Galaxy to Play Shirak in Pre-Season Game in LA

LA Galaxy to play Shirak in February

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Galaxy said Monday it plans to play FC Shirak, the reigning champion in the Armenian Premier League, in a preseason game at StubHub Center on Feb. 8, reported the Los Angeles Times.

This would be the first meeting between the two clubs and the first time that the Galaxy has hosted a team from the Armenian Premier League, the Galaxy said.

FC Shirak is based in Gyumri, in northwest Armenia, and the club is in second place through the first half of the 2013-14 Premier League season there.

The Armenian club is led by Ivorian midfielder Serge Deble, who is tied for the league lead in goals with nine, the Galaxy said.

The Galaxy opens its Major League Soccer season March 8 with a game at StubHub Center against Real Salt Lake.

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