Los Angeles Rumors & News

  • LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

    The Score "LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane will miss four-to-six weeks of action as he recovers from an operation on his right knee, the club announced Thursday. Keane, 35, picked up the injury prior to a pair of friendlies in March and underwent surgery in Los Angeles. Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is..." April 02

  • Barcelona ace Lionel Messi is long-term target for David Beckham's MLS franchise

    Daily Mail "David Beckham has made the audacious capture of Lionel Messi one of Miami United’s long-term priorities. The England legend, who hopes to have the club up and running by 2017, believes the Barcelona superstar is his golden ticket to ensuring the MLS franchise becomes a success. Miami has a..." March 05

  • Strength of MLS competition shocks Steven Gerrard

    Sporting News "Steven Gerrard says he was shocked by the difficulty of playing in MLS in his first season. The North American soccer league's season begins Sunday. Garrard and the Los Angeles Galaxy play their first match at home against DC United. Garrard, former captain of English Premier League side..." March 03

  • Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to star in film about his life

    Metro "Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard’s life is set to be made in to a film. Director Asif Kapadia has agreed a deal with the 35-year-old to make a documentary about his sporting career, which will feature the Champions League victory in 2005 as it’s climax, reports The Sun. " February 28

  • Nigel de Jong: Former Man City midfielder moves to LA Galaxy

    BBC "Former Manchester City and AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong has joined Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole at Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy. Netherlands international De Jong, 31, had his contract cancelled by Milan last week after three and a half years in Italy. "He'll add qualities on..." February 03

  • AC Milan release Nigel De Jong, LA Galaxy linked with move

    ESPN FC "AC Milan have terminated the contract of Nigel de Jong by mutual consent, with the Netherlands international being linked with a move to LA Galaxy. The Serie A side confirmed on their official website that the 31-year-old had been released after three-and-a-half-years at the San Siro. The..." February 01

  • LA Galaxy newcomer Ashley Cole hopes to prove haters wrong in MLS

    The Score "LA Galaxy newcomer Ashley Cole has some work to do if he wants to earn the favor of the league's supporters after lambasting Major League Soccer two years ago. The Galaxy's latest star signing said he was not "ready to relax on a beach yet" when linked with a move to MLS in 2014. Back then,..." January 28

  • Ashley Cole free to sign for MLS side LA Galaxy after reaching agreement with Roma

    Daily Mail "Ashley Cole has reached agreement with Roma for the termination of his contract and is discussing a move to LA Galaxy. Former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Cole made just 11 appearances for the Serie A side, who earlier this week sacked their manager. The 35-year-old could yet be joined by..." January 18

  • Ben Polk and Hadji Barry become latest college seniors to pen MLS deals before SuperDraft

    MLS News "Make it a total of seven college seniors who have penned MLS contracts ahead of Thursday's 2016 MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore. The league has confirmed that two goal-scoring forwards – Central Florida's Hadji Barry and Syracuse star Ben Polk – sealed MLS deals on Wednesday night. Barry had 11..." January 14

  • Galaxy signs Mike Magee and Emmanuel Boateng, more moves expected

    Los Angeles Times "Forward Mike Magee is returning to the Galaxy, the club announced Thursday. Then two hours later the club said it had also signed Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Boateng, beginning what could be a flurry of moves over the coming days. The team opens its preseason training camp Jan. 22 and is believed..." January 14

  • New MLS team LAFC unveils team logo and Will Ferrell as part-owner

    ESPN FC "Los Angeles Football Club unveiled their official crest and colors on Thursday -- along with a new celebrity part-owner. The Major League Soccer team showed off the logo at news conference at Union Station in Los Angeles. LAFC, which will begin playing in 2018, replaces Chivas USA as the..." January 07

  • LA Galaxy split over Ashley Cole move with former Chelsea star keen on MLS switch

    Daily Mirror "Backroom staff at the Galaxy are concerned Cole's arrival could spell the end for popular dressing room figure Robbie Rogers. The LA Galaxy backroom staff is split over the potential signing of Ashley Cole as the former England left-back mulls over a Stateside move. Cole, 35, is understood..." January 01

  • Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole in talks with LA Galaxy

    The Express "Former England left back Cole has been a free agent since having the final year of his contract with Italian giants Roma cancelled in August. Galaxy are keen for Cole to join up with his former international team-mate Steven Gerrard next season and have already held initial discussions. The..." December 29

  • MLS Is Expanding To 28 Teams, Will Diluting The Talent Help Its TV Ratings?

