Galaxy host Argentina’s Boca Juniors May 23

The Galaxy announced the 5 p.m. game against the famed Argentine club today, while tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday starting at $20 for non-season ticket holders.

The roster of Boca Juniors, who have won 23 Argentine titles, includes midfielders Juan Romn Riquelme and Sebastin Battaglia and forwards Martn Palermo and Nicols Gaitn of Argentina.

“We are very excited to be hosting Argentina’s Boca Juniors, who are one of the most prestigious clubs in the world with an incredible tradition of winning championships,” said LA Galaxy President of Business Operations Tom Payne. “It is a thrilling game for our fans and one that will feature Argentina’s Riquelme and Palermo, and continues our commitment to provide our fans the chance to see the Galaxy face off against some of the best international competition.”

The game is the first of a planned U.S. tour for Boca.

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  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    Don’t be surprised if Riquelme and Palermo, and maybe Battaglia and Gaitan, are on Argentina’s World Cup roster. If so, I doubt they’ll be coming here.

  • Studs Up

    I’m in heaven, my favorite other team comes in to play my favorite team. Life can be beautiful.

  • http://www.prestonm.com/brewcity/ Kingsnake

    Of all the friendlies so far announced, this is by far the tastiest matchup.

  • Pachucer

    Won’t be the same without Becks

  • La Mitad Mas Uno

    It bugs me to see these friendlies hyped. US fans, even if they have heard of Boca Juniors, don’t realize that they will be seeing a reserve team. Medel (Chile), Morel Rodriguez (Paraguay) and Palermo will be off to the World Cup. Gaitan was just sold to Benfica. Battaglia is still injured. If Riquelme doesn’t play this game won’t be worth the price of admission.

  • txillardegi

    La Mitad ms uno, I think you’ve missed the point, if you’re a true Boca supporter as your name insinuates you’ll be there no matter who plays. It’s not everyday we get the chance to see our boys play. Aguante Boca!

  • johns

    Boca will not come with their no. 1 team and Galaxy will be missing some of their best because of World Cup. Forget Becks .. he doesn’t draw anybody anymore.
    Enjoy he game but get the cheap seats. Go Galaxy & River !

  • DaleBoca

    You all should feel privileged to have Argentina’s Crown in your city reguardles of who takes the field. Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize Xeneize!

    RIVER IS DEAD!!!!!!

    We will be there in force!
    DaleBoca!!!