Some 22 Galaxy players trained Saturday morning (Greg Vanney was not there) at Home Depot Center.
The Galaxy played two games against college opponents this week beating Loyola Marymount 6-0 or 7-0 Tuesday (no-one could quite remember the exact score by Saturday) and UCLA 4-1 Friday with the Bruins’ moms and dads allowed in the stands, but warned not to bring any cameras in.
The games were divided into thirds and goalkeeper Steve Cronin played the first 30 minutes of each game.
He only faced one shot (against LMU).
“We were just trying to figure some things out,” said Galaxy Coach Ruud Gullit, saying he couldn’t remember who scored. “It’s not about the score.”
Midfielder Pete Vagenas sounded like he was looking forward to Hawaii, comparing this camp to the early Sigi Schmid years: “I’m exhausted,” he said, adding that coaches usually slack off the double days – but Ruud and Cobi Jones haven’t. “Its been unique. … We’re licking our wounds so to speak.”
On the Greg Vanney trade: “I thought I’d stepped into a time machine or something.”
For those playing catch-up, here’s the report from today’s dead tree edition (to steal a phrase).