LOS ANGELES (Friday, May 13, 2022) – The LA Galaxy will play host to LAFC in the first-ever El Tráfico in Open Cup play in the Round of 16 of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. PT, it was determined as U.S. Soccer announced the Round of 16 matchups.
LA Galaxy Season Ticket Members will automatically receive complimentary tickets to this match, as a benefit to their membership. Single-game tickets will go on sale Monday, May 16. For more information about Season Tickets, visit www.lagalaxy.com/since96.
Dating back to their first U.S. Open Cup match in 1999, the LA Galaxy hold an all-time record of 34-17-0 in the competition and have been crowned champions twice (2001 and 2005). 2022 marks the 107th edition of the U.S. Open Cup, which began in 1913 and is the oldest national soccer competition in the United States.
The Round of 16 match between the LA Galaxy and LAFC marks the 15th edition of El Tráfico across all competitions, with the Galaxy leading the all-time series 6-3-5. Notably, the Galaxy are unbeaten in seven all-time matches played (5-0-2) against LAFC at Dignity Health Sports Park. In the first meeting between the two teams during the 2022 campaign, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Séga Coulibaly both scored goals in the Galaxy’s 2-1 win over LAFC at Dignity Health Sports Park on April 9. Additionally, LA is unbeaten in four consecutive matches played (2-0-2) against LAFC dating back to May 8, 2021. The Galaxy advanced to the Round of 16 with a 3-2 win on the road over NISA (National Independent Soccer Association) side California United Strikers FC in the Round of 32 at Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine, Calif., on May 11. Dejan Joveljić registered a brace, including the game-winning goal, while Owen Lambe tallied his first career goal in his debut for the Galaxy.
LA returns to MLS action when it plays host to FC Dallas at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, May 14. The match on May 14 kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT, featuring a local broadcast on Spectrum SportsNet and will be streamed live on LAGalaxy.com.