Galaxy host Korean Heritage Night

CARSON, CA - The Los Angeles Galaxy will host the second annual Korean Heritage Night, presented by Korean Air, at The Home Depot Center on Saturday. The cultural celebration will play an integral part in the club's match that evening at 7 p.m. against Western Conference rivals Colorado Rapids.

"We are happy to again offer the Korean Community in Southern California a chance to celebrate their heritage at a Galaxy game," said Los Angeles Galaxy president and general manager Doug Hamilton. "We have always enjoyed
their tremendous support and look forward to continuing that relationship into the future."

The Los Angeles Galaxy have counted among their ranks since the start of the 2003 season defender Hong Myung Bo, a former Korea Republic national team player and one of only a handful of players to have participated in four FIFA World Cups. In addition, Hong was named to "The 100" earlier this year, a list compiled by FIFA and celebrating the top 125 living players in the world.

On Wednesday, Hong and Galaxy midfielder Andreas Herzog got a head start on Saturday's festivities. The veterans each took lessons in Korean drumming as well as Tae Kwon Do from some of the performers that will be involved in Saturday's activities. This year's Korean Heritage Night festivities will host several events taking place in various areas of The Home Depot Center.

A full list of activities follows below:

South Concourse (6-7 p.m.)

Korean Festival Village

  • Tae Kwon Do demonstrations by the members of Do San Tae Kwon Do Gym
  • Korean folk dance & drum dance performances from Ko's
    Korean Traditional Dance Institute
  • Photo exhibit featuring Korean-American immigration
    history & photos of Korean-American leaders in various areas
  • Food festival featuring Korean delicacies such as beef
    barbeque and several vegetable dishes

    Stadium Field

    Pre-Game Activities

  • Korean youth soccer teams to conduct the "Giant Jersey" and "High Five Line" presentations
  • National Anthem to be sung by select Korean church choirs

    Half-Time

  • Tae Kwon Do demonstration presenting 40-50 students from Do San Tae Kwon Do studio
  • Video on Diamond Vision highlighting Korea presented by Korean National Tourism Organization

    The Los Angeles Galaxy will conclude their two-game homestand against a Western Conference rival, the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Korean Heritage Night, presented by Korean Air, at The Home Depot Center.

    In addition to Korean Heritage Night festivities, the first 10,000 fans through the gates on Saturday night will receive a shoe bag, courtesy of Wells Fargo. For more information or to purchase tickets to the match, call
    the Galaxy toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY.


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