Galaxy heading Down Under for second preseason

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The Los Angeles Galaxy will take on a Hyundai A-League team for the second straight season as they will travel to Brisbane, Australia, on Thurs., Dec. 11 to face the Queensland Roar in an international friendly.

Last year the Galaxy traveled to Australia to take on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 soccer-crazed fans at Telstra Stadium, in a match they lost 5-3. They proceeded to take on the Wellingston Phoenix in New Zealand, a match that was viewed by a record amount of fans for the country.

"With the overwhelming response from fans in Australia last year, we are very excited to be returning there for a match in Brisbane against the Queensland Roar," said Galaxy Assistant General Manager Tom Payne. "We are looking forward to another successful postseason friendly against a quality A-League side that will expose more people to our club and our league.

"On behalf of the Galaxy, I would like to thank the Bligh Government, Sport Minister Judy Spence, John O'Sullivan and Ben Buckley with the FFA, the Queensland Roar and our partners with AEG/Ogden and Suncorp Stadium for all of their efforts in making this game possible."

The match against the Roar is one of two being played as the Galaxy will also play an Oceania All-Star Invitational Team in Auckland, New Zealand, on Dec. 6.