Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, Dec. 21, 2010

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst IDecember 21, 2010

March 20: FirstKick against New England

The Los Angeles Galaxy will begin their 2010 season at Qwest Field to take on the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday, Mar. 20. The match will be televised LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and espn3.com at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.

As for the Galaxy, they will have their home opener on Sunday, March 20 when they face the New England Revolution. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT

More home openers for you...All times ET.

Saturday, March 19
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC, time TBD
D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 7:30 p.m.
FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m.
Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union, 8:30pm
Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers, 9 p.m.
Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City, 10:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake, 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 26
Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m.
Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls, 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 4 p.m.
Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers, time TBD
New England Revolution vs. D.C. United, time TBD
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy, 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 14
Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire, 11 p.m.

Thursday, June 9
Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire, time TBD

Youth Academy Update

While the Los Angeles Galaxy Youth Academy sides are going through their layoff period this season, we wanted to give you a look at some of the teams performing well in the USSF Development Academy. Here they are.

Solar Chelsea SC (Texas) – 11-1-2 overall, 27 goals for, 7 against
Seattle Sounders FC (Washington) – 8-2-2 overall, 23 goals for, 14 against
Concorde Fire (Georgia) – 18-2-3 overall, 71 goals for, 19 against
Los Angeles Galaxy (California) – 10-0-1 overall, 32 goals for, 7 against

FC Dallas (Texas) – 11-1-3 overall, 32 goals for, 9 against
Seattle Sounders FC (Washington) – 8-1-3 overall, 26 goals for, 8 against
Real Salt Lake (Arizona) – 4-0-3 overall, 20 goals for, 6 against
Chivas USA (California) – 7-3-4 overall, 27 goals for, 20 against

As you can see, the Under-16s are well represented on this list, with an unbeaten season to boot.

More plaudits for Mr. Donovan

Fresh off a successful FIFA 2010World Cup campaigh, Galaxy midfielder and team captain Landon Donovan was named US Soccer’s Male Athlete of the Year for a record fourth time on Monday. Donovan previously earned the prize in 2003, 2004 and 2009.

Donovan led the United States national team in goals for the fifth time, netting three during the World Cup in South Africa, and also topped the team in points for the seventh time. On the club level, Donovan led the league with 16 assists in 2010 and helped the Galaxy capture the 2010 Supporters' Shield.

“I want to thank everyone who chose me for this honor,” Donovan said in a statement. “I am very proud to have been part of this team and how we represented ourselves this year.

“For me, the lasting memories from South Africa this summer will be as much about the amazing support we received from fans across the country as our team’s performance. It certainly meant a lot to all of us.”

Donovan's goal against Algeria was also the foundation for four other "Best of" awards from U.S. Soccer, including Best Goal, Best Photo, Best Performance: Team and Best South Africa Moment.

Well done, that man.


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