LA Galaxy to train over international break; LA Galaxy II get set for 2017 home finale against Portland Timbers 2
LOS ANGELES (Monday, Oct. 2, 2017) – LA Galaxy (7-17-8, 28 points) will break this week for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers. It’ll be the team’s longest break between games this season, as they’ll return to play in their 2017 MLS home finale on Sunday, Oct. 15 at StubHub Center against Minnesota United FC.
LA Galaxy II (7-18-5, 26 points) return to Los Angeles for their home finale at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 7 against Portland Timbers FC 2 (3-20-6, 15 points) at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium (streamed live and for free on LAGalaxy.com/2).
2017 MLS Regular Season: Bye Week
LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and midfielder Jonathan dos Santos will be in action for Mexico over the international break, as the two were again called in as the team finishes up its World Cup Qualifying campaign against Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras.
The dos Santos brothers and Mexico will see Trinidad and Tobago at 8:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 6 at Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis Postosí, Mexico. They’ll then travel to face Honduras at 6 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Estadio Olimpic in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
LA Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes was also called in for international duty, earning the nod from Bruce Arena and the U.S. Men’s National Team. However, after sustaining a groin injury in the first half of the Galaxy’s contest with Real Salt Lake over the weekend, Zardes will not be joining the team.
The U.S. face Panama at 4:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 6 at Orlando City Stadium before finishing their World Cup qualifying campaign against Trinidad and Tobago at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad.
2017 USL Regular Season: LA Galaxy II vs. Portland Timbers 2
Los Dos see Timbers 2 for the first time in Los Angeles this season, their first meeting since a thriller in Portland on July 9. The Galaxy escaped with a 4-3 win in that match, as Adrian Vera knotched a brace in four minutes of play and Justin Dhillon added another in the second half to capitalize on Tyler Turner’s first half penalty take.
During Saturday’s contest, Galaxy II will host Fan Appreciation Night at StubHub Center, to be preceded by LA Galaxy Share Plates Celebration. The Celebration, benefitting local, hunger-fighting non-profit L.A. Kitchen, is just one of a city-wide weekend of dinner parties, rallying Angelenos in the fight against hunger, food waste and employment. For more information, visit LAGalaxy.com/LAKitchen.