Weekly Update: April 5

Edson Buddle is now tied with former Brazilian striker Welton on the club’s all-time scoring li

Galaxy goal celebration

Photo Credit: 
German Alegria

TEAM
NOTES

BUDDLE MOVES UP
ALL-TIME GALAXY SCORING CHART
: With his two goals on Thursday,
forward Edson Buddle is now tied with former Brazilian striker Welton on the
club’s all-time scoring list. Since joining the club in 2007, Buddle has scored
28 goals with the Galaxy, which is good for sixth on the all-time scoring list.
The New York-native is two goals shy of tying forward Eduardo Hurtado, who is
fifth on the list with 30. The club is 13-5-5 in games in which Buddle
scores.

After Hurtado, midfielder Mauricio
Cienfuegos ranks fourth on the list with 35, followed by forward Carlos Ruiz
with 51 and forward Landon Donovan with 64. Current Assistant Coach and former
midfielder Cobi Jones is the Galaxy’s all-time scoring leader with 70
goals.

CLEAN AS A
WHISTLE:
With his second consecutive clean
sheet to start the season, goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts has now recorded 11
shutouts in 28 games with the Galaxy and is already second in the club’s
all-time history for most shutouts. Ricketts ranks two ahead of Matt Reis, who
is third, and 51 behind Kevin Hartman, who is the club’s all-time leader in this
stat.

DONOVAN AT TOP
OF THE LEADER BOARD
: Landon Donovan has now assisted
on all three of the Galaxy’s goals this season, making him the MLS leader in
assists. In 2008 and 2009, Donovan scored or assisted on each of the Galaxy’s
first eight goals of the season and in 2007 he scored or assisted on each of
their first seven.

FRANKLIN AND
MAGEE EARN FIRST ASSISTS OF 2010:
Defender Sean
Franklin and forward Mike Magee earned their first assists of 2010 season.
Franklin, along
with Donovan, combined to assist on Buddle’s first goal on Thursday night. He
recorded one assist in each of his first two seasons in MLS, including one in
the second game of the 2009 season. Meanwhile, Magee combined with Donovan to
collect his first assist of the season on Buddle’s second half goal. Last year
he finished tied with Landon Donovan for the Galaxy team lead in assists with
six.

GALAXY SCORING
EARLY
: Prior to the first two games of
this season, the last time the Galaxy scored in the opening 10 minutes of
consecutive MLS regular season games was on June 14 and June 21 of 2008 when
Edson Buddle scored in the 6th minute of a 3-0 win at San Jose and Landon
Donovan scored in the 4th minute of a 3-3 home draw with
Columbus.

 

YOUTH
ACADEMY

LONDON
CALLING:
The Galaxy’s U-16 and U-18
Academy teams traveled to England to play against the Academy teams from
Blackburn Rovers, Manchester
City, Ipswich Town and West Ham. During their 10 days in
England, the Galaxy will get a chance
to attend two games, including the FA Cup semifinal between Chelsea and Aston
Villa, and train at Everton’s training grounds, Finch Farm. For more
information, please visit www.lagalaxy.com, where daily update will be
provided.

 

IN THE
COMMUNITY

LOS ANGELES
GALAXY FOUNDATION JOINS GOODSEARCH:
The Los Angeles
Galaxy Foundation has joined GoodSearch, which means that the Galaxy Foundation
will earn a donation every time you search the Internet and receive a percentage
of every purchase you make online through GoodShop.com.

GoodSearch.com is a new
Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a
penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Fans can use it just as
you would any search engine, to get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch
the donations add up for the foundation.

GoodShop.com is a new online
shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to causes you
select! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay,
Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you
place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite
cause.

Download the GoodSearch – Los
Angeles Galaxy Foundation toolbar, and the club’s foundation will earn money
every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or
GoodSearch first. Add the Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation toolbar at
http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/los-angeles-galaxy-foundation.  

 

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