The LA Galaxy’s match against the Colorado Rapids, previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 2nd. Kickoff at the StubHub Center will be at 8 PM PDT. Spectrum SportsNet and Spectrum Deportes will carry the match live.
This is good news for the Galaxy who would have needed to play three games in just eight days if the schedule would’ve held. They travel to face San Jose on May 27 and then go across the country to play DC United on June 3rd. Having to host a midweek game against Colorado during that time would’ve been a tough go. So the relief from a congested schedule is a positive looking step.
In addition, the Galaxy will now get to host a weekend home game. And for those of us who don’t appreciate the travel to StubHub on a weekday, the weekend game is more than welcomed.
If you haven’t been paying attention during the offseason, the Galaxy face what could best be described as a ‘building year’. Replacement Coach Curt Onalfo and his new staff have a challenge in front of them as they try to sort out a roster that lacks the depth of previous squads. Gone are many familiar faces, including long-time Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena, who left in December to try and salvage the US Men’s National Team’s attempt at World Cup qualification. Also gone are veterans Robbie Keane and AJ De La Garza, along with 2015 acquisition Steven Gerrard. Other key players will start the season watching from sidelines, including Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Rogers, both out for an indeterminate period nursing injuries.
All the news isn’t bad, however. Ironman defender Jelle Van Damme returns with a new DP contract and (likely) the Captain’s Armband. New signings Romain Alessandrini, João Pedro, and Jermaine Jones have arrived to bolster the midfield. Sebastian Lletget’s recent debut with the USMNT in their January camp gives Galaxy fans reason for cautious optimism in central midfield, and Giovanni Dos Santos, Brian Rowe, and Daniel Steres all look healthy for the start of the coming season.
Univision will broadcast the Galaxy’s 2017 campaign on Saturday, March 4th, at the StubHub center. Los Angeles will host FC Dallas at 1 PM PST. An updated schedule for the Galaxy’s full 2017 MLS Regular Season can be found at www.lagalaxy.com/schedule.