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30.07.2009 02:09

Los Angeles welcomes the Treble-winners

David Saura (enviat especial)

The Treble-winners have arrived in Los Angeles for the start of the 2009 summer tour of North America. Barça are back in the Californian city after a three-year absence.

The Barça party landed in Los Angeles at 2 pm local time after a twelve-hour flight during which the players dozed, played cards and watched the film ‘Australia.

Barça last visited this famous Californian city in 2006 on the back of the Club’s triumphs in the League and Champions League and after a brief stop in Monterrey (México) to play a friendly against América.

arribada_bus.jpgThis time Los Angeles is the first stop on the tour and the players are here with not just two trophies under their arms but all three. The three trophies have been transported along with the squad in reinforced boxes and will be put on display wherever the team play.

Strict passport controls

After going through some vigorous passport checks at the airport, the 26 players went straight to the Hotel SLS in glamorous Beverly Hills, which forms part of a vast LA metropolitan area home to some 13 million inhabitants.
Los Angeles welcomes the Treble-winners
Light training
The players will do some light training at UCLA to loosen up tired muscles and counteract the effects of jet lag. The first big event on the agenda will be the match against LA Galaxy featuring David Beckham and Landon Donovan.

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