LA Galaxy live scrimmage on Spectrum SportsNet headlines team programming in advance of MLS is Back Tournament

LOS ANGELES (Friday, June 26, 2020) – The LA Galaxy announced today various MLS is Back team programming in the buildup to the MLS is Back Tournament, which is set to begin on July 8 in Orlando, Florida.

In advance of the team’s departure to Orlando, the club will host an LA Galaxy Town Hall on racial equality, play a live scrimmage vs. Galaxy II on Spectrum SportsNet, host a socially-distant supporters’ send-off at Dignity Health Sports Park and an interactive online team send-off with fans and players via Zoom.

The LA Galaxy’s Group Stage schedule for the MLS is Back Tournament is set. The LA Galaxy will open the tournament with a match against the Portland Timbers on Monday, July 13 before facing LAFC on Saturday, July 18 and the Houston Dynamo on Thursday, July 23.

A full schedule of the LA Galaxy’s MLS is Back programming, with details for each event, can be found below.

LA Galaxy Week of Programming in Advance of Return to Play

DATE/TIME

EVENT

WHERE

Wednesday, July 1

 

6 p.m. PT

LA Galaxy Town Hall on Racial Equality

The LA Galaxy will host a Town Hall on Racial Equality on an online platform, hosted by Allen Hopkins.

Panelists for the Town Hall will include:

  • Cobi Jones – LA Galaxy legend
  • Scot Thompson – adidas

Guests include:

  • Aaron Dolores – Black Arrow

www.youtube.com/lagalaxy

Thursday, July 2

 

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT

Scrimmage: LA Galaxy vs. LA Galaxy II

Live on Spectrum SportsNet

 

The 50-minute scrimmage (two 25-minute halves) between LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy II is closed to the public.

 

*Match highlights, b-roll to be distributed to media after event.

Media conference call to follow scrimmage.

Dignity Health Sports Park

18400 Avalon Blvd., Suite 200

Carson, CA 90746

 

Friday, July 3

 

11 a.m. PT

LA Galaxy Socially Distant Rally Event at Dignity Health Sports Park

While stationed in their vehicles, LA Galaxy supporters will help send the team off to Orlando at Dignity Health Sports Park in a car line at Dignity Health Sports Park’s Driveway A. LA Galaxy team will walk down Driveway A for socially-distant photos and cheers.

Dignity Health Sports Park

18400 Avalon Blvd., Suite 200

Carson, CA 90746

 

Driveway A

RSVP link

Monday, July 6

 

*Exact timing TBA

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Member-exclusive interactive fan send-off via Zoom on day of travel to Orlando

The LA Galaxy will have a live Zoom camera open as players make their way to Orlando, Florida. Season Ticket Members can tune into the live shot of players to wish them luck, as the entire team will stop and greet fans on their way to the bus.

Zoom Video Call

RSVP link

MLS is Back Tournament: LA Galaxy Schedule – Group F

  • Monday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. PT – LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (FS1/TUDN/TSN)
  • Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. PT – LA Galaxy vs. LAFC (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/TSN)
  • Thursday, July 23, 5 p.m. PT – LA Galaxy vs. Houston (FS1/TUDN/TSN)

CLICK HERE for the complete MLS is Back Tournament Broadcast Schedule.

The Group Stage presented by Heineken will consist of 16 consecutive days of games with each MLS club playing three matches against teams within their drawn groups. All group stage match results will count in the 2020 MLS regular season standings, as well as toward qualification to the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage presented by Audi.

The tournament will continue in the Knockout Stage presented by Audi with eight Round-of-16 matches, played as doubleheaders on four consecutive evenings (July 25-28), followed by four quarterfinal matches (July 30-Aug 1), two semifinal games (Aug. 5-6) and the MLS is Back Tournament Final on August 11 at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/TSN). The tournament champion will earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. 

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