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.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Posted by LA Galaxy at 2:43 PM