Get Your Playoff Tickets Today!
In a case of either very weird timing or chronic optimism, the day after the Galaxy put their playoff hopes in jeopardy by only managing a draw with New York the team announced that tickets to the post-season go on sale at 10 a.m. today to season ticket holders only.
They couldn’t have waited until Monday when the season could be over?
For what it’s worth, here’s the release:
Current Galaxy season ticket holders will have the exclusive rights to purchase their seats until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 22 at which point all seats will become available to the general public.
The Galaxy will discover their post-season fate on Sunday after their game against the Chicago Fire (noon on FSN West and Telefutura) at Toyota Park. If the Galaxy qualify for the playoffs, individual tickets will go on sale immediately after the conclusion of the game. Regular season ticket pricing applies.
Additionally, fans can purchase a special Playoff 4-Pack, which includes four tickets to the Galaxys home playoff game and four Galaxy T-shirts for as little as $100.
If the Galaxy qualify for the post-season, they would play as the No. 4 seed in either the Eastern or Western Conference, meaning that they would host game one of their Conference Semifinal at Home Depot Center on either Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28. The Galaxys opponent in that semifinal series is yet to be determined and could be Chivas USA, D.C. United or the Houston Dynamo.
A couple of statistical postscripts to Thursday night’s Galaxy game.
After Thursday’s game Cobi Jones moved into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time games played list for professional soccer players in the U.S. compiled by for National Soccer Hall of Fame.
The list includes all regular season and playoff games played in three major leagues, the American Soccer League (19211931), the North American Soccer League (19671984), and Major League Soccer since its first game in 1996.
New England Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston could eclipse the mark set by leader Bill McPherson, whose ASL career extended from the early 1920s into the mid 1930s, if the Revs go all the way to MLS Cup this season.
The top seven:
1. Bill McPherson ASL 370
2. Steve Ralston* MLS 366
3. Bart McGhee ASL 352
4. Cobi Jones* MLS 350
5. Jimmy Gallagher ASL 349
6. Chris Henderson MLS 348
7. Jason Kreis MLS 327
In addition, the Galaxy left it (too) late Thursday to score, something they had grown accustomed to doing.
During the Galaxy’s five-game winning streak, their winning goal came during the final 20 minutes of the game:
* Chris Klein in the 72nd minute on Sept. 23, giving LA a 2-1 win over FC Dallas.
* Gavin Glinton in the 80th minute on Sept. 27, giving LA a 1-0 win in Kansas City.
* Gavin Glinton in the 77th minute on Oct. 7, giving LA a 2-1 win in Houston.
* Edson Buddle in the 78th minute on Oct. 13, giving LA a 2-1 win over Toronto FC.
Not this time.