MIAMI— The LA Galaxy wrapped up their week-long training camp in Miami on Friday with their final practice at Florida International University before heading to Frisco, Texas to take on FC Dallas.
The week has been a valuable one for LA who faced off against Italian giants AC Milan on Wednesday and trained for three days FIU.
But what specifically did the team gain from their week in Miami?
LANDON DONOVAN: “The most important thing is building camaraderie. It’s been just a chance to get together in the middle of the season and sort of regroup. The games were good, but I think that most importantly, just having the chance to hang out together get to know each other a bit better. It’ll help us.”
MARCELO SARVAS: “We learned a lot when we played against the biggest team, but it was also important that the team spent time together as one. We spent time together at dinner or wherever, and it allows you to feel more partnership with the guys that you play with.”
SEAN FRANKLIN: “We’ve played against some of the top teams in the world and it was a good experience for us. We’ve seen the way those teams play simple and how each guy is helping one another, and how they play defensively. Maybe we can implement that in our game.”
BRUCE ARENA: “I don’t know. Hopefully, the experience against Milan and spending time together as a team is important and hopefully, that translates to something positive on Sunday night in Dallas. We’ll just see.”