LA Galaxy begin their U.S. Open Cup participation with Wednesday's match against Arizona United SC

Galaxy set their sights on a third U.S. Open Cup title as tournament begins

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, June 16, 2014) – The LA Galaxy (4-3-5, 17 points) will begin their quest for a third Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title when they enter the fourth round of the 101st edition of the longest-standing team tournament in the United States against Arizona United SC at the Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. PT live on Time Warner Cable Deportes.

The Galaxy have entered the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup every year since 1999, winning the tournament in 2001 and 2005 while reaching the Open Cup Final on two other occasions. Owning a 24-13-1 all-time record in the Open Cup, the Galaxy have only ever lost to non-MLS competition four times in the history of the tournament. Two of those four defeats have come in the last two years as the Galaxy have fallen to the Carolina RailHawks of NASL in both 2012 and 2013.

During the break from MLS play the Galaxy will support Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez and the United States National Team as it competes in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Galaxy are hosting an outdoor viewing party for the United States match against Ghana today, Monday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. PT at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The match will mark the start of the U.S. participation in the 32-team tournament. The event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, June 22, the club will show the highly anticipated U.S. match against European power Portugal live at Lot 613 (613 Imperial Street) in Los Angeles. Tickets and details are available at http://joinordie.lagalaxy.com/.

Following the U.S. Open Cup fixture the Galaxy will then return to MLS action when they travel north to face their rivals the San Jose Earthquakes at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 pm PT live on NBC Sports Network.

Galaxy Training Schedule (All times Pacific)

Date                                         Start Time        Location          

Monday, June 16                       10 a.m.             StubHub Center – University Field #1

Tuesday, June 17                      Travel to Phoenix  

Wednesday, June 18                 U.S. Open Cup: LA Galaxy at Arizona United SC – Peoria Sports Complex – Time Warner Cable Deportes

Thursday, June 19                     Return to LA

Friday, June 20                         10 a.m.             StubHub Center – University Field #1

Saturday, June 21                     10 a.m.             StubHub Center – University Field #1

Sunday, June 22                       10 a.m.             StubHub Center – University Field #1

Monday, June 23                       TBA

 

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 still available, starting at $12.50 per game. Becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member gives fans the opportunity to see every Galaxy home game as well as a number of additional benefits such as access to the new LA Galaxy Locker Room Rewards program, extra savings on additional single and group tickets, early entrance into the stadium and much more. For more information about becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member, please call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visit www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.