Weekly update: Back to work

Jovan Kirovski and the Galaxy returned to the practice field on Tuesday.

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Juan Miranda/MLS/WireImage.com

A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of November 15, 2004 ...

Los Angeles Galaxy Return to the Training Pitch After One-Week Hiatus

Guillermo Gonzalez Called Into U.S. Under-20 National Side For Training Camp

2005 Expansion Draft This Friday - List of Protected Players Made Public on
Wednesday


Foundations' Feast To Serve "Thanksgiving Dinner" to Children Next Monday at
The Home Depot Center

LOS ANGELES GALAXY RETURN TO THE TRAINING PITCH AFTER ONE-WEEK HIATUS: After
not training during the week leading up to MLS Cup 2004 (won by D.C. United
3-2 on Sunday Nov. 14), the Los Angeles Galaxy return to the fields outside
The Home Depot Center for an intense practice regimen. Steve Sampson's team
will train Monday thru Friday this week (see details below) before returning
next Monday for a shortened week in anticipation of the Thanksgiving
Holiday.

GUILLERMO GONZALEZ CALLED INTO U.S. UNDER-20 NATIONAL SIDE FOR TRAINING
CAMP:
Galaxy midfielder Guillermo Gonzalez has been called into the U.S.
Under-20 national team for a training camp that begins today and runs until
Monday, November 22 in Sunrise, Florida. The U.S. side will play two matches
during the week, facing off with CONCACAF rivals Honduras on November 19 and
Mexico two days later, both at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Gonzalez
was last with the U-20's for the Busan Four Nations International Tournament
in Korea Republic in late June. The U.S. is in Group A of the CONCACAF
Under-20 Final Round Qualifying Tournament - to be played at The Home Depot
Center in January, 2005 - along with Costa Rica, Panama and the winner of
the Caribbean Zone Series 1 between Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba.

2005 EXPANSION DRAFT THIS FRIDAY LIVE ON ESPNEWS - LIST OF PROTECTED PLAYERS
MADE PUBLIC ON WEDNESDAY:
Major League Soccer's two newest expansion teams,
Real Salt Lake and Club Deportivo Chivas USA, who will enter play in 2005,
will get their first chance to begin stocking their rosters this Friday in
the 2005 MLS Expansion Draft. The MLS Expansion Draft will be televised live
at 1pm PT on ESPNEWS. MLS' ten current clubs, including the Galaxy, are
allowed to protect 12 senior roster players and may pull back one
unprotected player for each one chosen by either Real Salt Lake or CD Chivas
USA. For more on the 2005 MLS Expansion Draft rules, visit www.MLSnet.com.

FOUNDATIONS' FEAST TO SERVE "THANKSGIVING DINNER" TO CHILDREN NEXT MONDAY AT
THE HOME DEPOT CENTER:
The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation will partner with
The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and several of their corporate
partners to serve a Thanksgiving Dinner the week of Thanksgiving to more
than 200 children from organizations that service abused women and children
as well as children who have been abandoned and or live in group homes or
with foster families from Carson and the surrounding areas. The second
annual "Foundations' Feast" will take place on Monday, November 22 at 4:30
pm at The Home Depot Center Stadium Club (doors open and seating will begin
at 4:00). Several L.A. Galaxy players will be on hand to help serve the meal
and sign autographs for the children.

Galaxy training schedule

Date: Time/Location

Tues. Nov. 16: 9:00 am & 3:00 pm - TBD

Wed. Nov. 17: 9:00 am & 3:00 pm - TBD

Thurs. Nov. 18: 9:00 am - TBD

Fri. Nov. 19: 9:00 am - TBD

Sat. Nov. 20: TBA

Sun. Nov 21: OFF

Mon. Nov. 22: 9:00 am - TBD

NOTE TO MEDIA: all training fields are at The Home Depot Center in Carson,
CA unless indicated differently. Times and locations are subject to change.
Media attending training must notify Galaxy Communications upon their
arrival and wait to be escorted to the field.

Did you know ... Former Galaxy player Danny Pena was the first player taken
in the 1997 MLS Expansion Draft? Pena, selected by the Chicago Fire, was one
of three Galaxy players chosen in that draft, alongside Kevin Hartman and
Brian Taylor.


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