Galaxy Schedule June Friendly Against Costa Rican Team

The Galaxy this afternoon announced a June 9 friendly at Home Depot Center against Cosa Rican team Club Sport Herediano, which includes former MLS players and Costa Rican internationals Andy Herron and Mauricio Solis on its roster.

That makes the third friendly against international opponents in Southern California this season – after scheduling just two (from Asia) – in the last two years.

Hmmm, I wonder why?

“We strive to provide exceptional value to all of our season ticket holders and believe that games such as this one will only add to that value,” said Galaxy President of Business Operations Tom Payne.

Season ticket holders get in free.

Translation: “Our season ticket holders, rightfully angered by paying exorbitant prices for a less than convincing David Beckham-less team and seeing two friendlies against largely unknown Japanese and Korean teams last year, want more value for money. Please don’t cancel your season tickets.”

That’s what I thought you said, Tom.

Tickets go on sale to everyone else Friday. The Galaxy didn’t announce ticket prices.

From the Galaxy press release:

On Sunday, Herediano booked a spot in the Primera Division Verano Final against LiberiaMia with a 6-2 aggregate win over Brujas. The two-leg final will be played on May 20 and May 24 with Herediano looking to win their first championship since the 1992-93 season… Herediano were the top attacking team in Costa Rica this season, scoring a league-high 28 goals in 19 games.

The Galaxy also plays AC Milan July 19 in Carson and UEFA Champions League finalist Barcelona Aug. 1 at the Rose Bowl. Season ticket holders get in free to those games, too.

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  • mbar

    It’s not free when you pay for it right?

    STH’s pay for 5 bonus games. The fact that they are actually delivering said bonus game (unlike last year) doesn’t make it “free”.

  • Beaten

    These extra games are a nice gesture, but it will never compensate the fans for the loss of a proven star like David Beckham.

    It’s “too little, too late” in my opinion.

    And by the time Beckham finally does return in July, nobody may even notice…

  • Tom Pain

    Kasper has it right….How about improving the product on the field to be able to compete in these friendlies?

    With such a talent-lacking squad these games won’t be doing much to promote the Galaxy product. If anything, it will show newbies how bad the team really is.

    Are they trying to showcase the incredible disappearing act of “Miglioranzi the Great?” The marvelous tumbling technique of the 90 pound Brian Jordan? The insanely heavy first touch of Alan “Snowshoes” Gordon? The human turnover machine, Jovan Kirovski?