The LA Galaxy are off to a slow start despite resigning David Beckham for 2 yrs and Edson Buddle, who let the league in goals 2 yrs ago. They have the core of their team with the exception of defender of the year, Omar Gonzalez. They recently lost at home to DC United 3-1 but the game wasn't even that close. Robbie Keane scored late in the game and Landon Donovan sat out with an injury. Coach Bruch Arena is trying to figure out what to do to get the team back in championship form.
Galaxy fans can win a road trip with the team through the ‘Score a Direct Kick with Alaska Airlines’ Sweepstakes
CARSON, Calif. (Monday, April 2, 2012) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines that will see the airline become an official partner of the club. As part of the partnership, Alaska Airlines will offer Galaxy fans the chance to win a trip to see the club play on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, October 21.
Through the “Score a Direct Kick with Alaska Airlines” sweepstakes, Galaxy fans will also have a chance to win tickets to Galaxy home games. Those winners will then compete on the field at halftime for the chance to win round- trip tickets to any Alaska Airlines destination served from Los Angeles. Alaska Airlines offers non-stop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to 19 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including Portland, Ore., San Jose, Calif., Seattle, Wash., Vancouver, B.C. and Reagan National in Washington D.C., meaning that winning fans could use their flights to see the Galaxy play on the road at any of those destinations this season or next.
At the end of the sweepstakes, one grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Galaxy’s final road game of the regular season against the Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on October 21. The grand prize includes a round-trip flight on Alaska Airlines, hotel accommodations and tickets to the match.
For more information about the sweepstakes, complete rules, and to enter to win, fans can visit http://www.lagalaxy.com/alaska and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. All fans must enter online by April 4 to be eligible to win tickets to the Galaxy’s home game against the Portland Timbers on April 14 and participate in the halftime contest.
Alaska Airlines is also giving Galaxy fans a chance to win a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The three-night package includes roundtrip flights from LAX and all-inclusive accommodations at the Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe. To enter to win, fans can text CABO to 44227or visit the Alaska Airlines booth at SoccerFest during select LA Galaxy home games.
The Galaxy are back in action on Saturday, April 7 when they take on Sporting Kansas City at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in their first road game of the 2012 MLS season. That game kicks off at 1 p.m. (PT) and can be seen live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. They are back at home on Saturday, April 14 when they host the Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center. That game, which is presented by Barry’s Tickets, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and tickets are on sale now starting at just $30. For more information about this game or to purchase tickets for all Galaxy home games, please visit the club’s official website at www.lagalaxy.com.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
LA GALAXY TO HOST SAND SOCCER SHOWCASE
Beach Soccer Tournament to be held in Hermosa Beach June 29-July 1
CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, April 11, 2012) –The LA Galaxy announced today that the club will host the inaugural LA Galaxy Sand Soccer Showcase from June 29-July 1 in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The first beach soccer tournament of its kind to be held in Hermosa Beach and the only one of its kind in the Los Angeles-area, the Sand Soccer Showcase promises to be one of the premier beach soccer tournaments in all of Southern California this summer.
The tournament will be governed by the National Governing Body of Sand Soccer and hosted by the Galaxy and Soccer in the Sand, a San Diego-based group that hosts more than a dozen similar tournaments nationwide. All games will be played in accordance with official FIFA Beach Soccer rules and regulations on a field that is 25 yards wide and 35 yards long. Teams will be comprised of four field players and a goalkeeper using a specially designed beach soccer ball. Each game will be divided into three, 11-minute periods with short stoppages between periods.
“The LA Galaxy are excited to host our first-ever beach soccer event and to kick off what promises to be an exciting summer of soccer,” Galaxy Vice President Chris Klein said. “Being a professional soccer team in Southern California, there is no better way to celebrate the culture of soccer in this region than by hosting this tournament.
All teams that register will be guaranteed to play a minimum of three games on Saturday June 30, with the potential to advance to the play-through stages on Sunday and a shot at a divisional title. There will also be an Adult Co-ed division, as well as Men’s Open and Women’s Open divisions which will feature cash prizes for the winning teams. Additionally, the winning teams from the Boys and Girls U-14, U-16 and U-18 brackets, as well as the Adult Co-ed, Men’s Open and Women’s Open winners will be awarded berths in the Beach Soccer National Championships, which will be held in Clearwater, Fla. in December 2012
“The City of Hermosa Beach is very pleased to have the Galaxy in our community and we are excited about the opportunity to partner with them, on a flagship event for their club, fans, and of course the residents of Hermosa Beach,” said Patrick “Kit” Bobko, the Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Hermosa Beach. “Having worked with the Galaxy on past events and seeing the successes that they have had, we are very much looking forward to what the inaugural Sand Soccer Showcase will add to our community during the holiday weekend this summer.
Registration for the LA Galaxy Sand Soccer Showcase costs $445 per team, which includes all tournament fees, a commemorative gift for each player and eight tickets to the Galaxy game against in-stadium rivals, Chivas USA, on Saturday, July 21 at The Home Depot Center. Additionally, U.S. Beach Soccer Team head coach Eddie Soto, who is also the head coach of the Galaxy Academy U-18 team, will be in attendance throughout the tournament, looking to identify the future stars of U.S. Beach Soccer. All entered participants also are granted access to participate in a free beach soccer clinic, which will be held on Friday June 29, just north of the pier in Hermosa Beach. Two Galaxy players will be in attendance to participate in the clinic and sign autographs for kids from 7-8:30 p.m.
The Galaxy are back in action on Saturday, April 14 when they host the Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center. That game, which is presented by Barry’s Tickets, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and tickets are on sale now starting at just $30. For more information about this game or to purchase tickets for all Galaxy home games, please visit the club’s official website at www.lagalaxy.com.
2012 HERBALIFE WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE & Summer Friendly Games
LA Galaxy’s international friendly against Real Madrid as part of the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge are now available online. The match, for which more than 13,500 tickets have already been sold, will be played at The Home Depot Center on Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
This summer, the Galaxy are also hosting Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League in a friendly at The Home Depot Center. This match, which is presented by Pechanga Resort & Casino, is not part of the World Football Challenge.
Tickets for both international friendlies are on sale now. Fans wishing to purchase individual tickets for these games can do so now by visiting www.lagalaxy.com/tickets or by calling the Galaxy at 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or 310-630-2200. By purchasing a season ticket for the remainder of the 2012 Galaxy season, fans can receive a ticket to the friendly against Tottenham and up to a 70 percent discount on tickets for the friendly with Real Madrid on August 2nd. .
For more information about the 2012 World Football Challenge, visit www.WorldFootballChallenge.com.
The Galaxy are back in action at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17 when they host the Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center in a game that is presented by adidas. Tickets for this game are on sale now through a special Father’s Day Pack which includes two tickets, two tickets to the San Diego Zoo and passes for a postgame autograph session with a Galaxy player, all for just $50. For more information about this offer or to purchase tickets for any Galaxy home game, please visit the club’s official website at www.lagalaxy.com or call 877-342-5299.
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