LAFC will square off with US national team star Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund side in a May 22 friendly at Banc of California Stadium, the clubs announced Tuesday. Kickoff is set for 10 pm ET (7 pm PT).
Dortmund currently sits fourth in the Bundesliga with 51 points and a 14-9-7 record. They've won the German top division eight times -- most recently in 2012 -- and won the German Cup last year while also advancing to the UEFA Champions league quarterfinals.
Dortmund boasts the highest average attendance of any club in the world, hosting over 81,000 fans per match at Slignal Iduna Park, including the largest standing terrace area (24,454 capacity) in Europe known as "The Yellow Wall," famous for its intense atmosphere and ground-shaking supporters.
“BVB has set the standard for supporter culture in global football and has proven that you can be a community-focused club that is successful on the field while putting your supporters and members first,” LAFC CBO Larry Freedman said in a statement. “After personally experiencing the sight, sound and feeling of the Yellow Wall, I was energized by the challenge facing LAFC to live up to that standard."
The match will be one of five LAFC play at Banc of California Stadium in may after opening their new, $350 million venue on April 29. Dortmund, meanwhile, will play the first international club friendly there 10 days after wrapping their Bundesliga season away to Hoffenheim.
“We are looking forward to coming from Dortmund to L.A. with our team,” said Carsten Cramer, BVB CMO. “We are excited to experience the atmosphere in LAFC’s new arena with its standing terrace and spectacular architecture with a view of the World’s City.”