Galaxy set for busy week

A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of May 17, 2004

  • Mid-week Match-up Against D.C. United at RFK Stadium looms on Wednesday
  • Galaxy and Earthquakes Renew Rivalry Saturday
  • Viewing Parties At Locations Throughout The Southland For D.C and San Jose Matches
  • Galaxy Tie Rapids 1-1, Hang on to First Place in the West
  • Ruiz Sprains Right Ankle, MRI Set For Monday
  • Next Galaxy Home Game Set For May 29 Against Dallas Burn
  • Match With The Burn A Family Pack Night


    MID-WEEK MATCH-UP AGAINST D.C. UNITED AT RFK STADIUM LOOMS ON WEDNESDAY: Coming off a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids at The Home Depot Center last Saturday, the Los Angeles Galaxy (3-1-3, 12 pts -1st West) pack their bags and travel to Washington D.C. to square off with D.C. United (2-2-3, 9 pts - T-2nd East) on Wednesday at 4:30 pm (PT). The game, the first of two this week for the Galaxy, will be the re-match of a 1-1 draw between the sides in Carson on April 10. Galaxy fans hoping to get their second glimpse at young D.C. United superstar Freddy Adu playing against the Galaxy may so do on a tape-delayed basis, beginning at 8 pm on KWHY - Channel 22 (Spanish), with Elmer Polanco and Jaime Motta calling all the action. Die-hard Galaxy fans wanting to hear all the action as it unfolds can listen live to either KMPC 1540 AM (English) and 830 AM (Spanish).


    GALAXY AND EARTHQUAKES RENEW RIVALRY SATURDAY:The hottest and most intense rivalry in MLS is renewed for the first time in 2004 when the Galaxy travel up the California coast to meet the San Jose Earthquakes (2-2-3, 9 pts. - 2nd West) at Spartan Stadium next Saturday, May 22 at 7 p.m. The Western Conference foes have met a total of 30 times during the first the league's first eight seasons, with the Galaxy holding an 18-8-4 all-time advantage in the series. The match will be televised (tape-delayed) in Southern California on KCAL 9 beginning at 8 p.m. Live action can be heard over the radio airwaves on either KMPC 1540 AM (English) or 830 AM (Spanish).


    VIEWING PARTIES AT LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHLAND FOR D.C. AND SAN JOSE MATCHES: When the Galaxy are on the road, join other Galaxy fans at official Away Game Viewing Parties. Come cheer on your team at the following Galaxy friendly bars and restaurants. Every Away Game Viewing Party will feature the Galaxy game on the restaurants' televisions, food and drink specials and Galaxy giveaways. Make sure to be there this Wednesday, May 19 when the Galaxy battle D.C. United in the nation's capital and on Saturday, May 22, when the team travels to San Jose to clash with the Earthquakes. Join your fellow Galaxy fans at any of the following five locations:

    Underground - 1332 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach (310) 318-3818

    El Pollo Inka - 1425 W. Artesia Blvd in Gardena (310) 516-7378

    Maxsports - 8716 Garfield Ave., Suite 101 in South Gate (562) 928-8992

    Plaza Bar & Grill (Carson Hilton) - 2 Civic Plaza Drive in Carson (310) 830-9200

    Island Sunfish Grill - 423A Shoreline Village Drive in Long Beach (562) 285-2288


    GALAXY TIE RAPIDS 1-1, HANG ON TO FIRST PLACE IN THE WEST: Alejandro Moreno and Jean-Philippe Peguero exchanged goals 10 minutes apart in the second half as the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy played to a 1-1 draw at The Home Depot Center on Saturday night. Moreno gave the Galaxy a 61st minute lead when he slid home a rebound of a Cobi Jones shot, but Peguero turned home a Chris Henderson pass 10 minutes later to give the Rapids the equalizer and their fourth draw in six matches this season. The Galaxy maintained their lead atop the Western Conference, and their 12 points from seven matches lead the league. Neither team succeeded in developing any rhythm in a relatively uneventful first half as hard fouls and uninspired play in the final third of the field contributed to stunted attacks on both ends. The Galaxy opened the scoring in the 61st minute on a fine movement, which saw the ball move from the left flank to the right through Herzog. He found Jones inside the box whose shot was blocked by Cannon, but Moreno beat Mastroeni to the ball and tapped it into an empty goal. It was the first tally of the season for the Venezuelan international. But Colorado drew level on 71 minutes as Matt Crawford sent a high cross through the penalty area from the right, where Henderson reached it at the byeline and cut it back toward the penalty spot to Peguero, who knocked a first-time shot into the net from the top of the six-yard box for his second goal of the season.


