Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back At It

After receiving almost three days off, the Galaxy were back in training this evening for a short evening session at The Home Depot Center.

The numbers were a bit small with Landon and Chris Klein in Salt Lake City for tonight's All-Star Game. Landon came on in the second half of that game after flying to Utah earlier today, while Klein was in his former stomping grounds helping MLS WORKS, the charitable arm of MLS. Additionally, Donovan, Alecko, Edson, Sean and Julian all working out inside with the training staff.

That left Bruce and Co. just 18 field players to work with, but it was more than enough to train as the guys went through an extensive warmup before moving to some simple passing drills that got everyone moving freely and ready to go.

The majority of the session focused on possession games, with the guys going 9v9 and 10v8 before wrapping up with even more fitness drills.

On the other side of town, Barcelona was going through their first training session since arriving in LA earlier in the day while Galaxy fans gathered en masse in Pasadena for the club's Block Party that was helping to get everyone into the mood for Saturday's game back at the Rose Bowl.

We'll be back with more tomorrow with the guys saying how fired up they are to play Barcelona, and based on the response that we've gotten from the fans, it seems like you guys are to which is sure to make Saturday and unbelievable experience that you won't want to miss.


charlesj27 said...

Thanks for the training update. 2 more days until game-night. I hope it will be a spectacular night of football. Our team/ our players should not be nervice and second-guess their roles and playing time. They need to really put everything else away on game-night and just focus on playing confident, full-alert, fast soccer. Have fun - enjoy the time & the experience. Take these next two practice days seriously (as if there are exams on performance at the end of each day) - move the ball fast, connect/link-up, position... so much is going to depend on playing with quickness and energy... but, moreover not to play nervicely. Wish all of our guys lots of luck. Still hoping that Edson, Alecko, Sir Don, and Dema are all on the recovery track to play on Saturday!

The Fan said...

Thank you for this update!

But more pictures and at least a video please! Really appreciate it. Thank you v. much!