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Robert Mora

Training Update: Jersey Boys

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Some friendly faces met the team as they arrived at their New Jersey hotel on Thursday, with the U.S. National Team trio of Edson, Omar and Landon all staying in the area after playing against Brazil on Tuesday night.

Those three, as well as Donovan Ricketts, who arrived last night from Trinidad, where he helped Jamaica to a 3-1 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, were on the field at Montclair State this afternoon as the Galaxy went through their final workout ahead of tomorrow night's game against the Red Bulls.

Coming on the heels of yesterday's six hour flight East, the team went through a lengthy warmup and played a series of 7v2 games before getting down to the bulk of the training.

Once that was done, the guys were divided into two teams for some possession, that saw the guys playing eight on eight with BJ (in orange), playing for both sides. Connect 10 straight passes, get a point - team with the most points wins - it's as simple as that.

Once the guys got their instruction...

it was game on for Jovan and the guys in blue...

with Leonardo keeping the ball under the watchful gaze of Birchall...

Gregg was looking for an open option...

and BJ getting free to receive a pass amid a sea of green pinnies.

While the guys were doing that, David Beckham, who made the trip to New York for tomorrow's game, worked out on the side with Armando Rivas and Ben Yauss as he continues his rehabilitation.