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Match Day Guide presented by Kinecta: LA Galaxy vs New York City FC | June 19, 2024

Pregame party at Galaxy Park

Fans are encouraged to stop by the pregame party at Galaxy Park where they can participate in a wide variety of family-friendly activities along with drinks and music before the gates open at 6:00 PM PT for Wednesday’s match between LA and NYCFC . Our friends at Black Star Soccer will be presenting their First Touch Community Clinic as part of the festivities. For more information about Galaxy Park click here.

DJ MOS Please Pregame and Halftime DJ set

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for Wednesday’s match to enjoy musical entertainment provided by DJ MOS, who is regularly booked for A-list events and by the top names in music and entertainment. He will perform during the pregame and halftime of Wednesday’s game. With a renewed focus on transforming the in-stadium fan experience, LA Galaxy home games during the 2024 MLS regular season will feature a pregame and halftime DJ set to engage and entertain the club’s fans. Castella, an award-winning singer and songwriter from Long Beach, will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and the national anthem.

MLS partnered with Black Players for Change (BPC) and Adidas to introduce a special pre-match ‘I AM #19’ jersey that recognizes the significance of Juneteenth, celebrates all players as agents of change, and unites around the work that still needs to be done is done. The pre-match shirt will be worn by players during pre-match warm-ups ahead of matches played between June 15 and June 19. The “I AM #19” shirt is available for purchase at all LA Galaxy Team stores.

Cozmo’s Cadets, LA Galaxy Youth Programming, the LA Galaxy Foundation and Ticket Sales will have their usual booths at SoccerFest, with Sprite, the Positive Coaches Alliance, NAMI Greater LA and the East Side Riders Bike Club also in attendance. Fans can take a virtual selfie with their favorite LA Galaxy stars in the Recharge with Dignity Health Area. The NW Pad, located outside the NW Stadium gate, will feature the LA Times, the LA Galaxy Merchandise Truck and ramen sampling from Maruchan. The first 150 fans at SoccerFest on Wednesday will receive a Juneteenth party hat, while supplies last.

The LA Galaxy Foundation will auction off Juneteenth pre-match shirts signed by players. The online auction opens on Wednesday, June 19 at 3:30 PM PT and closes in the 75th minute of the match. Fans can text GALAXY to 76278 to bid. The hero of the competition is Sergeant Major Joseph Perera of the United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Major Perera’s achievements include the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Humanitarian Medal and the Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon.

The community partner of the competition is East Side Riders Bike Club. Fans can visit their booth at SoccerFest to learn more about their work to positively impact youth in the Watts region. The LA Galaxy Foundation will also launch their partnership with Black Star Soccer, including free First Touch Community Clinics in June and October, and an exclusive Talent ID Showcase in Inglewood in October. The LA Galaxy Foundation is providing transportation and free tickets to Wednesday’s game for a group of more than 100 Inglewood youth ages 7 to 12. In addition, the group will participate in the First Touch Community Clinic where LA Galaxy legend and Black Star Soccer board member Cobi Jones will be in attendance.

Playing two games in a four-day span, the LA Galaxy will host New York City FC for the first time at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday, June 19 (7:30 p.m. PT; free on Apple TV) before traveling to Real Salt Lake. at America First Field on Saturday, June 22 (6:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass). Wednesday’s match marks the seventh all-time regular season meeting between the Galaxy and New York City FC, with LA trailing 2-4-0. In four home games against NYCFC, the Galaxy have amassed a 2-2-0 record. In the final regular season meeting between the two teams, the LA Galaxy earned a 1-0 victory over New York City in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,174 fans during the 2022 MLS Home Opener at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 27.