It's so close but we're just across the river in New Jersey, getting ready for Thursday night's game against the Red Bulls.
The team will have a training session tonight at Giants Stadium, giving all the players a chance to get used to the surface. Having had only one session so far this week, the players all expect to go a little harder than they usually do the day before a game, without over-doing anything.
All fans will be glad to know that a familiar face met us at the hotel when we arrived as Donovan Ricketts had flown up on Monday from Miami, where he played on Friday with Jamaica. The Reggae Boyz weren't knocked out of the Gold Cup officially until Sunday afternoon, so rather than fly to LA on Monday, just to fly back to the East Coast on Tuesday, Bruce and the rest of the coaching staff gave Donovan the day off on Monday and let him fly directly to the Garden State.
We'll be back later on today with notes and photos from practice as well as some video from this afternoon's press conference with Bruce Arena, David Beckham and Juan Carlos Osorio.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Posted by LA Galaxy at 12:18 PM