LA Galaxy to Play Club Tijuana of Mexico in “San Diego Clasico” on March 2 at Torero Stadium
CARSON, Calif. – The LA
Galaxy announced today that the club will play Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de
Caliente of Mexico’s Liga de Ascenso in the "San Diego Clasico",
presented by Freeway Insurance, on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The game will
be played at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego.
Tickets will go on sale to the
general public starting on Wednesday, February 2 at 10 a.m. with tickets
starting at just $25 by calling the University
of San Diego’s JCP Ticket
Office at (619) 260-7550 or by clicking here.
“We are very excited to announce
this match against Club Tijuana in San
Diego, a market that is important to our organization
and one where we have wanted to play for quite some time,” LA Galaxy President
of Business Operations Tom Payne said. “In addition, it is a good game for us
against a quality opponent as we complete our preseason preparations for the
2011 MLS season.”
Club Tijuana is coached by former Club America
and Mexican National Team midfielder Joaquín Del Olmo, who in his first season
with the club guided the Xoloitzcuintles to their first title last December,
winning the Liga de Ascenso Apertura Season. Led by their captain Javier
Gandolfi, goalkeeper Adrian Zermeno and forward Raúl Enríquez, Club
Tijuana posted an impressive 11-1-5 record last season. Gandolfi, a defender
from Argentina, and Zermeno,
who spent eight seasons at Toluca, spearhead their defense, which conceded
only seven goals in 21 games last season.
This season, Club Tijuana is 0-1-1 in the Clausura Season.
The Xoloitzcuintles play their first home game of the season this Sunday, when
the club hosts León, which is currently in fourth place of table with a 2-1-0
This will be the Galaxy’s first ever game at the 6,000 seat Torero
Stadium, which was built in 1961 and is home of the University of San Diego
Football and Soccer programs.
The Galaxy will open the 2011 MLS season on Tuesday, March
15 when they head to Seattle
to take on the Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field in MLS First Kick 2011,
presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. That game, which will kick off at 6:30
p.m., will be shown live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, as well as online at
ESPN3.com. The Galaxy will then host the New England Revolution in their home
opener at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at The Home Depot Center. Tickets are available for that match through the Galaxy Kickoff Pack,
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