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One of the best known professional soccer teams in the nation is set to play an exhibition game on the South Coast this week, and as part of the event it will make a major contribution to Thomas Fire and flood relief efforts.

The Los Angeles Galaxy will take on Fresno FC Thursday night in a preseason friendly match at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium.

Prior to the game, the team will host 75 first responders in a special thank-you event. The team has pledged $10,000 to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund.