Friday, February 27, 2009

Final Friday?

The Galaxy went through one of the club's final training sessions before Monday's roster and salary compliance day, meaning that this could be the final day of training with the Galaxy for some players.

For those that don't know, the Galaxy can have no more than 24 players (20 senior roster and four developmental roster spots) under contract by the end of the day on Monday and must be compliant with the league's salary budget.

Even with the deadline looming, today's training was not outwardly different than any other, with the players working on tactics and possession before breaking out to do fitness work and finishing with crossing and finishing drills.

In the fitness portion of training, the field players were paired up 1v1 with the coaches keeping track of who won each race.
While they were running, the goalkeepers were working on hitting the ball first time on pass backs, with all four keepers, including Donovan Ricketts, who participated in the entire session after missing the PPC because of a hamstring injury, trying to hit the ball with either foot to a stationary target, which was Ian Feuer.

Before the session closed with some crossing and finishing, with Sean Franklin, Chris Klein and Kyle Patterson all whipping balls into the box.

Bryan Jordan missed Friday's training with a foot injury while Eddie Lewis was also out with the hamstring injury that he picked up on Saturday against Suwon. Both players remained inside doing rehab work with members of the medical team.

While Eddie was not on the field this afternoon, he will be in Santa Monica on Saturday, March 7 to take part in the EA Sports FIFA Interactive World Cup on the 3rd Street Promenade and meet with the gamers.

To learn more about this event, click here.

Galaxy to Host Colorado in Open Cup Play-In Game

The Galaxy's road to a third U.S. Open Cup title will begin at The Home Depot Center on Tuesday, April 7 when they host the Colorado Rapids. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. and Galaxy season ticket holders will be able to use their Bonus Game 2 ticket.

This will be the second straight season in which the Galaxy host Colorado in an Open Cup Play-In Game. Last year, the Rapids claimed a 1-0 win, with the Rapids scoring the game’s only goal in the 82nd minute. The Galaxy, who won the Open Cup in 2001 and 2005, first participated in an Open Cup Play-In Game in 2007, when they defeated Columbus and New York to qualify for the Third Round of the Open Cup, where they were defeated by the Richmond Kickers.

The two sides are now scheduled to meet three times in the month of April, with the Galaxy also hosting the Rapids in league play on Saturday, April 4 and traveling to Colorado on Saturday, April 25.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Moving Pictures

The last couple of days at The Home Depot Center have been interesting, and Telemundo has been here to capture most of it. But what they didn't shoot, we did. We know how you love the videos.

First, Telemundo-52 came out on Wednesday to find out who's the Galaxy's best gamer. The game of choice was Mario Kart Wii, a highly popular game amongst the guys. We won't give the awnser away, but find out for yourself Sunday at 11 p.m. on Marcador Final, which is hosted by Galaxy Deportivo personality Alejandro Navarro and Mauricio Cardenas.

Also,on Thursday, Alex Sabillon got hooked up with the LA Galaxy through Mun2, a Telemundo-owned station. Sabillon, a young man from Texas, had the opportunity to train with some of the Galaxy players. He got some advice from Kleiny and went up against Omar on a one-on-one drill. He also played tennis soccer with Dema and was given a tour of the stadaium and facilities. Those he have what it takes to play for the Galaxy? Find out when the show airs later this summer.

Finally, the team played a closed-door scrimmage against UCLA on Wednesday. Even though it was closed-door, a few VIPs manage to sneak in. Among them, former Galaxy goalkeeper Jorge Campos, who came with good friend Claudio Suarez, and U.S. National Team Head Coach Bob Bradley.

Enjoy these highlights of the match, which include Omar González's first goal in a Galaxy jersey.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Five Players Waived; Number Changes

The Galaxy waived five players today, with Ely Allen, Steve Cronin, Brandon McDonald, Mike Randolph and Troy Roberts being let go. You can read the full press release at and we thank all five players for their service to the club.

Additionally, with the roster shrinking, a number of new squad numbers have been made available, with five guys already taking advantage of the vacancies.

