Weekly update: Friendly on tap

A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of November 22, 2004 ...

Los Angeles Galaxy To Host Mexican Club Necaxa Friday, December 3 in Carson

Physical Fitness Testing On Tap This Week For Los Angeles Galaxy

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

LOS ANGELES GALAXY TO HOST MEXICAN CLUB NECAXA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 IN CARSON: The Los Angeles Galaxy, coming off their berth in Major League Soccer's Western Conference Championship, will host Mexican Primera Division side CID Necaxa on Friday, December 3 at 7:30 pm (PT) at The Home Depot Center. The game will be the third international friendly on U.S. soil for the Galaxy in 2004, after playing to a 1-1 tie against Tecos de UAG (Mexico) on April 20 in Nashville, Tennessee and dropping a 1-0 decision to Sao Paulo FC (Brazil) in Carson on June 2. Los Angeles also played in three matches during a preseason tour of Southern France this year. Overall, the Galaxy have amassed a record of 22-11-15 (.615 winning percentage) in international matches in the nine years since the club's inception in 1996.

The international encounter will be Bonus Game #4 for Galaxy 20-game full season ticket plan holders - to whom the club will be sending their tickets. All other Galaxy fans interested in purchasing tickets to the match between two of North America's premier clubs, which range from $12 to $45 (in advance), may do so by calling the Galaxy ticket office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY. As with any other Galaxy match at The Home Depot Center, special group discounts are also available.

PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING ON TAP THIS WEEK FOR LOS ANGELES GALAXY: After returning to the training fields outside The Home Depot Center for five days of intense work last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy will be undergoing physical fitness testing this week, shortened to two days (Monday and Tuesday) because of the Thanksgiving holiday. After taking the long weekend off, the team will resume training next Monday in Carson in anticipation of their international friendly against Mexican club CID Necaxa on December 3. Details of that training schedule will be announced at that time.

FOUNDATIONS' FEAST TO SERVE "THANKSGIVING DINNER" TO CHILDREN 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 on to more 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 youths.

Galaxy training schedule

Date: Time/Location

Tues. Nov. 23: N/A

Wed. Nov. 24: OFF

Thurs. Nov. 25: OFF

Fri. Nov. 26: OFF

Sat. Nov. 27: OFF

Sun. Nov 28: OFF

Mon. Nov. 29: 10:00 am - T6

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 ... Los Angeles Galaxy coach Steve Sampson coached the Santa Clara University Broncos to a share of the NCAA Division I national championship in 1989?


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