Yes, you read that right, FC Shirak, the current Armenian champs, play the Galaxy at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at StubHub Center in a preseason game.
Tickets, which start at $17 for the general public, go on sale Jan. 14.
The opposition is calculated to appeal to the large Southern California Armenian community, estimated at around 465,000 or so.
Here’s more on FC Shirak, from the Galaxy press release:
Under the direction of head coach Ararat Harutyunyan, Shirak currently sit in second place with a 6-4-4 record and 22 points through the first half of the 2013-14 Premier League season. Based in the city of Gyumri in the northwest of Armenia, Shirak are led by Ivorian midfielder Serge Deble, who is tied for the league lead in goals over the first half of the season with nine. Shirak, who won the 2013 Armenian Super Cup and reached the Second qualifying round of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, will travel to Southern California as part of their preparations for the start of the second half of their season, which begins in early March.