The LA Galaxy Foundation has teamed up with Southern New Hampshire University to build a soccer field at the 109th Street Recreation Center in Los Angeles, CA. The field, which is a mini-pitch will be unveiled on Wednesday at 1464 E 109th street in the community of Watts. Members of the city of Los Angeles, the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Division will be present during the special opening.
It will be a special day for Galaxy goaltender Jon Kempin. That is because Kempin also attends Southern New Hampshire University. In 2017, Kempin has a record of one win, four losses and one tie with 13 goals against in seven starts. Even though Kempin has a losing record, he has recorded his first two shutouts in his Major League Soccer career in 2017. They came in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 2 as Kempin made two saves and in a 0-0 tie against D.C. United on June 3 as Kempin made six saves.
This is the eighth soccer field the Galaxy have helped unveil in the Los Angeles community in the last four years. The Galaxy will play their final home game of the 2017 MLS season on Sunday when they host Minnesota United FC at the StubHub Center. For tickets, please click here.