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GALAXY: When will we celebrate?

11/23/2011
The Galaxy won the MLS Cup but has not yet announced whether there will be a fan celebration. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Still waiting for word on a gathering to celebrate the Galaxy's MLS Cup title -- with David Beckham, Landon Donovan, their teammates, Bruce Arena and his staff ... oh, and the trophy!

We thought it was going to be Tuesday, then figured Wednesday was the likely date, for something at Home Depot Center or L.A. Live downtown. Now we're uncertain there will be anything.

Hard to believe a plan wasn't in place before Sunday's 1-0 victory over Houston at HDC.

The Galaxy on Tuesday night announced four dates on a “trophy tour,” which would give L.A. supporters a chance to see the trophy, maybe have their pictures taken with it -- but no players, no coaches, no celebrity hangers-on.

The only conceivable day left is Friday, just before the team heads off to Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia for a three-game postseason tour.

Fans began arriving at HDC on Tuesday night to have their pictures taken with the trophy, and there's an additional opportunity on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 2,011 season-ticket holders to have pictures taken will receive one square foot of turf from the HDC field, too.

The trophy also will be on hand at a Salvation Army-sponsored holiday dinner for Pico-Union residents Wednesday evening at L.A. Live and Thursday morning at the Midnight Mission's Thanksgiving meal for the homeless.

The trophy also will be on display Dec. 8 at ESPN Zone at L.A. Live and for the Kings' game against the Minnesota Wild across the street at Staples Center. Additional appearances, the team says, will be announced in the next few days.