Pamplona Mayor Yolanda Barcina Angulo (right) welcomed Galaxy President and GM Doug Hamilton.

L.A. Galaxy officially welcomed to Pamplona in City Hall visit Tuesday

PAMPLONA, Spain - The Los Angeles Galaxy were officially welcomed to Pamplona in a ceremony held Tuesday at City Hall. Pamplona mayor Yolanda Barciña Angulo opened the doors of the majestic building to Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton, club head coach Steve Sampson and the entire coach staff as well as each of the 21 players representing the club here.

The Galaxy opened their preseason tour earlier today with a 2-1 victory over the reserve team of CA Osasuna in Pamplona, a match in which Guillermo "El Pando" Ramirez made his Galaxy debut and scored on a free kick. They will meet Osasuna's full side on Wednesday night at Estadio El Sadar before wrapping up their schedule on the Iberian Peninsula with a match Thursday against the "B" side of world powerhouse Real Madrid.

The club will return to Los Angeles on Friday and resume training at The Home Depot Center on Monday, March 14.

The Los Angeles Galaxy are pleased to once again offer fans "The Best Seats in the House" at The Home Depot Center. For the Galaxy's first two home games in 2005 (April 9 vs. Real Salt Lake and April 23 vs. CD Chivas USA), the club will be selling 100 seats along one touchline on a first-come, first-served basis. Each ticket costs $150 per game and includes a Decade of Stars t-shirt and the actual chair the fan sits in. For more information on "The Best Seats in the House" or to purchase tickets, call the Galaxy Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY.

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