Steven Gerrard to Depart LA Galaxy: Latest Comments and Reaction

L.A. Galaxy have announced former England captain Steven Gerrard is set to leave the MLS club following the conclusion of his deal with the Californian team.  The club's official website shared the news, revealing the Liverpool legend will not return for the 2017 season. The midfielder joined coach Bruce Arena's outfit in 2015 after opting to leave the Premier League and has scored five goals and provided 14 assists in 34 MLS appearances, per the club's official website. Gerrard explained his disappointment in not securing silverware during his stint in the United States, per the website: When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup. I am of course disappointed to have not achieved that objective, but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight playoff appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch. He also thanked the organization and the fans for a positive experience: I would like to thank Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Bruce Arena for this opportunity. I would also like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff, all of the support staff and most importantly the fans for ...
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MLS All-Star Game 2016: Live Stream, TV Guide and Final Predictions

An MLS All-Star XI featuring Clint Dempsey, David Villa, Didier Drogba and Kaka will face off against Premier League giants Arsenal in a friendly on Thursday, as Arsene Wenger's talented team visits the shores of the United States. San Jose Earthquakes coach Dominic Kinnear takes the reins for the American side as they pit themselves against the north London mainstays from England's top division. The game takes place at the Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California, as the Gunners improve their fitness before their new campaign kicks off against Liverpool on Aug. 14. Here is how you can watch the entertaining friendly encounter:     Date: Thursday, July 28 Time: 7.30 p.m. ET / 12.30 a.m. BST (Friday) TV: ESPN (U.S.), Sky Sports 3 and HD (UK)  Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), WatchESPN (U.S.)     Match Preview And Prediction  The biggest names in Major League Soccer once again convene to take on top foreign opposition as they welcome Arsenal to California on their pre-season endeavours. For the second year running, Brazil legend Kaka of Orlando City will be given the armband to lead the MLS superstar team, as voted by American soccer fans, per MLS: The All-Star squad features a mix of new blood and veteran names as they attempt to halt the Gunners finding form before the Premier League commences ...
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MLS Cup Final 2015: Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers Score, Twitter Reaction

The Portland Timbers beat the Columbus Crew in the MLS Cup Final, claiming a 2-1 victory at Mapfre Stadium in Ohio on Sunday. Goals from Diego Hernan Valeri and Rodney Wallace crowned the Timbers as league champions, while Kei Kamara gave the Crew a vital lifeline in the match.  Columbus was overpowered throughout the game, despite fighting hard to get itself an equalizer during rare spells of dominance, but the Timbers were clearly the superior team on the night. The Crew made the most catastrophic start possible, as goalkeeper Steve Clark took too long with his clearance and smashed his kick against the onrushing Valeri. The ball deflected over the line for the first goal of the game, with Columbus conceding after only 30 seconds of the match.  Clark held his head in his hands upon realizing his huge mistake, as Portland celebrated wildly in front of the Columbus fans. The Timbers celebrated the historic goal on Twitter: Fox Sports host Rob Stone could not believe what he saw from Clark: Unsavory scenes were captured as Columbus fans littered the pitch with bottles while the Portland players celebrated, via Timbers blog Stumptown Footy: The Crew endured further disaster six minutes later, as Rodney Wallace made it 2-0. Once again, the hosts were ...
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David Beckham Warned over Miami MLS Progress by Don Garber

David Beckham has been warned that he needs to make quick progress with his Miami-based MLS franchise by Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber. Garber has voiced his opinion on the creation of Beckham's franchise after two plans for a prospective new stadium were rejected this year, per BBC Sport.  The supremo has said time is not infinite for the former England captain, stating "this can't go on forever" in terms of the Miami franchise entering MLS. Nevertheless, he acknowledged Beckham's ongoing effort is evident: "The Beckham group continues to work to try and find a stadium solution that they believe will put them in a position to succeed." Sports journalist Simon Evans also highlighted Garber's opinion, with matters looking bleak for Beckham and his associates: Garber confirmed that MLS is operating under huge losses, with franchises posting a combined loss of $100 million a year. But the plan is to expand the competition to 20 teams in 2015—which will include Manchester City's venture with their New York City side, fronted by new signing Frank Lampard among others. Beckham had previously planned to build a stadium on a city waterfront location, per BBC, only to have his applications turned down twice by the City of Miami, which deemed ...
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