Ives Galarcep Archive
Galarcep: Arena looks to restore his winning reputation
The Galaxy have turned to Bruce Arena for answers. He's eager to redeem a slightly tarnished reputation, writes Ives Galarcep.
August 15, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. Olympic team post-tourney stock
With the Olympics over for the U.S. men, Ives Galarcep notes which player's stock rose and whose fell.
August 8, 2008
Galarcep: A look ahead at U.S. vs. Netherlands
After assessing the positives and negatives against Japan, it's possible the U.S. might make lineup changes for the Netherlands, writes Ives Galarcep.
August 1, 2008
Galarcep: 10 questions entering the second half
With the second half of MLS upon us, Ives Galarcep points out the 10 biggest questions facing the likely playoff contenders.
July 25, 2008
Galarcep: All-Stars show off star power against West Ham
The MLS All-Stars that took the field against West Ham was the most talented group in MLS history and they didn't disappoint, writes Ives Galarcep.
July 23, 2008
Galarcep: MLS All-Stars bonding on the field
Former archrivals Landon Donovan and Cuauhtemoc Blanco are bonding as the MLS All-Stars prepare for West Ham, writes Ives Galarcep.
July 21, 2008
Galarcep: Young talent on the rise in MLS
MLS is well-stocked with rising young talents that are part of the next generation, writes Ives Galarcep.
July 19, 2008
Galarcep: Ruiz added to the Galaxy mix against Red Bulls
With David Beckham not his usual self, the rest of the Galaxy's forwards picked up the slack against the Red Bulls, writes Ives Galarcep.
July 18, 2008
Galarcep: Beckham buzz starts again as Galaxy visit New York
The last time David Beckham and L.A. visited New York, the result was an all-time classic. Ives Galarcep wonders if history will repeat itself.
July 16, 2008
Galarcep: Reyna calls time on a distinguished career
Claudio Reyna's career will be defined by what he did in Europe, not his two injury-ridden seasons in MLS, writes Ives Galarcep.
July 15, 2008
Sources: Reyna to retire from MLS
After a 14-year career, former U.S. national team captain and New York Red Bulls midfielder Claudio Reyna is retiring, sources within MLS confirmed to ESPNsoccernet Tuesday.
July 11, 2008
Galarcep: MLS All-Star XI analysis
The emphasis was heavily on domestic American talent when the MLS All-Star First XI was named, writes Ives Galarcep.
June 28, 2008
Galarcep: Selecting MLS' first-half Best XI
With the MLS All-Star game less than a month away, Ives Galarcep gives us his thoughts on what the starting lineup should be.
June 20, 2008
Galarcep: Fringe players likely to earn a look versus Barbados
The U.S. game against Barbados will be notable only for the fact that some fringe players will get a chance, writes Ives Galarcep.
June 8, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. vs. Argentina recap
After the U.S. produced a tie against Argentina, U.S. fans have reason for optimism about their team, writes Ives Galarcep.
June 7, 2008
Galarcep: Altidore's career set to take off in Europe
There's no question that Jozy Altidore's move to Europe will prove beneficial to his career development, writes Ives Galarcep.
June 6, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. vs. Argentina preview
The U.S. faces its sternest test yet when it takes on Argentina (Sunday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Classic) at Giants Stadium, writes Ives Galarcep.
June 5, 2008
Galarcep: Adu ready to start for the senior national team
As the lone bright spot against Spain, Freddy Adu showed he's ready to start for the U.S., writes Ives Galarcep.
May 30, 2008
Galarcep: Altidore struggling to handle early success
A sluggish start has MLS observers wondering if success has gone to Jozy Altidore's head this season, writes Ives Galarcep.
May 29, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. forwards continue to disappoint
Among the obvious weaknesses for the U.S. against England was the lack of any penetration by the forwards, writes Ives Galarcep.
May 26, 2008
Galarcep: Comparing the U.S.-England rosters
The U.S. takes on England, but Ives Galarcep wonders how many from Bob Bradley's team could actually make the English lineup.
May 23, 2008
Galarcep: Arena ready to return to sidelines
With D.C. struggling mightily, it's inevitable that the name of Bruce Arena has surfaced as a coaching candidate, writes Ives Galarcep.
May 19, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. roster depth to be tested in full
With a ferocious slate of friendlies ahead for the U.S., Bob Bradley's 33-man roster will be tested to the limit, writes Ives Galarcep.
May 16, 2008
Galarcep: Chicago riding its airtight defense
The Chicago Fire have ridden a league-leading defense and put a turbulent offseason behind them, writes Ives Galarcep.
May 9, 2008
Galarcep: Questions abound for struggling D.C. squad
With preseason expectations riding high, D.C. United's lackluster start has been a massive disappointment, writes Ives Galarcep.