The LA Galaxy announced last week that they will, once again, travel to Las Vegas during their preseason to take on the San Jose Earthquakes. This marks the second consecutive year that the two teams will meet at Cashman Field.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 PM on February 11th, 2017 with pregame festivities launching at 5:30 PM. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public today, Monday, December 12th, 2016.
Last season the LA Galaxy were able to walk away with a victory in a 1-0 game against San Jose, in Las Vegas. Gyasi Zardes scored a game-winning goal in front of a sold out crowd at Cashman Stadium.
Cashman Field is primarily used for Baseball where it’s the home field of the Las Vegas 51’s — A New York Mets Triple-A affiliate. The stadium holds anywhere between 9,000 to 12,500 fans (when the grass berm is opened up). The Stadium sits about a 20-minute cab ride from the South side of the famed, Las Vegas Strip.
The LA Galaxy are currently preparing for the 2017 season. They said goodbye to Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard, Landon Donovan, Bruce Arena and perhaps more coaches and players, and have just recently hired Pete Vagenas as their General Manager. The Galaxy are expected to name a new Head Coach in the coming days.
LA Galaxy II, the Senior team’s USL affiliate recently held open tryouts in Las Vegas. It was also the second consecutive year they’ve gone to Nevada, and specifically Las Vegas, to scout talent for the team. Perhaps marking an increased interest from Major League Soccer in Las Vegas as a potential expansion site.
This preseason game will be one of the first opportunities for fans to get a look at any potential changes the club has implemented in their roster and coaching staff since the turnover at the end of 2016.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting ticketfly.com starting at 10 AM.