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L.A. Galaxy to hold LGBT Pride night May 30

Annual game is always team’s top promotion.

New York Red Bulls v Los Angeles Galaxy
Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a member of the Galaxy this season.
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The L.A. Galaxy of MLS will hold its annual Pride night Wednesday May 30 when the Galaxy play F.C. Dallas at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif., at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $18 and come with a Pride-themed Galaxy scarf. In a nice twist, you can still get a scarf even if you can’t attend the game by buying a ticket that will be donated to an LGBT youth to attend the game. All proceeds go to the You Can Play Project.

This will be the Galaxy’s fifth Pride night. It is the team’s largest initiative of the year, having sold more than 1,000 tickets in both 2016 and 2017. I went last year and the team does a great job with the event.

This year’s event is on a Wednesday because the team’s only weekend home game in June is the same weekend as L.A. Pride, which is a conflict. Getting to Carson from many parts of L.A. on a weekday is a hassle, which is why I like the idea of being able to still get a scarf by buying a donated ticket.

The L.A. Galaxy is still the only MLS team to have an openly gay player, Robbie Rogers, who retired year ago. This season the team has added an international soccer superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, to its roster.