LA Galaxy Huc Et Illuc: Juninho, Landon Donovan Return; Desert Diamond Cup Begins

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Landon Donovan of Everton waves to the crowd following the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Everton and Blackpool at Goodison Park on February 18, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Galaxy will play their first match of the Desert Diamond Cup this evening, a 5pm PST start for a game against the New England Revolution. The game will be streamed live here www.lagalaxy.com/gamedaylive which contains a chat element so there won't be a game thread here. Kyle Nakazawa, Jose Villareal, and Omar Gonzalez did not travel to Arizona due to their injuries; Robbie Keane remains in England finishing out his loan. Landon Donovan and Michael Stephens have national team duties, but plan joining the team in Arizona for portions of the camp. Thus the traveling roster looks like this:

GOALKEEPERS (4) – Bill Gaudette, Nick Noble, Brian Perk, Josh Saunders

DEFENDERS (10) – Andrew Boyens, Justin Davies, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin, Bryan Gaul, Bryan Jordan, Leonardo, Tommy Meyer, J.T. Murray

MIDFIELDERS (11) – David Beckham, Paolo Cardozo, Landon Donovan (arrives February 22), Rafael Garcia, Hector Jimenez, Juninho, Dan Keat, Mike Magee, Marcelo Sarvas, Michael Stephens (arrives March 1), Kenney Walker

FORWARDS (5) – Chad Barrett, Edson Buddle, Adam Cristman, Jack McBean, Pat Noonan

HEAD COACH – Bruce Arena

The tournament goes on through March 3rd. As for Landon Donovan and Juninho returning, Scott French has the scoop:

GALAXY: Donovan 'will be missed' - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
How much will Everton miss Landon Donovan? Ask Phil Neville. The Toffees' captain praised Donovan as his loan spell with the Liverpool club came...

GALAXY: Juninho back in 'second home' - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
CARSON -- Juninho arrived over the weekend, trained Monday morning, and then declared he was happy and excited to be back with the Galaxy and felt...

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