Weekly update: Metros lie ahead

A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of July 4, 2005 ...

Galaxy and MetroStars Clash on The Ninth of July at Giants Stadium
A Quick Look at The All-Time History Between the Galaxy and the MetroStars
Galaxy Players Need Your Votes For Sierra Mist All-Star Game
Real Madrid Pays a Visit to the Galaxy on July 18
Más Galaxy Returns From Hiatus this Wednesday
Individual Tickets Now on Sale Through the Club, TicketMaster

GALAXY AND METROSTARS CLASH ON THE NINTH OF JULY AT GIANTS STADIUM: Two of the original teams in Major League Soccer will continue their historic series which spans over nine years and 10 seasons. This marks the second and final time the two teams will meet this season. After a 2-2 draw a month ago at The Home Depot Center, the MetroStars (5-4-6) will now host the Galaxy (7-5-4) on July 9 at 5 pm (PT) at Giants Stadium. The Galaxy continue an arduous schedule on the road against the MetroStars. After a quick stop back in Carson, the Galaxy's match against the MetroStars marks the fifth game away from home in the last six. The top of the western conference remains tight, as the Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes chase FC Dallas for the top spot. Meanwhile, the MetroStars struggle to stay above .500, while only posting two home wins this season.

Two MetroStar players will look familiar to Galaxy fans and players alike. Ante Razov played for the Galaxy during the '96 and '97 seasons, but posted only minimal numbers. Ryan Suarez played for the Galaxy during the last half of the '03 season and for all of the '04 season. During the 2004 season Suarez started in 25 games for the Galaxy.

The game will be broadcast live on FSN West beginning with the Galaxy Countdown at 4:30 pm (PT), and can also be heard in English on KMPC 1540 AM and in Spanish on KMXE 830 AM.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE ALL-TIME HISTORY BETWEEN THE GALAXY AND THE METROSTARS: The Galaxy and the MetroStars have a history that dates back to the start of Major League Soccer in 1996. The clubs have met a total of 24 times during the regular season. The Galaxy lead the all-time series with 11 wins, but the MetroStars are right behind with 10 wins. Despite the Galaxy's winning record, their last win against the MetroStars came on August 31, 2002. In the last seven meetings, the MetroStars have won four, and the two teams have tied three times, two of which ended in double overtime.

REAL MADRID PAYS A VISIT TO THE GALAXY ON JULY 18: Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), in conjunction with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), announced that the Los Angeles Galaxy's international friendly against nine-time European club champions Real Madrid will be played on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 7:30 pm at The Home Depot Center. The L.A. Galaxy are now offering an exclusive pre-sale opportunity for the Galaxy's match vs. Real Madrid beginning today. Complete details on pricing for pre-sale tickets are available by calling the Galaxy Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY or by visiting the club's website at . Tickets will go on sale through TicketMaster at a date to be determined in the coming days via phone at 213-480-3232 or 714-740-2000 or by logging on to . Prices range from $50 to $150.

GALAXY PLAYERS NEED YOUR VOTES FOR SIERRA MIST ALL-STAR GAME: Balloting for the 2005 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star is already underway on . 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.

MAS GALAXY RETURNS FROM HIATUS THIS WEDNESDAY: Más Galaxy, the club's Spanish-Language radio talk show, will return to the air this Wednesday at 7 pm on KMXE 830 am. The program, hosted by Troy Santiago, the Spanish-language voice of the Galaxy alongside 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, July 2 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 . 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

Galaxy Injury Report
OUT - Ben Benditson (sports hernia)
QUESTIONABLE - Chris Albright (sprained Left MCL), Guillermo Gonzalez (strained left quadriceps), Jovan Kirovski (strained left groin), Joseph Ngwenya (sports hernia), Peter Vagenas (strained right hip flexor)

PROBABLE - Ned Grabavoy (strained right hamstring)

Did you know ... Cobi Jones holds the Galaxy record for most shots during a regular season game? Jones shot the ball eight times during a game against the MetroStars on April 19, 2003.