Author Archives: Kayla Knapp

Galaxy youngsters rout Islanders in CCL action

BY KAYLA KNAPP CARSON, Calif.—Injuries, illness and a busy schedule meant a mostly reserve lineup for the Los Angeles Galaxy in their Wednesday night CONCACAF Champions League match—nine of the starters were under 23, including five rookies. But that didn’t … Continue reading »

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Teenager Villarreal provides key spark for the Galaxy

Photo by Dave Bernal/ISIPhotos.com BY KAYLA KNAPP CARSON, Calif.—It has been a wild eight months for rookie Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Jose Villarreal. Since signing a Homegrown contract at the end of 2011, the 18-year-old California native has spent the majority of … Continue reading »

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Galaxy earn hard-fought win over FC Dallas

BY KAYLA KNAPP CARSON, Calif.—It was a tense affair from the minute the whistle blew to start the game in Carson on Sunday afternoon. Both LA Galaxy and FC Dallas are in the playoff hunt, and as we come into … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: Zardes poised to cement place as top striker in the nation

Photo courtesy of CSUB Athletics By KAYLA KNAPP Anyone who has seen Gyasi Zardes play knows what the 20-year-old talented striker is capable of doing on the field. The CSU-Bakersfield junior has everything a coach could ask for in a … Continue reading »

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Beckham stars, referee confounds as Galaxy trounce Metapan in CCL opener

    By KAYLA KNAPP CARSON, Calif.–The LA Galaxy took down Isidro Metapan 5-2 on Thursday night in their opening CONCACAF Champions League match, but the win wasn't nearly as comfortable as the scoreline would suggest. Despite flurry of second … Continue reading »

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Galaxy Notebook: CCL action is back, Donovan injury update and more

By KAYLA KNAPP The LA Galaxy will take on reigning Salvadoran champion Isidro Metapan on Thursday night at the Home Depot Center in their opening CONCACAF Champions League game of this campaign. After a weekend off, the team is recharged, … Continue reading »

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First-choice Galaxy defense looks sharp, posts shutout in first 2012 game together

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By KAYLA KNAPP It took the LA Galaxy until their 25th game of the season before coach Bruce Arena was able to start his MLS Cup-winning back four, but you wouldn't have guessed that by their performance … Continue reading »

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Donovan ties MLS assist record as Galaxy blow away Chivas USA in ‘SuperClasico’

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By KAYLA KNAPP CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy bounced back from their 4-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders in a big way on Sunday night. LA scored four goals of their own against Chivas USA, with … Continue reading »

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