Galaxy get Puerto Rico Islanders in CONCACAF Champions League

It’s a preliminary round tie.

The draw was made today in New York.

“Puerto Rico is a team with proven success in the USSF Division-2 Pro League and we are looking forward to opening our Champions League campaign against them,” LA Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “They have had success in this tournament in the past and have an experienced manager in Colin Clarke, so they will present a difficult challenge for us.”

If the Galaxy beat the USL team as they should – although the Islanders made it to the semifinals of the competition last year – they will play in Group D with the Mexican Clausura champ (either Santos or Toluca) along with Olimpia of Honduras and the Central America 11-Xelaju winner.

The Galaxy will host the Islanders sometime between July 26 to 28; the return leg is Aug. 3-5. Times and dates listed on the CONCACAF Website site as I write this are incorrect both confederation and Galaxy officials just told me; the exact days and times for the games have yet to be determined.

Full details here.

Game schedule here.

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