Busy (and slow-starting) day working on Tuesday’s column, a preview of this weekend’s game of the MLS season so far: Saturday’s match-up between MLS leader Chivas USA and second-place team the Seattle Sounders at Home Depot Center. I’ll post that in the morning. (The Galaxy play in San Jose Saturday, BTW).
Names in the news include:
*Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who today became only the club’s third to be named MLS Player of the Week after making five saves in the 0-0 draw with Chivas USA on his MLS debut. Ricketts joins Kevin Hartman and Joe Cannon as the only goalkeepers in Galaxy history to keep a clean sheet in their first-ever start for the club.
The only other Galaxy goalkeepers named MLS Player of the Week: Jorge Campos (1996) and Kevin Hartman (1999 and 2002).
*Question: Will David Beckham improve his chances of playing for England at the 2010 World Cup sitting on the bench in Milan or playing in L.A.? Daily Mail.
*Midfielder Alberto Lopez, 17, from Aurora, IL, won the nationally-televised player search Sueo MLS 2009 and will receive an invitation to join the Chicago Fire Juniors.