Friday, August 7, 2009

How Do Like Them Apples!

The Galaxy made their way over to Harvard this afternoon, not to $%#@ up some smart kids, but rather for a day of training under pristine skies in one of nation's oldest stadiums on the campus of one of the world's oldest universities.
Harvard was founded in 1636, while Harvard Stadium, where the club trained today, was built more than 100 years ago in 1903. At that time it was the first permanent stadium for American intercollegiate athletics, though we're fairly certain that it did not have FieldTurf at that time as it does now. (The FieldTurf was installed in 2006.)
A total of 19 players, including both goalkeepers, made their way East last night ahead of the game on Saturday evening (or afternoon if you're back in LA).
As most of you already know from reading the blog year round, training sessions the day before the game are usually pretty quick, with the team opening with a run and some 5v2 before breaking off to do functional work with the anticipated starting 11 going through a series of attacking and defending options.
Once all of that is out of the way, the starters head to one end of the field to work on set pieces and the reserves play a small-sided game at the other end.

Not surprisingly, today was no different.

Following the session we caught up with Gregg who not only grew up just a few hours away in New Jersey, but also has some strong ties to the city of Boston. He spent a lot of his youth in and around the city, spending much of his time over at Fenway Park where his godfather, Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, the last man to win baseball's Triple Crown, long patrolled left field.

Here's what he had to say about coming back to his home away from home.

And finally, check back soon for the latest episode of This Week Inside the Galaxy.

2 comments: said...

This Week Inside the Galaxy is giving me an error message... this video is private.

Can you please fix? Thanks!

charlesj27 said...

REQUEST: Can you please post the info from LA Galaxy's Viewing Parties Page for those LA Galaxy fans that can make it to support our team during AWAY games at some of our local pubs/restaurants. I believe the LA Galaxy Service reps are working with our Supporters groups to get the word out.
I am going to try & attend the one in Burbank, CA - since that's the closest to me. Thanks!