The Galaxy have named David Kammarman as the club’s director of soccer operations with responsibilities that include player personnel, scouting, talent evaluation, MLS communication and collective bargaining agreement compliance.
He replaces Paul Bravo, who left for the Colorado Rapids.
Kammarman, 37, has worked with three other MLS clubs – the Chicago Fire, D.C. United, and the MetroStars – as well as with ESPN on their broadcasts of MLS and U.S. National Team games.
He’s also the identical twin brother of U.S. Men’s National Team Press officer Michael Kammarman.
The Galaxy today announced that single game tickets are on sale.
Given the economy the Galaxy has kept the price hikes down to a minimum. General admission and the seats at the extreme ends of the upper tier – the two cheapest categories of seats – remain $25 and $15 respectively.
Other categories have increased between $5 and $2, making the club’s most expensive ticket for a game $85 (not including club or fieldside seats). Fieldside seats, BTW, cost $275.
Would you pay prices like that to see a team that has failed to make the playoffs in three years, especially if Beckham doesn’t return? Thought not.
BTW, if you want to complain about (or praise) facilities at Home Depot Center direct your comments to new General Manager Katie Druetzler-Pandolfo, who joined the HDC two years ago as event manager. She replaces Rod O’Connor, who left to become chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Energy. A few more TV’s for fans stuck in those way to long concession lines would be a good start.
In another Galaxy related item, the team’s youth program, formerly known as the Galaxy Rios, will now simply be known as the L.A. Galaxy Youth Academy. The academy fields Under-16, U-18 and U-20 teams.