Galaxy to play TJ in preseason game in San Diego

The Galaxy announced today the club will play Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente of Mexico’s Liga de Ascenso at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Torero Stadium on the University of San Diego campus.

Tickets starting at $25 go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday. Call (619) 260-7550.

“We are very excited to announce this match against Club Tijuana in San Diego, a market that is important to our organization and one where we have wanted to play for quite some time,” said Galaxy President of Business Operations Tom Payne.

It’s the Galaxy’s first-ever game at the 6,000 seat Torero Stadium.

From the Galaxy press release:

Club Tijuana is coached by former Club America and Mexican National Team midfielder Joaqun Del Olmo, who in his first season with the club guided the Xoloitzcuintles to their first title last December, winning the Liga de Ascenso Apertura Season. Led by their captain Javier Gandolfi, goalkeeper Adrian Zermeno and forward Ral Enrquez, Club Tijuana posted an impressive 11-1-5 record last season. Gandolfi, a defender from Argentina, and Zermeno, who spent eight seasons at Toluca, spearhead their defense, which conceded only seven goals in 21 games last season.

This season, Club Tijuana is 0-1-1 in the Clausura Season. The Xoloitzcuintles play their first home game of the season this Sunday, when the club hosts Len, which is currently in fourth place in the table with a 2-1-0 record.

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