LA Galaxy prepare for the Home Opener against Real Salt Lake

The LA Galaxy begin their campaign for a record fifth MLS Cup this week

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, March 3, 2014) – The LA Galaxy begin their campaign for a record fifth MLS Cup this week when the Galaxy host Opening Night against Real Salt Lake at StubHub Center on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes. The entire Galaxy team will be available to media on Tuesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 6 to preview the club’s Opening Night.

All-time, the Galaxy are 9-6-3 in their first game of the regular season and 11-5-2 in their first home game of the year. Since moving to the StubHub Center in 2003, the Galaxy have opened their season at home six times, going 3-2-1 in those matches.

Saturday’s match will mark the third time that the Galaxy will have met RSL in the home opener at StubHub Center. Both meetings finished with a 3-1 scoreline, with the Galaxy prevailing in 2005 and Real Salt Lake claiming three points in 2012.

One of the Galaxy’s Western Conference rivals, Real Salt Lake eliminated the defending MLS Cup Champions in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 2-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium last November to advance past the Galaxy with a 2-1 aggregate score in the Western Conference Semifinals. The two sides have met 25 times since RSL came into the league in 2005, going 10-10-5 against the Salt Lake side in MLS regular season play.

Galaxy Training Schedule (All times Pacific)

Date

Start Time

Location

Monday, March 3      

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Tuesday, March 4

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Wednesday,March 5

***DAY OFF***

Thursday, March 6

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Friday, March 7

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Saturday, March 8

7:30 p.m.

LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake – StubHub Center Live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes

Sunday, March 9

10 a.m. 

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Media availability will take place fieldside following training on select days. Media members wishing to attend training are asked to contact the Galaxy Communications Department prior to the session that you wish to attend. Please be advised that training sessions vary in length so be sure to arrive as close to the start of training as possible.

Interview Requests outside of these time periods can be made via email with the Galaxy Communications Department at mediarequests@lagalaxy.com or by contacting any member of the Department.

Season tickets for the 2014 MLS season are on sale now, starting at just $250. Becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member gives fans the opportunity to see every Galaxy home game as well as number of additional benefits such as access to Town Hall meetings with Galaxy leaders, discounts on additional single game tickets, entrance into the club’s new Season Ticket Member loyalty program and much more as well as discounts at all TEAM LA locations and on select camps at the Galaxy Soccer Center in Torrance. For more information about becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member, please call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visit www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.