LA Galaxy to introduce Nigel de Jong at StubHub Center on Tuesday

CARSON, Calif. (Friday, Feb. 12, 2016) – The LA Galaxy will introduce new signing Nigel de Jong at StubHub Center this Tuesday, Feb. 16, at StubHub Center at 12:30 p.m. PT, following the team’s training session.  

De Jong, who signed with the Galaxy last week, began his professional career in 2002 and has featured in top leagues across Europe, including stints with Ajax (Netherlands), Hamburger SV (Germany), Manchester City (England), and A.C. Milan (Italy). He has played in multiple FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro, and UEFA Champions League matches during his professional and international career.

Internationally, de Jong has featured extensively for the Netherlands since his debut in 2004, making 81 international appearances overall. He represented the Dutch at the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and 2014 and helped his country qualify in 2006 before suffering an injury that kept him out of the tournament. In 2010, he helped lead Netherlands to the FIFA World Cup Final. 

WHO

  • Midfielder Nigel de Jong
  • LA Galaxy President Chris Klein
  • LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena

WHAT

  • LA Galaxy training (10 a.m. PT start)
  • Press conference: Nigel de Jong unveiled as Galaxy player for the first time (12:30 p.m. PT)

WHEN

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16
  • 12:30 p.m. PT
  • *Media can park in Lot 17

WHERE

  • StubHub Center
  • 18400 Avalon Blvd.
  • Carson, CA 90746

The Galaxy will kick off the 2016 MLS Regular Season at StubHub Center on Sunday, March 6, against D.C. United (7 p.m. PT, UniMás). 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.

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/tickets/seasontickets or call an LA Galaxy representative at 877-3GALAXY (342-5299).