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LA Galaxy to Host Inaugural Coachella Valley Invitational February 10 - 19 at Empire Polo Club

January 18, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - LA Galaxy News Release


LOS ANGELES - The LA Galaxy today announced details for the Coachella Valley Invitational at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Spanning Feb. 10 - 19, the inaugural, six-team invitational features the LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II, D.C. United, LAFC, New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders FC and will be closed to the public.

"We are excited to add a new preseason competition that will help grow the game of soccer in an area in Southern California known for entertainment," said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. "We are grateful to Empire Polo Club, Goldenvoice and AEG for helping to bring soccer to Coachella Valley."

The fields at Empire Polo Club are operated by Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based concert promoter and live event company owned by AEG Presents. With more than 250 acres of lush gardens and pristine polo fields, Empire Polo Club is one of the finest facilities for outdoor sporting events, in addition to hosting the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival.

"It's important for our team to compete against quality opposition in the build-up to our 2022 campaign," said LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney. "The Coachella Valley Invitational accomplishes this goal and we are thrilled to participate in the inaugural edition of this competition."

Tickets are now available for the Galaxy's preseason matches at Dignity Health Sports Park against the New England Revolution on Feb. 5 and D.C. United on Feb. 19, which are included in season ticket memberships.

Additionally, the Galaxy will host Toronto FC on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday, Feb. 16 in closed-door scrimmages at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Coachella Valley Invitational Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 10 - LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC at 11:00 a.m. PT (Empire Polo Club); LA Galaxy II vs. Seattle Sounders FC at 1:00 p.m. PT (Empire Polo Club); New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United at 4:00 p.m. PT (Empire Polo Club)

Sunday, Feb. 13 - LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls at 12:00 p.m. PT (Empire Polo Club)

Tuesday, Feb. 15 - D.C. United vs. LAFC at 4:00 p.m. PT (Empire Polo Club)

Saturday, Feb. 19 - LAFC vs. New York Red Bulls at 12:00 p.m. PT (Empire Polo Club)

2022 LA GALAXY PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE LOCATION TIME / EVENT OPPONENT BROADCAST

Saturday, Jan. 15

Dignity Health Sports Park

LA Galaxy report for preseason

N/A

N/A

Saturday, Jan. 29

Closed-Door Scrimmage: Dignity Health Sports Park

11:00 a.m. PT

Toronto FC

TBD

Saturday, Feb. 5

Dignity Health Sports Park

7:30 p.m. PT

New England Revolution

TBD

Thursday, Feb. 10

Empire Polo Club

11:00 a.m. PT

Seattle Sounders FC

TBD

Sunday, Feb. 13

Empire Polo Club

12:00 p.m. PT

New York Red Bulls

TBD

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Closed-Door Scrimmage: Dignity Health Sports Park

1:30 p.m. PT

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

TBD

Saturday, Feb. 19

Dignity Health Sports Park

3:00 p.m. PT

D.C. United

TBD


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