Here are the essentials for tonight’s Chivas USA-New York Red Bulls game at Home Depot Center:
*NYRB are without Claudio Reyna, Juan Pablo Angel (both injured) and, of course, one Senor Altidore (sunning himself in Spain).
*Fear not. Chivas USA has Justin Braun.
*The Red Bulls are playing their fifth game in 15 days tonight, which could help Chivas USA avoid losing twice to New York in one season.
*Oh, and Mickey Mouse will perform the coin toss before the game.
Want more? Here’s a longer preview.
And while we’re at it here’s a Galaxy-D.C. United preview (it’s a nice try at a different sort of advance, but turns out to be a bit of a stretch since United’s Marcelo Gallardo decided not to play ball). This may be the only preview posted here since the game kicks off on ABC at 9 a.m. and it’s highly unlikely I will crawl out of bed early on a Sunday morning to actually blog. And don’t forget the Euro 2008 final between Spain and Germany follows immediately after on the same channel.
Fort Collins Force 4 Ventura County Fusion 1 (W-League).
San Jose Frogs 3 Los Angeles Legends 3 (PDL).
Finally (and for no other reason than I could do with a laugh this morning) take five seconds out of your day and watch this contender (that appears to be from a league game in Russia) for the worst penalty kick ever.
Back this evening with more from the Chivas USA game.