Weekly Update: At work in Arizona

Three preseason scrimmages on tap this week; team returns to LA on Monday

The LA Galaxy will complete their 10-day training camp in Arizona with three
scrimmages this week against fellow MLS teams. In addition to the games, the
club will also hold a pair of training sessions at Arizona
State University
before returning to Los Angeles
on Monday morning. Bruce Arena's team will return to training at The Home Depot
Center on Wednesday, March 3, 24 days prior to their 2010 MLS season opener
against the New England Revolution on Saturday, March 27 at The Home Depot Center.
That game will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be shown live nationally on Fox
Soccer Channel and Fox Sports En Español.

 

TEAM NOTES

GALAXY PLAY TO 0-0 DRAW WITH COLUMBUS:

The Galaxy opened the Arizona
portion of their preseason on Sunday afternoon, playing to a 0-0 draw with the
Columbus Crew. All 21 of the players who are under contract with the club
played in the game with Mike Magee playing the full 90 minutes and the rest of
the squad playing 45 minutes apiece.

Bruce Arena's lineup for the game was: Donovan Ricketts (Josh Saunders 46'),
Todd Dunivant (Alex Cazumba 46'), Leonardo (Gregg Berhalter 46'), Omar Gonzalez
(Yohance Marshall 46'), A.J. DeLaGarza (Sean Franklin 46'), Eddie Lewis (Jovan
Kirovski 46'), Dema Kovalenko (Chris Birchall 46'), Juninho (Michael Stephens
46'), Tristan Bowen (Chris Klein 46'), Mike Magee, Edson Buddle (Bryan Jordan
46').

David Beckham and Landon Donovan did not make the trip while on loan in
Europe while Alecko Eskandarian, Alan Gordon and Clint Mathis did not accompany
the club to Arizona.

 

THREE SCRIMMAGES REMAIN:

The Galaxy are back in action this afternoon when they take
on the Colorado Rapids in Casa Grande. Then, after a day of training on
Thursday, they will take on the Kansas City Wizards in the first of two games
between the two sides at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. Those same two teams will meet again
on Sunday at Arizona State before the Galaxy return to Los Angeles on Monday.

 

TICKETS ON SALE
NOW FOR FRIENDLIES:

Tickets are now on sale for the Galaxy's upcoming friendlies
against Puntarenas FC of Costa Rica
at Titan Stadium in Fullerton on Wednesday,
March 10 and CD Aguila of El
Salvador at The Home Depot Center on Sunday,
March 21.

The game against Puntarenas will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. and all tickets are
general admission. Galaxy full Season Ticket Holders can purchase tickets in
advance for just $10 through the Galaxy front office, while all other fans can
buy their tickets now for $20 by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by
visiting www.lagalaxy.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.

The game against Aguila, which will be the Galaxy's final preseason game of
the year, will kick-off at 5 p.m. from The Home Depot Center. Galaxy full Season
Ticket Holders will be able to use their Bonus Game A tickets for the match.
Additionally, full season ticket holders can purchase additional tickets now
through a special pre-sale before tickets will go on sale to the general public
starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 25. Tickets start at just $15 and can
be purchased by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by visiting
www.lagalaxy.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.

 

TWO GAME TICKET PACK NOW AVAILABLE:

Galaxy fans hoping to secure seats for either the club's
season opener vs. New England on March 27, or the home leg of the SuperClasico
vs. Chivas USA on April 1 can now purchase tickets to both of these games
through a special two-game ticket pack. For as little as $30, fans can purchase
a ticket to either of these games, along with a ticket to next week's friendly
between Mexico and New Zealand at
the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, March 3.

Fans wishing to purchase two-game packs and group tickets can do so now by
visiting www.lagalaxy.com or by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299).

 

ON LOAN UPDATES:

David Beckham and Landon Donovan remain in Europe
on loan with AC Milan and Everton respectively, with each in action last
weekend.

On Saturday, Donovan played the full 90 minutes in midfield for Everton as
they defeated Manchester United 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Donovan helped to set up Everton's game-winning goal in the 76th minute, laying
the ball off for Leighton Baines who crossed for Dan Gosling, who scored to
make the score 2-1. Everton are now in eighth place in the Premier League with
38 points.

