Friday, July 25, 2008

Looking Forward to Dallas

It's day two of practice at the Track and Field Stadium, and we caught up with a few players before they head over to Dallas tomorrow morning to take on FCD for the second time this season. But first, here are a few notes from today's session.

Sean Franklin was back on the field for the first time since suffering a knee injury prior to the July 10 game against Chivas USA. He will look to train again tomorrow before having his status for Sunday decided.

Mondou Bojang and Mike Munoz were both in training with the club, as was goalkeeper Jordan King. Munoz is expected to accompany the team to Dallas for Monday’s reserve game, as is defender Brandon Owens.

Brandon McDonald worked out on the side with Fitness Coach John Ireland and is nearing a return to training.

Ireland has joined the Galaxy’s backroom staff as the Fitness Coach, replacing Chris Neville who returned to England earlier in the month. John has spent time with the Colorado Rapids as well as Derby County but is now glad to have joined the Galaxy setup.

Here’s what the guys had to say after today’s session…



John Ireland leads the squad in their cooldown after today's session.

Cobi got involved with today's session, showing that he's still got the skills to get it done.

Sean Franklin was back on the field for the first time since his knee injury. After the session, Franklin said the knee felt good.


Anonymous said...

The uptick it the amount of "news" is very welcome. Kudos to the LA Galaxy Blog team.

charlesj27 said...

Guys @ the Official Blog - Thanks; we appreciate the team updates, the injury updates, the pics, and new/updated info! Believe me when we say that we truly want to see and hear these updates in our team members and the supporting staff.
Practice diligently and hard! As Gordo said - it's going to be hot... but, may be a bit humid too - didn't a tornado front just pass through the southern part of Texas this week??? I'm hoping that all our guys are getting to understand each other a LOT better - knowing and learning timing, movements, plays, positions. One of the most important things that the young ones (rookies) of this team have to learn and develop is dribble and ball control while attacking. I'm not sure if Kenny Cooper and Juan Toja will be available for the coming match - but, these two guys are certainly quality opponents that our team needs to mark effectively and play very well against. Wish the team best of luck! Play solid - Play with emphases - Play to secure and win!