After a day off on Wednesday, the Galaxy returned to training this afternoon with a high energy session that began in earnest the club’s preparations for Saturday’s game at Buck Shaw Stadium against the rival San Jose Earthquakes. Bruce Arena, still recovering from Dengue Fever, led the team through a series of crossing and finishing drills as well as a game of possession.
With the conditions on the day closely mimicking the conditions that the
team will face in the Bay Area on Saturday, the guys began the day with
some possession, that featured David Beckham donning the orange bib
that indicated he was playing for which ever team was in possession of
After more than 15 minutes of that, the group broke up to do some attacking movements, with David, Klein and Stephens sending crosses in from the right and Todd, Alex and Eddie whipping balls in from the left for the group of forwards that included Landon, Edson, Mike and Tristan.
The goal for the drill was simple, get in behind the defense and get shots off. But as simple as that sounds, it was not all fun and games for the Galaxy's attacking players, as they had to go up against the best defense in MLS...their own.
Training continued with a small sided game before finishing as most of these do, with a competitive finishing game that saw a number of different players firing balls into the box for the forwards to try and put past Josh or Brian with their head or on the volley.