer teams around the world. Today, all four call America’s Major League Soccer home, with each making well over $5 million annually. What’s even more impressive for the domestic..." August 19

  • Steven Gerrard sends Liverpool a good luck message from LA Galaxy

    ESPN FC "Steven Gerrard has taken time out from what is surely a hectic schedule in sun-drenched Los Angeles to wish his former club well for the new season. Former skipper Gerrard left Liverpool last month to start a new adventure in Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy, and later on Sunday he will take..." August 09

  • Report: Galaxy sign Mexican star Dos Santos

    CBS Sports "The rich keep getting richer. The Los Angeles Galaxy, who just debuted newest signing Steven Gerrard, have added Mexico international Giovani Dos Santos, according to the Los Angeles Times. The club had not officially announced the deal as of Wednesday morning. The attacker, who had stints at..." July 15

  • Commissioner makes joke of MLS All-Star Game by choosing Gerrard, Lampard

    Sporting News "It is not easy to make a mockery of an all-star game, because all-star games in most every circumstance mock the game they are designed to celebrate. The final score of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game was 163-158. That’s 60 percent more points than were recorded in the average game last season. You..." July 14

  • Steven Gerrard’s first gift to his new LA Galaxy supporters — cases of California beer

    Pro Soccer Talk "Steven Gerrard knows a thing or two about forming and maintaining a special relationship with the supporters of his football club. After all, the Liverpool legend spent 17 years at his boyhood club and left this season as one of the Premier League club’s most revered and respected players of..." July 05

  • Ex-Liverpool star Steven Gerrard to make LA Galaxy debut July 17

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Galaxy's latest star signing will take the pitch for his first game on July 17. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool legend and do-it-all midfielder, met with his new team on Friday and will formally be introduced on July 7. The MLS club expects him to be fit for his debut 10 days later at..." July 03

  • Steven Gerrard reveals he turned down 'opportunities around Europe' to join LA Galaxy

    Daily Star "The Liverpool legend called time on his illustrious Anfield career earlier this year and is set to make his LA Galaxy debut on 17 July against San Jose Earthquakes. And the former England captain has admitted he wasn't short of offers when he decided to leave Brendan Rodgers' side. He told..." July 03

  • Steven Gerrard to be unveiled by Los Angeles Galaxy on July 4

    ESPN FC "The Los Angeles Galaxy have announced former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will be unveiled at half-time of the franchise's July 4 home game against Toronto FC. Gerrard, who signed a designated player contract with the team in January, won't be eligible to make his first MLS appearance..." June 29

  • Steven Gerrard set to make LA Galaxy debut on July 11

    Pro Soccer Talk "After playing his final game for Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is getting ready to head Stateside. LA Galaxy’s head coach Bruce Arena spoke about Gerrard’s imminent arrival in California following their 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. Gerrard, 34, is currently on a end of season break..." May 28

  • Steven Gerrard admits 'it's going to be difficult to let go' when he leaves his boyhood club for LA Galaxy

    Daily Mail "Liverpool's departing captain Steven Gerrard admits it will be difficult for him to let go of his long association with his boyhood club but he intends to return in some capacity in the future. The midfielder will leave the Reds, whom he joined at the age of nine, for Los Angeles Galaxy in the..." May 07

  • Sebastian Lletget reportedly to sign with LA Galaxy

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to a report by Goal USA, American midfielder Sebastian Lletget will reportedly sign with the LA Galaxy on a free transfer from West Ham United. The 22-year-old has been with the West Ham academy since 2009, and made his first and only professional appearance with the first team in..." May 06

  • Report: Ronaldo prefers to play for MLS club in Los Angeles in 2018

    CBS Sports "Cristiano Ronaldo's contract with Real Madrid is set to expire in 2018, and it appears as if he's leaning toward taking his talents to the United States -- preferably in Los Angeles, according to Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. It was previously reported that Ronaldo had..." April 23

