Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, Mar. 6, 2011

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst IMarch 7, 2011

Youth Academy Update

On Friday, the Los Angeles Galaxy announced that the Youth Academy will be participating as founding members in the new Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) beginning in September of 2011. The Galaxy Academy will have four teams participate this fall in the inaugural season of the SCDSL in the Under-12, Under-13, Under-14 and Under-15 age divisions.

The SCDSL Founding Clubs are (in alphabetical order):

Arsenal FC
Chivas USA
Cosmos Academy
Irvine Strikers
LA Galaxy
Laguna Hills Eclipse
Legends FC
OC Revolution
PVSC Exiles
Real So Cal
Slammers FC
So Cal Blues
So Cal Infinity
South Bay Force
South Coast Bayern
United FC
West Coast FC

Tryouts for the Under-12 and Under-13 teams will take place on Sunday, March 27 on Field No. 7. The Under-12 tryout will be held from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and the Under-13 tryout from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. To be eligible to play for the Under-12 team, players must be born after July 31, 1999 and Under-13 players must be born after July 31, 1998.

More information can be found at the Galaxy's web site.

Dusting off the young Canadians

The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Canada Under-23 national team 4-0 in a training game at the Home Depot Center on Saturday.

Miguel Lopez opened up the scoring 15 minutes into the contest off the delivery from Bryan Jordan. Jordan and Frankie Hejduk teamed up to deliver a chance for Mike Magee, who made it 2-0 in the 30th minute.

In the 52nd minute, Jovan Kirovski made it 3-0, and Adam Cristman put the icing on the cake after the delivery from Paolo Cardozo in the 86th minute to make it 4-0.