Carlos Ruiz and the Galaxy will play the Fresno Fuego on March 26.
Essy Ghavameddini/MLS

Weekly update: Galaxy add Fuego

A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of March 14, 2005 ...

L.A. Galaxy Returns to The Home Depot Center This Week After Successful Trip to Spain
Michael Umaña to be the Featured Guest on Más Galaxy This Week on KMXE
Preseason Match on the Road Against Fresno Fuego Added to Calendar on March 26
Club Will Square Off With Portland Timbers in Exhibition in Portland on April 13
Galaxy Individual Tickets Now on Sale Through the Club, TicketMaster
"Best Seats in the House" Available for Galaxy's First Two Home Games

L.A. GALAXY RETURNS TO THE HOME DEPOT CENTER THIS WEEK AFTER SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO SPAIN: After posting three impressive results in Spain last week and compiling a 1-1-1 record in three games, the Galaxy returns home for a week's worth of training at The Home Depot Center. While in Spain, the club defeated CA Osasuna's "B" side 2-1 on Tuesday, March 8, dropped a 1-0 decision to the same team's full side the next day and capped off the trip with a 1-1 tie against Real Madrid's "B's" on March 10. For complete recaps of all the Galaxy's matches on the Iberian Peninsula, please visit

MICHAEL UMAÑA TO BE THE FEATURED GUEST ON MÁS GALAXY THIS WEEK ON KMXE: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, which airs each Wednesday at 7 pm will feature an appearance this week by Galaxy and Costa Rica defender Michael Umaña. The program, hosted by Troy Santiago, the Spanish-language voice of the Galaxy, will feature an in-depth review of the Galaxy's trip to Spain as well as a look ahead to the final weeks of the preseason. Remember Galaxy fans, for the latest news on your favorite team, tune in every Wednesday night to Más Galaxy, only on KMXE 830 AM.

PRESEASON MATCH ON THE ROAD AGAINST FRESNO FUEGO ADDED TO CALENDAR ON MARCH 26: For the second consecutive season, the Galaxy will travel to north to Fresno for a battle with the Fresno Fuego (USL Second Division) in an exhibition match. The Galaxy won last year's meeting between the sides, 1-0, thanks to a Carlos Ruiz penalty kick. For more information or to purchase tickets to the match, please contact the Fuego directly at 559-264-6141.

CLUB WILL SQUARE OFF WITH PORTLAND TIMBERS IN EXHIBITION IN PORTLAND ON APRIL 13: The Galaxy will make a trip to the Pacific Northwest in mid-April to meet the Portland Timbers (USL First Division) in an exhibition match. The game, slated for 7 pm on Wednesday, April 13 at PGE Park, will be the second-ever meeting between the teams; with the first one won by the Timbers in 2002. It also marks the return to Portland of former Timbers forward Alan Gordon, the reigning A-League (now USL First Division) Rookie of the Year who signed with the Galaxy during the off-season after concluding the 2004 MLS season with them. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, March 1, and will be available for purchase at area Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (503) 224-4400 or online at

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 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

"BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE" AVAILABLE FOR GALAXY'S FIRST TWO HOME GAMES: 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 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.

Galaxy Weekly Training Schedule

Date: Time/Location
Tues. Mar. 15: 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. - Track & Field
Wed. Mar. 16: 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. - Track & Field
Thurs. Mar. 17: 10 a.m. - Track & Field
Fri. Mar. 18: 10:30 a.m. - Track & Field
Sat. Mar. 19: OFF
Sun. Mar. 20: OFF
Mon. Feb 21: TBA - Track & Field
NOTE TO MEDIA: All practice times are listed in Pacific Time and are scheduled to change.

Did you know ... That Galaxy head coach Steve Sampson is the only U.S.-born coach to ever serve as technical director of a foreign national team?