Monday, June 8, 2009

We Are Going to Be Friends

The guys are ready for tomorrow night's friendly against Club Sport Herediano of Costa Rica. LAGalaxy.com's Larry Morgan spoke with Tristan Bowen and Julian Valentin about the game and chance to get on the field and show the coaching staff, and the Galaxy fans, what they're capable of.

A few notes about the game...

  • Julian Valentin has returned from his month long loan spell with the Cleveland City Stars of the USL First Division. Valentin played in five games during his time in Cleveland, scoring one goal and getting sent off once. He trained with the team on Monday.
  • Also at training today was South African midfielder Mark Haskins, Irish defender Fred Murray and Danish defender Jamil Fearrington. Haskins has been in LA since last week, while Farrington and Murray trained with the club for the first time today. Murray last played with Exeter City in England while Fearrington plays in Denmark for Boldklubben Frem. All three are expected to be in uniform for tomorrow's game.
  • Herediano arrived in Los Angeles this evening and will go through a short training session at The HDC tonight ahead of tomorrow's game. Following the game, Herediano will fly to Dallas for a game against FC Dallas on Wednesday.
  • Herediano, who were awarded a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League today, bring a complete roster with them to Los Angeles, including Costa Rican internationals Andy Herron, Dennis Marshal and Ricardo Gonz├ílez who were all involved in both of Costa Rica's wins against the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup Qualifying last week.
  • Herron and Gerland McDonald are the only two players in the squad who have played in MLS, with Herron spending time with Chicago and Columbus and McDonald spending time with the Colorado Rapids.

5 comments:

charlesj27 said...

I like th title, guys - I don't know whether to smile and laugh or be worried. I hope you guys are aware that Costa Rican top-flight teams play an intense, aggressive football/soccer style... it could be two-three times the intensity of a Chivas USA rivalry match for our players. These guys take their football/soccer very seriously. I really hope Bruce Arena sets aside our normal starting 11 for the MLS match on Saturday against RSL... because, in terms of points that count towards title and trophy - that's what we gotta get right!
Hey, I'm not all complaining that we fans get a chance to view a good soccer match on a weekday. But, the coaches have to be smart here.
Guys,
I'm speechless... in shock, really... you guys can actually tell us when there are trialists training with the LA Galaxy. What... that isn't the norm - usually we have to scour for days everywhere else to get trialist info. So, what about training session pics - come on, I knwo you guys must have taken some pics!
I can't wait to see most of our youngsters play tomorrow - I hope they're really preapred and ready... as always, the team that sets the tone, the rhythm, managing and getting to the first & second balls have the best chance of scoring in the 1st half. However, that means playing smart; playing with purpose; and playing the ball quickly and fast - but, always moving. The ball has got to connect in and out using the width of the pitch. Good luck to our guys. Cannot wait to see how the trialists will do! What about Chris Birchall? Will we get a chance to see him play, as well? Is he back from T&T National Team duty?
I eagerly await for the pics!

Anonymous said...

ACB will be there in full force

Anonymous said...

please advice whether this game will be broadcasted online or what. Thx and keep up the good work!!!!

Anonymous said...

cj27 chris birchall has been gone.

Glen said...

thanks for posting all the info :)