Connect with us

GSPN

DELAGARZA TO VISIT GUAM

[sixcol_five_last]

L.A. Galaxy's A.J. DeLaGarza participates in a shooting drill in Laos as other members of the Matao, Guam men's national football team, observe. The professional athlete will be in Guam for meet-and-greet sessions for the community.

L.A. Galaxy’s A.J. DeLaGarza participates in a shooting drill in Laos as other members of the Matao, Guam men’s national football team, observe. The professional athlete will be in Guam for meet-and-greet sessions for the community.

PRESS RELEASE – L.A. Galaxy star defender A.J. DeLaGarza’s first-ever visit to Guam will include special meet-and-greet sessions with the local community and youth soccer players beginning Friday, Nov. 22.

“I’ve never been to Guam, but I’ve been wanting to go there for a long time,” said DeLaGarza, who currently is on a Southeast Asia tour with the Matao, Guam national football team. “For soccer reasons, it’s never been able to happen, but now I have the opportunity to go there. Being able to see family and also meet kids from youth programs – it’s going to be exciting.”

DeLaGarza will attend Friday’s National Academy training session at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. On Saturday, DeLaGarza will facilitate an hour-long activity session for youth players from 2:30 p.m. at GFA’s upper natural grass field with other members of the Matao. For soccer moms, DeLaGarza will make an appearance at GFA during the Soccer Moms League matches Nov. 24.

“This is a huge opportunity for the community to meet a major league athlete who represents Guam on the international stage,” said Matao head coach Gary White. “This is also especially for our future elite players who want to follow in his footsteps through our GFA developmental pathways and possibly one day play side by side with AJ and other professionals on the Matao team.”

The 26-year-old defender was drafted by the MLS’ L.A. Galaxy in 2009 and made his professional debut in the team’s first game of 2009 against DC United. Also on the L.A. Galaxy roster are Landon Donovan, U.S. national team captain, and Robbie Keane from Ireland, among other notable professionals. He also has played alongside David Beckham when the former English national captain was still with the team. The L.A. Galaxy is one of the MLS’ most decorated clubs with four MLS Cup championships, including the 2012 championship.

DeLaGarza committed his international playing future to Guam in August this year and recently joined the Matao for a series of November FIFA friendly matches in Laos and Cambodia. DeLaGarza will stop over in Guam for four days before heading back to California from Cambodia.

Matao Nov 2013

L.A. Galaxy’s A.J. DeLaGarza, center, second row, poses with the Matao in a recent group photo in Laos. Also in the photo are, front row: Julius Campos, Equipment Manager, Ian Lawton, Team Physiotherapist, James Okuhama, 1st Assistant Coach, Gary White, Head Coach, Dominic Gadia, 2nd Assistant Coach, Joseph Roberto, Team Manager; middle row: Dylan Naputi, Ian Adamos, Scott Leon Guerrero, Erik Ustruck, A.J. DeLaGarza, Jason Cunliffe, Ryan Guy, Micah Paulino, Jonahan Romero, Mark Chargualaf; back row: Douglas Herrick, John Matkin, Shawn Nicklaw, Travis Nicklaw, Joshua Borja, Ian Mariano, and Bijan Gloston. (courtesy photo)

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/uncategorized/delagarza-to-visit-guam/” type=”button”] [fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/uncategorized/delagarza-to-visit-guam/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=53, 38, 83 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

December

January 2021

February
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for January

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

NFL Fan Edition: Sherwin Paet

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gains another CHamoru black belt.
Johnny-James Lujan earned the honor in Colorado from Professor Tom Lynn, who is also a former US Olympian in taekwondo.
Lujan is the son of Johnny Lujan formerly of Mongmong and Janille Jamero Lujan formerly of Sinajana.

More in GSPN