LA Galaxy schedule set for 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League group stage

CCL schedule set

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, June 29, 2015) – The LA Galaxy will open the group stage of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League at home on Thursday, August 6 when they host Trinidad and Tobago side Central FC at StubHub Center. For the fourth time, the Galaxy will open the competition with a pair of home games before heading on the road for the final two games of the round, closing out the group stage against Comunicaciones FC of Guatemala on Wednesday, October 21. The club’s complete CONCACAF Champions League group stage schedule can be found at the bottom of this release.

Both CONCACAF Champions League home matches are included in Season Ticket Members’ plans as Bonus Games. Season Ticket Member tickets for the CCL games can be accessed via the MyAccount portal. Tickets for the general public can be purchased at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 3 for as low at $13. For more information, please visit or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299).

The Galaxy were drawn into Group D alongside Central FC of Trinidad and Tobago and Comunicaciones FC of Guatemala. The LA-side advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2013/2014 edition of the tournament and was semifinalist in the 2012-13 Champions League. Bruce Arena’s squad qualified for this installment of the tournament by winning the 2014 MLS Cup last December. This is the fifth time in which LA have qualified for the Champions League, debuting in the 2010-11 edition of the tournament. In 14 all-time group stage games, the Galaxy are 10-3-1, including a perfect 7-0-0 at home.

The Galaxy will host Central FC, who are the runners up of the 2013-14 FA Trophy of Trinidad and Tobago, at StubHub Center on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. PT to open their group stage schedule. Following that game, the Galaxy return to Champions League play when they host Comunicaciones FC at StubHub Center on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. PT. It marks the first time the Galaxy will face either side in the CONCACAF Champions League.

On September 23, the Galaxy will travel to Trinidad and Tobago to face Central FC for the second and final time in Group D action. Central FC was founded in 2012 and play their home matches in Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The team won the First Citizens Cup in 2013. Central FC also captured the Locuzade Sport Goal Shield in 2014.

The Galaxy will close out the group stage on Wednesday, October 21 when they travel to Guatemala City to face Comunicaciones FC. Comunicaciones is one of the most successful clubs in Guatemalan football history. Based in Estadio La Pedrera in Guatemala City, Comunicaciones has won a record 30 Liga Nacional de Guatemala titles, eight Copa de Guatemala titles and one CONCACAF Champions’ Cup.

A complete television schedule for those games will be announced at a later date.

<strong>August 6</strong>
<strong>vs. Central FC</strong>
<strong>7 p.m.</strong>
<strong>August 18</strong>
<strong>vs. Comunicaciones</strong>
<strong>7 p.m.</strong>
<p>September 23</p>
<p>at Central FC</p>
<p>5 p.m.</p>
<p>October 21</p>
<p>at Comunicaciones</p>
<p>7 p.m.</p>