Weekly update: Fan Fest coming
A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of March 20, 2006 ...
GALAXY FAN FEST 2006: The 2005 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy are inviting all fans to Fan Fest 2006, a FREE afternoon of activities on Sunday, March 26 from 3pm to 7pm at The Home Depot Center. Highlights include an open team practice on the stadium field, the always popular Galaxy Foundation "Equipment Sale", a chance to get up close and personal with members of the 2006 Galaxy team and much, much more!
Fans must enter through Driveway/Gate A off of Avalon Boulevard and can park for FREE in LOT 10. Please access the stadium via the Southwest Entrance.
REMATCH OF MLS CUP 2005 COMES TO CARSON ON APRIL 1 AS GALAXY AND REVS TANGLE: The 2005 MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy will open their 2006 season against the New England Revolution on Saturday, April 1 at 8 pm (PT) at The Home Depot Center. The game will be a hotly contested rematch of MLS Cup 2005, where the Galaxy defeated the Revs, 1-0, in overtime. The Los Angeles Galaxy have compiled an impressive all-time record of 8-2-0 in their 10 previous MLS home openers and are unbeaten since a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes at the Rose Bowl on April 7, 2001. The 2006 home opener will be the Galaxy's second under coach Steve Sampson. The club previously defeated Real Salt Lake, 3-1, on April 9, 2005.
2006 L.A. GALAXY TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS: The L.A. Galaxy are pleased to announce that the Galaxy Clasico II adult soccer tournament and Copa LA V youth soccer tournament will both be returning to the San Bernardino Soccer Complex in 2006.
The second annual Galaxy Clasico II will take place on May 20th and 21st, and will see competitive teams in the Men's and Women's Open Divisions, as well as friendly competition in the Men's Over 30, Over 40, and Over 50 divisions, plus the Women's Over 30 division. The Men's Open Division will play for a cash prize and the chance to be seen Galaxy scouts will be in attendance.
The fifth anniversary of the Copa L.A. V tournament will again take place over Memorial Day weekend from May 27th - 29th in San Bernardino. Besides playing in a first class tournament at a great facility, participants will also have fun enjoying the sponsor booths and gifts, appearances by Galaxy players, and many other elements sure to create the memory of a lifetime for all those in attendance. More than 100 teams are expected, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
For more information or to register for Galaxy Tournaments or events, visit www.lagalaxy.com and click on "Galaxy events" or call 1-877-3Galaxy.
NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER A GALAXY CELEBRATION PACK: Attention Galaxy fans: for a limited time only, the club will be offering a Celebration Pack to commemorate their success in 2005. For as little as $65, you will receive two tickets to the home opener on April 1 against the Revs, two tickets to see the Galaxy and the Chicago on April 8 and a 2005 MLS Cup Champions poster. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Galaxy ticket office toll-free at 1-877-3-GALAXY or visit www.lagalaxy.com.
2006 GALAXY SEASON TICKETS ALREADY ON SALE: Los Angeles Galaxy season tickets for 2006 are already on sale. For more information or to reserve your seats today, call the Galaxy ticket office at 1-877-3GALAXY or visit the club's website at www.lagalaxy.com.
Galaxy Weekly Training Schedule
Date Time/Location Tues. Mar. 21 9 am & 3 pm - University #1 Wed. Mar. 22 9 am - University #1 12pm - Depart for Palm Springs Thurs. Mar. 23 11 am - TBD in Palm Springs Fri. Mar. 24 11 am - TBD in Palm Springs 1pm - Return to Los Angeles Sat. Mar. 25 OFF Sun. Mar. 26 3 pm - Galaxy Fan Fest on Stadium Field Mon. Mar. 27 OFF
Did you know ... Galaxy rookie defender Nathan Sturgis was named MVP for the Under-20 U.S. National Team in their 1-0 victory over Egypt in the 2005 World Championships?