Countdown to Kickoff

Catch up on all the preseason action and events

The Galaxy kick off the 2011 MLS season on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Seattle against the Seattle Sounders FC, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and espn3.com. Fans can also listen to Joe Tutino's live play-by-play or chat with other fans at www.lagalaxy.com/gamedaylive.

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Catch up on all the preseason action, on and off the field, with the articles, videos and photos below.

 

PRESEASON RECAP

PRESEASON MATCHES:

February 8 - Cardozo scores as Galaxy play Portland to 1-1 draw
February 10 - Galaxy play San Jose to 1-1 draw
February 16 - Galaxy fall to Rapids, 4-2, in preseason scrimmage
February 21 - Galaxy beat expansion Whitecaps, 2-0
February 22 - Galaxy close out training in AZ with second 2-0 win
March 2 - Galaxy fall on PKs to Club Tijuana
March 4 - Galaxy beat Canadian U-23 team, 4-0
March 10 - Galaxy close out preseason with 2-1 win over UCLA

ALL-ACCESS PODCASTS:

Chris Birchall

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Bruce Arena

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Chad Barrett

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Landon Donovan

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VIDEOS:

On The Road: Arizona (part 1)
We go behind-the-scenes as the Galaxy head to Arizona for preseason training. Hear from veterans Landon Donovan and Mike Magee, plus a few of the rookies.

On The Road: Arizona (part 2)
Hear from rookie Dan Keat on his recovery from a heel fracture. Also hear from designated players Landon Donovan and Juan Pablo Angel on their expectations and outlook for the 2011 season.

On The Road: Arizona (part 3)
Take a look at the unique group within the group, the Galaxy goalkeepers. Also, learn more about the relationship between new Galaxy assistant coach Curt Onalfo and head coach Bruce Arena.

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Beckham Returns
David Beckham talks to media after his first preseason training with the Galaxy. Also hear from fellow designated players Landon Donovan and Juan Pablo Angel on Beckham's return.

MLS Road Trip: 1 v 1 with Michael Stephens
Jackie Pickering sits down with LA Galaxy second-year midfielder Michael Stephens to recap the off-season and look ahead to 2011.

MLS Road Trip: Galaxy Recap
Nick and Jackie give their take on the Galaxy this upcoming season

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GALAXY CARAVAN RECAP

Mon., March 7

"Galaxy Night with the Kings"
The night was filled with Galaxy-themed activities, starting with the ceremonial puck drop by a Galaxy players Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez and Mike Magee, as well as Galaxy promotions and giveaways during timeouts and intermissions. The Kings Ice Crew also showed their support by wearing Galaxy t-shirts and hats.

Recap & Photos

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Tues., March 8

Team visit to Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Beckham, Berhalter, Dunivant, Franklin, González, Jimenez, Magee and Stephens visited patients at Children’s Hospital, making room-to-room visits, taking photos, signing autographs and handing out Galaxy gifts to patients. VIEW PHOTOS

Wed., March 9

Galaxy Home Makeover

A Galaxy player will help The Home Depot and Univision make a family’s dream for their twin sons to live in a soccer-themed bedroom a reality.

Wed., March 9

In-studio Visits

Galaxy players along with Miss LA Galaxy Court Members and the Galaxy Street Team went in-studio to local media outlets CBS/KCAL, Telemundo, KWHY Ch. 22 and FS West. Players learned a lot about what goes into making a broadcast!

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Thurs., March 10

Soccer Practice Surprise

Galaxy players Michael Stephens and AJ DeLaGarza made a surprise visit to the Hollywood AYSO Region 78 practice tonight. Kids got a little hands on training from the pros and autographs after practice. VIEW PHOTOS

Thurs., March 10
 

Meet the Rookies!

Galaxy rookies Dan Keat, Dustin McCarty, Hector Jimenez, Jack McBean, Miguel Lopez, Paolo Cardozo and Ryan Thomas signed autographs while fans browsed some of the new 2011 Galaxy merchandise. Miss LA Galaxy Lara and court members Monique and Chelsea also greeted fans and handed out special gifts, including a Galaxy beanie, tshirt and bracelet. PHOTOS

Fri., March 11

2011 Galaxy Kick Off Luncheon presented by Herbalife
Galaxy fans enjoyed a buffet lunch and plenty of surprises from Galaxy players and staff! Some lucky fans received scarves from the players, while others were recipients of autographed Galaxy balls.  After the event, players continued to do interviews with ESPN TV and Radio properties. See photos from both the luncheon and interviews, as well as listen to a few of the interviews.

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