Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gearing up for New Zealand

At training, the guys were divided into two sides today for an intrasquad scrimmage game ahead of the club's trip to Auckland, New Zealand in December.

The squads:

In Black: Josh Saunders, Ante Jazic, Eduardo Dominguez, Troy Roberts, Jack Stewart, Michael Gavin, Alvaro Pires, Mike Muñoz, Chris Klein, Bryan Jordan, Jovan Kirovski.

In White: Josh Wicks, Mike Randolph, Brandon McDonald, Julian Valentin, Leo Griffin, Eddie Lewis, Josh Tudela, David Beckham, Tristan Bowen, Elly Allen, Allan Gordon.

Second Half Subs: Israel Sesay (White) and Greg Vanney (Black).

The recap:

The Black Squad won an evenly played match, 1-0, on a first half goal from Mike Muñoz.

The goal came down in the 18th minute, on a play that started when Jovan Kirovski whipped a ball into the box to Chris Klein. Klein then played the ball back to Muñoz, who was crashing the box from the midfield and gave the Black Squad the lead.

Kirovski, who registered an assist on the goal, had a chance to add to the sqaud's lead when the referee awarded them with a penalty kick late in the second half. White Squad goalkeeper Josh Wicks, however, stopped Kirovski's attempt to keep the score 1-0.

The team will train three days again next week at The Home Depot Center.


Anonymous said...

Again, it's much appreciated for the updates that you guys can provide. Even though we're nearing our post-season & off-season; continue to update us. I am glad that LA Galaxy is giving chances & opportunities to other players to show what they can bring on the pitch. Yes, we should as best as reasonably possible try to maintain the contributing core of players... however, the club and organization needs to make decisions based on which candidates can consistently and convincingly provide results. Results that steer this club & organziation towards better soccer & in turn more wins.

somebody said...

Only 1-0! That is very good I think. I hope they can keep this up when they go on to the actual pitch and against the actual opponent.

Please update more. Really appreciate it! And oh..please post at least twice a day when all of you are going on the tour. Kinda fill my day a bit when reading and hearing about them in this off-season.

Anonymous said...

Saw the Day At the Links video (posted on the Main LA Galaxy page at Looks like everyone had a good time out in the California sun playing golf for charity. From the video it seemed that the team that Alan Gordon was on took away the prize. Landon seemed to have done incredibly well during this match also.

QUESTION: Is it possible to see, take pictures with, and get autographs from our LA Galaxy players on the day of the 2008 MLS Cup? I was thinking that it would be spectacular if the LA Galaxy organization were to arrange maybe a 2 hour time-frame BEFORE the 2008 MLS Cup event at the HDC for all of us loyal/die-hard fans to get one last chance to see our players before the season officially ends.
I know it will not be easy... since many people are working diligently to make sure that the 2008 Supporters Summit event also being held that same weekend goes as well as possible. I think it's incredible sweet justice that Sigi Schmid and his Crew gets to come back to LA to participate and maybe even win the 2008 MLS Playoffs & Cup. On the other hand, I am also very much hoping that Bruce, Dave, Cobi, and Paul are doing all they can to bring in teh players this team must have before 2009 season starts. The pre-season has got to be fully lined with instense training, conditioning, scrimmaging, and pre-season bouts with other local clubs. Preparation, Preparation, Preparation!!!

Anonymous said...

I want to wish our LA Galaxy RIOS U-16 & U-18 teams plenty of fight, will, drive, and smart-playmaking tomorrow against Santa Cruz County Breakers & Mustang SC. Be strong & be confident. Play together - it takes all 11 on field to play smart, capable, winning soccer. I'll definitely try to make it to the game next/following Saturday against Real So Cal at Pierce College.