CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015) – The LA Galaxy will open the 2016 MLS Regular Season with a match at StubHub Center on Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m. PT against D.C. United, Major League Soccer announced today. The game will be broadcast live nationally on UniMás. In the second match of the season, the Galaxy will travel to face Colorado Rapids on Saturday, March 12, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in what will be the Rapids’ home-opening match of the 2016 season.
Single-game tickets for the Galaxy’s home opening match at StubHub Center on March 6 will go on sale at a later date. 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.
The opening match will mark the 42nd time that the Galaxy have faced D.C. United in the MLS Regular Season and the third time that the clubs will face each other in the opening game of the season. In 20 matches against D.C. United at home all time, the Galaxy have gone 10-5-5, scoring 31 goals while allowing 19. The Galaxy are 10-8-2 all time in opening matches.
The Galaxy and D.C. United are the two most storied clubs in MLS history, with a combined nine MLS Cups between the two sides. The Galaxy are the only team to win five MLS Cup trophies, with D.C. United in second with four all time. Additionally, the clubs have won a combined five Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophies.
In 2015, the Galaxy went 12-2-3 at StubHub Center during the regular season, scoring and MLS-high 41 home goals and allowing just 16.
Each MLS team will play in 34 MLS Regular Season matches for the 2016 season, with 17 at home and 17 on the road. Full times, opponents, and broadcast information for these games will be announced at a later date.
Both ESPN and FS1 will include expanded pre-game shows and feature 2.5 hour broadcast windows on March 6. Additionally, Univision Deportes Network will air an hour pre-game show reviewing the day’s first nine matches ahead of UniMas’ broadcast of the LA vs. D.C. match. Select games will also be broadcast internationally to more than 140 nations and territories through the League’s global broadcast partners which include Sky Sports in the UK, pan-European broadcaster Eurosport, Globosat in Brazil, Abu Dhabi Media in the Middle East and North Africa, Letv Sports in mainland China, beIN SPORTS across Southeast Asia and Australia, FOX Sports Latin America, FOX Sports Africa, and ESPN International.
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).
The complete list of 2016 MLS home openers follows:
Sunday, March 6, 2016 (home team listed first):
10:30 a.m. PT – New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC (Red Bull Arena) – TSN
11 a.m. PT – Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake (Orlando Citrus Bowl)
11 a.m. PT – Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC (Toyota Park)
12 p.m. PT – FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union (Toyota Stadium)
12 p.m. PT – Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution (BBVA Compass Stadium)
12 p.m. PT – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids (Avaya Stadium)
*1:30 p.m. PT – Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC (Providence Park) – ESPN / ESPN Deportes
2:30 p.m. PT – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (BC Place) – TSN and RDS
*4 p.m. PT – Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (CenturyLink Field)– FS1 / FOX Deportes
7 p.m. PT – LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United (StubHub Center) – UniMás/ UDN
* = 2.5 hour windows start at this time.
Saturday, March 12
New England Revolution vs. D.C. United (Gillette Stadium)
Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union (MAPFRE Stadium)
Colorado Rapids vs. LA Galaxy (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)
Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Children’s Mercy Park)
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Rio Tinto Stadium)
Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls (Olympic Stadium)
Sunday, March 13
New York City FC vs. Toronto FC (Yankee Stadium)
Saturday, March 19
D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids (RFK Stadium)
Sunday, March 20
Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (Talen Energy Stadium)
Saturday, May 7
Toronto FC vs. FC Dallas (BMO Field)