LOS ANGELES (Friday, March 27, 2020) – The LA Galaxy announced today the launch of the TOGETHER AT HOME campaign, a club-wide initiative to support, engage and inform LA Galaxy fans and the Los Angeles community amidst effects from COVID-19.
LA Galaxy Foundation and Supporters’ Groups Support LA Regional Food Bank
COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting lower-income communities. School closures, changes in work schedules and social isolation are layering extra burdens on our neighbors throughout Los Angeles County.
The LA Galaxy, along with Victoria Block, have collected and donated over 300 lbs. of canned food to LA Regional Food Bank, which is working hard to meet the needs of those impacted by COVID-19, as well as individuals who typically need assistance.
Those interested in supporting the LA Regional Food Bank can donate at www.lafoodbank.org/donate. Donations help provide food to those affected by the closing of schools and other businesses. Four meals are provided for every $1 donated.
Virtual Care Anywhere with Dignity Health
As the official healthcare partner of the LA Galaxy, Dignity Health is offering virtual urgent care visits 24/7. In efforts to protect the community from further spread of the virus, they encourage fans to diagnose symptoms from home. Anyone experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 can receive a free virtual visit with code COVID19. All other virtual visits will be $35. Additional details on Virtual Care Anywhere can be found here.
To access a virtual urgent care visit, go to www.dignityhealth.org/virtualcareanywhere, download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or call 855.356.8053. For more information on COVID-19 from our Healthcare partner, please visit www.dignityhealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2019.
Signed LA Galaxy Chicharito jersey auction benefitting COVID-19 relief
LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is joining athletes around the world for COVID-19 relief at athletesrelief.org.
For a donation of $25 or more to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund, fans will be entered to win an autographed Chicharito jersey. Proceeds benefit the CDP. Fans can click here to enter.
In response to the outbreak, the CDP has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.
LA Charity FIFA Challenge
LA Galaxy eMLS player Giuseppe “The Godfather” Guastella will compete in an EASPORTS FIFA 20 charity twitch stream against LAFC gamer Remi Martinn to help raise money for the LA Regional Food Bank. Date and details will be announced in advance.
MURS Instagram Live Concert
For fans following stay at home orders in LA and around the world, Los Angeles rap icon and LA Galaxy fan MURS will perform a live mini-concert on the LA Galaxy’s Instagram page. Date and details will be announced in advance.
MLS Cup Mondays
LA Galaxy Fans will have the opportunity to relive the club’s greatest triumphs in their entirety with MLS Cup Mondays. Beginning on Monday, March 30, Galaxy fans will be able to watch the side’s MLS Cup victories in full on LAGalaxy.com.
Each broadcast will begin at 12 p.m. PT. The matches will only be shown within the club’s broadcast territory within Southern California. Ahead of each MLS Cup Monday livestream, LA Galaxy legend Cobi Jones will host a pre-game show on Instagram Live, featuring former LA Galaxy stars and MLS Cup winners as guests.
The complete schedule is below:
Monday, March 30, 12 p.m. PT – 2002 MLS Cup – LA Galaxy vs New England Revolution
Monday April 6, 12 p.m. PT – 2005 MLS Cup – LA Galaxy vs New England Revolution
Monday April 13, 12 p.m. PT – 2011 MLS Cup – LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo
Monday April 20, 12 p.m. PT – 2012 MLS Cup – LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo
Monday April 27, 12 p.m. PT – 2014 MLS Cup – LA Galaxy vs New England Revolution
Timeless Galaxy on Spectrum SportsNet
Spectrum SportsNet will air LA Galaxy MLS Cup victories as part of their Timeless Galaxy series beginning on Tuesday, March 31.
Spectrum SportsNet will begin their Galaxy slate by airing the 2014 MLS Cup Final on March 31 at 9:30 a.m. PT before re-airing the match again on April 2 at 11:00 p.m. PT. On Friday, April 3, Spectrum SportsNet will air a Galaxy Championship Marathon by re-airing the Galaxy’s MLS Cup victories in 2011, 2012, and 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT.
The Timeless Galaxy series will conclude on April 5 with the airing of the 2011 MLS Cup at 11:00 a.m. PT followed by the 2012 triumph at 1:00 p.m. PT.
LA Galaxy Digital Content
The LA Galaxy will unroll various content on www.lagalaxy.com and the club’s social media platforms for the duration of the delay of MLS play, including:
- Together at Home FaceTimes featuring LA Galaxy players
- Extended highlights of classic LA Galaxy matches
- LA Galaxy Sports Science blogs
LA Galaxy COVID-19 Information Center
The LA Galaxy will provide continual updates on the club and MLS season, a Q&A available for Galaxy fans and additional resources provided by our Healthcare partner, Dignity Health, at www.lagalaxy.com/covid-19. The LA Galaxy COVID-19 Information Center offers a comprehensive timeline with updates and various supportive information for LA Galaxy fans.
Top photo by Claudia Gestro