Weekly update: Battle on July 4
A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of June 27, 2005 ...
Galaxy and Revolution Clash on The Fourth of July at The Home Depot Center
A Quick Look at The All-Time History Between the Galaxy and the Revs
Galaxy Players Need Your Votes For Sierra Mist All-Star Game
Real Madrid Pays a Visit to the Galaxy on July 18
Más Galaxy Returns From Hiatus this Wednesday
Individual Tickets Now on Sale Through the Club, TicketMaster
GALAXY AND REVOLUTION CLASH ON THE FOURTH OF JULY AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER: Two of the premier teams in Major League Soccer will meet on the grandest stage for the sport in the United States when the Los Angeles Galaxy hosts the New England Revolution on Monday, July 4 at 7 pm at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills. The match has all the makings of an epic battle on our nation's birthday - the first-placed Revs representing the entire Eastern Conference and the second-placed Galaxy carrying the weight of the Western Conference on their shoulders for this clash between the best MLS has to offer. In addition, the game should feature the first-ever meeting between the two club's starting goalkeepers Kevin Hartman and Matt Reis, who were Galaxy teammates for four seasons before Reis was traded to the Revs prior to the 2003 campaign.
In honor of our nation's independence day, fans will be treated to a majestic post-game fireworks spectacular (presented by The Daily Breeze and KBIG 104), with Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars responsible for the production. It's an evening anyone in attendance will not soon forget. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Galaxy at 1-877-3GALAXY.
For those unable to make it to The Home Depot Center to share in the festivities, it will carried live on the radio in both English (KMPC 1540 am) and Spanish (KMXE 830 am) and televised live on FSN West 2.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE ALL-TIME HISTORY BETWEEN THE GALAXY AND THE REVS: The Galaxy and the Revolution have a history that dates back to the start of Major League Soccer in 1996. The clubs have met a total of 21 times over the first nine-plus seasons of League history, with the Galaxy winning 12 of them, the Revolution seven and two of them ending in a tie. In the last five meetings, the Galaxy have won two, the Revs two and one has ended in a tie - a 2-2 draw at The Home Depot Center on July 4, 2003.
GALAXY PLAYERS NEED YOUR VOTES FOR SIERRA MIST ALL-STAR GAME: Balloting for the 2005 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star is already underway on www.MLSnet.com. There are several Galaxy players up for consideration at each position for the game, which will pit MLS' finest against England Premier League side Fulham FC on Saturday, July 30 in Columbus.
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's international friendly against nine-time European club champions Real Madrid will be played on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 7:30 pm at The Home Depot Center. The L.A. Galaxy are now offering an exclusive pre-sale opportunity for the Galaxy's match vs. Real Madrid beginning today. Complete details on pricing for pre-sale 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. Tickets will go on sale through TicketMaster at a date to be determined in the coming days via phone at 213-480-3232 or 714-740-2000 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $50 to $150.
MAS GALAXY RETURNS FROM HIATUS THIS WEDNESDAY: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, will return to the air this Wednesday 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 2 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.
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE 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. June 28: OFF
Wed. June 29: 10 am - University Field #1; 3 pm - Training Field #4
Thurs. June 30: 10 am - Training Field #4; 3 pm - Training Field #4
Fri. July 1: 10 am - Training Field #4
Sat. July 2: 10 am - University Field #1
Sun. July 3: 10 am - Training Field #4
Mon. July 4: 7 pm - Galaxy vs. Revolution - The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA
NOTE TO MEDIA: All practice times are listed in Pacific Time and are subject to change.
Galaxy Injury Report
OUT - Chris Albright (sprained Left MCL), Ben Benditson (sports hernia), Guillermo Gonzalez (strained left quadriceps), Joseph Ngwenya (sports hernia)
DOUBTFUL - None
QUESTIONABLE - Peter Vagenas (strained right hip flexor)
PROBABLE - Ned Grabavoy (strained right hamstring)
Did you know ... The Galaxy and the Revs have met three times on the Fourth of July, with the Galaxy posting a 1-1-1 record?