Today the Los Angeles Galaxy announced their preseason roster, as well as their friendly match schedule for the training session which began yesterday at Home Depot Center. Juan Pablo Angel, who signed with the club last week, will be joining the club next week. David Beckham will join the club at the end of the month, after he finishes his training stint with Tottenham Hotspur. Juninho, in his second season with the Galaxy, will also be joining the club next week.
LA Galaxy Preseason Roster – as of Jan. 25, 2011
GOALKEEPERS (3) – Brian Perk, Donovan Ricketts, Josh Saunders
DEFENDERS (8) – Gregg Berhalter, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, Frankie Hejduk, Leonardo, Ryan Thomas
MIDFIELDERS (11) – David Beckham, Chris Birchall, Paolo Cardozo, Landon Donovan, Hector Jimenez, Bryan Jordan, Juninho, Daniel Keat, Jovan Kirovski, Dustin McCarty, Michael Stephens
FORWARDS (4) – Juan Pablo Angel,
HEAD COACH – Bruce Arena
Three of the four forwards are new additions to the roster. Outside of Juan Pablo Angel, Chad Barrett and Adam Christman were acquired through trades earlier this month. For David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Juninho and whomever Bruce Arena chooses as fourth midfielder, that makes this training session all the more important, as they have to sync up with new targets with new habits.
Omar Gonzalez, who started for the US National Team at Home Depot Center against Chile returns with A.J. DeLaGarza from the USMNT camp in Florida. Frankie Hejduk is the newest addition to the back, who came in through the re-entry process like Juan Pablo Angel.
LA Galaxy Preseason Schedule – as of Jan. 25, 2011
January 24-February 12 Training at The
February 8 Preseason game vs.
February 10 Preseason game vs.
February 13 Depart for
February 14-22 Training in
February 16 Preseason game vs.
February 20 Preseason game vs.
February 22 Preseason game vs.
February 23 Return to
February 24-March 14 Training at The
March 15 LA Galaxy at