Four Star Daily: Omar Gonzalez and LA Galaxy giveaways

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Omar Gonzalez was selected Man of the Match from last night's United States national team match. The Galaxy announced their giveaways and promotions for the upcoming season today.

Not much happened last night in the friendly match between the United States and Canada, but LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez was selected Man of the Match for his performance. He was singled out from the beginning, with Alexi Lalas declaring he was gonna follow Gonzalez the whole match.

This was Gonzalez' third career cap with the US, his first since January of 2011. In the 66th minute he got up on a Benny Feilhaber free kick and just missed the upper left corner of the goal. It's a testament to the type of match that was played last night that Gonzalez' miss was one of the highlights.

Omar Gonzalez, U.S. national team face Canada in friendly - Soccer - Grant Wahl - SI.com
There were times a year ago when Omar González thought this day would never come. The 2011 MLS Defender of the Year, a towering 6-foot-5 center back, had torn an ACL last January during a trial with Germany's Nuremberg, and all sorts of thoughts were running through his mind.

It's looking like there's momentum behind Omar Gonzalez such that this January camp will likely see him get serious time with the national team this year. A.J. DeLaGarza didn't dress last night, a less positive sign for his future with the national team.

Gonzalez will get his own bobblehead on July 7th in a match against FC Dallas. The full LA Galaxy giveaway schedule is below:

-- LA GALAXY 2013 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE --

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) TELEVISION
Sunday March 3 vs. Chicago Fire 2 p.m. Univision
Match presented by Herbalife - MLS Cup championship banner unveil and ring distribution - first 10,000 fans receive a schedule magnet courtesy of Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes

Sunday March 17 vs. Chivas USA 2 p.m. TWCS/UniMás
Match presented by Alaska Airlines - First SuperClasico of 2013

Saturday March 23 vs. Colorado Rapids 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by The Home Depot

Saturday April 6 vs. Montreal Impact 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
TBD

Saturday April 20 vs. Sporting Kansas City 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
First 10,000 fans receive a replica MLS Cup championship ring courtesy of Konica Minolta

Sunday May 5 vs. Houston Dynamo 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes
Match presented by Children's Hospital Los Angeles - first 10,000 fans receive a Landon Donovan bobblehead courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Sunday May 26 vs. Seattle Sounders FC 8 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN Deportes
Memorial Day weekend postgame fireworks show

Wednesday June 19 vs. Portland Timbers 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Pregame happy hour

Thursday July 4 vs. Columbus Crew 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by Northrup Grumman - Fourth of July postgame fireworks show courtesy of Northrup Grumman

Sunday July 7 vs. FC Dallas 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by Time Warner Cable - LA Galaxy Foundation Night - first 10,000 fans receive an Omar Gonzalez bobblehead

Saturday July 20 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by First 5 - Healthy Kids Night Out - Galaxy Drive Series Equipment Drive

Saturday August 17 vs. Real Salt Lake 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by Herbalife - Alumni Night and new Third Kit unveil - Galaxy Drive Series School Supplies Drive

Saturday August 31 vs. San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by The Flame Broiler - first 10,000 fans receive a Robbie Keane bobblehead courtesy of The Flame Broiler - How Suite It Is! fundraiser

Saturday September 7 vs. Colorado Rapids 7:30 p.m. TWCS/TWCD
Match presented by Time Warner Cable

Saturday September 21 vs. Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Match presented by MetroPCS - Hispanic Heritage Night - Galaxy Drive Series Food Drive

Sunday October 6 vs. Chivas USA 2 p.m. TWCS/UniMás
Final SuperClasico of 2013 - Breast Cancer Awareness - Galaxy Drive Series Clothing Drive

Sunday October 20 vs. San Jose Earthquakes 6 p.m. ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Fan Appreciation Night - Jersey Off the Back Auction - Breast Cancer Awareness

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