Shirak Preseason

LA Galaxy to face Armenian champions FC Shirak at StubHub Center on February 8

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, December 23, 2013) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club will face reigning Armenian Premier League champion FC Shirak in a preseason game at StubHub Center on Saturday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. The first confirmed match of the Galaxy’s 2014 preseason, this will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides and the first time that LA will host a club from the Armenian Premier League.

Tickets for the match start at just $12 for LA Galaxy Season Ticket Members and $17 for the general public and on sale now through or by calling the club at 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299). Additional details on Season Ticket Member purchasing will be made available at a later date.

Under the direction of head coach Ararat Harutyunyan, Shirak currently sit in second place with a 6-4-4 record and 22 points through the first half of the 2013-14 Premier League season. Based in the city of Gyumri in the northwest of Armenia, Shirak are led by Ivorian midfielder Serge Deble, who is tied for the league lead in goals over the first half of the season with nine. Shirak, who won the 2013 Armenian Super Cup and reached the Second qualifying round of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, will travel to Southern California as part of their preparations for the start of the second half of their season, which begins in early March.

Season tickets for the 2014 MLS season are on sale now, starting at just $250. Becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member gives fans the opportunity to see every Galaxy home game as well as number of additional benefits such as access to Town Hall meetings with Galaxy leaders, discounts on additional single game tickets, entrance into the club’s new Season Ticket Member loyalty program and much more as well as discounts at all TEAM LA locations and on select camps at the Galaxy Soccer Center in Torrance. For more information about becoming a Galaxy Season Ticket Member, please call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visit