The Los Angeles Galaxy have fired Curt Onalfo and signed Sigi Schmid to take over, according to The Los Angeles Times. The Galaxy are in ninth place in the western conference, having won just six of their first 20 matches of the season. At 22 points, the club is 12 points behind leader FC Dallas. Onalfo, who has also coached D.C. United, is replaced by one of the most famous coaches in MLS history. Schmid, of Germany, coached UCLA to three College Cups and has won an MLS Cup with the Galaxy in 2002 and with the Columbus Crew in 2008. He last coached the Seattle Sounders from 2009 to 2016.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup final between the United States and Jamaica will kick off at 6:50 p.m. in Santa Clara, Calif., which is 9:50 on the East Coast. TV: FS1, Univision, Univision Deportes. Live stream: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer Match Pass, Univision Now, fuboTV, univisiondeportes.com Game-time weather outlook: 77 degrees, sunny, 10-mph wind. Referee: Walter Lopez of Guatemala. Unlike the quarterfinals and semifinals, the final will, if necessary, use 30 minutes of extra time and a penalty kick tiebreaker to determine the champion. I asked Bruce Arena what he thinks of a team other than the United States or Mexico reaching the final for the third consecutive time (Jamaica twice and Panama
Real Salt Lake's Brooks Lennon jokes that the reason he ended up with Liverpool is because of his last name. The 19-year-old MLS rookie, on loan from the Premier League team this season, even notes that his dad's name is John, so there was some kind of kismet that he landed in the birthplace of the Beatles. "Lennon is a huge name in Liverpool," he said, laughing. Lennon is considered a rising star who has been able to ply his skills this year in both Major League Soccer and for the U.S. national team. He was named to the MLS Homegrown team this week and will face Chivas de Guadalajara's under-20 team next Tuesday in Chicago as part of the league's All-Star Game festivities. Lennon grew up in