Recap: USA v England Viewing Parties

Fans turned up in the thousands for the Galaxy's three viewing parties on Saturday to see USA-E

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ESPN Zone - L.A. LIVE & Anaheim: Galaxy defender Sean Franklin and midfielder Dema Kovalenko signed autographs and took photos with fans at ESPN Zone LA Live, while midfielder Michael Stephens met fans at ESPN Zone in Anaheim. Fans at the event had the chance to win Galaxy tickets and other prizes, plus meet the ESPN 710AM Street Team, Galaxy Street Team, Miss LA Galaxy and the Galaxy Futboleros!

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JUNE 12 RECAP: USA vs England

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CBS checks out the action in Hermosa... WATCH!

Party at the Pier!: Hundreds of South Bay residents flocked to the Hermosa Pier Plaza on Saturday for the historic USA vs England Match.  Bars along the plaza were filled to capacity with the remaining fans crowding into the plaza to view the match on the huge 13' x 20' screen.  Galaxy fans enjoyed meeting and taking photos with midfielder Dema Kovalenko as well as face painting and the exciting tricks of the Galaxy Futboleros! 

Photo Gallery: Hermosa Pier Plaza

Daily Breeze: "...Many of the hundreds of people who stood under the
20-foot outdoor television wore American flags draped over their
shoulders, the Stars and Stripes painted on their faces and "Go USA"
printed on their T-shirts..." Read Article | Photo Gallery

Fan shot video from Hermosa Pier Plaza...Watch!

ESPN Zone at LA Live: Galaxy assistant Coach Cobi Jones was on hand for the pre-game
festivities before the U.S.-England World Cup match and signed autographs for
fans in the main viewing room. However, there was one tense moment as the
autograph session wrapped up when a group of England fans presented an England
flag for him to sign. Always happy to sign most items, Jones refused this
request as he flashed a quick smile and laugh while graciously declining to sign
while the crowd in attendance quickly booed the England
fans off the stage. Then, ESPN 710 AM Radio’s host A. Martinez sat down for an
extensive Q&A with the Galaxy legend talking about the club’s quick start to
the 2010 MLS season, his World Cup experiences and the all important
U.S.-England showdown. There were also two surprise guests at the viewing party
as Galaxy forward Bryan Jordan and former teammate and FS West guest commentator
Alecko Eskandarian joined us at the ESPN Zone to watch the game. All in all, it
was a great atmosphere!

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ESPN Zone Anaheim: Fans at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim had the chance to meet Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders!  Fans at the event had the chance to win Galaxy tickets
and other prizes, plus meet the ESPN 710AM Street Team, Galaxy Street
Team, Miss LA Galaxy and the Galaxy Futboleros!

Other Viewing Parties around SoCal: Fans packed in at Official Galaxy Pub The Olde Ship in Santa Ana, starting to line up at 5:30 a.m.!  "...The gathering, according to one of the servers, was bigger than the
New Year's Eve crowd.  The fans came dressed in their favorite U.S. or England jersey, with
the nation flags draped across their backs, whistles and horns blaring.  'I've never experienced anything like this,' Peter Zirbes, 23, said
of the atmosphere.  'I've been to UCLA football games, but this is above and beyond that....'"  Read More