Late with today’s post and in part you can blame this excellent restaurant (it’s essentially a Japanese pub/barbecue place) that is a convenient dining option (and one of the few) near Home Depot Center either before or after (it stays open late) tonight’s Galaxy game.
Especially recommended: the melt in your mouth chicken livers and the crunchy fried cartlidge (no, really).
And brace yourself if you go: We call it the “yelly restaurant.”
Need motivation to go to the game? Tickets are up to 50 percent off through a Ticketmaster special offer. The code to know: FANATIC.
Former Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (UCLA, CSUDH), who grew up in the South Bay, is looking forward to the game, although not necessarily because he gets to face David Beckham for the first time:
“To be honest, I’m just looking forward to getting back to playing in front of friends and family.”
Read the whole story here.
I’ll bundle up and blog from the game.
Chivas USA Preview
Meanwhile, Chivas USA (2-4-2, 8 pts) are on the road in Colorado hoping they have enough healthy bodies to put on the field against the Western Conference-leading (4-4-0, 12 pts) Rapids (kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. on Prime).
Loyola Marymount product Bobby Burling is likely to play on his return home, though.
Chivas USA need to make a little bit of history for the second consecutive game to get a victory: the team has never won in Colorado, although the record stands at one loss and four ties.
*The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team dropped its second game of the Toulon International Tournament to Ivory Coast, 1-0, Friday. UCLA product conceded the penalty kick that led to the goal; Galaxy players Bryan Jordan and Michael Gavin saw action in the game, while Julian Valentin did not.
*Mexican National Team Coach Jess Rmirez announced the roster Friday for the upcoming internationals against Argentina June 4 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego and Peru four days later in Chicago:
goalkeepers Guillermo Ochoa (Club Amrica), Oswaldo Snchez (Santos), Jos de Jess Corona (Tecos); defenders Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven / HOL), Johnny Magalln (CD Guadalajara), Oscar Rojas (Amrica), Ricardo Osorio (VFB Stuttgart / GER), Aarn Galindo (Eintracht Frankfurt / GER), Patricio Araujo (CD Guadalajara), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar / HOL), Adrin Aldrete (Morelia), Julio Csar Domnguez (Cruz Azul); midfielders Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Francisco Arce (Santos Laguna), Andrs Guardado (Deportivo la Coruna / SPA), Antonio Naelson (Toluca), Sergio Amaury Ponce (Toluca), Luis Prez (Monterrey), Gonzalo Pineda (CD Guadalajara); forwards Carlos Vela (Osasuna), Csar Villaluz (Cruz Azul), Sergio Santana (CD Guadalajara), Edgar Andrade (Cruz Azul), Jared Borgetti (Monterrey).
The game is sold out, BTW.