Donovan Ricketts will now wear #1
Todd Dunivant will now wear #2
Omar Gonzalez will now wear #4
Josh Saunders will now wear #12
and Mike Magee will now wear #18 (which he debuted at the PPC)

Wednesday Holdover

We'll be announcing some roster moves in the next couple of hours, but in the meantime we thought that we would share a couple of notes to pass along from the past couple of days...

  • As we told you Monday, the local TV broadcast schedule is now set for 2009. Additionally, you can expect announcements regarding our English and Spanish radio deals in the next week.
  • As announced in the club's Weekly Update on Tuesday, David Kammarman has joined the Galaxy front office as our Director of Soccer Operations. In this role, which is markedly different than what Paul Bravo's role was during his tenure with the club, Kammarman will work closely with Bruce Arena and the Galaxy coaching staff in the areas of player personnel, scouting, talent evaluation, agent and MLS communication and Collective Bargaining Agreement compliance.
  • Bryan Jordan and Donovan Ricketts are each currently rehabbing from their foot and hamstring injuries, though neither injury is considered serious.
  • A big congratulations to our Team Chiropractor/Active Release Specialist Shunta Shimizu, whose wife gave birth to the couple's first child on Wednesday. Even with the birth of his daughter that morning, Shimizu still managed to make it to the stadium on time for the game against Oita that evening.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Local Broadcast Schedule Set

Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket are back for a fifth season as the Galaxy's local broadcast partner. The networks will air a total of 18 games on the season beginning with the season opener against D.C. United on March 22.

Jim Watson and Mark Rogondino are back in the booth for a third consecutive season while Jackie Pickering will be on the sidelines for all home games for a second straight year.

The network will also air "Galaxy Live", a 30-minute pregame show before each Galaxy broadcast, giving you the fan all the latest news and insight into your favorite club.

With this agreement, 29 of the Galaxy's 30 regular season games will be broadcast either locally or nationally. To see the complete television broadcast schedule, visit the Galaxy's Official Website.

But before you head over there, take a look back at the Pan-Pacific Championship Final.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

PPC Final Notes

  • A left hamstring sustained at Tuesday's practice caused Donovan Ricketts to miss a second consecutive game while Bryan Jordan was rested because of a foot injury.
  • Undrafted rookie Yohance Marshall made his Galaxy debut in the second half by replacing Tony Sanneh at halftime.
  • A.J. DeLaGarza made his second appearance for the Galaxy. DeLaGarza, who played three minutes in Wednesday's 2-0 win, came in off the bench at left back the 32nd minute for Eddie Lewis, who started the game wearing the captain's armband and was taken out after sustaining a left hamstring injury.
  • Tony Sanneh took the armband from Lewis while Chris Klein wore it for the second half.
  • Mike Magee's penalty kick goal in the 89th minute was his first goal since September 27, 2008.

Bruce Arena press conference

Sean Franklin

Josh Saunders

A Trophy is in the Waiting

The Galaxy will play for their first trophy of 2009 tonight when they host the K-League's Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the Final of the Pan-Pacific Championship. Here is the lineup that Bruce will put out onto the field tonight as they aim for their second win in as many games.






Subs: Wicks, DeLaGarza, Marshall, Tudela, Patterson, Magee, Buddle.

Donovan Ricketts misses tonight's game with a hamstring injury while Bryan Jordan is rested because of a foot injury.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Looking at the Opposition

Here is a look at our opponent on Saturday night, Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Star midfielder Edu spoke to reporters following the 1-0 win over Shandong Luneng on Wednesday night, as did head coach Cha Bum-Kun, who had some rather interesting things to say.

Tim Leiweke Speaks to Gazzetta

AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke spoke to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday to clarify the situation surrounding David Beckham and his current loan agreement with AC Milan.

The link to Gazzetta will be up on this site later today for those of you who speak Italian. Or if you like your news in English, check on the ESPN Soccernet or Sky Sports reports.

As more stories come up from this, we'll provide links here.

And while we're providing links, don't forget to buy your tickets for the Pan-Pacific Championship Final, which will see the Galaxy host Suwon Samsung Bluewings at 8 p.m. on Saturday night.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Looking Back at the Win Over Oita

The boys took care of business in blue last night, winning 2-0 behind goals from Edson Buddle and Jovan Kirovski. Eddie Lewis captained the side while Omar Gonzalez made his debut, playing 90 minutes in central defense.