  • MLS introduces Minnesota United FC as newest expansion team

    CBS Sports "Major League Soccer introduced Minnesota United FC as its newest expansion team during a Wednesday press conference at Target Field. United, currently a second-tier NASL club, beat out investors from the Minnesota Vikings to secure an MLS club in Minnesota. "We are proud to welcome Minnesota..." March 25

  • Frank Lampard on facing Steven Gerrard in MLS: 'I look forward to going up against him'

    The Score "When New York City FC visit the L.A. Galaxy on Aug. 23, it will mark the first-ever Major League Soccer meeting between Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. The two prolific midfielders, who could seemingly never play well together for England's national team, will both be crossing the Atlantic..." March 25

  • Robbie Keane negotiating new deal to stay in L.A. “for a few more years”

    Pro Soccer Talk "Fresh off an MLS MVP award, Robbie Keane is looking to make it not just one honor, but several in succession. A few months after saying he doesn’t like career uncertainty, the Galaxy are sorting it out for him: Keane is negotiating a contract extension with Los Angeles. Keane had said he..." March 11

  • Insiders and agents trash the new MLS labor deal

    Vice Sports "Critics have skewered MLS players in the last few days for supposedly bungling negotiations of the new MLS collective bargaining agreement. The common assessment is that they achieved free agency, but with strict limits on salary; they increased the salary cap, but only marginally; they kept the..." March 09

  • MLS, union come together to avoid calamitous work stoppage

    Pro Soccer Talk "Neither side seems happy about it, and it’s reportedly far from unanimous, but Major League Soccer’s owners and players have apparently found a workable collective bargaining agreement that stops the 20-year-old league from a cringeworthy work stoppage. Simon Evans quotes Real Salt Lake..." March 05

  • MLS, players' union move closer to free agency, but issues remain, source says

    ESPN FC "The MLS and the MLSPU reportedly staked out their positions regarding free agency on Tuesday, with the proposed cap on increasing free agent salaries among the issues putting a potential deal in peril, sources told ESPN FC. For the past month, the two sides have stood their ground on the main..." March 04

  • MLS owners reportedly make ludicrous free agency offer, derailing CBA negotiations

    SB Nation "We might be heading for a work stoppage in MLS if things don't get better quickly. News of a ridiculous proposal dropped on Tuesday. The MLS collective bargaining agreement is expiring, and with the season scheduled to start this week, the players' union and owners need to hash out an..." March 04

  • MLS players threaten to BOYCOTT matches after league dispute as Gerrard and Lampard's USA adventure sours

    Daily Mail "Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard’s moves to America have been shrouded in uncertainty with Major League Soccer facing a player strike. The season is set to kick off in less than two weeks, but the players’ union is at loggerheads with the league and the players are prepared to refuse to turn..." February 25

  • Robbie Keane declares Steven Gerrard will NOT captain LA Galaxy after Liverpool move

    Daily Mirror "Gerrard is poised to make his debut for LA Galaxy in July but will not be taking the armband from Keane, who claims Gerrard is an 'addition' and not a 'replacement' Robbie Keane has declared that he will not be handing over the captaincy of LA Galaxy to Steven Gerrard. The Republic of..." February 19

  • Barcelona makes more television revenue than all of MLS combined

    Awful Announcing "Barcelona and Real Madrid routinely rank among the richest and most successful clubs in all of world sports. They’re both in the Top 5 of the highest payrolls and have the five most expensive players in world football. They continually dominante La Liga, winning 54 titles combined and nine out..." February 17

  • MLS names MVP award for Donovan

    ESPN FC "Major League Soccer on Thursday named its MVP award after American soccer legend Landon Donovan, who retired in December after 14 MLS seasons. MLS commissioner Don Garber announced the decision before the MLS draft, calling Donovan's decision to join the league in 2001 "one of the most..." January 16

  • Steven Gerrard could move back to Liverpool on loan from LA Galaxy

    ESPN FC "Steven Gerrard has revealed he could return to Liverpool on loan next season after agreeing an 18-month deal with Los Angeles Galaxy. The Reds captain will move to Major League Soccer at the end of the current Premier League campaign, but with the season in the United States running from March..." January 08

