LA Galaxy to play Armenian champions FC Shirak Jan. 30 in pre-season game at StubHub Center


For the second consecutive year the Galaxy will face Armenian club FC Shirak in a pre-season game in Carson.

Last year’s game drew a crowd of more than 12,000 with many from Southern California’s large Armenian community; the Galaxy won 2-1.

Tickets details for the 7 p.m. Jan. 30 game have yet to be announced.

Here’s more on FC Shirak:

Under head coach Vardan Bichakhchyan, Shirak are currently in third place (3-1-3, 21 points) through the first half of the 2015-16 Armenian Premier League season. They are led in goals by Armenian Davit Hakobyan and Ivorian Konan Odilon, who have each scored four goals during the campaign. Shirak, who won the 2013 Armenian Super Cup and reached the Second qualifying round of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, will appear in Los Angeles ahead of the start of the second half of their season, which is scheduled to being in early March.

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