Edson Buddle and Omar Gonzalez to attend FIFA World Cup Announcement Viewing Party at ESPN Zone at L.A. Live
CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, November 30, 2010) – LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle and defender Omar Gonzalez will join
members of the LA Galaxy Youth Academy, hundreds of fans and officials at the
ESPN Zone L.A. Live to watch FIFA’s historic announcement of the 2018 and 2022
World Cup Host Nations this Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 a.m. PT.
Designated by the U.S. World Cup Bidding Committee as an
Official Viewing Party, the Zone will have more than 100 television monitors
showing the official announcement being made live from Zurich, Switzerland.
The restaurant will provide a complimentary breakfast for everyone in
attendance and parking will be just $5 for the event. Miss LA Galaxy
and her court will also be signing autographs and the Galaxy street team
hand out giveaways and raffle off a 2010 team signed soccer ball. Click here for more information about
the viewing event.
A member of the 2010 U.S. World Cup squad in South Africa,
Buddle enjoyed the best season of his 10-year MLS career in 2010, scoring a
career-high 17 goals. One of seven players in MLS history with 90 career goals,
Buddle tallied nine of his 17 goals with his right foot, five with his head and
three with his left foot. LA was 13-1-1 when Buddle scored a goal.
The 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year, Gonzalez made his
international debut with the U.S. National Team earlier this year in an
international friendly against Brazil.
This past season, Gonzalez appeared in and started 28 of the Galaxy’s 30 games
this season, scoring twice. His 28 starts and 2,520 minutes played were the
most for any outfield player on the club, playing the full 90 minutes in each
of those games.
Fans unable to make it to the official viewing party can catch the announcement live in the United States via
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Fox Soccer Channel, Univisión and CNN
International at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.