LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Real Madrid Brazilian midfielder Kaka #8 gives his autograph to fans after a training session on the campus of UCLA on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Real Madrid will play their next friendly soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Good morning Galaxy fans! Today is another friendly match day, with Real Madrid in town to take on the Galaxy. It's David Beckham's old team, and surely he's happy to see them. Even if Robbie Keane thinks the match is awfully timed. What do you think about a friendly on Thursday with an important match on the road on Sunday?
If you are going to the match tonight, expect a big crowd. 30,000 are expected in The Home Depot Center tonight that involves temporary stands) and the contingency plan at the HDC for situations like this tends to be "ehhhhh?". If you're driving, arrive early. There will be a free shuttle from the South Bay Pavillion or the Artesia Transit Center, running well before and after the match. If it's an option, consider public transportation.
Since you're getting their early, check out the Allstate Fan Zone. You can get your picture taken making a diving save, that sounds pretty cool. Gates open at 5pm, and they will be selling $2 hot dogs and $5 beers inside HDC. So far fun y'all!
Since the Galaxy melded into a perennial title contender in 2009, the club took pride in its ability to ignore missing superstars for stretches at a time and not only survive, but thrive. Theyve returned to that mantra recently and will test it again tonight in an exhibition game against Real Madrid.
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