Weekly update: Pulling double duty
A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of June 13, 2005 ...
The Los Angeles Galaxy conclude their four-game road swing this week with matches at a pair of MLS Western Conference rivals. The club kicks off the week with a match at Rice-Eccles Stadium against expansion side Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 pm (PT). Following a brief return to Los Angeles for training on Thursday and Friday, the Galaxy hit the road for a grudge match against the San Jose Earthquakes at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, June 25 at 7 pm that will mark Galaxy's striker Landon Donovan's first appearance as a visitor in San Jose. Both of the matches will carried throughout the Southland on the radio in both English (KMPC 1540 am) and Spanish (KMXE 830 am). In addition, the game against the Earthquakes will be broadcast live to a national television audience on ESPN2.
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW TO SEE THE GALAXY WHEN THEY RETURN HOME ON THE 4TH OF JULY: The Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer will host a majestic fireworks spectacular (presented by The Daily Breeze) after their match on the Fourth of July against the New England Revolution at The Home Depot Center on the Campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. As was the case the last two years when the Galaxy also hosted post-game fireworks shows at The Home Depot Center, Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars will be responsible for the production. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Galaxy at 1-877-3GALAXY.
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.
DON'T FORGET TO JOIN THE GALAXY FOR A DAY AT THE RACES ON SUNDAY, JULY 17: Join members of the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, July 17, 2005 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Hollywood Park Racetrack's Ascot Terrace as they raise funds for the Galaxy Foundation. For event and package details, visit www.la.galaxy.mlsnet.com/MLS/lag/community/2005/races.jsp. For additional information, please contact the Galaxy's Community Relations department at (310) 630-2222.
MAS GALAXY CONTINUES ITS HIATUS THIS WEDNESDAY: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, will be pre-empted by the Galaxy game broadcast this Wednesday at 6:30 pm. 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, June 25 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 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 Injury Report
OUT - Chris Albright (Left MCL), Alan Gordon (Right Hip), Joseph Ngwenya (sports hernia), Paul Broome (Left foot sprain)
DOUBTFUL - None
QUESTIONABLE - None
PROBABLE - Ben Benditson (sports hernia), Ned Grabavoy (Right hamstring strain)
Did you know ... Galaxy forward Herculez Gomez made his first career MLS start against FC Dallas on June 18, 2005?