LOS ANGELES (Friday, May 27, 2022) – The LA Galaxy today announced programming around Pride Night, when the club plays host to Austin FC, in a match presented by Sherwin-Williams, at Dignity Health Sports Park at 3:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 29 (UniMás and TUDN).
The Pride theme will come to life through in-stadium visuals and through LA Galaxy digital channels. Prior to kickoff, the Galaxy will warm up in the adidas Pride warm-up top, which will be auctioned off through the LA Galaxy Foundation. The National Anthem will be performed by Sam Tsui and Casey Breves, avid supporters of the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Pride Night will also feature various elements supporting the club’s partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center during the match, including a Center employee as the Hero of the Match. A special Pride Night ticket package is available, offering fans a ticket to the game and an exclusive Pride Night mini scarf. Proceeds from the LA Galaxy Pride Night ticket package will be donated to the Center. To access the Pride Night ticket package, visit www.lagalaxy.com/pride.
Food & Clothing Drive
As part of Pride Night, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and the LA Galaxy Foundation will be partnering together to run a food drive pregame on Sunday, May 29. Fans are encouraged to donate goods before entering the stadium. All food donated will go to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Pride Pantry. Additionally, LA Galaxy supporter group, Angel City Brigade will be running a clothing drive pre-match in the NW supporter tailgate area. All donations will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center.
The Galaxy are collaborating with Ms. Yellow Art, Nuria Ortiz, on a canvas painting that will appear as a photo opportunity in SoccerFest, the Galaxy’s pregame festival area. Nuria Ortiz is a self-taught Long Beach muralist who uses her art as a tool for social transformation is dedicated to sending a positive message to women around the world. Additionally, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will have a booth in SoccerFest.
In celebration of Pride Night, the Galaxy are collaborating with local Los Angeles artists Miranda Villanueva, Joaquin De La Mora and local brand OneTwoThreads to design the “United Not Divided” Tee in honor of this year’s Pride Month celebration. The “United Not Divided” Tee will be available for purchase on OneTwoThreads.com for the entire month of June, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The LGBTQ Center Long Beach. Additionally, the LA Galaxy Love Scarf and the Mitchell & Ness Pride Collection will debut on Sunday and will be available for purchase at the LA Galaxy Team Store.
2022 Adidas Primeblue Kit
Taking part in a league-wide initiative to raise awareness and inspire action surrounding the impact of marine plastic waste, the Galaxy will wear customized Primeblue uniforms made from a high-performance recycled material and Parley Ocean Plastic™ for the match against Austin. Committed to taking steps to address its environmental impact, MLS and adidas teamed up to create Primeblue jerseys which are made from plastics intercepted from beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing them from polluting the ocean.
Tickets for the May 29 match are still available at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets. The Galaxy enter the match against Austin FC following a 3-1 win over LAFC in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on May 25. Sunday’s MLS regular-season match between the Galaxy (6-5-2, 20 points) and Austin FC (7-3-3, 24 points) marks the fourth all-time regular-season meeting between LA and Austin, with the Galaxy leading the series 2-1-0.
In the first-ever meeting between the two clubs at Dignity Health Sports Park, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández tallied a goal to help the Galaxy earn a 2-0 win over Austin on May 15, 2021.The last time the Galaxy and Austin FC squared off, LA came away with a 1-0 shutout victory at Q2 Stadium on May 8, 2022.