Weekly update: Mother's Day match
A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of May 2, 2005 ...
L.A. Galaxy and Colorado Rapids Meet in Western Conference Clash on Mothers Day in Carson
Several Special Ticket Offers Available to Fans as Galaxy Honor Mom
Galaxy Post Solid Performance in 2-0 Defeat of FC Dallas
Club Welcomes Three-Millionth Fan in History
Galaxy Individual Tickets Now on Sale Through the Club, TicketMaster
L.A. GALAXY AND COLORADO RAPIDS MEET IN WESTERN CONFERENCE CLASH ON MOTHERS DAY IN CARSON: The Los Angeles Galaxy (3-1-0, 9 pts.), fresh off a 2-0 whitewashing of FC Dallas on the weekend (see more below) will host another Western Conference opponent this Sunday, May 8 at 5 pm when they meet the Colorado Rapids (1-3-1, 4pts.). It will the Galaxy's fourth consecutive home game, with the club celebrating victories in each of the first three by an 8-2 aggregate goal total, putting them just one point behind first-placed FC Dallas, though the Galaxy have a game in hand on the West leaders. The game will be televised live regionally on FSN West, beginning with the Galaxy Countdown pregame show at 4:30 pm. For those unable to watch the match, it will also be available to Southland listeners on radio in English (1540 am KMPC) and Spanish (830 am KMXE).
SEVERAL SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS AVAILABLE TO FANS AS GALAXY HONOR MOM: Since the Galaxy-Rapids match on the weekend falls on Mother's Day, the Galaxy is offering fans a bevy of ticket offers. Those offers include the following:
a) CSL Soccer Mom Appreciation Night: Any mothers whose children participate in Coast Soccer League will receive a free ticket with the purchase of at least one additional ticket, courtesy of CSL
b) Family Pack: For as little as $64, a family of four is entitled to four tickets to the Galaxy-Rapids game, four burritos and four sodas.
c) Fan Loyalty Special: Fans who attended any of the Galaxy's first three home games may buy tickets in the same seating category of the stadium for Sunday's game for just $10, a savings of up to $35 per ticket. (Club seats and Best Seats in the House not included in the offer).
All of these packages are only available by calling the Galaxy ticket office directly. For more information, or to purchase tickets for the match, please call the Galaxy toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY.
GALAXY POST SOLID PERFORMANCE IN 2-0 DEFEAT OF FC DALLAS: The Los Angeles Galaxy made a strong statement that they're the team to beat in the Western Conference this season, scoring a pair of first-half goals on their way to a 2-0 victory against FC Dallas on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center. Landon Donovan gave the Galaxy an early lead, then Peter Vagenas doubled it just before the break as the Galaxy sent FC Dallas crashing to their first loss of the season.
STARS FROM GALAXY'S FIRST DECADE GET ONE MORE CHANCE TO LACE UP THE BOOTS: The Los Angeles Galaxy have proclaimed its 10th season a "Decade of Stars." Saturday, the club brought back some key players from days gone by to kick the ball around The Home Depot Center field in the club's first Galaxy Alumni game, played before the Galaxy-FC Dallas match. Some of the club's brightest stars, such as Mauricio Cienfuegos, Paul Caligiuri and Alexi Lalas, made their appearance as well as other players such as Dan Calichman, Danny Pena, Ivan Polic and Harut Karapetyan. Also playing in the match were German national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, a former technical advisor with the Galaxy, and former goalkeeper coach Zak Abdel.
CLUB WELCOMES THREE-MILLIONTH FAN: The Los Angeles Galaxy became the first Major League Soccer club in history to reach three million fans Saturday night at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. The momentous milestone occurred prior to the Galaxy's game against FC Dallas when Rich Nelson entered the stadium's Southwest gate along with his son Eric. In celebration, the Nelsons became the special guests of the Galaxy for the evening. They were treated to club seats and an array of gifts such as a seven-day, six-night houseboat trip in Lake Powell, AZ, courtesy of AAA, and a one-year free subscription to Comcast standard cable and high-speed Internet service. Other sponsors who contributed were Farmer John, Albertson's, Kragen, FSN, and La Curacao. The Galaxy were the first club in MLS to draw two million fans, surpassing that milestone in their second home game of the 2002 season (April 6 against the Chicago Fire). They also reached the one million-fan milestone before anyone else, when they drew more than 50,000 spectators to a match on July 4, 1998 against the Kansas City Wizards.
GALAXY 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.
MÁS GALAXY GOES INSIDE THE GALAXY-RAPIDS GAME THIS WEEK ON KMXE: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, which airs each Wednesday at 7 pm will offer fans a closer look at the Galaxy-Rapids game. The program, hosted by Troy Santiago, the Spanish-language voice of the Galaxy alongside www.MLSNET.com
DON'T MISS GALAXY DEPORTIVO, THIS AND EVERY SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ON CHANNEL 22: Galaxy Deportivo, The weekly, half-hour Spanish language television show devoted to the Los Angeles Galaxy, can be seen this Saturday, June 26 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.
Galaxy Weekly Training Schedule
Date Time/Location Tues. May 3 9am & 2 pm - Track & Field Wed. May 4 10 am - Track & Field Thurs. May 5 10 am - Track & Field Fri. May 6 10 am - Track & Field Sat. May 7 10 am - Track & Field Sun. May 8 5 pm - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids The Home Depot Center Mon. May 9 OFF
NOTE TO MEDIA: All practice times are listed in Pacific Time and are subject to change without notice.
Galaxy Injury Report
OUT - Alan Gordon (Right Hip)
DOUBTFUL - None
QUESTIONABLE - None
PROBABLE - Josh Gardner (Left Foot)
Did you know ... That the Los Angeles Galaxy have led Major League Soccer in average attendance in six of the League's first nine seasons, including 2003 and 2004?