Watch: LA Galaxy Preseason Video Introducing new signings Stefan Ishizaki and Rob Friend and other updates

One thought: How much pressure does the signing Thursday of 31-year-old former Swedish international midfielder Stefan Ishizaki heap on under-performing Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers?

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena called Ishizaki an “exceptional passer,” which is what he has been demanding — and not getting –from Rogers to help unlock opposing back lines.

Also, today the Galaxy announced it has moved the scheduled home game against D.C. United on March 15 to Wednesday, Aug. 27 to a give the team more time to prepare for its CONCACAF Champions League games against Club Tijuana.

Finally, Clint Mathis has joined former Galaxy coach Frank Yallop at the Chicago Fire as an assistant coach. Mathis had served as supervisor of the Galaxy’s camps and clinics.

“I have tremendous respect for Frank and the team he’s assembling in Chicago,” said Mathis. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to return to MLS with such a respected organization.”

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