Galaxy vs. Sao Paulo set for June 2

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CARSON, CA -- The Los Angeles Galaxy have moved their international friendly against Sao Paulo Football Club from June 5 to Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at The Home Depot Center, announced the club today. The 7:30 pm match will be the first in Galaxy history against a Brazilian club team and kicks off a dynamic week of matches for Southern California soccer aficionados followed by the Cienfuegos Farewell Match and Galaxy vs. Kansas City Wizards doubleheader on June 5 all at The Home Depot Center.

"We are excited to bring to our fans and The Home Depot Center one of the world's most storied clubs," said L.A. Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton. "We strongly believe that it is important to pit ourselves against the best clubs in the world if we are to reach our goal of becoming the leading club in North America." The Galaxy-Sao Paulo match will also feature a Brazilian Soccer Festival, produced by Brazilian Nites Productions, beginning at 6:00 pm with live entertainment including traditional Brazilian music and dancers, and a variety of promotional booths on the main concourse inside The Home Depot Center. Tickets for Galaxy-Sao Paulo match are now on sale with pricing as follows: Club $75, Sideline $45, Corners $30, Upper Deck $28, Endlines $22 and General Admission $15. For information on group tickets (15 or more) or purchase the best seats now call the Galaxy Ticket Office at (877) 3GALAXY. Galaxy Full Season Plan Holders will use Bonus Game A for this match, while 5 and 10-game plan holders will have an opportunity to reserve priority seats. For more information, please call toll-free 1-877-3-GALAXY. Sao Paulo Football Club is one of the most popular and well respected in South America. It was founded in the 1930's following the dissolution of several clubs from the city of the same name and took its present form in 1937. Sao Paulo enjoyed one of the best periods in their history from 1990-1993, winning as many as 20 championships during that time. Their conquests during those four years included the Brazilian league and the 2002 and 2003 Copa Libertadores. They were also crowned world club champions in both 1992 and 1993, defeating Italian giants AC Milan in the 1993 final. Additionally, the team has traditionally been recognized as a feeder of talent to the Brazil national team, producing players like Leonardo and Cafu that helped them win FIFA World Cup USA 1994 and Kaká, who played a big role in their victory at Korea/Japan 2002. They captured first place in the Paulitsao (Sao Paulo regional) championship in league play and will play in the national tournament. They are also competing in the 2004 edition of the Copa Libertadores, having made it through to the round of 16, where they are battling Rosario Central (Argentina). The Los Angeles Galaxy resume their 2004 home schedule this Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 pm against John Spencer and the Colorado Rapids. In appreciation of all mothers, the Galaxy will host Soccer Mom Appreciation Night with all Moms receiving a free ticket for the game, if accompanied by a paid adult ticket. Fans interested in purchasing tickets or looking for more information should call the Galaxy ticket office at 1-877-3GALAXY or log-on to

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