Weekly update: One more clásico
A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of August 8, 2005 ...
Final Leg of Honda SuperClasico Series Wednesday Night at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Chicago Fire Await Galaxy on the Weekend as Extended Road Trip Continues
Galaxy Youth Fantasy Camp Registration Underway
L.A. Galaxy Challenge Adult Soccer Tournament Slated For Labor Day Weekend
Galaxy Drop Tough 2-0 Decision to the Rapids in Denver
Tickets for Galaxy's Remaining Home Games Available Through the Club, TicketMaster
FINAL LEG OF HONDA SUPERCLASICO SERIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM: The 2005 Honda SuperClasico Series, pitting the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA, will conclude with a match between the two rivals on Wednesday, August 10, at 7:00 pm (PT) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Galaxy have already clinched the season series, winning each of the first three games, all played at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University - Dominguez Hills. The Galaxy - Chivas USA match will be the first half of a doubleheader in the historic building that night; Mexican clubs CA America and CD Guadalajara (Chivas USA's mother club) will meet in the nightcap. The game between the MLS sides will be broadcast locally on FSN West on a taped delay basis beginning at approximately 10 pm, but will be available to Galaxy fans on the usual radio outlets live - the stations to tune in are KMPC 1540 am in English and KMXE 830 am in Spanish.
CHICAGO FIRE AWAIT GALAXY ON THE WEEKEND AS EXTENDED ROAD TRIP CONTINUES: After Wednesday night's game, the Galaxy will continue their month-long road trip with a visit to the current co-leaders of MLS' Eastern Conference, the Chicago Fire, whom they face Saturday at 5:30 pm PT on FSN West at Soldier Field. The match is the third of five consecutive away contests in August for the Galaxy (and fourth overall after a July 24 match at New England) and will mark the first meeting between the Galaxy and Fire in 2005. Soldier Field is also the stadium where the Galaxy recorded their last MLS regular season victory outside of Southern California - a Jovan Kirovski tally giving them a 1-0 win over the Fire on June 12, 2004. The FSN West broadcast will begin with Galaxy GameDay at 5pm. Fans unable to watch the game will be able tune their radios to one of two stations, KMPC 1540 am for the English broadcast and KMXE 830 am for the Spanish.
GALAXY YOUTH FANTASY CAMP REGISTRATION UNDERWAY: Registration for the First Annual Galaxy Youth Fantasy Camp is now open. The camp will take place next week at The Home Depot Center - from August 15-19 - and will include the involvement of Galaxy coaches and your favorite players. Learn what it is like to be a Galaxy player, and have a week full of fun and wonderful memories by registering for the Galaxy Youth Fantasy Camp. Space is limited, so sign up now. For more information on this and other Galaxy events, visit www.lagalaxy.com, and click on the Galaxy events section or call the Galaxy at (310) 630-2200.
L.A. GALAXY CHALLENGE ADULT SOCCER TOURNAMENT SLATED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND: The Galaxy are proud to announce the inaugural L.A. Galaxy Challenge Adult Soccer Tournament, which will be held on Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sept 3/Sunday, Sept. 4) at the San Bernardino Soccer Complex. The event will feature play in several Men's and Women's divisions - and costs $450 per team to enter. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games on professional maintained fields. For more information or to register for the tournament, contact Blane Shepard at (310) 617-2227 or visit www.lagalaxy.com.
GALAXY DROP TOUGH 2-0 DECISION TO THE RAPIDS IN DENVER: The Colorado Rapids greatly tightened up the Western Conference race, getting two goals in the opening half-hour on the road to a 2-0 victory over the visiting Galaxy at INVESCO Field at Mile High on Saturday night. Jeff Cunningham hit for his league-leading 11th goal of the season and strike partner Jean Philippe Peguero scored on a tremendous solo effort as the Rapids closed to within five points of the Galaxy for third place in the West.
MAS GALAXY TAKES A BREAK WEDNESDAY: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, will take a week off with the Galaxy-Chivas USA game being broadcast in the same time slot Wednesday 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, August 13 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.
TICKETS FOR GALAXY'S REMAINING HOME GAMES AVAILABLE 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. Aug. 9: 10 am - Training Field #4
Wed. Aug. 10: 10 am - Training Field #4; 7:30 pm - Galaxy @ Chivas USA - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles, CA
Thurs. Aug. 11: 10 am - Training Field #4
Fri. Aug. 12: 10 am - Training Field #3; Depart for Chicago
Sat. Aug. 13: 5:30 pm - Galaxy @ Chicago Fire - Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
Sun. Aug. 14: 1:22 pm - Return from Chicago
Mon. Aug. 15: OFF
NOTE TO MEDIA: All practice times are listed in Pacific Time and are subject to change without notice.
Galaxy Injury Report
OUT - None
DOUBTFUL - None
QUESTIONABLE - Ben Benditson (sports hernia), Tyrone Marshall (right hamstring strain)
PROBABLE - None
Did you know ... Last week's 2-0 loss at Colorado marked the 100th game of Landon Donovan's MLS career?