Wednesday Road Kicks: Galaxy in Tuscon, Chivas USA in San Diego

*The Galaxy are in Arizona for the four-team Desert Diamond Cup, which kicks off at 5 o’clock tonight with the opener between LA and the New England Revolution that will be streamed live here.

Here’s a video update from the Galaxy on the importance of the preseason tournament:

And here’s more on the Galaxy travel roster via the club:

Of the six players that did not accompany the team to Arizona , only Landon Donovan and Michael Stephens are scheduled to join the club for a portion of the trip. Robbie Keane remains in England to finish out his loan with Aston Villa while Omar Gonzalez, Kyle Nakazawa and Jose Villarreal are all recovering from injuries.

Donovan is scheduled to arrive in Tucson on Wednesday ahead of the tournament opener against New England, while Stephens is scheduled to arrive on March 1 after representing the U.S. Under-23’s in a friendly against Mexico.

Keane was named in the Republic of Ireland squad that faces the Czech Republic Feb. 29.

*Meanwhile, Chivas USA find themselves playing one of the best teams in Mexico tonight, – CD Guadalajara remains rooted to the foot of the Mexican first division, BTW – Club Tijuana in San Diego, which the latter club considers their home market these days.

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