LA Galaxy take break from MLS for FIFA World Cup

The Galaxy will play Arizona United SC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 18

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, June 9, 2014) – The LA Galaxy (4-3-5, 17 points) will take three days off to start the week as Major League Soccer breaks for Group Play of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Galaxy will then return to training on Thursday in advance of their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup clash against Arizona United SC at the Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. PT.

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. For the first U.S.match the club will host an outdoor viewing of the United States match against Ghana on 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. More details about this exclusive viewing party will be released in the coming days.

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 9

***DAY OFF***

Tuesday, June

***DAY OFF***

Wednesday, June

***DAY OFF***

Thursday, June 12

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Friday, June 13

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Saturday, June 14

***DAY OFF***

Sunday, June 15

10 a.m.

StubHub Center – University Field #1

Monday, June 16

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 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.