Take a look at these images from the game and then scroll to the bottom to see what Bruce, Sean, Edson, Omar, A.J. and Kyle had to say, as well as a video to recap the evening.

Edson talks about getting back on the field and getting on the scoresheet.

Sean Franklin was back on the field, playing 87 minutes at right back less than a month after undergoing bi-lateral hernia surgery in Germany.

A.J., Kyle and Omar talk about their debuts.

And Bruce recaps the entire evening.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Postgame Notes

We'll have quotes for you in the AM, but for now, a couple of quick notes to wrap up the night.

  • Donovan Ricketts was rested after feeling his left hamstring tighten up after training on Tuesday. He will continue to work with the training staff this week to get ready for Saturday's game.
  • Three of the Galaxy's four draft picks made appearances tonight, with Omar Gonzalez playing the full 90 minutes in central defense and A.J. DeLaGarza and Kyle Patterson coming on in the second half.
  • Additionally, offseason acquisitions Dema Kovalenko, Mike Magee, Stefani Miglioranzi and Tony Sanneh all made their competitive debuts for the club.
  • Sean Franklin got the start at right back less than a month after undergoing bi-lateral hernia surgery.
  • Since being re-acquired by the Galaxy in November, Jovan Kirovski has played in two games for the club, scoring in each.
  • Edson Buddle scored the game-winner, coming almost a year after he broke his collarbone in the Pan-Pacific Third Place Game in Sydney last year.
  • Buddle and Kirovski join Ely Allen and Josh Tudela as the four Galaxy players to have scored in the PPC.
  • Josh Wicks did not allow a goal in the game. He has now played 180 minutes in three games in the history of the tournament and is yet to surrender a goal.
  • Eddie Lewis wore the captain's armband for the first time in his Galaxy career.
  • Josh Saunders and Yohance Marshall were the two unused players off the bench for Bruce Arena.
  • Saturday's game against Suwon will be the Galaxy's first tournament final since reaching the SuperLiga Final in August 2007.

Galaxy Win 2-0; Will Play Suwon on Saturday

LA Galaxy moved on to the 2009 Pan-Pacific Championship match with a 2-0 win over Oita Trinita of Japan on Wednesday. The Galaxy will play Suwon Samsung Bluewings at The Home Depot Center on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Oita Trinita will play Shandong Luneng, which lost to Suwon 1-0 in the earlier game, for Third Place at 5:30 p.m.

Forward Edson Buddle put the Galaxy ahead, 1-0, right before halftime with a left-footed shot that beat Shusaku Nishikawa to the near post in the 44th minute. Jovan Kirvoski doubled the club's lead in the 53rd minute by converting a penalty kick.

Josh Wicks made two saves.

The Galaxy made five second half substitutions. Kyle Patterson came on for Buddle to start the second half, Mike Magee for Alan Gordon in minute 66, Bryan Jordan for Chris Klein in minute 74, Stefani Miglioranzi for Josh Tudela in minute 78 and A.J. DeLaGarza for Sean Franklin in minute 87.

Galaxy vs. Oita Trinita

Suwon won the last game 1-0 with a goal by Cho Yong-Tae in the 81st minute. They will play the winner of this game in Saturday's final.

Oita: Shusaku Nishikawa, Masato Morishige, Taikai Uemoto, Yoshiaki Fujita, Roberto de Figueredo, Alves Edemilson, Mu Kanazaki, Shingo Suzuki, Daisuke Takahashi, Pereira Ueslei Raimundo, Daiki Takamatsu (Capt.)




Lewis (C)----González----Sanneh-----Franklin


And we're off...

Here are the lineups for the first game.

Suwon: Lee Woon-Jae, Li Weifeng, Yang Sang-Min, Park Hyun-Bem, Kim Dae-Keon, Choi Sung-Hwan, Baek Ji-Hoon, Eduardo de Olivera, Kim Dae-Eui (Capt.), Bae Ki-Jong, Seo Dong-Hyeon.

