Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Getting Ready for United


Today was the first day of the rest of our season. Well, sort of.

After having Sunday and Monday off, the guys returned to the field today ahead of Sunday's season opener against D.C. United. Eddie Lewis. who had been out since being taken out in the first half of the PPC championship game on Feb. 21., returned to the field as well. Lewis stretched with the team, but was on his own for most of the session. He will look to do more tomorrow.

Donovan Ricketts did not practice.

For the training session, the guys were split into four groups for games of 5 v 5. These contest are very usually competitive and today was no exception. The matches are a great way to start the week. Not sure which team won, but a group of veterans, led by Landon Donovan, seemed to be most pleased at the end.

FS West was here to shoot their first feature of the season. We won't give any of the details away, you'll just have to tune in to "Galaxy Live" (at 11:30 a.m. on PrimeTicket) to find out who is being profiled.

Most of the media was interested in talking to Bruce Arena and Tony Sanneh, the club's latest addition to the roster. Arena said Sanneh had yet to miss a single training session ("there probably aren't five other players who have accomplish that in preseason," said Arena) and that he's helped Omar.

Hear more about what Bruce had to say.



And here are Tony's thoughts on signing with the Galaxy.



We also caught up with Eddie Lewis, who is happy to be back on the field with the guys.



As an extra bonus, here are more photos from today's training session.





15 comments:

charlesj27 said...

Guys, thanks so much for giving us training updates. Yes, I likes! Therre's audio and there's the pics. Appreciate it. I hope the guys are going to show very well against DC United. I hope so... The passing, holding, rolling, waiting/timing has to be more practiced and solid. Remember, all of these things change dramatically when constant pressure is applied. This is why competitive environments and scrimmages are so valuable! Keep it up, guys - keep it up!

charlesj27 said...

Well, Tony - looks like the professionalism, hard work, and showing up every day helped. Please do your very best on the pitch during games. I hope you are getting more and more match fit. It's tough (believe me, I know how agonizing it can be when we're older). Teach all of the young guys as best as you can and as often as you can!

Anonymous said...

Arn't the practices closed? And, you have to catch the players on the way to the locker room?

Anonymous said...

shadow picture is dumb?

Anonymous said...

Gracias for the pics, audio and infos.

Fair enough that Sanneh gets a deal, however
can we have Alexi Lalas back aswell, having put his boots back on and start for the G's in defense tough ?

Ben

Galaxy Til I Die said...

So there is a photo of a shadow. Is this a subtle hint that there is someone training with the club that we don't yet know about?

Anonymous said...

Is Wicks going to be in goal? If he is, three for us!

Anonymous said...

If that shadow picture is a subtle hint of a new player that means this blog sucks. This blogs shouldn't be withholding information from us. Blogs for sports teams are meant to let the fans know information, rumors, or the buzz that's going on. On another note, I love what they're doing up in Seattle with the idea of allowing the fans to vote on stuff and make decisions. Also congrats to Vancouver for they're expansion team. Lastly, if LA Galaxy doesn't pull through this year and make it to the playoffs they entire management of this team needs to be fired.

Anonymous said...

wicks is gone where u been

Anonymous said...

the shadow pic is bruce talkin to the media

George said...

Anonymous at 11:52, Crayton is injured so Wicks may start for DC.

Anonymous said...

Great INFO! I check out this blog everyday. Thanks. Looking foward for a great season..

Anonymous said...

Arena's shadow is not artistic I tell you that much

Rudy said...

Great stuff, this blog seems to be improving keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I think you guys will be fine against DC united