Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Gargan on fire in LA

Photo: Courtesy of LA Galaxy

Dan Gargan is on fire out in Los Angeles.

The Chestnut Hill Academy and Georgetown graduate has been playing some of the best soccer of his career, starting five games at outside back for the Galaxy and providing three assists. His most recent assist came last weekend late in the game against Portland to help secure a 1-1 draw. His efforts have been consistent throughout the season thus far, and his performance from the weekend landed him a spot on MLS’s Team of the Week.

Gargan has been in the league since 2005, and it is great to see him turning things on late in his career. After starting off in Colorado, his career was put on halt when he suffering an ACL injury. Chivas would ultimately sign him, but he retired before even playing in a game in 2008. However, this would not be the end of Gargan, as he returned to soccer in 2009 playing for the USL’s Puerto Rico Islanders. In 2011 he signed with Toronto FC, before moving to Chicago and San Jose. The Galaxy acquired the defender last March, and have been benefiting greatly from his success. LA currently sits 7th in the West, but have only played 7 games compared to others who have 10 or 11 games in the books. Gargan’s story cements the argument that a seasoned veteran is crucial to every team, and we at PSP wish him continued success luck (except for when the Union play the Galaxy in Los Angeles on May 25.

Some other notable performances were assists by Greg Cochrane and Jeff Larentowicz in Chicago’s win in the crazy 5-4 road win against New York, and Tony Donatelli’s first goal of the season in Ottawa’s 1-1 draw with Tampa.

Major League Soccer

Greg Cochrane, D, Chicago Fire — Played 90 minutes and earned his second assist of the season in Saturday’s win over New York. League: 8 games

Bobby Convey, D/M, New York Red Bulls —Did not play in Sunday’s loss to Chicago. League: 5 games

Dan Gargan, D, LA Galaxy — Played 90 minutes with an assist in Sunday’s draw to Portland. League: 6 games

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s loss to DC United. League: 8 games

David Horst, D, Houston Dynamo — Played 90 minutes in midweek win over Houston. League: 9 games

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Played 90 minutes and earned his second assist of the season in Saturday’s win over New York . League: 9 games

Steve Neumann, M/F, New England Revolution — Came on in 78th minute in Sunday’s win over Seattle.League: 5 games

Jeff Parke, D, DC United — Played 90 minutes in Saturday’s win over Philly. League: 9 games

Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s loss to DC United. League: 0 games

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC — No game this week. League: 0 games

Billy Schuler, M/F, San Jose Earthquakes — Did not play in Saturday’s win over FC Dallas. League: 1 game

Andrew Wenger, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 90 minutes in Saturday’s loss to DC United. League: 10 games, 1 goal

NASL

Tony Donatelli, M, Ottawa Fury F.C. — Played 90 minutes and netted his first goal of the season in Saturday’s draw to Tampa. League: 6 games

Hunter Gorskie, D, New York Cosmos – No game this week. League: 1 game

Jimmy Ockford, D, New York Cosmos — No game this week. League: 0 games

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Did not play in Saturday’s win over Carolina. League: 0 games

USL Pro

Danny DiPrima, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 1 game

Ryan Finley, F, Dayton Dutch Lions — Did not play in Saturday’s draw to LA Galaxy reserves. League: 2 games

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 3 games

Corey Hertzog, F, Orlando City — Played 19 minutes in Friday’s win over Pittsburgh, and played 90 in Saturday’s draw to Rochester. League: 7 games

Morgan Langley, M/F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 74 minutes in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 4 games

John McCarthy, GK, Rochester Rhinos — Played 90 minutes in Saturday’s draw to Orlando. League: 4 games

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 16 minutes in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. MLS: 0 games USL: 6 games

Jason Pelletier, M/F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 90 minutes in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 6 games

Garrett Pettis, F, Harrisburg City Islanders – Played 20 minutes in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 4 games

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 0 games

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Played 45 minutes in Friday’s 40 win over Arizona. League: 1 game

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 81 minutes in Saturday’s loss to Arizona. League: 4 games

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — Did not play in weekend loss. League: 0 games

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, TPS — Played 90 minutes in midweek loss to MYPS, and 90 minutes in Monday’s win over SJK. League: 4 games

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Played 90 minutes in Sunday’s win over Bayern Munich. League: 22 games.

Norwegian Tippeligaen (Elite Division)

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Out for season with injury. League: 2 games

Swedish Superettan

Bobby Warshaw, M, GAIS — Played 90 minutes in midweek loss to Varbergs BoIS. League: 4 games.

2 Comments

  1. Pretty interesting interview with Gargan — talks a little about the clothing line he runs with Conor Casey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-gK9qKWoJA

  2. Love these images and the meoeirms of dealing with my teenage sons as well. It’s the hardest time to stick to your guns, but SO important in spite of the look and the sulk and the frustration. I look forward to seeing the results of many more excursions!

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