Shirak FC to Play Galaxy in LA

Shirak FC also won the Armenian Cup in 2012

YEREVAN—Armenian Premier League champion Shirak Football Club will have a friendly match in the United States this winter.

On February 15, Gyumri-based Shirak will play against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The LA Galaxy team includes Landon Donovan, goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, and Robbie Keane, some of the most talented players in the MLS and the world.

Shirak F.C. was founded in the city of Gyumri in the Armenian SSR in 1958 and has produced many talented players who have represented the Armenian national team, such as Artur Petrosyan and Harutyun Vardanyan.

Shirak may play additional test matches in the USA.

The Armenian community in California is the largest in the USA and numerous Armenians are expected to watch the Shirak-LA Galaxy match at the StubHub Center, which has a capacity of 27,000 spectators.

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