The following day, Beckham came off the bench to play the final nine minutes
of Milan's 2-0 win at Bari, replacing Gennaro Gattuso in the 81st
minute. Milan remain in third place in Serie A with 48 points, leaving them two
points behind second place Roma and seven behind the league leaders Inter
Milan.

Donovan and Everton play twice this week, traveling to Portugal for
the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 series against Sporting
Lisbon on Thursday and then facing Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday in a Premier
League game. Everton lead Sporting 2-1 on aggregate after last week's first
leg, meaning that a win or a draw will assure them of a spot in the Round of
16. Tottenham are one of the seven teams currently ahead of Everton in the
Premier League standings, with the Toffees claiming a 3-1-1 record against
those clubs since Donovan's arrival last month.

Milan are
also in action twice this week with a pair of league games. On Wednesday, they
travel to Florence
to take on Fiorentina before hosting Atalanta at the San Siro on Sunday.

 

YOUTH ACADEMY

ACADEMY TEAMS SPLIT WITH REAL SO CAL:

The LA Galaxy Youth Academy U-16 and U-18 teams split their
home games this weekend against divisional rival Real SoCal. The U-16's won
3-1, Drew Murphy scoring twice and Dyllan Stevens adding a third just before
halftime to give head coach Kenny Arena's team their second straight victory.
The Galaxy U-16's are now in second place with a 3-1-2 record in the Division,
giving them 11 points.

The U-18's however were not able to win their second straight, falling 3-1
to first place Real SoCal. Christian Alvarez gave the Galaxy a 1-0 lead in the
16th minute, but Real SoCal equalized just before halftime and then added two
after the break to clinch a 3-1 win. The Galaxy are now 3-2-1 for 10 points,
leaving them five points behind Real with 10 divisional games remaining.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday when they travel south to San Diego to take on
Nomads SC at Kinsell Field. The U-16 game kicks off at 12:30 p.m., followed by
the U-18 game at 2:30 p.m.

 

NEED TO KNOW

LOOKING FOR MORE UPDATES?:

If you are looking for continuous updates from the Galaxy
all week long, be sure to visit the club's official websites www.lagalaxy.com
and www.lagalaxyfutbol.com,
or the club's official blog at www.thelagalaxy.blogspot.com
for all the latest news from the club. The Galaxy can also be followed on
Twitter at www.twitter.com/lagalaxy.

The LA Galaxy will complete their 10-day training camp in Arizona with
three scrimmages this week against fellow MLS teams. In addition to the
games, the club will also hold a pair of training sessions at Arizona
State University before returning to Los Angeles on Monday morning.
Bruce Arena's team will return to training at The Home Depot Center on
Wednesday, March 3, 24 days prior to their 2010 MLS season opener
against the New England Revolution on Saturday, March 27 at The Home
Depot Center. That game will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be shown live
nationally on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports En Español.

 

TEAM NOTES

GALAXY PLAY TO 0-0 DRAW WITH COLUMBUS:

The Galaxy opened
the Arizona portion of their preseason on Sunday afternoon, playing to a
0-0 draw with the Columbus Crew. All 21 of the players who are under
contract with the club played in the game with Mike Magee playing the
full 90 minutes and the rest of the squad playing 45 minutes apiece.

Bruce Arena's lineup for the game was: Donovan Ricketts (Josh
Saunders 46'), Todd Dunivant (Alex Cazumba 46'), Leonardo (Gregg
Berhalter 46'), Omar Gonzalez (Yohance Marshall 46'), A.J. DeLaGarza
(Sean Franklin 46'), Eddie Lewis (Jovan Kirovski 46'), Dema Kovalenko
(Chris Birchall 46'), Juninho (Michael Stephens 46'), Tristan Bowen
(Chris Klein 46'), Mike Magee, Edson Buddle (Bryan Jordan 46').

David Beckham and Landon Donovan did not make the trip while on
loan in Europe while Alecko Eskandarian, Alan Gordon and Clint Mathis
did not accompany the club to Arizona.

 

THREE SCRIMMAGES REMAIN:

The Galaxy are back in
action this afternoon when they take on the Colorado Rapids in Casa
Grande. Then, after a day of training on Thursday, they will take on the
Kansas City Wizards in the first of two games between the two sides at
the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. Those same two teams will meet
again on Sunday at Arizona State before the Galaxy return to Los Angeles
on Monday.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR FRIENDLIES:

Tickets are now on
sale for the Galaxy's upcoming friendlies against Puntarenas FC of Costa
Rica at Titan Stadium in Fullerton on Wednesday, March 10 and CD Aguila
of El Salvador at The Home Depot Center on Sunday, March 21.

