Thursday, August 6, 2009

UPDATE: Getting Ready for New England


The guys held their last training session at the Home Depot Center ahead of Saturday's game against in New England on Wednesday. Following Tuesday's workout, the guys worked more on strategy this time around, focusing on 11v11 drills.







One of the positives from Thursday's workout was the sight of Dema Kovalenko going all out on the field. Dema, who payed 24 minutes on Saturday against Barcelona, continued to work his way back to match fitness with another full day's of work. We caught up with Dema afterward and here's what he had to say about his return...

Another player who continues to work his way back from injury is defender Sean Franklin. Sean, who's been out since May following surgery to repair a torn hamstring tendon, was out of the field working by himself. Sean has been out on the field before, but this was one of the first times we've seen him work out while out there.



After the session, we caught up with Mike Magee about Saturday's game. Also, David Beckham spoke with the media about facing the Revs, this year's squad in comparison to last years' and Seattle Sounders midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.

Here's what Mike and David had to say...

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David...

UPDATE: For those that preffer moving pictures, or talkies, here is video of the guys getting ready for New England.

6 comments:

charlesj27 said...

Glad to hear that some of our players are making their way out of injury mode little by little. I wish all of these players steady, solid, and promising full-recovery. It's good to see Sean and Dema out on the training field again. How's Edson adn Alecko? Any updates on them?

Anonymous said...

Great update. Love the video!

charlesj27 said...

Echo/Ditto... Thanks for posting the video also. Nice. I am glad there's more personality & ownership in our backline players now... this attitude and constant habit goes a long way in helping the GKs stay where they need to be in front of net. I'm also glad that Bruce and Dave have insisted that marking & defensive manuevers take place at every spot on the field, not just the back. From the video, it seems that the guys are also working very hard on transitionary play(s) and ball-movement - also, good to see; 'cause, heck everyone knows that's absolutely necessary. But, that has to be taken in with the awareness and alertness where opposing teams with younger/faster players can apply pressure on the ball in more spots and cut down room fast... So, when practicing on the field; the practices really need to pick up pace, urgency, and competitiveness - so, as to catch mistakes and holes.

George said...

More injury updates would be much appreciated, especially on Edson, Ricketts, and Alecko.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the practice updates! I would love to see these every day! More behind-the-scenes stuff, even on travel day...

CONGRATS are in order for the team to be tied in MLS for LEAST AMOUNT OF LOSSES(3) and MOST TIES (10). While we were all mocking the run of ties we had, it shows that our team NEVER GIVES UP and WON'T SETTLE FOR A LOSS! Those ties have turned into WINS lately, so CONGRATS!

Can we start to party like it's 2002 or 2005 yet???

Carlos Diego said...

Olá Meu nome é Diego, tenho 20 anos, Sou fã do Donovan, acho ele muito bom jogador, meu sonho era jogar nos Estados Unidos, Creio q posso jogar melhor do que 50% dos jogadores da liga mLS...
o q me faltou foi oportunidade, agora ja tenho 20 anos e falta preparo fisico, mais é isso...Galaxy Campeão!!