LA Galaxy to host FC Shirak on January 30 during 2016 preseason campaign

CARSON, Calif. (Monday, Nov. 23, 2015) – The LA Galaxy will face four-time Armenian Premier League champions FC Shirak on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at StubHub Center beginning at 7 p.m. PT as part of the Galaxy’s 2016 preseason campaign, the club announced today. The LA Galaxy announced today this match is being coordinated in conjunction with Pangea Sports Management.

Tickets for the match will be for sale to the general public through www.lagalaxy.com/tickets, with all details and pricing to be announced at a later date. All 2016 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Members will receive access to the match at StubHub Center on Jan. 30.

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2016 MLS season are available for purchase now. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to www.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) to secure their 2016 LA Galaxy Season Ticket package.

Under head coach Vardan Bichakhchyan, Shirak are currently in third place (3-1-3, 21 points) through the first half of the 2015-16 Armenian Premier League season. They are led in goals by Armenian Davit Hakobyan and Ivorian Konan Odilon, who have each scored four goals during the campaign. Shirak, who won the 2013 Armenian Super Cup and reached the Second qualifying round of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, will appear in Los Angeles ahead of the start of the second half of their season, which is scheduled to begin in early March.

The Galaxy will face FC Shirak for the second time in club history, recording a 2-1 win over the Armenian side in 2014 behind goals from forward Gyazi Zardes and former Galaxy striker Samuel at StubHub Center in front of a crowd of more than 12,000 to witness the preseason exhibition.

Becoming a 2016 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Member gives fans the opportunity to receive a number of benefits, including discounted pricing, LA Galaxy Team Store discounts, access to the 2016 Season Ticket Member Event, season tickets to LA Galaxy II, early game day stadium access and access to LA Galaxy Champions League matches, among other exclusive benefits. For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/seasontickets or call an LA Galaxy representative at 877-3GALAXY (342-5299).