The LA Galaxy and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo have agreed to mutually terminate the Panamanian’s contract. LA Galaxy Insider can confirm that the Galaxy and Penedo will part ways following a two-year stint by the Panamanian ‘keeper at StubHub Center. The 33-year-old was placed on waivers Wednesday. From what LA Galaxy Insider has learned, the move was initiated by Penedo who requested a change of scenery which the Galaxy obliged. It is unlikely that he’ll remain in Major League Soccer. Penedo signed with the Galaxy in August 2013, and was instrumental in helping LA win the 2014 MLS Cup. He made 61 appearances for the club in MLS competitions, earning a 29-14-17 record, with 177 saves and 21 shutouts for Los Angeles.
Penedo finishes his time with the Galaxy with 54 MLS appearances overall, goingÂ 25-12-17. He recorded 155 saves while allowing 59 goals for a 1.09 goals against average. He also has recorded 17 all-time shutouts and was a member of the Galaxy squad that won the 2014 MLS Cup.
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LA Galaxy team photographer Robert Mora captured Giovani dos Santos in his new number 10 LA Galaxy jersey for the first time. Giovani is said to arrive the first week ofÂ august after the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Today the LA GalaxyÂ has announced that the club has signed 26-year old Mexican forward Giovani dos Santos to a designated player contract.
A regular with the Mexican national team and a product of Barcelonaâ€™s famed La Masia Academy, Giovani dos Santos will arrive in Los Angeles following the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.Giovani will likely arrive the first week of August and will make his MLS debut against Seattle Sounders FC at StubHub Center on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 1pm PT live on ESPN.We are thrilled to add a young Mexican player in his prime to our brand. We believe that the additions of Giovani dos Santos and Steven Gerrard, an English soccer legend, position the LA GalaxyÂ to continue to succeed on the field and in the Los Angeles community.
Congratulations to Giovani for his successful moveÂ to play with the best that Los Angeles has to offer.
Behind the Scenes of Steven Gerrardâ€™s first training session
Former LiverpoolÂ midfielder Steven Gerrard beganÂ his official training with LA Galaxy on Tuesday, July 7 at StubHub Center before participating in a press conference in StubHub Centerâ€™s American Express Stadium Club along with LA Galaxy President Chris Klein, LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena and AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman.
Petra’s win in 36 minutes was the quickest win by anyone Â at Wimbledon since 2004
The defending Wimbledon champion Petra KvitovaÂ picked up where she left off last year with a blistering 6-1, 6-0 victory over world No108 Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, that will remind everyone the Czech will not be giving up her title easily.
On a picture-perfect day, with temperatures around 30C , Kvitova had to bea bit Â nervous as she â€śopenedâ€ť the womenâ€™s event in the traditional slot reserved for the holder, especially after pulling out of the Eastbourne warmup event because of a virus.
But in front of a packed crowd on Centre Court, including her parents, Kvitova played with the freedom of a reigning champion as she raced to victory in 36 minutes, dropping one point on serve in the match.
Petra Kvitova says hello from Wimbledon while her and her team wear their Ritmo timepieces.
Read what Petra has to say about Wimbledon, “There are so many things that I love about Wimbledon. I watched it on TV when I was young and when I was playing just for fun, and at that time I didn’t imagine that I would ever have the opportunity to step on to the grass and actually win the trophy. I never even dreamed about that. Of course, it’s my favourite tournament. I love playing on grass, but on top of that it’s all the history. I can feel that history every time I play there. And playing in white is great – I’m pleased that the tournament has kept that tradition.”
Petra’sÂ advice for a fan attending Wimbledon for the first time: “I know that they talk about the second Monday of the tournament – that’s when all the singles players left in the draws are going to be playing – so that’s probably the best day to go if you want to see the best players. I know that it’s not easy to get tickets for the Show Courts, but it’s great to be on the outside courts, as you can see some of the other players, including the juniors and doubles. There’s a mix of everything on the outside courts.”
Brand Ambassador Petra Kvitova is committed to defend her Connecticut Open title this August in New Haven.
Tournament director Anne Worcester announced Wednesday that Petra Kvitova, ranked No. 2 in the world, will be part of the 2015 Connecticut Open field. The tournament will be held Aug. 21-29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center.
Kvitova has won at New Haven two of the past three years. Last year, she rolled through the tournament by winning each match in straight sets.
“I’m so happy to be going back to the Connecticut Open this summer,” Kvitova said in a statement. “As a two-time champion in New Haven, it is a really special tournament for me. I have great memories from playing there and hope to have another good run this year. It is the perfect place for us to prepare for the U.S. Open and also for the fans to get close to the action before the last Grand Slam of the year.”
Fresh off a successful clay court season, Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova has returned to the world #2 spot on the latest WTA rankings, published today by the WTA Tour. This is Petraâ€™s 2nd stint as world #2, having held the position for 15 weeks back in October 2011 after capturing the WTA Year-end Championships that year. Petra, the defending and two-time Wimbledon Champion (2011, 2014), is set to make her grass court debut in Eastbourne at the AEGON International during the week of June 22nd, in preparation for her return to Wimbledon on her favorite surface, grass.
The start of the 2015 season has been one of Petraâ€™s most successful to date, capturing the Sydney International title in January, the Mutua Madrid Open in May, and having been the only player to have defeated Serena Williams in 2015.