Thursday, October 29, 2009

Back in Blue

After taking yesterday off, the Galaxy were back at work this morning ahead of Sunday afternoon's clash with Chivas USA.

After their warmup, the team went straight into a full field 11v11 game that would go for 10-15 minutes before the coaches stopped play, made some adjustments and played for another 10-15 minutes. This went on for nearly an hour, giving everyone a chance to get some touches on the ball and get prepared for the types of challenges Chivas USA might present come Sunday.

After the game, the coaches went through both attacking and defending set pieces before giving the guys a chance to work on their own ahead of their team video session.
As is usually the case, the guys used their free time to work on their finishing, doing the "teams of two and first to four goals" game that has been so popular as of late. But unlike last week, Dema and Tony were unable to pull out a victory, with the duo of Todd and Mike combining to claim the title.

After the drill, a few of the guys stayed out on the field to put in a little more work with Landon and Edson staying out the longest, working with Chris Klein on some crossing and finishing.

After the training session, the LA Galaxy Foundation, along with The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation, opened its doors and allowed to the community to Trick-or-Treat inside The Home Depot Center. More than 500 kids showed up for the annual Halloween "Treat-N"Suites" event. Galaxy players Tony Sanneh, Todd Dunivant, Omar Gonzalez and Mike Magee where here giving out candy and signing autographs.


charlesj27 said...

Thanks very much for the updates - especially as our LA Galaxy get prepared for the post-season push into Cup Finals. I hope the guys that attended the kids' event has fun. This team and these players now have their full-chance to play very strong and very cohesively. I want to believe in this team, these players, and the coaches' preparations and expectations. Go get 'em, LA Galaxy - Go get 'em!

Anonymous said...

this is such a great ensemble, the meet an greet was fun. i love la and our team. no doubt in my mind that we can take the whole thing.