LA Galaxy Injuries: Health Key to Making the Playoffs

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From Last Word On Soccer, by Matt Pollard Editorial (July 2, 2017) – The Los Angeles Galaxy are the walking wounded. This weekend they lost to the San Jose Earthquakes with amazingly 12 Senior Roster players unavailable between injuries, suspensions, and national team call-ups. Seven players were listed as ‘out’ or ‘questionable’ for the Galaxy […] READ MORE



New York Red Bulls-LA Galaxy: What to Watch for

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Sunday evening at Red Bull Arena will certainly be a welcome sight for the New York Red Bulls, after a defeat last weekend at the Philadelphia Union was the team’s fifth consecutive away loss of the season. Manager Jesse Marsch’s side hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy, another club looking for more consistent results in the […] READ MORE


A Look at Slow Starting 2016 MLS Cup Playoff Teams

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki There are four defending 2016 MLS Cup Playoff teams that are crashing and burning early on. This happens every season in a league defined by parity. Both conference champions got off to slow starts and ended up missing the playoffs last year and the eventual champion Seattle […] READ MORE



MLS Week Two Talking Points: Welcome Back Cubo Torres

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki It was a very cold week in MLS. Indeed, the New England Revolution-Orlando City match was cancelled due to cold and high winds in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Minnesota United, on the other hand, had no such qualms about the weather. Their first ever MLS home game was the […] READ MORE


Three Questions for the 2017 Toronto FC Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Roy Emanuel It was a winter of great excitement and eventual frustration for Toronto FC in 2016, as the Reds reached their first-ever MLS Cup final. An incredible effort against the Seattle Sounders did not go as planned, but will certainly provide intense motivation for manager Greg Vanney’s side in […] READ MORE


Three Questions For The 2017 LA Galaxy Season

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard The 2017 MLS season is upon us. The LA Galaxy underwent significant change this off-season. Head Coach Bruce Arena left for the U.S. Men’s National Team. He took his staff with him. Pete Vagenas and LA Galaxy II Head Coach Curt Onalfo got promotions. Three Questions For […] READ MORE