  • Gerrard move to Galaxy confirmed

    ESPN FC "Steven Gerrard will join Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract beginning in July, both the Liverpool captain and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirmed to the LA Times on Wednesday. Gerrard, 34, will complete the formalities of the deal in the U.K., as he has not been given..." January 07

  • Gerrard to finalize Galaxy deal this week, will earn roughly £4 million

    BBC "Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is on the brink of finalising an 18-month deal to join Los Angeles Galaxy. The 34-year-old will sign a contract worth about £6m across the full term of the deal, making him one of the highest earners in Major League Soccer. An announcement is expected this..." January 06

  • Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy on 18-month contract

    ESPN FC "Departing Liverpool star Steven Gerrard will join the LA Galaxy on an 18-month contract, a source close to the deal told ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle. The defending Major League Soccer champions will add the midfielder after the Premier League season ends on a pro-rated deal worth $6 million (3.9..." January 04

  • LA Galaxy, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls… where will Steven Gerrard go?

    Pro Soccer Talk "So, now that Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season and “won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool,” where will Gerrard be heading? The most likely destination, according to numerous reports, is Major..." January 02

  • Robbie Keane says no to Premier League loan deals, talks MLS future

    Pro Soccer Talk "Robbie Keane’s rich vein of form for club and country had many European clubs monitoring his postseason plans. But apart from playing for Ireland, the L.A. Galaxy forward won’t be taking the field much until February. That’s when he’ll don the Galaxy uniform for a preseason friendly in his home..." December 24

  • Robbie Keane hints at leaving Galaxy, saying “change is good”

    Pro Soccer Talk "LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane has hinted he may be open to a move away from the club, saying he’ll keep his options open this off-season and that “sometimes change is good.” Keane has one year left on the five-year contract he signed with the Galaxy back in 2011. Since then he’s scored 69..." December 10

  • Galaxy's Keane earns MVP honors in MLS

    ESPN FC "Robbie Keane was named Major League Soccer's MVP on Wednesday after the Irish forward's dynamic season for the LA Galaxy. The 34-year-old Keane had 19 goals and 14 assists while leading the Galaxy's MLS-best offense, providing dangerous attacking and steady leadership for the MLS Cup finalists...." December 04

  • Robbie Keane, regardless of playoffs, will play in US-Ireland match overseas

    Pro Soccer Talk "Robbie Keane is one of several players in MLS MVP contention, basking in an excellent season by the numbers, slotted at third-place in league for goals and assists with 19 and 14 tallies respectively. Combinations with Gyasi Zardes and Landon Donovan, among others, have made the 34-year-old Keane..." November 01

  • Klinsmann: Door 'always open' for Donovan

    ESPN FC "Landon Donovan may have played his last game for the United States in East Hartford, Conn., Friday night, but manager Jurgen Klinsmann said the door will always be open for Donovan at U.S. Soccer. The U.S. gave up a late goal to Ecuador to earn a 1-1 draw in the squads' friendly match on a..." October 11

  • Landon Donovan can't hide icy relationship with Jurgen Klinsmann

    USA Today "As his celebratory farewell to the U.S. national team closed in, there was one fact Landon Donovan could not disguise on Friday: the still-icy nature of his relationship with head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Hours before the U.S.'s friendly against Ecuador at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, in..." October 10

  • Jurgen Klinsmann: Landon Donovan could have done more

    ESPN FC "Landon Donovan set U.S. national team and Major League Soccer records for goals and assists, scored in a signature stoppage-time moment that lifted America to a first-place finish in a World Cup group for the first time in 80 years and won five MLS titles -- with a sixth still possible. Jurgen..." October 10

  • This Year's Highest-Paid MLS Player Isn't Actually Playing In MLS Yet

    Deadspin "So, what we have below is an updated list of every MLS player's salary. There are some things worth talking about. The first thing I usually do when I see lists like that is scroll for the lowest salary, and see how many people are making it. MLS's league minimum is low, at just $36,500 a year...." September 30

  • LA Galaxy considering bid for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, sources say

