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February 7, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)LA Galaxy News Release

INDIO, Calif. – Playing in the opening match of the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational, the LA Galaxy fell 3-0 to Charlotte FC at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon.

2024 Coachella Valley Invitational

Continuing their preparation for the 2024 MLS Home Opener against Inter Miami CF at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday, Feb. 25 (5:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass), the Galaxy next square off against Austin FC on Sunday, Feb. 11 (10:00 a.m. PT), take on New York City FC on Wednesday, Feb. 14 (12:00 p.m. PT) and will close out their time at Empire Polo Club against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Feb. 17 (10:00 a.m. PT).

Goal-Scoring Plays

CLT – Enzo Copetti (Iuri Tavares), 57th minute: Enzo Copetti was on the receiving end of a long pass and placed his shot from just outside the 18-yard box into the bottom far corner of the goal.

CLT – Trialist, 61st minute: Charlotte FC intercepted a pass with Novak Mićović making the initial save, but the rebound was finished from close range by Charlotte’s trialist.

CLT – Hamady Diop, 81st minute: Hamady Diop’s free-kick attempt from 20-yards away from goal was curled into the far left corner.

Postgame Notes

In three matches played during their 2024 MLS preseason, the Galaxy hold an 0-2-1 record.

In three preseason matches this season, the LA Galaxy have only allowed one goal in the first half.

Riqui Puig made his preseason debut, logging 35 minutes against Charlotte FC.

John McCarthy made his first start in the 2024 preseason for the LA Galaxy.

Three LA Galaxy Academy products (Mauricio Cuevas, Harbor Miller, Ruben Ramos Jr.) appeared in the match against Charlotte.

Two LA Galaxy II players (Aaron Bibout, Sergio Villalpando) in the match against Charlotte FC.

Next Up

The LA Galaxy continue 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational action by next taking on Austin FC at Empire Polo Club on Sunday, Feb. 11 (10:00 a.m. PT;

2023 MLS Preseason – Coachella Valley Invitational

LA Galaxy vs. Charlotte FC

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 – Empire Polo Club (Indio, Calif.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

LA Galaxy 0 0 0

Charlotte FC 0 3 3

Scoring Summary:

CLT: Copetti (Tavares), 57

CLT: Trialist, 61

CLT: Diop, 81

Misconduct Summary:

LA: Delgado (caution), 32

LA: Aude (caution), 65


LA: GK John McCarthy (Novak Mićović, 45); D Miki Yamane (Mauricio Cuevas, 45), D Maya Yoshida © (Chris Mavinga, 35), D Eriq Zavaleta (Ben Reveno – ^, 64), D John Nelson (Julián…

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