    The Big Lead "MLS had a big week. Portland defeated Columbus 2-1 in the MLS Cup Final. The league announced plans to expand to 28 teams. Those developments highlight two very different league narratives. Expansion has gone well. Average MLS attendance is up 12 percent over last year. Five of the top six..." December 10

  • Steven Gerrard confirms he'll train with Liverpool... but LA Galaxy midfielder rules out return to Anfield

    Daily Mail "Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool next week but the iconic Reds midfielder has ruled out a loan move back to Anfield. The 35-year-old left his boyhood club for LA Galaxy in the summer on an 18-month deal. Gerrard's first campaign with the MLS side ended prematurely after they were..." November 25

  • LA Galaxy's Steven Gerrard rules out Liverpool return during MLS offseason

    ESPN FC "Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told Eurosport International that he will not be signing at Anfield or for any other European side in January. Gerrard, 35, joined LA Galaxy after his contracted expired with Liverpool in the summer, and his first MLS season came to an end recently..." November 20

  • Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard surprised by MLS' difficulty - Donovan

    ESPN FC "Landon Donovan believes that the first-season struggles of both Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard reflect the difficulty of adapting to life in Major League Soccer. "They've been perceived [to have played] well but it's not easy," Donovan, the former USA forward who retired in 2014 after winning..." November 19

  • LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena dismisses idea of Steven Gerrard playing for Liverpool again as 'ridiculous'

    Daily Mail "LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena has dismissed the prospect of Steven Gerrard returning to play for Liverpool as 'ridiculous'. The 35-year-old midfielder is currently in the Major League Soccer off-season after his summer move and had been linked with a temporary return to action for his former..." November 05

  • MLS announces award finalists: Giovinco, Kamara, Feilhaber up for MVP

    Pro Soccer Talk "With the regular season complete and the playoffs in full swing, Major League Soccer has announced the finalists for the 2015 season awards. This year, the MVP award is officially recognized as the Landon Donovan MLS MVP, and is arguably the easiest to decide. While the Crew’s Kei Kamara and..." November 05

  • Steven Gerrard will NOT return as a Liverpool player insist MLS bosses - and there have been no talks

    Daily Mirror "American soccer bosses will block any attempt by Steven Gerrard to return to Anfield in a playing capacity. The Liverpool legend has spoken with new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp several times in recent weeks - but ONLY about training with his former club in the MLS off-season, an offer made to him..." November 04

  • Steven Gerrard admits next season may be his last as a player

    Sky Sports "Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted he may retire from football next year. Gerrard joined LA Galaxy in the summer halfway through the MLS season after playing over 700 games and scoring 185 goals for the Reds in a 17-year spell The 35-year-old marked his MLS..." November 03

  • Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard behind Kaka in MLS earners list

    Sky Sports "Orlando City midfielder Kaka has been revealed as the highest earner in the MLS, beating Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to the top spot. The MLS Players Union have released details of salaries for the league, with the former AC Milan star, who won the Ballon d'Or in 2007, receiving an annual..." September 23

  • Former Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf: 'Gerrard has never liked black people'

    The Score "With the impending release of the Steven Gerrard autobiography "My Story," ex-Liverpool attacker El-Hadji Diouf has joined manager Rafa Benitez in questioning several of the excerpts made available prior to the book's release. Diouf has taken his criticism to the next level, however, making..." September 15

  • GERRARD: For me, the ideal situation would obviously have been for Mourinho to have managed Liverpool

    Daily Mail "Chelsea fans are not my people. We've all worked that out over the years. I belong to Liverpool. Jose Mourinho understood my reasons; but each time he came in for me he was very persuasive. I liked the way he spoke to me and I could see how most of his players were ready to die for him. I..." September 14

  • Gerrard: “I miss everything about” Liverpool

    Pro Soccer Talk "Let’s say you worked one job, at the same company, all your life, before suddenly uprooting yourself, your family and setting up shop somewhere completely foreign to you and yours. Would you miss the life you left behind? Chances are, you probably would. So, it comes as little or no surprise..." September 11

  • Steven Gerrard will not follow Man Utd and Arsenal legends with Liverpool loan return

    The Express "Gerrard's debut season with LA Galaxy will have finished by Christmas, but Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber does not expect the midfielder to move back to Anfield on a temporary basis. David Beckham had two spells on loan at AC Milan during his time at Galaxy, one which over-ran into..." September 09

  • 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

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