Galaxy change date of September game

The Galaxy announced Tuesday they have moved up the date of their game against the Colorado Rapids by two days to Friday, Sept. 14, to better prepare themselves for a CONCACAF Champions League game in Puerto Rico the following week.

The game originally was scheduled to be played Sunday, Sept. 16. and would have made the team's window to travel to Puerto Rico for a Sept. 19 game much smaller.

“We have made this decision, with the support of Major League Soccer and our opponents the Colorado Rapids, for purely competitive reasons,” Galaxy Vice President Chris Klein in a statement released by the team. “We want to position our team as best we can to be successful in our trip to Puerto Rico on September 19 to face the Islanders in the CONCACAF Champions League and felt that we would be more adequately prepared for that important game with two extra days of rest and training ahead of it.”

The trip to Puerto Rico will be the team's first road game in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League.