LA Galaxy return to training ahead of FC Shirak friendly

LA continues prep for Home Opener; Donovan and Gonzalez return to training this week

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, February 3, 2014) – The LA Galaxy continue its preseason camp at StubHub Center this week in advance of the 2014 MLS season. As part of the club’s preparations, Bruce Arena’s side will play Chivas USA in a closed door scrimmage at StubHub Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. The Galaxy will take on Armenian Premier League champions Shirak FC in a preseason friendly at StubHub Center on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 9 the Galaxy will depart to Mexico City, Mexico in advance of the team’s preseason scrimmage against Pumas UNAM on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez will return to Galaxy training Thursday, Feb. 6 and will be available to media at University Field #1 following training. Donovan and Gonzalez both went 90 minutes as the United States defeated Korea Republic 2-0 at StubHub Center Saturday afternoon to conclude the U.S. Men’s National Team January camp.

 

Galaxy Training Schedule (All times Pacific)

Date           

Start Time Location

Monday, Feb. 3

*** DAY OFF ***  

Tuesday, Feb. 4                       

10 a.m. StubHub Center – University Field #1

Wednesday, Feb. 5

10:30 a.m. StubHub Center - Closed Door Scrimmage: LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA

Thursday, Feb. 6     

10 a.m.  StubHub Center – University Field #1

Friday, Feb. 7     

10 a.m. StubHub Center – University Field #1

Saturday, Feb. 8       

6 p.m. StubHub Center – LA Galaxy vs. Shirak FC

Sunday, Feb. 9                  

*** DEPART FOR MEXICO ***  

Media availability will take place fieldside following training on select days. Media members wishing to attend training are asked to contact the Galaxy Communications Department prior to the session that you wish to attend. Please be advised that training sessions vary in length so be sure to arrive as close to the start of training as possible.

Interview Requests outside of these time periods can be made via email with the Galaxy Communications Department at mediarequests@lagalaxy.com or by contacting any member of the Department.

 

LA GALAXY PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The LA Galaxy will play a series of preseason friendlies in addition to a number of closed door scrimmages in the build-up to the 2014 campaign.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5: 

LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA (closed door scrimmage) – 10:30 a.m. – StubHub Center

Saturday, Feb. 8

 LA Galaxy vs. Shirak FC – 6:00 p.m. – StubHub Center

Tuesday, Feb. 11:

LA Galaxy at Pumas UNAM (closed door scrimmage) – 11:00 a.m. – Mexico City, Mexico

Saturday, Feb. 15:

LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes – 7:00 p.m - Chukchansi Park (Fresno, Calif.)

Saturday, March 8:

Home Opener – LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake – 7:30 p.m. - StubHub Center

 

LA GALAXY ANNOUNCE LA GALAXY II

The LA Galaxy announced last week that the club has formed LA Galaxy II, a professional team that will compete in USL PRO, a division of U.S. Soccer below Major League Soccer. The LA Galaxy are the first Major League Soccer club to own and operate a lower division professional team within the club’s player development structure. Curt Onalfo has been promoted and named the head coach of LA Galaxy II and will be charged with leading the USL PRO side and developing players for the LA Galaxy first team. LA Galaxy II, presented by Herbalife, will train and play all of its home matches at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Season tickets for the 2014 MLS season are on sale now, starting at just $250. Becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member gives fans the opportunity to see every Galaxy home game as well as number of additional benefits such as access to Town Hall meetings with Galaxy leaders, discounts on additional single game tickets, entrance into the club’s new Season Ticket Member loyalty program and much more as well as discounts at all TEAM LA locations and on select camps at the Galaxy Soccer Center in Torrance. For more information about becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member, please call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visit www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.

 

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