The game against Puntarenas will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. and all
tickets are general admission. Galaxy full Season Ticket Holders can
purchase tickets in advance for just $10 through the Galaxy front
office, while all other fans can buy their tickets now for $20 by
calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by visiting www.lagalaxy.com and at
all Ticketmaster locations.

The game against Aguila, which will be the Galaxy's final
preseason game of the year, will kick-off at 5 p.m. from The Home Depot
Center. Galaxy full Season Ticket Holders will be able to use their
Bonus Game A tickets for the match. Additionally, full season ticket
holders can purchase additional tickets now through a special pre-sale
before tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m.
on Thursday, February 25. Tickets start at just $15 and can be
purchased by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by visiting
www.lagalaxy.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.

 

TWO GAME TICKET PACK NOW AVAILABLE:

Galaxy fans
hoping to secure seats for either the club's season opener vs. New
England on March 27, or the home leg of the SuperClasico vs. Chivas USA
on April 1 can now purchase tickets to both of these games through a
special two-game ticket pack. For as little as $30, fans can purchase a
ticket to either of these games, along with a ticket to next week's
friendly between Mexico and New Zealand at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday,
March 3.

Fans wishing to purchase two-game packs and group tickets can do so
now by visiting www.lagalaxy.com or by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299).

 

ON LOAN UPDATES:

David Beckham and Landon Donovan
remain in Europe on loan with AC Milan and Everton respectively, with
each in action last weekend.

On Saturday, Donovan played the full 90 minutes in midfield for
Everton as they defeated Manchester United 3-1 at Goodison Park. Donovan
helped to set up Everton's game-winning goal in the 76th minute, laying
the ball off for Leighton Baines who crossed for Dan Gosling, who
scored to make the score 2-1. Everton are now in eighth place in the
Premier League with 38 points.

The following day, Beckham came off the bench to play the final
nine minutes of Milan's 2-0 win at Bari, replacing Gennaro Gattuso in
the 81st minute. Milan remain in third place in Serie A with 48 points,
leaving them two points behind second place Roma and seven behind the
league leaders Inter Milan.

Donovan and Everton play twice this week, traveling to Portugal
for the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 series against
Sporting Lisbon on Thursday and then facing Tottenham Hotspur at White
Hart Lane on Sunday in a Premier League game. Everton lead Sporting 2-1
on aggregate after last week's first leg, meaning that a win or a draw
will assure them of a spot in the Round of 16. Tottenham are one of the
seven teams currently ahead of Everton in the Premier League standings,
with the Toffees claiming a 3-1-1 record against those clubs since
Donovan's arrival last month.

Milan are also in action twice this week with a pair of league
games. On Wednesday, they travel to Florence to take on Fiorentina
before hosting Atalanta at the San Siro on Sunday.

 

YOUTH ACADEMY

ACADEMY TEAMS SPLIT WITH REAL SO CAL:

The LA Galaxy
Youth Academy U-16 and U-18 teams split their home games this weekend
against divisional rival Real SoCal. The U-16's won 3-1, Drew Murphy
scoring twice and Dyllan Stevens adding a third just before halftime to
give head coach Kenny Arena's team their second straight victory. The
Galaxy U-16's are now in second place with a 3-1-2 record in the
Division, giving them 11 points.

The U-18's however were not able to win their second straight,
falling 3-1 to first place Real SoCal. Christian Alvarez gave the Galaxy
a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, but Real SoCal equalized just before
halftime and then added two after the break to clinch a 3-1 win. The
Galaxy are now 3-2-1 for 10 points, leaving them five points behind Real
with 10 divisional games remaining.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday when they travel south
to San Diego to take on Nomads SC at Kinsell Field. The U-16 game kicks
off at 12:30 p.m., followed by the U-18 game at 2:30 p.m.

NEED TO KNOW

LOOKING FOR MORE UPDATES?:

If you are looking for
continuous updates from the Galaxy all week long, be sure to visit the
club's official websites www.lagalaxy.com
and www.lagalaxyfutbol.com,
or the club's official blog at www.thelagalaxy.blogspot.com
for all the latest news from the club. The Galaxy can also be followed
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lagalaxy.