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Club Friendlies

  • August 2, 2012
  • • 22:30
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
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Club Friendly Preview: LA Galaxy - Real Madrid

Real Madrid kicks off its part in the World Football Challenge with a preseason friendly against the LA Galaxy, who feature former Madrid midfielder David Beckham.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Junior Lopes, Gaul; Jimenez, Juninho, Beckham, Magee; Keane, Donovan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); DF Todd Dunivant (R calf hematoma); DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema.

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Iker Casillas, Antonio Adán, Jesus Fernandez Collado

DEFENDERS: Raul Albiol, Alvaro Arbeola, Fabio Coentrão, Jose Nacho Fernández, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane

MIDFIELDERS: Xabi Alonso, Jose Maria Callejon, Angel Di Maria, Lass Diarra, Alex Fernandez, Esteban Granero, Kaka, Sami Khedira, Mesut Özil, Jese Rodriguez, Nuri Sahin

FORWARDS: Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Home Depot Center will expand its capacity to 30,000 for this blockbuster friendly. A sellout is expected.
  • Bruce Arena said he would play two separate teams and limit his players to 45 minutes each with a key Western Conference matchup against Seattle Sounders FC looming on Sunday.
  • David Beckham, freshly reunited with his Galaxy teammates after taking part in the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, played four years in the Spanish capital, winning one La Liga title.
  • Jose Mourinho's side is the reigning La Liga champion. Four members of the traveling roster are also reigning World Cup and Euro victors with Spain.
  • Rumors continue to link Kaka (AC Milan) and Nuri Sahin (Arsenal) away from Madrid. Sahin could depart to make way for the arrival of Luka Modric (Tottenham).
  • After this match, Los Blancos will play preseason friendlies in the U.S. against Santos Laguna (Aug. 5, Las Vegas), Milan (Aug. 8, New York) and Celtic (Aug. 11, Philadelphia).

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Real Madrid

Wins
0
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Real Madrid
23%
72%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 3
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 4
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
LA Galaxy GAL
0 - 5
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