Real Madrid announce travel roster for international friendly against LA Galaxy

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Rafael Van der Vaart are jus

Real Madrid boarding plane

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Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Iker
Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Rafael Van der Vaart are just some of the
big names that will join new head coach José Mourinho in Los Angeles for Real
Madrid’s international friendly against the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl on Aug.
7.

Headlining the roster is Cristiano
Ronaldo, who will be among those that is arriving today at 4 p.m. The 2008 FIFA
Player of the Year winner is one of the more recognizable athletes in the world.
In his first year in Spain
last year, Ronaldo scored 33 goals in 37 games played and helped lead his club
to a 31-4-3 record, good for 96 points, just three points behind league
champion, Barcelona, in Spain’s La Liga
standings.

A nine-time European champion and
31-time champion of Spain’s La Liga, Real Madrid named in
late May two-time Champions League winner José Mourinho as the club’s new head
coach. For this game, Mourinho will use his full roster of international stars
available for selection, including 2007 FIFA Player of the Year Kaka, Dutch
midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who this
summer, became the first Spanish player to ever lift the World Cup championship
trophy. The 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove winner had six saves in
Spain’s 1-0 win over
Holland, in
extra time, in the final.

Real Madrid 2010 U.S. Tour
Roster

GOALKEEPER (3)
Iker Casillas*, Jerzy Dudek,
Antonio Adán

DEFENDERS (8)
Raul Albiol*, Alvaro Arbeola*,
Ezequiel Garay, Pepe, Nacho Fernández, Sergio Ramos*,
Marcelo

MIDFIELDER (12)
Xabi Alonso*, Sergio Canales*,
Lassana Diarra, Royston Ricky Drenthe, Mahamadou Diarra, Ángel Fabian Di María*, Fernando Gago, Esteban
Granero, Álex Fernández,
Kaka*, Pedro Leon, Marcos Tébar,
Rafael van der Vaart*, Sami Khedira

FORWARD (5) –
Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain*, Álvaro Morata, Juanfran
Moreno, Cristiano Ronaldo

HEAD
COACH
– José
Mourinho

*Indicates
players that will arrive at a later date.

Tickets for this game are on sale
now starting at just $40 by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by visiting
www.lagalaxy.com and at all Galaxy Tienda and Ticketmaster locations. For fans
of Real Madrid, additional supporters sections have been added for the visiting
club. Fans wishing to sit with fellow Real Madrid fans are asked to request
tickets in these sections when purchasing their
seats.

The Galaxy
are urging fans to arrive at the stadium early to avoid getting delayed in
traffic. Parking lots open at noon. Tailgating is encouraged and the Galaxy
SoccerFest in Lot H will have food, interactive activities and live music
beginning at 3:00PM. Arrive early, carpool, ride the free shuttle from Old
Pasadena or use public transportation. For more information on traffic, parking
and directions please visit: http://www.lagalaxy.com/rosebowlinfo.