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Video: Giovani Dos Santos Scores In MLS Debut

Giovani dos Santos scored in his first appearance for the LA Galaxy, in the CONCACAF Champions League. Then, he turned around and scored in his MLS debut for the Galaxy, against the Seattle Sounders.

Giovani Dos Santos Scores In Debut For LA Galaxy

Giovani dos Santos wasted no time scoring on his debut for new club LA Galaxy after coming on as a sub in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage match against Central FC, from Trinidad & Tobago.

Galaxy beat Central FC 5-1. Dos Santos came on in the 57th minute for Alan Gordon, and got on the scoresheet in the 76th minute. He is scheduled to make his league debut Sunday at home against the Seattle Sounders.

Jill Ellis Re-Signs With The USWNT

Following the USWNT's World Cup win last month, coach Jill Ellis has been handed a new contract, which is expected to last through the 2019 World Cup and possibly beyond.

Ellis's former contract could have kept her at the helm of the USWNT for up to five more years, but instead she and US Soccer voided that one and hammered out a new contract.

Talented US Forward Johannsson Heading to Bundesliga, Pending Medical

American international Aron Johannsson is reportedly moving to Werder Bremen for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season. AZ Alkmaar, the club Johannsson departs,  announced the transfer on Twitter. 

MLS Had A Wild Weekend

What a weekend MLS had. Just about anything that could happen did happen. Here's a breakdown:

Record for goals in a day:

MLS broke its record for goals in a day with a 39-goal outburst across eight games on Saturday. The highlight was a 10-goal thriller between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake. Pay special attention to Taylor Kemp's volley and Nick DeLeon's shot to clinch it for D.C. 

Cyle Larin's big year:

When Harry Met Nicky

Nick Rimando looks like someone you'd want on your side in a bar fight. He's short for a goalie, but sturdy. He's friendly, gregarious even, but he gives off a subtle intensity, which loses its subtlety when he steps in front of a soccer goal. That's his territory, where he's made his living in MLS since 2000 with (now defunct) Miami Fusion, D.C. United and Real Salt Lake. At 36, he's an MLS lifer at this point. 

Pros And Cons: The Chipotle Homegrown Game

The Club America U-20s defeated the MLS Homegrown All-Stars last night in penalties after the game ended 1-1 in regulation. This casts a poor light on MLS's player development efforts, however friendly the match ended up being. With that in mind, we did what we always do in trying times: we made a list of pros and cons. 

Pro:

The MLS Homegrown All-Stars almost didn't lose!

Con:

The MLS Homegrown All-Stars lost.

Pro:

The MLS team was really young, with just eight players age 21 or older.

Colorado's Altitude Giving Players Pause Before MLS All-Star Game

Denver, Colorado is 5,280 feet above sea level, and Tottenham Hotspur, along with most of the MLS All-Stars, won't be used to playing in those conditions.

"It's going to be a tough training session for us this afternoon and a tough game for us on Wednesday at this altitude, on top of the hotness" said Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

"We had a gym session earlier, and it was quite tough," said forward Harry Kane. "We train this afternoon so we'll probably get a bit more used to it, being outside."

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