CARSON, Calif. (Friday, July 22, 2011) – The FA Cup, one of the most famous and iconic trophies in world soccer, will be on display at The Home Depot Center on Sunday when the LA Galaxy host reigning tournament champion Manchester City as part of the Herbalife World Football Challenge. City won the FA Cup, which was first held in 1871-72, for the first time in more than 40 years last season, defeating Stoke City 1-0 in front of a capacity crowd at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Fans at Sunday’s game will be able to have their photo taken with the actual FA Cup that Manchester City won last year, as well as the Supporters’ Shield which the Galaxy won in 2010 for having the best regular season record in MLS. Additionally, fans will have the chance to enter to win an authentic Galaxy or Manchester City jersey from Sunday’s game, simply by having their photo taken with either of the trophies inside the Southwest entrance of the stadium. MORE INFO
One of the favorites to win the Premier League title this season, Manchester City are led by head coach Roberto Mancini who has a wealth of international talent at his disposal for this game, including English internationals Joe Hart, Gareth Barry and James Milner, 2010 FIFA World Cup winner David Silva and Bosnian star Edin Dzeko. Sunday’s game will be the Blues’ third and final game at the Herbalife World Football Challenge, having already defeated Mexico’s Club America and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This will be the first-ever game for the Galaxy, who have an MLS-best record of 11-2-9 so far this season, against City. LA are 0-1-0 in the competition, having lost to Real Madrid last week at the L.A. Coliseum.
Tickets for Sunday’s game, which starts at 1 p.m., are still available starting at just $30. For more information about Sunday’s game or to purchase tickets, please call 877-3GALAXY, visit www.lagalaxy.com/world-football-challenge or stop by The Home Depot Center box office on Sunday before the game.