Tickets are $10 and there are $2 tacos, $2 beer, free parking and free admission for fans aged 12 and under.
The only thing better than watching your hometown team advance in the cup? Watching a hometown kid smash home a couple of goals in a come-from-behind win. Roy of the Rovers stuff.
Zardes wants to keep the momentum going:
“It’s wonderful to play during the break just so we don’t lose form and we keep getting games under our belt. I feel like the more I play, the better I get and the more consistent I get so just not taking off time is wonderful.”
Up Next for the Galaxy: At Carolina RailHawks 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The LA Galaxy, on a World Cup break like the rest of MLS, are in Arizona tonight for a U.S. Open Cup game and will reportedly field a strong side for this one although it’s unclear whether Landon Donovan will play in the game that will stream at 7:30 p.m. live here.
The Arizona perspective is here.
For full details of the knockout competition, click here.
A few links for Thursday:
- Chivas USA’s season is once again falling into an abyss as the bottom club in the Western conference lost to the Portland Timbers, the club directly above them in the MLS standings before a tiny crowd Wednesday night at SubHub Center.
- Meanwhile, the Galaxy learned their U.S. Open Cup opponents, although the reserve squad crashed out of the tournament on penalty kicks to amateur opposition from Orange County.
- Scottish second division side (yes, you read that right), Glasgow Rangers will play the minor league Fusion in July in Ventura.
- Finally, that USMNT camp in the Bay Area? It’s over.
Not only will Chivas USA play a game in the main stadium, but the LA Galaxy II will play a U.S. Open Cup game at 7:30 p.m. in the track and field stadium against amateur team PSA Elite, with the winner facing the Seattle Sounders in the next round. Tickets are $5.
With Mexico on television at 6 p.m. against Israel, it will be interesting to see how many people show up for a midweek Chivas USA game, especially one between two teams that have a total of four wins between them and are both sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman, left, and the rest of LA’s young stars will find themselves playing before a packed house of more than 20,000 Saturday in Sacramento when they play the Preki-coached Republic.
It would be the second crowd over the 20,000 mark at Hughes Stadium this season. The Galaxy II (5-1-3) played before a crowd of around 400 in their last game, a midweek U.S. Open Cup encounter against an amateur team from Thousand Oaks.
Sacramento (3-3-1) handed the Galaxy II their only loss of the season so far by a score of 3-0 earlier this season after the two teams also drew 1-1 in Carson.
Hoffman was named the USL Pro Player of the week after scoring two goals in two games.
The game is live on YouTube and the Galaxy’s web site.
Incidentally, the Galaxy II learned today they will play Seattle Sounders FC at StubHub’s track and field stadium in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup if they defeat PSA Elite May 28 in the third round.
The senior Galaxy team, meanwhile, will play the winner of the Arizona United and Oklahoma City Energy FC cup tie.
With Landon Donovan pretty much the senior member of the U.S. Men’s National Team these days and perhaps on the brink of international retirement after the World Cup, who better to look back on his long history of World Cup participation and reminisce.
- Two goals by Travis Bowen and strikes from former Cal State Dominguez Hills midfielder Alejandro Covarrubias, Bradley Diallo, Jack McBean and Aleksandar Đoković gave the LA Galaxy II an easy 6-1 U.S. Open Cup victory Wednesday over Thousand Oaks-based amateur team Cal FC at the StubHub Center track and field stadium before a crowd of just over 400. The Galaxy’s reserve squad advances to the third round of the knockout tournament May 28 in Carson against PSA Elite, which progressed when the San Diego Flash forfeited its game.
- Also USL Pro side Sacramento Republic defeated the Ventura County Fusion 2-1 Wednesday and will meet Fresno Fuego in the next round.
- CD Guadalajara and Cruz Azul play a preseason Liga MX game at 8 p.m. July 9 at StubHub Center, it was announced today. Tickets go on sale May 22.
- Vegas remains a long-shot MLS expansion market.