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LA Galaxy depth chart as of 1/9/2018

Goalkeeper
Need a serious #1 keeper - Deal maybe for Bingham? (12/15/17) Official 1/10/18Need a #2 keeper with at least some experience - Brian Sylvestre (1/12/2018)Pick up a youngster with potential? Defense Ashley Cole - expiring contract but should try to extend - Cole is back (1/4/18)Jurgen Skjelvik is official - he can play left-back and center-backMichael Ciani - rumors he might be on the way out but large contract might be hard to moveNeed an actual right-back! Rolf Feltscher signed (12/19/17) Daniel SteresDave Romneyadditional defender for squad rotation and backup? Emrah KlimentaHugo ArellanoMidfield Romain AlessandriniJonathan dos Santos Sebastian LletgetPerry Kitchen - defensive mid-fielder 1/9/2018Emmanuel BoatengJoao PedroBaggio Husidic - expiring contract but should try to extend - Baggio is back (1/4/18)Servando Carrasco - not exactly young but I guess he adds some depth to the club as he has got MLS games and minutes under his belt (12/21/17) Forward Giovani dos SantosNeed a…

QPR FC podcasts and online news

Living here in the West Coast of the USA, there are a few sources of information to help me follow a West London club like QPR.

However, through podcasting, one can get a flavor of what is going on at Loftus Road.



The Loftcast is produced by the in-house media team at QPR. In the above, embedded pod, there is the usual match recap, an interview with a QPR player, in this case Paul Smyth who scored the wonderful goal against Cardiff City, and some thoughts on future matches. Being an in-house production, the tone is fairly upbeat and optimistic.



The "Open All R's" podcast is produced by several QPR fans (many of the contributors are in the media business so the production value is quite good) and visiting guests (QPR players, former and current, celebrity fans, local and non-local QPR fans). Not being in-house, the pod occasionally takes QPR players and management to task for failings on the field. This pod gets the occasional "E" marking for explicit language a…

QPR 2 Cardiff City 1

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QPR wins!

Great goal by Smyth in his debut.

Where the two LA soccer teams are at in roster construction ........

The LAFC roster as of 1/5/2018
At the Designated Player level:
Carlos Vela - F
Diego Rossi - F

From a loan:
Omar Graber - M
Rodrigo Pacheco - F

Drafts and Deals:
Latif Blessing - F
Laurent Ciman - D
Tyler Miller - G
Marco Urena - F
Walker Zimmerman - D
Jordan Harvey - D
Benny Feilhaber - M

The LA Galaxy depth-chart as of 1/5/2018
Goalkeeper Need a serious #1 keeper - Deal maybe for Bingham? (12/15/17) Need a #2 keeper with at least some experiencePick up a youngster with potential? Defense Ashley Cole - expiring contract but should try to extend - Cole is back (1/4/18)Jurgen Skjelvik is official - he can play left-back and center-backMichael Ciani - rumors he might be on the way out?Need an actual right-back!Rolf Feltscher signed (12/19/17) Daniel SteresPick up a veteran defender for squad rotation and backup?Dave RomneyHugo ArellanoMidfield Romain AlessandriniJonathan dos Santos Sebastian LletgetEmmanuel BoatengJoao PedroBaggio Husidic - expiring contract but should try to extend - Baggi…

LA Galaxy - what is left in the cupboard

Corner of the Galaxy has a list of the players that are currently on contract - see below.

One must remember that just because someone is off contract doesn't mean they can't be re-signed though the expectation is that very few would be resigned. Likewise, those on contract could still be moved by some kind of trade deal.

In any case, here is the list of who is officially still a part of the LA Galaxy.
Emmanuel BoatengBradford JamiesonDaniel SteresDave RomneyAriel LassiterRomain AlessandriniHugo ArellanoMichael CianiGiovani dos Santos Jonathan dos Santos Sebastian Lletget Joao PedroGyasi Zardes - rumors he might be dealt awayBaggio Husidic - however contract will expire soonAshley Cole - however contract will expire soon With this group what does the depth chart look like assuming Zardes gets traded.
Goalkeeper Need a serious #1 keeper - Deal maybe for Bingham? (12/15/17) Deal rejected by MLS to move Ousted? (12/15/17)Need a #2 keeper with at least some experiencePick up a youngs…

LAFC builds out its roster

Nine. Nine on the roster as of 12/16/17.

At the Designated Player level:
Carlos Vela
Diego Rossi

From a loan:
Omar Graber
Rodrigo Pacheco

Drafts and Deals:
Latif Blessing
Laurent Ciman
Tyler Miller
Marco Urena
Walker Zimmerman

QPR - one novice soccer watcher's opinion

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Come on you R's!

I may not be a West Londoner (I am a West Coast American) but am still rooting for Queen Park Rangers to have a good season.

Of course, good depends on one's expectations!

In my case, my expectations for the Rangers is to be solidly mid-table with the hope in some future season to take a whiff of the promotion playoffs.

My personal connection to QPR is only through the one match I attended when I was in London with a free evening while on a business trip. However, as I learned about the Queens Park Rangers, I have become a supporter for narrative reasons.

I have heard of their efforts to be a community based club. Events like the Game for Grenfell and the moving story below of QPR's efforts to help those with mental health struggles.


Powerful stuff!

And so I'm a fan. Regardless of how they do, I'll be a supporter. I'll keep a check on the score of how they do. If they appear on USA TV, I'll try to see them and so far I've seen parts of …