Surgery for Vagenas deemed a success

Wednesday's adductor release
surgery on Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Peter Vagenas has been deemed a
success. The 26-year-old midfielder had opted for surgery after
aggravating a chronic injury on April 17 against the Colorado Rapids at
Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.

"Peter's successful surgery is good news for the entire Galaxy family,"
said Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton. "As a club, we
wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him in a Galaxy
uniform again very soon."

Doctor William Myers performed the operation on Vagenas Wednesday
afternoon (ET) at the Drexel University Medical Center in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. Vagenas has since returned to Los Angeles and is expected
to begin physical therapy immediately. He will be re-evaluated in two
weeks, at which time further prognosis for his recovery time will be
determined.

"Over the past two seasons, Peter has often been forced to play with
pain; I am excited about seeing him return to the field without the pain
associated with his injury," said Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid.

Prior to aggravating the injury against the Rapids, Vagenas had played
in the Galaxy's first two matches of the 2004 season, a 3-2 defeat of
the New England Revolution on April 3 and a 1-1 tie with D.C. United on
April 10, both at The Home Depot Center in Carson. The 5-11, 160 pound
midfielder, a native of Pasadena, California has been with the Galaxy
since the club drafted him out of UCLA in the 2nd round of the 2000 MLS
SuperDraft.

The Los Angeles Galaxy are pleased to announce that their next home
game, on Saturday, May 29 vs. Dallas at 7 pm will be the next 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 Los Angeles Times newspaper. To take
advantage of this exciting offer, please call the Galaxy ticket office
at 1-877-3GALAXY.


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