Friday, May 26, 2006

LA Galaxy to play Select Stars of Iran and Crystal Palace FC

Politicians from the US and Iran might never spend 90-minutes together, but on June 4th, the Select Stars of Iran will come to LA to take on the Galaxy.

Since Iran, much like the US, is in final World Cup preparations, this group will not include their biggest stars, however, there is still some good talent listed. Here is their early roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Ahmadreza Abedzadeh, Hadi Tabatabai

DERENDERS: Mehdi Amirabadi, Esmail Halali, Mohamad Khakpour, Aliakbar Yousefi, Mehdi Khakpour

MIDFIELDERS: Davoud Seyed Abbasi, Hamid Estili, Hossein Kazemi, Farzad Majidi, Alireza Mansourian, Iman Mobali, Omid Namazi

FORWARD: Behnam Abolghasempour, Siavash Akbarpour, Arash Noamooz, Ali Samereh

LA coach Steve Sampson has played against four of these guys before when they beat the US during the 1998 World Cup in France. Hamid Estili scored one of the two goals for Iran on that day. There is a chance Hossein Kazemi, Iman Mobali and/or Mehdi Amirabadi will not make the trip as they were named as alternates for the Iran's 2006 World Cup squad.

With the way Sampson has LA playing these days, he might just get to drop another one to Iran.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for children under 15.

The Galaxy will play another international club on July 19th when Crystal Palace FC comes to America. However, the USL's Richmond Kickers will host this game in Virginia

Crystal Palace is now part of England's Championship League, but in 2004-05, they were in the Premiership.

Tickets for this match cost $25 and are available here.


Blogger Istvanski said...

C'mon, you Palace!

12:31 PM  

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