First off, David Beckham didn’t practice all week and won’t play today against Mexico’s Chivas at the Coliseum in the second Superliga group game (he’s targeting next Saturday’s MLS game in Toronto for a return to the field).
Still, Galaxy beat writer Billy Witz stirs the pot and revisits Landon Donovan’s on-field emnity for Mexican teams.
Also, Mexican players talk nice about MLS.
The Galaxy-Chivas game begins at 7 p.m. on Telefutura. The F.C. Dallas-Pachuca game precedes it at 5 p.m. on the same channel.
Meanwhile, as the Women’s World Cup nears, the U.S. will beat Japan today (the U.S. has never lost to that nation) in the Bay Area in a game that can be seen at 7 p.m. on the Internet only.
There’s only one MLS game today — the Revs visit Real Salt Lake at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Soccer Channel — while Chivas USA takes on the Wizards at 4 p.m. Sunday.
And we can’t forget the youth nationals.