Friday, August 14, 2009

Welcome to the Newbies

The newest MLS team is in town for tomorrow night's game and Bruce Arena and Co. have the Galaxy ready. LA is unbeaten in their last six games and will look to make that seven straight against the Sounders.

These same two teams met on May 10 in Seattle, with Alan Gordon scoring in a 1-1 draw. But this time, the Galaxy will be looking to go one better and earn the full three points.

Landon Donovan played the full 90 minutes on that day in Seattle, but he may not be available this time out after being diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus. Landon is listed as questionable on the official injury report and is status will be re-evaluated before the game on Saturday, with Bruce hopeful that his captain will be cleared and ready to go.

Here is what Bruce had to say this afternoon...

Todd Dunivant also discussed Saturday's all important Western Conference clash...

To go more in depth with this game, be sure to check out the game preview at and be sure to download the game guide.

We'll be back tomorrow with This Week Inside the Galaxy, the View from the Booth and all of the action from The HDC.

1 comment:

charlesj27 said...

Thanks for the pics and the audio. The audio from Head Coach Bruce was useful for me since it answered the question that I had... "Will Edson or Alecko be available to play tonight's game?". And, Bruce has answered it as "NO". That means that more than likely, as in Foxborough against the Revs, we will have Kirovski and Gordon up top. Again, my hope is that Bryan Jordan, Kyle Patterson, Leonard Griffin - all get more minutes in these games. We can seriously use their activity level and energy when they come in as subs. I really hope our team does a strong and steady job in containing Montero, Jaqua, Le Toux, and Zakuani. It seems like a LOT to ask for - but, if anything - Bruce has been able to instill into this team defensive consistency. Get well Landon... I hope you get the rest and recovery you need. Tonight's game is going to be very tricky; our team really have to work extremely together, communicate, work with and for each other to manage their shifting points of attack. Every player of ours have to be sharp, alert, and ready for a tough, tough game!