Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Back Again

After taking a few days off to recharge the batteries, the blog is back with a series of notes from the start of the week.
  • As we announced on Monday, Josh Wicks underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

  • Landon will be back with us for Saturday's game against the Crew as he was released for National Team camp after scoring his 36th international goal in the 8-0 win over Barbados on Sunday.

  • Carlos Ruiz will be back in Los Angeles, but not with the Galaxy, as Guatemala will take on St. Lucia at the Coliseum. Ruiz scored four goals to become the all-time leading scorer in Guatemala history as Los Chapines won the first leg 6-0 in Guatemala City.

  • Edson Buddle was named the Player of the Week for the second time this year after scoring his hat trick against the Quakes. His first goal of the night was nominated for the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week award, but it appears that Clyde Simms will be the runaway winner of that award. Of the 12 Player of the Week awards given out this year, Galaxy players have won six of them.

  • With Wicks out, the Galaxy have brought in Brian Perk from the Rios Under-20s to train with the club.

  • Clint Mathis remains with the Galaxy, spending time training with the squad and also working out on the side with Chris Neville.

  • Lastly, there was a pitbull loose on the field the last two days as former Dutch international Edgar Davids, a friend of Ruud's, has come out to train with the club while spending some of his offseason in Los Angeles. The Ajax midfielder played 74 times for Holland, playing at the European Championships in 1996, 2000 and 2004, as well as the 1998 World Cup in France.


charlesj27 said...

Josh Wicks is out with a torn-meniscus, too... Sorry to hear that - Hope he gets better and recovers well! What about Charles Alamo? Is he still on target to get back on the training field (scrimmaging with the rest of the team)? I wish Carlos Ruiz lots of luck and lots of goals against St. Lucia on Saturday.
YES! Landon is back with our LA Galaxy team! WooHoo!!! He'll definitely be able to help our LA Galaxy with assists, passes, and break-outs this Saturday! Welcome back, Landon!!! Good luck to US Team against Barbados on Sunday!
Wonderful! Excellent! Amazing! - Edgar Davids training with our LA Galaxy; Clint Mathis training with our LA Galaxy! Nice!!! Cool!!! Edgar Davids is the epitome of Midfield POWER, BITE, STRENGTH, ATTITUDE, POSESSION. When I see Shalrie Joseph play for New England Revs, Shalrie reminds me somewhat of Edgar Davids. Welcome to LA, Edgar... Please stay with our team as long as possible!!!
This is promising & positive news - Thanks!!!

starinyourfire said...

i'm really glad Carlos is now the all time goal leader for Guatemala. i love the way this team is playing at the moment and we can now build on a lead.

Noah said...

Is it true that Scunthorpe United is chasing after one of the Galaxy's players? If so, who is it?

Uilleam Alba Mac Gafraidh said...

Nothing on the official Scunny website mate!