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LA Galaxy to open MLS Cup title defense on March 3 at The Home Depot Center

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, December 18, 2012) – The LA Galaxy will open the 2013 MLS season on Sunday, March 3 when they host the Chicago Fire at The Home Depot Center. The 2013 season opener will be the Galaxy’s earliest regular season game in club history, coming exactly one week ahead of the club’s 2012 regular season opener against Real Salt Lake, which was played at The Home Depot Center on March 10. Prior to last season, the Galaxy had never played a regular season game before March 10.

The kickoff time and broadcast information for this game will be announced in the coming weeks as part of the complete 2013 regular season schedule announcement. For the second straight season, all 19 MLS clubs will play 34 games during the regular season.

The Galaxy are 8-6-3 all-time in their first game of the regular season, including 2-2-1 in season openers played at The Home Depot Center.

The best way to get tickets to the Galaxy’s 2013 MLS season opener is by becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Holder. Season ticket plans start at just $250 and include a ticket to all 17 of the club’s regular season games, as well as five bonus games and a number of exclusive benefits.

Tickets can also be purchased as part of a special holiday pack, which starts at just $64 and includes a ticket to the home opener, tickets to any two regular season games and a ticket to the home leg of the Galaxy’s CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal against Herediano of Costa Rica in March as well as a commemorative 2012 MLS Cup championship banner.

For more information about 2013 Galaxy season tickets or Holiday Packs, please visit the club’s official website www.lagalaxy.com or call 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299).