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L.A. Galaxy Weekly Update

March 26, 2007 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - LA Galaxy News Release

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, March 26, 2007) - The Los Angeles Galaxy won the inaugural USL-MLS Challenge last week in Puerto Rico, giving the club its first trophy of 2007. Wins over the Rochester Rhinos, 3-2 on Thursday night, and the host Puerto Rico Islanders, 2-1 on Saturday night, gave L.A. the title.

Defender Chris Albright, forward Nate Jaqua and midfielder Kyle Martino each scored twice in the tournament, with Jaqua grabbing the game-winner in each contest. After the wins, the Galaxy are now 8-1-2 in the preseason with one match still to play before the club's April 8 season opener in Houston against the defending MLS Cup champion Dynamo.

Galaxy Weekly Training Schedule (All times Pacific)

Date Time/Location

Tuesday, Mar.27 10:30 a.m. - Galaxy training (University Field #1)

Wednesday, Mar. 28 10:30 a.m. - Galaxy training (University Field #1)

Thursday, Mar. 29 10:30 a.m. - Galaxy training (University Field #1)

Friday, Mar. 30 2 p.m. - Galaxy vs. California Victory (University Field #1)

Saturday, Mar. 31 *** DAY OFF ***

Sunday, April 1 2 p.m. - Galaxy Fan Fest - Galaxy training (Stadium Field)

GALAXY RESERVES LEARN OPPONENTS: On Thursday, MLS officially unveiled the complete Reserve Division schedule for the 2007 season. The Galaxy will play 12 games (six home, six away) from May 13-October 7, playing every team except for the Chicago Fire. The Galaxy's complete Reserve Division schedule can be found below, with all of the club's home Reserve Division matches being played on University Field #1.


Sunday May 13 NEW ENGLAND 9 a.m.

Monday May 12 @ Chivas USA 10 a.m.

Sunday May 27 @ Colorado 9 a.m.

Sunday June 6 D.C. UNITED 10 a.m.

Sunday July 8 KANSAS CITY 10 a.m.

Monday August 6 @ Toronto FC 7 a.m.

Sunday August 19 @ New York 7 a.m.

Sunday September 2 REAL SALT LAKE 10 a.m.

Sunday September 9 COLORADO 10 a.m.

Sunday September 23 FC DALLAS 7:30 p.m.

Sunday September 30 @ Columbus 4:30 p.m.

Sunday October 7 @ Houston 3:30 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS: It was an international weekend and as a result, a number of Galaxy players were involved with their respective National Teams. In Tampa, Fla., Landon Donovan grabbed all the headlines as he scored his second career hat trick with the National Team in a 3-1 win over Ecuador. Donovan scored in the 1st, 66th and 67th minutes, moving him into a tie for second place on the National Team's all-time scoring charts. Donovan now has 30 goals in 87 career appearances with the National Team, tying him with Brian McBride for second place all-time in goals scored, just four behind the all-time leader Eric Wynalda.

While Donovan was helping the U.S. beat Ecuador, Galaxy trialist Kevin Harmse was doing the same for Canada in their match against Bermuda. Canada got three first half goals to win 3-0 and Harmse made his full National Team debut in the match. With his squad already ahead 3-0 in the 75th minute, Harmse replaced Julian de Guzman for the game's final 15 minutes in central midfield.

While Donovan and Harmse were playing, Quavas Kirk was training with the U.S. Under-20's in Frisco, Texas. Kirk is part of a 20-man squad that will train at Pizza Hut Park until Thursday.

ALBRIGHT TOPS THE CHARTS: With just one game remaining on the Galaxy's preseason schedule, defender Chris Albright is in the pole position to finish as the club's top scorer in the preseason. The former forward has found his scoring touch so far this preseason, tallying a team-high four goals, including two last week at the USL-MLS Challenge in Puerto Rico. Those four goals give Albright a two goal cushion over a hosts of player who have each scored twice so far.

All totaled, L.A. has scored 23 goals in 11 preseason games while allowing just eight. For a complete scoring breakdown, please see the following chart...

(4 Goals) - Chris Albright

(2 Goals) - Landon Donovan, Robbie Findley, Josh Gardner, Nate Jaqua, Cobi Jones, Kyle Martino and

John Thorrington

(1 Goal) - Gavin Glinton, Alan Gordon, Tyrone Marshall, Laurent Merlin and Mike Randolph

FINAL TUNEUP ON TAP: The Galaxy will play their final game of the 2007 preseason on Friday afternoon when they host the California Victory at The Home Depot Center. The Victory, a new USL First Division team based in San Francisco, will take on the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on University Field #1.

GALAXY DEPORTIVO IS BACK: Galaxy Deportivo, the Galaxy's official Spanish language, weekly, half-hour show focused debuted last weekend on KWHY - Channel 22. The show gives Galaxy fans the inside scoop on all things Galaxy through player profiles and features while discussing all the latest information surrounding the club.

Galaxy Deportivo, which is hosted by Elmer Polanco and Alejandro Navarro, will air every Saturday through the end of the 2007 MLS season at 3:30 p.m. on KWHY - Channel 22.

FAN FEST RETURNS ON APRIL 1: As announced earlier this month, the Galaxy will host their annual Fan Fest on Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at The Home Depot Center. This event, which is free to all fans, will feature raffles, interactive booths and family-friendly entertainment, as well as the chance to tour the Galaxy locker room, watch the team's training session on the stadium field and get autographs following training. For more information about this event, please call 1-877-3GALAXY.

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR GALAXY KICKOFF LUNCHEON: The Galaxy 2007 Kickoff Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 3, at the Torrance Marriott. This will be an exclusive and intimate opportunity for fans to meet and dine with their favorite Galaxy players and coaches. The event includes a special luncheon gift, a reception followed by lunch and a short program with insight on the upcoming season and all things Galaxy on and off the field. To purchase tickets, please visit or call 310.630.2222.




Thursday Feb. 15 Loyola Marymount% 2-0 W The Home Depot Center (Univ. Field 1)

Friday Feb. 16 UCLA% 3-0 W The Home Depot Center (Univ. Field 1)

Thursday Feb. 22 New England Revolution 1-3 L National Sports Centre (Bermuda)

Friday Feb. 23 Bermuda National Team 4-0 W National Sports Centre (Bermuda)

Saturday Mar. 3 New York Red Bulls 0-0 T The Home Depot Center (Univ. Field 1)

Tuesday Mar. 6 Chicago Fire 2-1 W The Home Depot Center (Univ. Field 2)

Thursday Mar. 8 Houston Dynamo 1-0 W The Home Depot Center (Field 6)

Saturday March 10 Fresno Fuego& 4-0 W Chukchansi Park (Fresno)

Sunday March 18 Columbus Crew 1-1 T Cougar Stadium (Santa Clarita)

Thursday March 22 Rochester Rhinos# 3-2 W Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium (Bayamon, P.R.)

Saturday March 24 Puerto Rico Islanders# 2-1 W Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium (Bayamon, P.R.)

Friday March 30 California Victory# 2 p.m. The Home Depot Center (Univ. Field 1)

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