ACADEMY AND RESERVE LEAGUE GAMES
The first team may not have a game until September 14th, but there are plenty of Galaxy games this weekend to keep you busy. On Saturday two of the LA Galaxy Academy teams will be facing the Seattle Sounders, while on Sunday they’ll be facing the Portland Timbers. On Monday the Galaxy Reserves will face the Portland Timbers. Remember, all of these games are free and open to the public. Come out and support!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
HDC Field #2
10:00 a.m (U-18): LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders
12:30 p.m (U-16): LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders
Sunday, September 9, 2012
HDC Field #2
10:00 a.m (U-18): LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
12:30 p.m (U-16): LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Monday, September 10, 2012
University Field #1
11:00 a.m (Reserve League): LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Last week we were able to witness the importance of the Reserve League when a younger, less experienced LA Galaxy side defeated the Puerto Rico Islanders in the CONCACAF Champions League. A dominating 4-0 was the final score. Due to the amount of talent in the Galaxy, some of those players haven’t had a chance to play many minutes this season, so they’ve been getting plenty of opportunities with the reserve team. The reserve team is currently second place in the Western Division standings with a 4-3-1 record following the defeat against San Jose this past Tuesday. That the Galaxy reserves have a winning record should be no surprise, as some of the regulars from the first team (names like Jimenez, Stephens, Jordan) get opportunities to play with younger talents (the likes of Garcia, Walker, Villarreal, Gaul, Perk) to prepare to step in whenever they’re called upon. The Reserve League also serves as preparation for players who have missed a few games, like it’s been the case with Todd Dunivant, Josh Saunders, and Edson Buddle, among others.
The LA Galaxy Academy teams definitely have some of the most talented youngsters in Southern California. The Youth Academy Program has seen plenty of success lately, with the Galaxy teams taking part (and winning awards) in some of the nation’s most important competitions. Talents like Jack McBean and Jose Villarreal have already debuted with the first team, so don’t miss the opportunity to see promising players like Raul Mendiola and Oscar Sorto (who have debuted with the reserves team) before they take the next big step in their careers.
Again, these games are completely FREE and open to the public. Come support the Academy teams as they start their new seasons and head out to the Reserves game on Monday to see the Galaxy try to reclaim first place in the Western Division.
THIS IS LA!