Weekly update: Another Clásico
A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of July 11, 2005 ...
L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA to Renew Honda Super Clásico Rivalry on the Weekend at The Home Depot Center
World Powerhouse Real Madrid Pays a Visit to the Galaxy on July 18
Galacticos Announce Roster For 2005 World Tour
Galaxy Offer Exclusive Real Madrid Practice Package
Late Goal Gives MetroStars 2-1 Defeat of Galaxy
Tickets for Galaxy's Remaining Home Games Available Through the Club, TicketMaster
L.A. GALAXY AND CHIVAS USA TO RENEW HONDA SUPER CLASICO RIVALRY ON THE WEEKEND AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER: The Los Angeles Galaxy and expansion side and intra-city rival Chivas USA will meet for the third time in the 2005 MLS season this Saturday July 16 at 7 pm at The Home Depot Center on the campus California State University, Dominguez Hills. The Galaxy won the first two matches in the Honda Super Clásico series - a 3-1 victory on April 23 as the home team and a 2-0 road win May 28.
This weekend's Western Conference clash will be carried LIVE throughout the Southland on FSN West beginning with the Galaxy Gameday pre-game show at 6:30. For those Galaxy fans that will not be able to catch the game on TV, it will be broadcast live on the radio in both English (KMPC 1540 am) and Spanish (KMXE 830 am).
WORLD POWERHOUSE REAL MADRID PAYS A VISIT TO THE GALAXY ON JULY 18: Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), in conjunction with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), announced that the Los Angeles Galaxy will be playing an international friendly against nine-time European club champions Real Madrid on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 7:30 pm at The Home Depot Center. All remaining tickets for this match are on sale at TicketMaster via phone at 213-480-3232 or 714-740-2000 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com. Only tickets on the grass berm remain - they are priced at $ 50 apiece.
GALACTICOS ANNOUNCE ROSTER FOR WORLD TOUR: Real Madrid have announced their 24-man roster for the club's 2005 World Tour, which includes their friendly against the Galaxy on July 18. Each of the 24 players who will be making the trip is listed below (by position):
GOALKEEPERS: Iker Casillas, Diego López y Carlos Sánchez.
DEFENDERS: Michel Salgado, Alvaro Mejía, Ivan Helguera, Carlos Pavón, Carlos Diogo, Roberto Carlos, Raúl Bravo, Ruben De la Red.
MIDFIELDERS: Pablo García, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Jose Maria Gutierrez "Guti", Luis Figo, Thomas Gravesen, Jose Manuel Jurado, Alvaro Arbeloa.
FORWARDS: Raúl, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Juanfran, Roberto Soldado.
GALAXY OFFER EXCLUSIVE REAL MADRID PRACTICE PACKAGE: Galaxy fans, get up close and personal with the best soccer players in the world. Come see David Beckham, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Zidane and the rest of Real Madrid up close and personal with an exclusive closed door practice at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (subject to change) on Sunday, July 17th at The Home Depot Center. See how the best players in the world train at this exclusive event. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how the world's most popular team will prepare for their July 18 game against your L.A. Galaxy. The Real Madrid Practice Package gets you one ticket to both the closed door Real Madrid Training Session and the September 4 Galaxy game vs. the Fire* for only $30! For more information call the Galaxy Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY or visit the club's website at www.lagalaxy.com.
*If you already have tickets for Sept. 4, please call 1-877-3GALAXY to purchase to the Sept. 10 game instead.
LATE GOAL GIVES METROSTARS 2-1 DEFEAT OF GALAXY: The MetroStars continued their recent trend of dominance over the Galaxy, snapping a modest two-game winless streak with a 2-1 win at Giants Stadium on Saturday night. A first-half penalty kick by Amado Guevara and a goal on the rebound by Eddie Gaven in the second half gave the Metros their sixth win in their last seven games at home against their West Coast rival. The Galaxy, meanwhile, missing starters Landon Donovan (who scored earlier in the day for the U.S. in a 2-0 win against Canada), Tyrone Marshall and Guillermo Ramirez to the Gold Cup got their lone marker of the night against the run of play on a perfectly placed shot by Herculez Gomez from the extreme right of the box.
MAS GALAXY BREAKS DOWN THE GALAXY THIS WEDNESDAY: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, will break down the Galaxy's exciting week ahead at 7 pm on KMXE 830 am. The program, hosted by Troy Santiago, the Spanish-language voice of the Galaxy alongside www.MLSnet.com reporter and local soccer journalist Rene Romano, features an in-depth look at the Galaxy and their opponent each week. Remember Galaxy fans, for the latest news on your favorite team, tune in every Wednesday night to Más Galaxy, only on KMXE 830 AM.
GALAXY DEPORTIVO BREAKS DOWN ALL THE ACTION SATURDAY: Galaxy Deportivo, The weekly, half-hour Spanish language television show devoted to the Los Angeles Galaxy, can be seen this Saturday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. on KWHY - Channel 22. Galaxy Deportivo, hosted by Los Angeles area personalities Jaime Motta and Elmer Polanco, can be seen at the same time each and every Saturday on Channel 22.
TICKETS FOR GALAXY'S REMAINING HOME GAMES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CLUB, TICKETMASTER: Los Angeles Galaxy individual game tickets are now on sale for the 2005 season. Complete details on pricing for individual game tickets are available by calling the Galaxy Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY or by visiting the club's website at www.lagalaxy.com. Those looking to order tickets can do so through TicketMaster via phone at 213-480-3232 or 714-740-2000; and at TicketMaster outlets: Wherehouse Music, Ritmo Latino, Tu Musica, Robinsons May and Tower Records or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.
Galaxy Weekly Training Schedule
Tues. July 12: 10 am - Training Field #4
Wed. July 13: 10 am - Training Field #4
Thurs. July 14: 10 am - Training Field #4
Fri. July 15: 10 am - Training Field #4
Sat. July 16: 7:00 pm - Galaxy vs. Chivas USA - The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA
Sun. July 17: 10 am - Training Field TBD
Mon. July 18: 7:30 pm - Galaxy vs. Real Madrid - The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA
NOTE TO MEDIA: All practice times are listed in Pacific Time and are subject to change without notice.
Galaxy Injury Report
OUT - Ben Benditson (sports hernia)
DOUBTFUL - None
QUESTIONABLE - Chris Albright (sprained Left MCL), Guillermo Gonzalez (strained left quadriceps), Jovan Kirovski (strained left groin), Tyrone Marshall (strained left quadriceps), Joseph Ngwenya (sports hernia), Peter Vagenas (strained right hip flexor)
PROBABLE - None
Did you know ... Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has scored three goals in the USA first two games in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, tying him for the lead in the chase for that tournament's Golden Boot?