MLS Preseason Tracker: LA Galaxy down San Jose Earthquakes in preseason edition of California Clasico
The intensity is gradually ratcheting up as MLS preseason training continues at a variety of locations around the world. Catch all the other news and updates from MLS training camps below for Saturday, February 15. And for the entire February preseason schedule, click here.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CHAMPS! With a goal in each half by Marcelo Sarvas and Gyasi Zardes, the LA Galaxy downed California Clasico rivals San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 in the Central California Cup held in Fresno, Calif. Josh Morton pulled one back for San Jose, but it was not enough for a comeback. Get all the details of the match, including lineups, from the LA Galaxy and Earthquakes official twitter feeds.
INJURY UPDATE: FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja has provided the latest on several of the players missing preseason training due to injury. It's not looking good for Eric Hassli, Zach Loyd or Walker Zimmerman.
'CAPS ANNOUNCE TRAVEL SQUAD: Manager Carl Robinson revealed the roster he will be taking to Vancouver Island when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes on Sunday at 5 pm ET. The match has become a preseason tradition.
WHO'S NO. 1? That's still the question in Revolution preseason training camp with Bobby Shuttleworth and Brad Knighton splitting time. GM Mike Burns is under no illusion: Consistency remains the issue. "The question is, are either of them, or both of them, capable to do it from Game 1 to Game 34?" he told ESPNBoston.com.
JERSEY UNVEILING: D.C. United season-ticket holders will be the first to see the new Black-and-Red 2014 kits at an exclusive event being held Saturday afternoon from 2-5 pm ET. But we already have a sneak peek at what's to come. Jerseys go on sale Monday.
— DCU Team Store (@dcuteamstore) February 15, 2014
CLASSY FINISH: Who will it be starting up top for defending champs Sporting Kansas City in 2014? Dom Dwyer is using preseason to show that he has what it takes:
ALL-ACCESS AT RSL: It's not only about the action on the field during this preseason. New RSL manager Jeff Cassar and defender Nat Borchers will answer questions from fans in an open house at Rio Tinto. And that's not even the best part. It's free!
— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) February 15, 2014
STAR SIGHTING: Red Bulls fans will hope the dark cloud surrounding Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks don't rub off on Tim Cahill after their meeting at the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans.
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) February 15, 2014