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The Week in News from Around the Galaxy

Catch up on all of this week's happenings, announcements, and updates regarding the Galaxy before the weekend

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LOS DOS TO HOST

Tickets are on sale now for the Los Dos U.S. Open Cup match being held at StubHub Center. LA Galaxy II will be hosting a second round match-up against one of three possible opponents: Cal FC (USASA), San Fransico City FC (US Club Soccer), or Ventura County Fusion (PDL). Tickets are $10 and a more in-depth look at the match (which will feature $2 tacos, $2 beer, and free parking) can be found here.

TOMMORROW'S 20 FOR TWENTY

LA Galaxy and AEG have partnered with March of Dimes and will participate in this Saturday's March for Babies at Exposition Park as part of their continued 20 for Twenty program, which is a year-long series of community service acts to commemorate the Galaxy's twenty years in Major League Soccer. LA Galaxy will also honor March of Dimes by donating $5 of each ticket purchased through this link for their May 9th game against Seattle Sounders to the organization.

Fans can register to join Team LA and march alongside LA Galaxy staff and other members by visiting www.marchforbabies.org/lagalaxy

LA GALAXY ACADEMY TEAMS SEE SOME ACTION

The LA Galaxy Academy Under-18 and Under-16 teams will host their counterparts from Nomads SC at StubHub Center’s Field 5 on Saturday, April 25 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy action.

LA Galaxy Academy's U-18s sit on 59 points (18-6-5) and will face Nomads SC U-18s, who sit at 43 points (13-14-4) tomorrow at 10 AM PT. The last time these two teams met, LAG Academy posted a 3-0 shutout.

LA's U-16s host their Nomads SC counterparts at 12:30 PM PT. LA sits in first place on 64 points (19-3-7) while Nomads SC U-16s are struggling with only 18 points (3-19-9).

HOMEGROWN AMERICAN KIDS

Oscar Sorto and Jose Villarreal featured this week in the US U-23s Tres A Cero beatdown of Mexico's U-23s. Sorto got the start and Villarreal came off injured in the 40th minute. Villarreal has said that he came off as a precautionary measure, but it remains to be seen how this will impact his weekend with LA Galaxy.

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BRIGHT FUTURES, AND BRIGHT HAIR

Bruce Arena is a fan of throwing out as many lineups as he possibly can. Does Bradford Jamieson IV belong in those lineups? Does he deserve a starting role? Here are some reasons why Sean Steffen thinks so.

GLITZ AND GLAM, MEET GLITZ, GLAM, AND GOSSIP

Cristiano Ronaldo has his sights set on Los Angeles. *Gulp.*

DON'T YOU KNOW THERE'S A MATCH GOING ON?

LA Galaxy host New York Red Bulls this Sunday on ESPN 2. Get in on the action and get your facts straight here.