Major League Soccer and the LA Galaxy have released their season schedules. And with no huge surprise, the LA Galaxy will play 34 games in 2017, with half of those being away games, and half being home games. But we’re not here to tell you everything that you already know. Instead, we want to focus on games that are interesting, games that will be easy to watch, and the busiest and most difficult spans in this schedule. Let’s get started!

The full LA Galaxy Schedule can be found at the bottom of the page.

GAMES THAT SOUND INTERESTING (AND WILL PROBABLY BE OVERHYPED)

  • Disney World Trip (Saturday, April 15 at Orlando City) – Orlando will have a new stadium (Orlando City Stadium) and it will be a Nationally Televised Game. And if you plan it right, you can go visit Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter.
  • Minnesota United (Sunday, May 21) – Head on up to the Galaxy’s newest Western Conference opponent and TCF Bank Stadium to see the G’s take on the expansion team no one is talking about. But it’s a new team, so that’s fun. And you’ll get to see Minnesota in Carson on Sunday, October 15th. I do really like their kits.
  • Cali Clasico – The LA Galaxy play the first of their three games against all-time rivals, San Jose on Saturday, May 27th at Avaya Stadium. Then LA will travel up to Stanford Stadium on July 1st (just three days before their July 4th game) for the 2nd round. Finally, on Sunday, August 27th the Galaxy get to host the Cali Clasico for the last of the three-game series.
  • AJ DeLaGarza Returns – While his trade came as a shock, the LA Galaxy will host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, June 17th. This is going to be tough to see AJ in Orange. But I imagine the welcome he’ll receive will be nothing short of amazing.
  • Atlanta United (Saturday, August 19) – LA gets to go to Atlanta and play their second expansion team at gorgeous Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It’s going to be a long trip, but it’s always fun to see something new and Atlanta is one of those places you want to go (I want to go).

NATIONALLY TELEVISED GAMES

The Galaxy will play in 16 games broadcast to a national audience. ESPN will broadcast six games, FS1 will broadcast five games, Univision with three games, and mainstream FOX and UniMás will each broadcast one game. Seven of the 16 games are home games. With games against defending MLS Cup Champs, Seattle (ESPN – April 23) and expansion sides Minnesota United (ESPN – May 21) and Atlanta United (ESPN – August 19), the national audience will get their fill of the Galaxy.

FS1 will also be busy with the Galaxy getting a Cali Clasíco (FS1 – August 27), and a September chance away to Seattle (FS1 – September 10).

GAMES BY DAY OF THE WEEK

If you’re someone who prefers your soccer on the weekend, then you’re in luck. 27 of the Galaxy’s games will be played on Saturday (16) and Sunday (11). With no games being held on Monday, one game on Tuesday (The annual July 4th game, this year against Real Salt Lake), five games on Wednesday, no games on Thursday (That’s actually a surprise), and only one game on Friday.

While the games on Sunday aren’t always a fan favorite, the majority of the Sunday games will be away (six).

GAMES BY MONTH

In the past, the Galaxy have seen some pretty heavy schedules throughout the long MLS season. Who else remembers the success in July, followed by the absolute disaster of August. Both those months were heavy with games and the older legs of 2016, just couldn’t cope. This year, however, the schedule looks balanced and the Galaxy have a fairly balanced home and away cadence.

  • March (3) – 2 Home, 1 Away
  • April (5) – 3 Home, 2 Away
  • May (5) – 2 Home, 3 Away
  • June (4) – 2 Home, 2 Away
  • July (5) – 3 Home, 2 Away
  • August (5) – 2 Home, 3 Away
  • September (5) – 2 Home, 3 Away
  • October (2) – 1 Home, 1 Away

LONGEST ROAD TRIP

Three Games! That doesn’t sound like a lot, but in footballing circles, it’s eternity. The Galaxy get that honor in May when they travel to New York Red Bulls (Sunday, May 14), Minnesota United (Sunday, May 21), and close it out against the San Jose Earthquakes (May 27). Yikes, that’s a lot of miles but it’s spread out over three weeks. It will be interesting to see if the team comes home between games or if they stay in Minnesota for an extended period of time.

LONGEST HOME STAND

Big surprise, the LA Galaxy also have a three-game homestand. And it happens early, so be prepared for a lot of soccer in April and May. The Galaxy will start that luxurious string of games against Seattle (Sunday, April 23), then move on to hosting Philadelphia (Saturday, April 29), and then finish out the homestand with Chicago (Saturday, May 6). We’ll all wonder why it can’t always be this way. But your weekend chores will remind you productivity probably suffers when there’s this much soccer to go to.

#DATEOPPONENTVENUETIME(PT)TV
1Saturday, Mar 4FC DallasStubHub Center1 PMUNIV
2Sunday, Mar 12Portland Timbers FCStubHub Center4 PMFS1
3Saturday, Mar 18Real Salt LakeRio Tinto Stadium6:30 PMMLS
4Saturday, Apr 1Vancouver Whitecaps FCBC PlaceTBATSN
5Friday, Apr 7Montreal ImpactStubHub Center7:30 PMTVA
6Saturday, Apr 15Orlando City SCOrlando City Stadium12 PMFOX
7Sunday, Apr 23Seattle Sounders FCStubHub Center1 PMESPN
8Saturday, Apr 29Philadelphia UnionStubHub Center7:30 PMMLS
9Saturday, May 6Chicago FireStubHub Center7:30 PMMLS
10Sunday, May 14New York Red BullsRed Bull Arena3 PMFS1
11Sunday, May 21Minnesota UnitedTCF Bank Stadium2 PMESPN
12Saturday, May 27San Jose EarthquakesAvaya Stadium7 PMUNIV
13Wednesday, May 31Colorado RapidsStubHub Center7:30 PMMLS
14Saturday, Jun 3D.C. UnitedRFK Stadium4 PMMLS
15Saturday, Jun 17Houston DynamoStubHub Center8 PMUniMas
16Wednesday, Jun 21Colorado RapidsDick's Sporting Goods Park6 PMMLS
17Saturday, Jun 24Sporting Kansas CityStubHub Center7:30 PMMLS
18Saturday, Jul 1San Jose EarthquakesStanford Stadium7 PMUNIV
19Tuesday, Jul 4Real Salt LakeStubHub Center7:30 PMMLS
20Wednesday, Jul 19Vancouver Whitecaps FCStubHub CenterTBATSN
21Saturday, Jul 22New England RevolutionGillette Stadium4:30 PMMLS
22Saturday, Jul 29Seattle Sounders FCStubHub CenterTBAESPN
23Sunday, Aug 6Portland Timbers FCProvidence Park1 PMESPN
24Sunday, Aug 13New York City FCStubHub Center5 PMFS1
25Saturday, Aug 19Atlanta UnitedMercedes-Benz Stadium1 PMESPN
26Wednesday, Aug 23Columbus Crew SCMAPFRE Stadium4:30 PMMLS
27Sunday, Aug 27San Jose EarthquakesStubHub Center4 PMFS1
28Sunday, Sep 10Seattle Sounders FCCenturyLink Field6 PMFS1
29Saturday, Sep 16Toronto FCStubHub CenterTBATSN
30Sunday, Sep 24Sporting Kansas CityChildren's Mercy Park10 AMESPN
31Wednesday, Sep 27Houston DynamoBBVA Compass Stadium5:30 PMMLS
32Saturday, Sep 30Real Salt LakeStubHub Center7:30 PMMLS
33Sunday, Oct 15Minnesota UnitedStubHub Center2 PMMLS
34Sunday, Oct 22FC DallasToyota Stadium1 PMMLS

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