Shandong: Li Leilei, Alejandro Chichero, Wu Hao, Liu Jindong, Shu Chang (Capt.), Li Wei, Aleksandar Zivkovic, Milijan Mrdakovic, Yuan Weiwei, Lu Zheng, Li Jinyu.

Galaxy Players Look Back at 2008 PPC

Ely, Brandon and BJ reminisce about last year's Pan-Pacific Championship, where all three made their Galaxy debuts.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tony Sanneh Ready For Oita

We caught up with Tony Sanneh after training to get his thoughts ahead of the Pan-Pacific Championship opener tomorrow night against Oita Trinita (8 p.m. on FSC) at The HDC.

Check out what Sanneh had to say about what could be his Galaxy debut.

In other Sanneh news, Tony informed us that the own goal that was credited to him in the scrimmage against Houston last week was actually scored by Leonard Griffin. At first Leo tried to say it wasn't him, saying that there was no video evidence, but after a bit of prodding, he admitted to providing the final touch.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ready for Pan-Pacific

The build up to the Pan-Pacific Championship officially kicked off this afternoon at The Home Depot Center with the introductory press conference. All four teams were in attendance ahead of Wednesday's tournament openers between Suwon Samsung Bluewings (Korea) and Shandong Luneng (China) at 5:30 p.m. Then, at 8 p.m., the Galaxy take on one of Japan's top clubs, Oita Trinita.You can read more about the Galaxy's focus on the tournament in the words of Larry Morgan here. Or watch the video of the event here.

And don't forget to watch all the action from the 2009 PPC live on Fox Soccer Channel starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday night as FSC broadcasts the first of two five hour blocks of coverage.

In other team news, a new but familiar face has joined the club in training, as Josh Saunders has joined the group. Saunders played in three games last season, starting late season games against Columbus, Colorado and Houston, after joining the Galaxy on loan from Miami FC. He joins Steve Cronin, Donovan Ricketts and Josh Wicks in camp. Miguel Benitez is still training with the team and is expected to all season after joining the league's goalkeeper pool.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bruce Arena Statement [UPDATED]

Galaxy General manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena has issued the following statement regarding the transfer rumors surrounding David Beckham...

“Today's deadline imposed by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber regarding a resolution of David Beckham's potential transfer to AC Milan has passed and we did not receive an acceptable offer for the player. As a result, David remains an LA Galaxy player and we look forward to having him back with the club starting March 9.”

For more about this story, be sure to check out the story in the Los Angeles Times today by Grahame Jones, which was written following Milan's 2-1 defeat to Inter at the San Siro on Sunday.

Looking Back at the Viewing Party

While the blog staff was not able to make it down to ESPN Zone on Wednesday night for the U.S.-Mexico viewing party, we did hear great things about the event as about 300 Galaxy (and mostly U.S. fans) packed the lower level to witness the latest version of CONCACAF's best rivalry.
Everyone seemed to be on edge a bit as the game kicked off.But after Michael Bradley's opening goal, the decibel level increased significantly.
As the clock inched its way toward 90:00, the crowd grew louder and louder, culminating with the final whistle, which was greeted by a massive applause.
To make the night that much better, some lucky fans even left with signed Galaxy memorabilia and other good stuff.
And everyone was able to walk out happy, knowing that the U.S. now sits atop the CONCACAF standings and Mexico is rooted to the bottom following yet another 2-0 U.S. win in Columbus.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Galaxy-Dynamo Scrimmage Recap

Houston Dynamo prevailed over the LA Galaxy with a 2-0 win Thursday in a preseason scrimmage at The Home Depot Center. Both Dynamo goals came in the first 14 minutes.

The match was the last for the LA Galaxy before taking on Oita Trinita in the Pan-Pacific Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 18. It was also Sean Franklin's first since undergoing bi-lateral sports hernia surgery last month. Franklin, the 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year, started the match and played 45 minutes.

Houston's goals came courtesy of a Tony Sanneh own goal in the 2nd minute and a header from Brian Mullen in the 13th.

For the full recap, click here.

After the match, Bruce Arena shared his thoughts on the game. Bruce praised Ricketts and said he is having a strong camp.

