Real Madrid Arrives in Los Angeles

Team begins preseason training in LA on Tuesday

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Robert Mora / LA Galaxy

Real Madrid is now in Los Angeles.

The Spanish giants are in town to take on the LA Galaxy in the Herbalife World Football Challenge this Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the first of three matches the team will play on U.S. soil as part of their preseason.

Upon their arrival in L.A. on Monday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and the rest of the star-studded Real Madrid squad boarded a bus and headed to their hotel.

Speaking to RealMadrid.com on his expectations for this preseason tour, Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho said, "We’re here to work, improve and face other teams. I don’t want to win a preseason match 15-0. I want them all to be difficult.  Los Angeles Galaxy are a complicated opponent because they’ve already played 14 or 16 league games this season."

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Tickets are still available for that match, as low as $40.  Fans attending the match should be aware of the closures on the 405 freeway scheduled for Saturday and access the LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid Information web page, featuring directions to the stadium, details about public transportation options, and a list of local hotels, as well as stadium and parking information for the Coliseum, including a full schedule for World Football Challenge Fan Zone, which will have food, interactive activities and live music beginning at 3 p.m.

 

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