LA Galaxy to host Real Madrid

Match will take place on Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Rose Bowl and replaces the prev

The LA Galaxy will return to the Rose Bowl for the second time in as many years
to take on Spanish power Real Madrid on Saturday, August 7. The game, presented
by Pechanga Resort & Casino, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and replaces the
Galaxy’s previously scheduled friendly against Inter Milan, which the clubs have
mutually agreed to look to re-schedule in the

“While we were looking forward to
playing Inter Milan, we are very pleased to be able to bring our fans a game
against one of the world’s biggest clubs, one that features a host of the
world’s top players in Real Madrid,” said Tom Payne, LA Galaxy President of
Business Operations. “Many fans will remember Madrid’s last visit to Los
Angeles when the teams played in front of a capacity crowd at The
Home Depot Center in 2005, and now we will be hosting them at the historic Rose
Bowl in what will prove to be another memorable game for soccer fans throughout

This game is included in all Galaxy
full season ticket plans as Bonus Game C. All season seat holders will receive
new tickets in the mail for this
game within the coming weeks. Additionally, all fans who purchased tickets for the
friendly against Inter Milan will be issued new tickets for the game against
Real Madrid or receive a full refund.

A special ticket pre-sale is
underway now for all current Galaxy ticket plan holders wishing to add
additional tickets at a discounted price to the game against Real Madrid.
Additionally, fans who wish to purchase a 2010 full season seat or mini-plan
that includes the friendly with Real Madrid can do so at this time.

Tickets are also on sale now to the
general public as part of a special
two-game pack starting at $46 that includes the Galaxy’s July 4th
showcase against Seattle Sounders FC. That game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will
feature a postgame fireworks extravaganza, which is powered by 104.3 MYfm.
Single game tickets will go on sale at a future date.

A nine-time European champion, and
31-time champion of Spain’s La Liga, Real Madrid finished second in Spain’s La
Liga this season just three points behind league champion, Barcelona, despite
losing just four times all season long. In late May, the club named two-time
Champions League winner Jose Mourinho as the club’s new head coach. He is
expected to lead his full roster of international stars, including 2007 FIFA
Player of the Year Kaka, 2008 FIFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, Dutch
midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart, Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain, Spanish
goalkeeper Iker Casillas and many others to Southern
California. Ten of Real’s current squad are currently playing at the
2010 FIFA World Cup in South
Africa, while another three have played in a
previous World Cup.

The Galaxy, who first played Real
Madrid on July 18, 2005 at The Home Depot Center, with Madrid claiming a 2-0
victory, will return to the Rose Bowl for the second time in as many years. The
club’s home stadium from 1996-2002, the Galaxy lost 2-1 to Barcelona in front of
93,137 in their return to the stadium last August.

The match against Real Madrid will
be the Galaxy’s fourth international friendly played this year. They played to a
0-0 draw with CD Aguila of El
Salvador on March 21 and defeated Boca Juniors
of Argentina 1-0 on May 23 at The Home Depot Center. LA also defeated Puntarenas
FC of Costa Rica 1-0 at Titan
Stadium in Fullerton,
Calif. on March

For more information about this game
or to purchase tickets, please contact the Galaxy by calling 1-877-3GALAXY
(342-5299) or visit

--- LA Galaxy presented by Herbalife

About Pechanga
Resort & Casino:

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