Sean Franklin also talked to the media.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mexico-USA Viewing Party; LA Galaxy Training Notes

It's match day in Columbus. And, according to, it's raining! Perfect weather for the World Cup Qualifier between USA and Mexico at Crew Stadium, to be sure, but perfect viewing weather? We think not.

It's sunny here in Los Angeles and AEG and the LA Galaxy would like to invite you to a viewing party at EZPN Zone in at LA Live (Game is scheduled to kickoff at 4 p.m.). There will be free drawing for Galaxy prizes and appetizer specials.

Don't forget to Wear Red.

Galaxy training notes.

  • Sean Franklin was back on the field for the first time since undergoing bi-lateral sports hernia surgery three weeks ago.
  • Team had a short 11 v. 11 intrasquad game ahead of tomorrow's scrimmage against the Houston Dynamo. Franklin was playing right back.
  • After the intrasquad game, the guys broke up into groups of two. Chris Klein, Alan Gordon and Edson Buddle were in a group working on corner kicks.
  • Buddle and Gordon stayed on the field a bit longer to work on finishing. Could the duo be working on a secret play for PPC?
  • David Beckham came on as a second half substitute for Stewart Downing and equaled Booby Moore's record of 108 caps with the national team during England's international friendly in Seville against Euro 2008 Champion Spain.
  • Lastly, the club made their first cuts of the preseason: defenders Vardan Adzemian, Leo Bautista, Mike Gavin and midfielder Mike Muñoz. The roster is now down to 33 players.

Bruce Arena Addresses MLS Deadline

As written today by Grahame Jones of the Los Angeles Times, MLS Commissioner Don Garber today said he wants a conclusion to the David Beckham transfer negotiatons by Friday.

Speaking to ESPN Deportes after today's training session, Bruce Arena echoed Garber's comments.

Here's what the LA Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach had to say.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Looking Back at a Rivalry

As most soccer fans know, tomorrow will be a big as Landon Donovan the U.S. takes on Mexico in a World Cup Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio (4 p.m. (PT) on ESPN2 and Univision).

Bruce, Cobi, Eddie Lewis and Tony Sanneh have all played major roles in past U.S.-Mexico games and Larry Morgan caught up with them recently to discuss the rivalry for a piece that you can read here.

Also, last year while we were in Seoul, the site of the U.S. draw with Korea in the 2002 World Cup, we spoke with Cobi to get his thoughts on that tournament and specifically the win over Mexico.

Here is what he had to say...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Galaxy-Seattle Scrimmage [UPDATED]

Storm Watch 2009 stretched into today and it was raining for the start of the game. All the players, except Josh Tudela, had their rain jacket on right before kickoff.
The rain wasn't the only thing to make an appearance. There were a lot of familiar faces at today's games.

Former U.S. National Team goalkeeper Kasey Keller was here.

LA Galaxy Legend Mauricio Cienfuegos, former assistant coach Ralph Perez and these guys were also here.

The match featured the debut of the Sounders, but also our new training top.

But enough of this and that. Let's get to some game photos.

To read a recap of the match, click here.

After the match, we caught up with Dave Sarachan and a few of the guys. Here's what they had to say:


Omar González...

Ely Allen...

Yohance Marshall...

Galaxy Fall 3-1 to Seattle in Friendly

Eddie Lewis scored the Galaxy's only goal as they fell 3-1 to Seattle Sounders FC in a closed door friendly this afternoon at The Home Depot Center.

Because the match was closed we cannot post lineups, but here is a short match report.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tim Leiweke Address the David Beckham Situation

AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke addressed the David Beckham situation on Friday when he spoke with Grahame Jones of the Los Angeles Times.

Here is what he had to say.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lending A Helping Hand

Hoping to find a donor match for Real Salt Lake midfielder Andy Williams' wife, Marcia, who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia last year, LA Galaxy midfielder Chris Klein and Chivas USA defender Carey Talley rallied their teammates as well as the Galaxy, Chivas USA and The Home Depot Center staff to organize and participate in a Bone Marrow Donation Drive at The Home Depot Center on Tuesday.

