Josie Becker has been following soccer since the '94 World Cup. Her favorite player was Cobi Jones and his dancing golden dreadlocks. She grew up going to Dodger games, Lakers games and Kings games, and still loves those teams very much, but the Galaxy, with original star Cobi Jones were like this baby that got born into her life and she knew she had to take care of it. She's just glad that baby didn't stick with being green. Blue is a way better color. Josie graduated recently from UC Berkeley, and is totally not pretentious about it. Her degree in English afforded her much writing time, and she spent a few years on The Daily Californian. This is her first time on a sports beat. Her favorite Galaxian is Landon Donovan, obviously
Kobe Bryant comes out with his eighth design with Nike, to debut on Christmas Day
Two players from UCLA, one from CSU Northridge and one from UC Santa Barbara, plus a number of LA area natives will have a chance to be selected in next year's MLS draft.
When the LA Galaxy take on the Houston Dynamo this afternoon, it's likely one of their goals will come from the combination of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane.
There is plenty on the line in this afternoon kickoff with the Galaxy looking for their fourth championship and Houston for their third.
The Lakers will be wearing an all white jersey this Christmas. Past Christmas Day jerseys simply featured a snowflake patch.
UCLA and USC have been playing football against each other since 1929. It's been one of the nation's fiercest rivalries ever since.
CBS has the doubleheader this week, showing the much talked about Giants vs. Steelers tilt. Expect that to be as much about Hurricane Sandy as it will be about football, at least until the action picks up.
The USC Trojans host the Oregon Ducks, a meeting of two first place teams late in the Pac 12 season. Could this be a title game preview?
The USC Trojans heading out to the desert to take on Arizona is gonna be a good one, and so should be the UCLA Bruins up the road taking on the Sun Devils.
The biggest development this weekend was the San Jose Earthquakes clinching the MLS Supporter's Shield when Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls played to a nil-nil draw.