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SBI MLS Team of the Week: LA Galaxy

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Two former Liverpool teammates treated LA Galaxy fans this week, as Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick and Steven Gerrard was introduced to the home crowd for the first time.

With their new signing getting ready to go, the Galaxy thrashed Toronto FC, 4-0, to bounce back from a disappointing 3-1 loss to San Jose Earthquakes and earn honors as SBI’s MLS Team of the Week.

Keane scored twice before Gerrard’s halftime presentation and Sebastian Lletget tacked on an extra-time goal as LA’s offense thrived despite missing Gyasi Zardes due to international duty.

The Galaxy beat out FC Dallas, the Columbus Crew, and New York City FC for this week’s SBI’s MLS Team of the Week nod.

What do you think of Galaxy’s dominating display vs. Toronto FC? Think Gerrard’s impending debut will add to this form? Which team stood out to you this week?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. A team is not a juggernaut until they can roll over opponents on the road and at home. It just occurred to me that that the Galaxy are much younger than they were last year. Subtract Donovan and Sarvas. Add Lleget, Villarreal, Mendiola, Garcia, Walker, etc. With the exception of Lleget these players have been around, but now they are more important. Insert Gerrard and the Galaxy get better not just because he’s good, but because he will be yet another example of what it means to be a world class professional soccer player. What happens to the young guns after his arrival may be as exciting as what SG does on the pitch.

    • If Lletget keeps playing the way he’s been playing, he’ll almost certainly be at the January camp – which is great because the MLS offseason is too damn long.

  2. They are crushing it right now. I am not so convinced that adding SG does that much. Nor am I convinced that they are going to continue dominating.

    Put them first in the power rankings this week, let’s see how the long season plays out.

    • Stevie G, on his own, may not be a game changer for the Galaxy, but if you factor in Stevie G, plus meteoric rise of Sebastian Lletget, the re-awakening of Robbie Keane, PLUS the possible signing of Gio Dos Santos, then I fully expect LA to be the team to beat going forward.

  3. Embarrassment of attacking riches once Gerrard is in. Stevie G, Keane, Zardes and Lleget (who has been fantastic) is top notch. Adding Dos Santos makes them absurd. And then you bring on young studs like Villarreal, BJIV, Maganto, hell, even Mendiola.

    They should probably look to sell Zardes after the season since his contract is up soon, Euro interest has got to be there

  4. LA has been playing out of its mind lately AT HOME, but cannot earn a point on the road to save its life. Hopefully that changes once Stevie G starts playing and all the international call ups have ended. The Gs already have a very good team, but the lack of line up consistency (21 different lineups in 21 games) has taken a toll on their road success (that’s what I choose to believe, anyway).

    And if Giovanni Dos Santos is signed, holy cow, watch out.

    • The rest of the league needs to be afraid, very, very afraid of the Galaxy once they have all their players together. Arena has possibly assembled a juggernaut.


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