The drive was a success as players, coaches, staff and fans from both teams as well as members of the US Women's National Team stopped by to get tested. After getting tested, Carey and Chris, former teammates of Andy in Salt Lake, talked about the importance of the drive and donating.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Under A Dark Gray Sky

It has been a busy 24-48 hours here at The Home Depot Center, but the players were unfazed as they headed back out onto the field for training this morning. Thick clouds covered the field throughout the session, keeping the temperatures down and the intensity up.
As far as the situation with David Beckham, the club did not have any comment on the story on Wednesday as the players and coaches were on the field training when the story broke, but here is what Bruce Arena had to say this afternoon about Becks, the Pan-Pacific Championship and his first preseason in charge of the Galaxy.

Additionally, he spoke to Larry Morgan of and Check out Larry's story here. Also be sure to catch all of Larry's past pieces from throughout the preseason. So far he has caught up with players like Tristan Bowen, Dema Kovalenko, Leo Bautista and many more as the Galaxy's 2009 roster continues to take shape.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Duni Rejoins the Galaxy

The Galaxy finalized a trade today that sees the club acquire Todd Dunivent from Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money. Todd was in Carson today, wearing the #4 shirt, and joined the team as they took their headshots and went through their bone marrow testing.

Here is the full press release announcing the acquisition.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Galaxy, Chivas USA and The Home Depot Center to Host Bone Marrow Donor Drive

The Galaxy, Chivas USA and The Home Depot Center are joining forces to assist Marcia Williams, the wife of Real Salt Lake and Jamaican National Team midfielder Andy Williams, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and has been unable to find a match through the national donor registry.

Fans are asked to come to Event Suite #1 The Home Depot Center between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to complete a donor questionnaire and get tested by giving a swab of cheek cells. Please note, while we are seeking to find a match for Marcia, all donors will be entered into the NATIONAL BONE MARROW REGISTRY and may be contacted if they are a match for someone in need.

If you have more questions about this, please contact the Galaxy at 310-630-2200.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Soothsayers [UPDATED]

Before all of the guys left for the weekend on Friday, we made sure to ask them what their predictions were for the tonight's Super Bowl. Here's how their picks broke down.

  • 19 players picked the Cardinals to win while 13 chose the Steelers.
  • Ian Feuer was the only coach to pick the Cardinals, but every member of the team staff (equipment managers and medical team) picked Arizona.
  • Kyle Patterson had the lowest scoring game (14-3 Steelers) and Brandon McDonald had the highest scoring game (35-28 Cardinals).
  • Three of the Galaxy's players were raised in Arizona, Mike Gavin, Alan Gordon and Brandon McDonald. All three picked Arizona to win the game.
  • Donovan Ricketts said that he doesn't follow the NFL and he'd been in the country for just a few days, but that did not stop him from giving his vote to the Steelers.
  • Most of the guys who picked Pittsburgh went with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to be the MVP, with Santonio Holmes, Troy Polamalu, Willie Parker, Heath Miller and the entire Pittsburgh Defense all getting single votes.
  • For those who picked the Cardinals, 11 said that Kurt Warner would be the MVP while 10 went with Larry Fitzgerald. One person gave the award to Steve Breaston and one said that Dominique Rogers-Cromartie would claim the MVP award.

The game kicks off in just a little while, so let's see who might have a future career in sports prognostication.

While nobody picked the exact score, plaudits have to go out to a few different people.

  • Congrats to Mike Magee who was the only one top say that Santonio Holmes would win the MVP award.
  • Congrats to Trevor James who was the closest to hitting the exact number of points scored in the game. Trev predicted a 36-13 Steeler win, leaving him one point off of the 50 points scored in the game.
  • Ian Feuer, Eddie Lewis, Dema Kovalenko, Dave Sarachan and Josh Wicks all predicted a four-point margin of victory, with Eddie, Dema and Dave all calling the game for Pittsburgh.
  • Lastly, we'll give credit to Chris Klein for calling a 26-21 Steeler win, leaving him just one point off the Steelers final score and two off of Arizona's. Additionally, he guessed that the MVP award would go to the Steelers Defense, which it very well could have following James Harrison's Super Bowl record 100-yard interception return.