LOS ANGELES (Tuesday, May 2, 2023) – The LA Galaxy today announced programming around Star Wars Night, in a match presented by Dignity Health, when the club plays host to the Colorado Rapids at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, May 6 (7:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass on Apple TV; LA Galaxy Radio, LA Galaxy Spanish Radio).
Southern Californian artist and photographer Isaiah Takahashi – BLKSRS – will be in SoccerFest displaying art and a limited-edition LA Galaxy poster giveaway at his booth. SoccerFest will also have Luke’s Lightsaber display that will showcase a variety of different lightsabers, face painters and a Star Wars themed photo backdrop. The Boys & Girls Club of Carson will be the LA Galaxy Foundation Community Partner of the Match. Fans can visit their booth at SoccerFest to learn more about programming in Carson.
Dignity Health Sports Park will transform into its own Star Wars Galaxy on Saturday night with Star Wars music and sound effects filling the stadium and over 30 characters from the franchise roaming the concourse during the match. Joshua Johnson, a Star Wars content creator and singer, will perform the National Anthem. Fans are welcome to wear Star Wars costumes at the match, but any costume components that cover a face may be worn only when seated. Star Wars props (lightsabers, blasters, etc.) are prohibited.
LA Galaxy Foundation
The LA Galaxy Foundation will auction off a Dejan Joveljić Star Wars bobblehead signed by the Serbian International forward himself and the player-signed matchday posters return with all proceeds benefiting the LA Galaxy Foundation. The online auction will open at 3:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 6 and will close at the 75th minute of the match. Fans can text GALAXY to 76278 to bid. Sergeant Lee Harder of the U.S. Space Force will be Saturday’s Hero of the Match. Harder currently serves as a product designer and a noncommissioned officer in charge of web development and the Atlas Corps at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Some of his awards include the Air and Space Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.
The Galaxy will debut a black on black hat available for fans to purchase on Star Wars Night. The new Originals Hat line, which features a snapback and fitted hat, will be available for purchase at the LA Galaxy Team Store.
All fans are welcome to stop by Extra Time, the LA Galaxy’s post-match party, with MOSH EISLEY, a Star Wars themed and dance-fueled punk super-party, providing music following the game.
Tickets for the May 6 match areavailable at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets. Saturday’s match marks the 92nd all-time meeting across all competitions between the LA Galaxy (1-5-3, 6 points) and the Colorado Rapids (1-3-6, 9 points), with LA leading the series 46-33-12. Against the Rapids, the Galaxy hold a 38-1-12 record in league play, a 1-0-0 record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and a 7-2-0 record in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. In 42 all-time regular-season meetings played at home against Colorado, LA holds a 25-10-6 record. In the last regular-season meeting between the two teams at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Galaxy earned a 4-1 win over the Rapids on Sept. 17, 2022, with Gastón Brugman recording a brace and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Raheem Edwards each tallying a goal in the victory against Colorado.