LAFC to face LA Galaxy for first time on March 31

LAFC’s full schedule for their inaugural MLS season was released on Thursday, with the incoming expansion club set for a slew of intriguing matchups in the first year in the league.

Atop the list are LAFC’s three LA derby matchups with the LA Galaxy. The sides won’t have to wait long to meet in MLS play, with LAFC set to travel to StubHub Center to take on the Galaxy in the first-ever matchup between the clubs on March 31 in a match that will be televised on FOX. LAFC will host the Galaxy at Banc of California Stadium on July 26 before the teams meet for the third and final time in the regular season at StubHub Center on Aug. 24 as part of Heineken Rivalry Week. The latter two contests will both be broadcast on ESPN.

LAFC will play their first six matches on the road, not opening under-construction Banc of California Stadium until April 29 against Seattle. The club will have an extended break in March, getting two weekends off in between their March 10 match at Real Salt Lake and their March 31 contest at the Galaxy.

The home opener against Seattle will begin a run of four-straight home matches for LAFC, who will follow the contest against the Sounders with games at Banc of California Stadium against Dallas, Minnesota and NYCFC.

Other notable LAFC matches include their April 7 contest at 2017 expansion club Atlanta, their Sept. 1 Bob Bradley vs. Michael Bradley match at Toronto FC and their Decision Day clash at Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 28.

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