Tuesday MLS Kickoff: DeLaGarza sidelined, Ballouchy out for season, and more

Tuesday MLS Kickoff: DeLaGarza sidelined, Ballouchy out for season, and more

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Tuesday MLS Kickoff: DeLaGarza sidelined, Ballouchy out for season, and more


  AJ DelaGarza (ISIPhotos.com)

If the Los Angeles Galaxy are going to finish the remainder of the MLS season with a strong run, they will have to do so without starting defender A.J. DeLaGarza.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday evening that De La Garza will likely miss the remainder of the regular season with a sprained knee ligament in his left knee. DeLaGarza suffered the injury during the Galaxy's 1-1 draw vs. Colorado on Sunday.

DeLaGarza underwent an MRI on Monday and while the news could have been much worse for him and the Galaxy, his absence from the final three games of the regular season mean the Galaxy will have to take on the three toughest teams in the Western Conference with rookie Tommy Meyer expected to step in and start in his place.

DeLaGarza had started 30 of the Galaxy's 31 matches this season.

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The San Jose Earthquakes have enjoyed a dream season in 2012, but they received some bad news on Monday when it was revealed that midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy will miss the remainder of the season with a torn left ACL.

Ballouchy suffered the injury during the Earthquakes 3-3 draw vs. FC Dallas on Saturday. The injury came on a non-contact play, when Ballouchy planted his left leg awkwardly and twisted his knee.

Acquired on July 30th from the New York Red Bulls, Ballouchy had worked his way into the Earthquakes starting lineup, starting in four straight matches at the time of the injury.


The mayor of the Boston suburb of Revere, Mass. is working on ambitious plan to purchase an abandoned dog racing track in order to build a casino resort that would include a new soccer stadium for the New England Revolution.

The Boston Globe reported on the plan on Monday, revealing that a potential Revs stadium is being considered as a centerpiece aspect of a $1 billion gambling resort.

"(Revere) has to be right in the wheelhouse in terms of soccer fans,” Revere mayor Dan Rizzo told the Boston Globe. “I’d love to see a full-blown professional soccer team here.”

The site is located on the border of East Boston and Revere.


What do you think of these developments? See the Galaxy finishing strongly without DeLaGarza? Like the idea of a Revolution stadium closer to Boston?

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