    RUIZ SPRAINS RIGHT ANKLE, MRI SET FOR MONDAY: Galaxy forward Carlos Ruiz suffered a severely sprained right ankle early in Saturday's match against Colorado forcing him to leave the game. During the game, the Guatemalan international was taken to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood for precautionary X-rays, which came back negative. However, the third-year player will undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Monday to help further determine the extent of the injury.


    NEXT GALAXY HOME GAME SET FOR MAY 29 AGAINST DALLAS BURN: The Los Angeles Galaxy resume their 2004 home schedule on Saturday, May 29 at 7 pm against Jason Kreis and the Dallas Burn. The game will be a re-match of the May 8 meeting between the teams, won 3-1 by the Galaxy at the Cotton Bowl. Fans interested in purchasing tickets or looking for more information should call the Galaxy ticket office at 1-877-3GALAXY or log-on to
    www.lagalaxy.com.


    MATCH WITH THE BURN A FAMILY PACK NIGHT: The Los Angeles Galaxy are pleased to announce that their next home game, on Saturday May 29 vs. Dallas at 7 pm will be yet another chance this season for fans to purchase a Los Angeles Times Galaxy Family Pack. For as a little as $52, a family of four gets four match tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a Lois Angeles Times newspaper. To take advantage of this offer and MLS East versus West clash, please call the Galaxy ticket office at 1-877-3GALAXY.

    MAS GALAXY TO BREAK DOWN THE GALAXY AND UNITED WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM:Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, which airs each Wednesday at 8 pm on KMXE 830 AM, will take a look back the D.C. United game that night. The program, hosted by Troy Santiago and Rigoberto Cervantez, will feature interviews with Galaxy players as well as analysis by both Santiago and Cervantez. Remember Galaxy fans, for the latest news on your favorite team, tune in every Wednesday night throughout the 2004 season to Mas Galaxy, only on KMXE 830 AM.

    DON'T MISS GALAXY DEPORTIVO, THIS AND EVERY SATURDAY AT 3:00 P.M. ON CHANNEL 22: Galaxy Deportivo, the weekly, half-hour Spanish language television show devoted to the Los Angeles Galaxy, can be seen this Saturday, May 22 at 3 p.m. on KWHY - Channel 22. Galaxy Deportivo, hosted by Los Angeles area personalities Jaime Motta and Elmer Polanco can be seen at 3 p.m. each and every Saturday on Channel 22.

    2004 GALAXY TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Los Angeles Galaxy tickets are now on sale for the 2004 MLS season at The Home Depot Center. For more information or to purchase your 2004 Los Angeles Galaxy tickets, please call toll-free 1-877-3GALAXY.

    WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS
    	GP	W	L	T	Pts	
    LA	7	3	1	3	12	
    SJ	7	2	2	3	9
    DAL	6	2	2	2	8	
    KC	6	2	2	2	8	
    COL	6	1	1	4	7		 
    

    This week's schedule
    Date			Time/Location*
    
    Tues. May 18		Training in Washington, D.C.
    Wed. May 19		Galaxy at D.C. United 4:30 pm (PT) - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC
    Thurs. May 20		OFF - Return from DC
    Fri. May 21		10:30 am - T2
    Sat. May 22		Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes 7 pm (PT) - Spartan Stadium - San Jose, CA
    Sun. May 23		OFF
    Mon. May 24		OFF
    

    Galaxy Injury Report
    Player			Injury				Status
    Carlos Ruiz		Severely Sprained Right Ankle 	Out 
    Tyrone Marshall	    	Sprained Left MCL			Doubtful
    Danny Califf		Sprained Right MCL			Doubtful
    Peter Vagenas		Strained Right Groin		Doubtful
    Jovan Kirovski		Sprained Right Foot		Questionable
    

    Did you know: Galaxy midfielder Cobi Jones took over the club's all-time lead in minutes played during the 13th minute of last week's Galaxy - Rapids match at The Home Depot Center. After playing 70 minutes last Saturday, Jones has now amassed 17,768 in his eight-plus year career, surpassing Mauricio Cienfuegos' mark of 17,710 in eight seasons with the team.


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