    ESPN FC "The Los Angeles Galaxy are considering a bid for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, but a prospective deal is stalling because the Galaxy insist the Italian playmaker move in January, halfway through Juventus' season, according to multiple sources. Pirlo, 35, has set standards with the Italian..." September 24

  • Don Garber: Bruce Arena to receive 'major fine' over critical comments

    SI "The LA Galaxy are on a tear in MLS, losing just twice in its last 20 games and rising to second place in the Western Conference. But LA coach Bruce Arena is about to receive “a major fine,” MLS commissioner Don Garber told SI.com, for Arena’s provocative comments about the league in a recent..." September 16

  • Klinsmann 'totally fine' with Donovan being upset over World Cup exclusion

    SI "U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he's "totally fine" with Landon Donovan being upset over his exclusion from the team's roster for this summer's FIFA World Cup, according to American Soccer Now. Donovan, the all-time leading scorer for the United States, was a surprise cut..." September 02

  • Donovan and U.S. Team Will Reunite for a Farewell

    New York Times "Landon Donovan, whose long career with the United States national soccer team appeared to end when he was cut from the World Cup roster in May, is expected to make one final appearance for his country in a friendly match against Ecuador on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn. U.S. Soccer announced..." August 27

  • Landon Donovan to retire at end of MLS season

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Galaxy star forward Landon Donovan announced Thursday that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season. Donovan and the Galaxy will make the official announcement at a 2 p.m. PT press conference. "After careful deliberation and many..." August 08

  • Landon Donovan joining ESPN as World Cup TV analyst

    ESPN MediaZone "Landon Donovan, widely considered the best player in United States Men’s National Team history and the star of the past three FIFA World Cup squads (2002, 2006 and 2010), will be part of ESPN’s coverage of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Donovan will contribute analysis from ESPN/ABC..." June 11

  • David Beckham's plan for waterfront football stadium in Miami rejected by city

    Daily Mail "David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena. Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement saying city..." June 10

  • Beckham set to unveil plans for stadium in Miami

    Fox Sports "Retired soccer star David Beckham and the Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise he was recently awarded will unveil their plans for a stadium in PortMiami, the Miami Herald reports. There is no timetable for the new team to begin play yet, as it is at least partly incumbent on a stadium..." March 24

  • MLS referee lockout ends after new deal agreed

    Goal.com "The lockout that kept MLS' regular refs from officiating the first two weeks of the 2014 season is over after the referee's union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. After weeks of negotiations, and two weeks of replacement referees, Major League Soccer will welcome back its..." March 20

  • Frank Lampard 'set to be offered a staggering £4million-a-year contract' by LA Galaxy

    Daily Mirror "The England midfielder all-but agreed to move to the MLS last summer before being persuaded to stay by Blues' boss Jose Mourinho. LA Galaxy reportedly remain hopeful of signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard this summer. The 35-year-old looked set to move to the MLS at the end of last..." March 17

  • Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy reach deal

    ESPN FC "Irish striker Robbie Keane has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to stay with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy didn't release terms of the deal announced Wednesday. Keane has been one of Major League Soccer's top scorers since moving to Southern California in August 2011. He has contributed..." March 06

  • Referee lockout looming in MLS

    ESPN FC "With the start of the MLS season just days away, the Professional Referees Organization, the company that employs MLS officials, is threatening to lock out referees belonging to the Professional Soccer Referees Association, according to Steve Taylor, the union's vice president. PRO -- which is..." March 04

  • Galaxy Robbie Keane says he "felt sharp" in preseason debut after offseason surgeries

    MLS News "Robbie Keane made his first game appearance of the preseason Wednesday, and if he looked a bit rusty, as expected, well, he didn't see it that way. The Irish striker, who returned to full training last week after undergoing offseason surgeries on both Achilles' tendons, teamed up front with..." February 20

  • Beckham seeks MLS funding from PSG owners

    Goal.com "David Beckham has reportedly sought help from Paris Saint-Germain's wealthy owners to fund his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The 38-year-old retired at PSG last May and revealed his desire to establish a MLS side in Miami, Florida last week, but would like help from Qatar Sports..." February 10