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Orlando awarded MLS expansion franchise

MLS Commissioner Don Garber. AP FILE PHOTO

Orlando City Soccer has become Major League Soccer’s next expansion club.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

AP source: Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise

David Beckham. AP FILE PHOTO

With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy

Robbie Rogers AP FILE PHOTO

Until about a month ago, Robbie Rogers had no interest in being one of the highest-profile openly gay athletes in the world.

Rogers didn’t want the pressure or attention, and he was weary of soccer itself. After coming out and simultaneously retiring in February, the former MLS champion and U.S. national team player planned to devote himself to fashion school and family, not soccer or social change.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Football culture makes it so hard to be gay says Rodgers

Former MLS and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers says he is gay. In a post on his personal website, Rogers writes: "Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. ... Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay." AP FILE PHOTO/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette

Former Leeds winger Robbie Rodgers admits the macho culture of football makes it impossible for gay players to stay in the sport once they have revealed their homosexuality.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Keeper Cudicini set for LA Galaxy switch

Carlo Cudicini, who was with Tottenham since 2009, is set to be sold to Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS. AP FILE PHOTO/Sang Tan

Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini appears destined for the United States after Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have reached an agreement to sell him to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Beckham says MLS Cup is his final game with Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham.  AP FILE Photo

LOS ANGELES  — David Beckham says the MLS Cup next month will be his last game with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham and the Galaxy announced the superstar English midfielder’s decision Monday, a day after the defending MLS champions advanced to their second straight league final. Los Angeles faces Houston for the MLS title on [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

DC United eliminates NY from MLS playoffs

New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill, right, pushes DC United midfielder Branko Boskovic during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff soccer match, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Nick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 88th minute as D.C. United advanced to the MLS Eastern Conference final with a 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Thursday.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Beckham signs new 2-year deal with LA Galaxy

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LONDON— Resisting the lure of Paris for the sake of his family, David Beckham pledged his future to America’s Major League Soccer on Wednesday by signing a new two-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 36-year-old midfielder had been courted by leading clubs across Europe in the months before his initial five-year Galaxy deal [...]

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Beckhams’ charm wins over fans; LA Galaxy conquer Filipinos

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David Beckham: We'd love to come back. Photo by Mark Giongco

Filipino football fans may have gotten the thrill of seeing live how it’s like to “Bend it like Beckham,” but there’s more to the international sporting icon’s talent that awed the Filipinos.

David Beckham—who flashed his trademark curling shot in the opening goal of the Los Angeles Galaxay’s 6-1 rout of the Philippine Azkals on Saturday— certainly had more than his talent to charm the country.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PH football books mainstream ticket

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The Philippines Azkals turned football into a sport with a major cult following. But with the visit of David Beckham and the LA Galaxy, the sport has taken giant strides in popularity, heralding its entry into mainstream entertainment in a huge way.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

LA Galaxy go out of their way to put smile in orphans’ faces

Landon Donovan help outfit the kids with hearing aids. Photo from Los Angeles Galaxy Twitter account (@LAGalaxy).

Amid the shrieks of football fans, a quiet time with the kids became the best moment for the entire Los Angeles Galaxy.

The members of the Major League Soccer (MLS) champions squeezed into their tight schedule a special trip to various local orphanages and foundations Saturday morning before the anticipated clash versus the Philippines national team.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Azkals’ dream match with Galaxy: Filipinos face their idols

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The Philippines Azkals, a team that hardly merited a second look even from its Southeast Asian rivals a year ago, face the newly crowned Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy in an exhibition match that underlines the rapid rise of the sport in this basketball-crazy nation.

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Timing is awfully wrong, but Aly Borromeo still relishes the moment

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Borromeo vs Donovan on the pitch may have to wait. Photo by Mark Giongco

While this may be the season of the sports fan, the timing could not have been any worse where Aly Borromeo is concerned.

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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