SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - It will be a trip down memory lane for three members of the LA Galaxy when the team plays a preseason game against Fresno FC at UCSB.
Chris Pontius, Ema Boateng and Justin Vom Steeg all played for the Gauchos and are excited to take the field at Harder Stadium on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30.
Major League Soccer veteran Chris Pontius played at UCSB from 2005-2008 and was a key player on the Gauchos 2006 National Championship team.
Boateng went to Cate High School in Carpinteria and played at UCSB for one season 2012.
Justin Vom Steeg played at UCSB during the 2015 season where his dad Tim Vom Steeg is the head coach.
The LA Galaxy is donating all proceeds from the game to the United Way Santa Barbara County Thomas Fire and Flood Fund.
Prior to this game, the current UCSB men's soccer team will battle the Ventura County Fusion at 5pm.
Both Fresno FC and VC Fusion have former Gaucho players as well.