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LA Galaxy unveil travelling squad ahead of NZ tour

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has named his 19-man squad for the match in Auckland on December 6. The squad will include one guest player along with the 19 Galaxy players and departs California for Auckland on Monday the 1st December.

The squad will hold three training sessions in Auckland ahead of the game against Oceania All-Stars.

The Galaxy have welcomed back forward Jovan Kirovski from the San Jose Earthquakes and he will make the trip to Auckland with former Manchester United youth teammate David Beckham.

Kirovski has also had stints with Borussia Dortmund in Germany and Crystal Palace and Birmingham City in England.

He was a member of the Galaxy squad in 2004/2005 and scored 12 goals in 48 appearances.

Coach Arena said Kirovski was a great acquisition to the club.

"Jovan is an experienced player who we are happy to have back with the Galaxy," Arena said.

"He has shown the ability to play abroad, internationally and in MLS and is a welcome addition to our roster."

The LA Galaxy squad for the December 6 match against Oceania All-Stars at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Josh Saunders and Josh Wicks.

Defenders: Sean Franklin, Michael Gavin, Leonard Griffin*, Chris Klein, Mike Randolph, Troy Roberts and Julian Valentin.

Midfielders: Ely Allen, David Beckham, Eddie Lewis, Brandon McDonald, Mike Muñoz and Josh Tudela.

Forwards: Tristan Bowen, Alan Gordon, Bryan Jordan and Jovan Kirovski.

* denotes guest player.

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