Bob Bradley’s side will take on the USL club in the preseason sometime in February, the first match confirmed by the expansion MLS club
Los Angeles FC finally has a game on the schedule, kind of.
The expansion MLS club announced Thursday it would be playing a a preseason friendly match in February against USL outfit Sacramento Republic FC. The exact date for the match is not yet known.
“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 John Thorrington said in a statement released by the club.
Our first announced match.
We’re traveling up the coast for a preseason friendly against @SacRepublicFC in February 2018.
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— LAFC (@LAFC) November 30, 2017
First, LAFC will need to build out its roster.
Former U.S. national team manager Bob Bradley has made a splash by signing Mexico international Carlos Vela and Egyptian national team midfielder Omar Gaber so far, with the club set to do a good bit of roster building in December, when it will have five selections in the MLS expansion draft.
The club will also take part in the MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 19, 2018, with LAFC holding the top pick.