LAFC can finally start looking forward to an actual game.
The incoming expansion club made their first ever match announcement on Thursday, revealing that they’ll play at USL club Sacramento Republic FC in a friendly in February. The exact date of the match has yet to be determined.
“We have taken notice of the on and off-field success of Sacramento Republic FC and look forward to an important match for us in preparation for our opening season.” LAFC general manager and executive vice president of soccer operations John Thorrington said in a statement released by the club.
LAFC are managed by former US men’s national team head coach Bob Bradley and have signed Mexican national team attacker Carlos Vela and Egyptian national team defender Omar Gaber to their inaugural roster. The club will open their first preseason camp in January before making their official MLS debut in March.
They’ll continue to build out their 2018 roster on Dec. 12, when they’ll make five picks in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft.