CCL: LA Galaxy vs Isidro Metapan (8/23)

LA Galaxy vs Isidro Metapan

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home Depot Center

Kick-off: 7:00 p.m

The 2012-2013 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League is already underway, and on Thursday night the LA Galaxy make their debut in the region’s most important tournament. After a disappointing elimination in Quarterfinals in the last tournament, the Galaxy will start all over and try to earn their way into the 2013 Club World Cup.

For this edition of the Champions League, the format has changed. Rather than having the top two teams of each group advancing to the elimination rounds, now only the top team of each group will continue in the tournament. Twenty-four teams have entered the competition and have been split into eight groups containing three teams each. Teams will face each other in a home-and-away series, and in the end, the team that leads the group in points advances to the knock-out stages.

The LA Galaxy are in Group 5, and will be facing Isidro Metapan and the Puerto Rico Islanders. Isidro Metapan and the Islanders already faced each other, with Isidro Metapan getting the 3-1 victory. It will be crucial for the Galaxy to win the first game if they want to have a serious chance of advancing to the Quarterfinals.

***Season ticket holders: This is Bonus Game C


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