The Galaxy's fitness coach Chris Neville has moved on to other ventures and the team has yet to fill his position. In the meantime, Pierre Barrieu, long-time U.S. national team fitness guru, has stepped in to help.
Or hurt, rather, if the tough drill the Galaxy ran to finish training was any indication.
With a series of poles stuck in a star shape, the running exercise went on and on. Back and forth the players went, racing in short groups out to the pole, coming back in and then doing it again with a ball at their feet. Since there were multiple groups and poles, the whole squad was moving nearly non-stop. The strain showed on their faces. I was sticking to my little patch of shade on the sidelines, drinking ice water and watching their hard work.
"I didn't like that one," Mike Randolph said after the drill finally ended.
Mike is probably hoping someone besides Pierre gets the job soon.
Anyway, can anyone name all the players pictured?