LA Galaxy Announce Travel Roster for Asia Pacific Tour 2011
CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, November 26, 2011) – The MLS Cup 2011 champion LA Galaxy today announced their travel roster for the upcoming Asia Pacific Tour 2011, presented by Herbalife. The club departs tonight for Jakarta, Indonesia for the start of the three-nation tour, which will see the Galaxy play in Jakarta on Wednesday, November 30, in Manila, Philippines on December 3 and in Melbourne, Australia on December 6.
A total of 27 of the 30 players that helped the Galaxy win MLS Cup 2011 last week will be a part of the Asia Pacific Tour, with only the injured Sean Alvarado, Chad Barrett and Leonardo not flying with the club to Indonesia tonight. The roster is highlighted by MLS Best XI selections David Beckham, Landon Donovan, who was also the MLS Cup MVP, Todd Dunivant and 2011 MLS Defender of the Year Omar Gonzalez, as well as postseason heroes A.J. DeLaGarza, Robbie Keane, Mike Magee, Josh Saunders and more.
The Asia Pacific Tour will open in Jakarta on Wednesday, November 30 when the Galaxy will face the Indonesia National Team at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (7pm local time, 4am PT). Three days later, the club will travel to Manila to face the Philippines National Team at Rizal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, December 3 (7:30pm local time, 3:30am PT). This will be the first appearance by the Galaxy in both Indonesia and Philippines.
Following those games, the Galaxy will head to Australia where they will conclude their three-game tour against Melbourne Victory of the Hyundai A-League in the Hyundai Melbourne Challenge. That game will be played at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Tuesday, December 6 (7:30pm local time, 12:30am PT).
LA Galaxy Roster for Asia Pacific Tour 2011 presented by Herbalife
GOALKEEPERS (3) – Brian Perk, Donovan Ricketts, Josh Saunders
DEFENDERS (8) – Gregg Berhalter, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, Frankie Hejduk, Dasan Robinson, Ryan Thomas
MIDFIELDERS (12) – David Beckham, Chris Birchall, Paolo Cardozo, Landon Donovan, Hector Jimenez, Bryan Jordan, Juninho, Dan Keat, Jovan Kirovski, Mike Magee, Dustin McCarty, Michael Stephens
FORWARDS (4) – Adam Cristman, Robbie Keane, Miguel Lopez, Jack McBean
HEAD COACH – Bruce Arena
For more information about the Galaxy’s Asia Pacific Tour 2011, presented by Herbalife, please visit the club’s official website at www.lagalaxy.com or search #asiapactour on Twitter.