LA Galaxy Arrives in Arizona for 10-Day Training Camp

26 Players made the trip, training session start Monday

Bruce Arena at training

Photo Credit: 
Robert Mora / LA Galaxy

Ariz. —
three weeks after gathering for preseason physicals, the LA Galaxy hit the road
for the first time as a team, flying to Phoenix for the start of a 10-day
training camp. The club will hold seven training sessions and play three games
while visiting the Grand Canyon
State, facing the
defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids on February 16 and the expansion
Vancouver Whitecaps FC on both February 20 and February 22.

A total of
26 players will take to the field in Tempe on
Monday for the first training session of the trip, the third time in Arizona for the club in
as many years, though just 24 were on Sunday’s morning flight from LAX, Gregg
Berhalter arrived later in the day while Adam Cristman will be arriving on
Monday night. In addition to the 26 players, a total of 13 coaches and staff
members made the trip, giving the club a sizable travelling party, not to
mention more than enough bags to fill up (and more) the bus that took the team
from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport to the team’s hotel.

The squad
was given the night off before getting down to work for the first time on
Monday afternoon. In addition to their training sessions, the team will make a
handful of visits, including one on Monday, to the Athlete’s Performance
facility in Phoenix,
one of the region’s most state-of-the-art fitness centers.

Be sure to
check back here throughout the club’s trip to Arizona
for all the latest news and information from Tempe.

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