Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy released their 2014 MLS schedule, which kicks off on Mar. 8 at home against Real Salt Lake at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. All home games with the exception of the Jul. 4 home contest with the Portland Timbers will be live blogged here on the View from Avalon. In place of that match, the Jun. 28 contest with the San Jose Earthquakes on the road will be live blogged, as with this past season.
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday – 2 Friday – 3 Saturday – 8 Sunday – 4
Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday – 2 Saturday – 9 Sunday – 6
Home Dates by Month:
March – 2 April – 1 May – 2 June – 1 July – 3 August – 3 September – 3 October – 2
Road Dates by Month:
March – 1 April – 2 May – 3 June – 2 July – 2 August – 3 September – 2 October – 2
Number of Games by Conference:
Vs. Western CONFERENCE (24 games)
|Galaxy at Home||Galaxy Away|
|Chivas USA||June 8||April 6, August 31|
|Colorado Rapids||September 6||May 3, August 20|
|FC Dallas||May 21, September 20||October 12|
|Portland Timbers||July 4, August 2||May 11|
|Real Salt Lake||March 8, July 12||March 22|
|San Jose Earthquakes||August 8||June 28, September 14|
|Seattle Sounders FC||October 19||July 26, October 25|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||April 12, August 23||April 19|
Vs. Eastern Conference (10 games)
|Galaxy at Home||Galaxy Away|
|Chicago Fire||–||June 1|
|Columbus Crew||–||August 16|
|D.C. United||March 15||–|
|Houston Dynamo||–||May 17|
|Montreal Impact||–||September 10|
|New England Revolution||July 16||–|
|New York Red Bulls||September 28||–|
|Philadelphia Union||May 25||–|
|Sporting Kansas City||–||July 19|
|Toronto FC||October 4||–|
Longest Homestand: Three Games (twice) – The Galaxy will have a pair of three game homestands in 2014 with the first spanning July 4 – July 16, when they host the Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake and New England Revolution. The second will run from September 20 – October 4 and will see them face FC Dallas, the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.
Longest Road Trip: Four Games – From April 19 – May 17, the Galaxy will play away against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Colorado Rapids, Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo for their longest road trip of the season.
Some other important pointers:
- 18 of the Galaxy’s 34 regular season games will be available on national TV.
- 7 games will air on NBC or the NBC Sports Network.
- 6 games will air on ESPN or ESPN2 as well as on ESPN Deportes.
- 5 games will air on UniMás or Univision Deportes.
- Of the 18 nationally televised games, seven will see the Galaxy as the home side and 11 will feature the Galaxy as the visitors.
In Galaxy Academy News, Under-16 forward Jesus Nunez was named to the U.S. Under-15 National Team for the Winter Showcase at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. from Dec. 11 through Dec. 15. Here is the roster for the Under-15s.
GOALKEEPERS (2): David Abonce (FC Dallas; The Colony, Texas), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (4): McKay Eves (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Kyle Gruno (Philadelphia Union; Saddle River, N.J.), Antonio Nava (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jose Alfaro (Chicago Magic PSG; West Chicago, Ill.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Ernesto Espinoza (Club Tijuana; San Ysidro, Calif.), Roberto Hernandez (Texas Rush; Houston, Texas), Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Lucas Del Rosario (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Omir Fernandez (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Atletico Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Jesus Nuñez (LA Galaxy; Anaheim, Calif.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)
Stay tuned in December for the end-of-season player ratings for the Los Angeles Galaxy here on the View from Avalon and the FanSided Network.