Regular readers will have noticed I’ve cut back on the blogging this week with the beginning of a two-week-long driving vacation looming Sunday that is little more than an excuse
to tour West Coast microbreweries to visit some friends (ahem).
That will include blogging trips to Salt Lake City and Seattle for the Galaxy games in those cities this Wednesday and the following Sunday. Before and after are quick visits to the likes of Vegas, Eugene, Ore., and Yosemite National Park.
So with another busy day ahead at work as I get ready for the trip I’ll keep this weekend preview short.
But frankly, I’m more concerned Sunday with events in England where my hometown Norwich City faces relegation to the third tier of English football for the first time in more than 50 years. For those two of you wondering what I’m blathering about: City must win at Charlton on Sunday and Barnsley must lose at Plymouth.
More on the unfolding disaster.
MLS-leading Chivas USA (5-1-1), who play in the Bay Area Saturday against the Earthquakes (1-3-2), will no doubt be hoping former Norwich (and current San Jose) striker Darren Huckerby is similarly distracted. The undefeated Sol are also on the road this weekend, facing the Breakers in Boston.
The winless Galaxy (0-1-4) take on the (1-4-2) Red Bulls Saturday at Home Depot Center. Against my better judgment (considering the records of these two teams so far) I will blog from the game. At least there will be fish and chips.
Also this weekend the fourth division of U.S. soccer – the Premier Development League – cranks up with the Hollywood United Hitmen replacing the now defunct San Fernando Valley Quakes locally.
BTW, fans in Ventura can see this Everton prospect in action.
And here’s an update on former Chivas USA and Hollywood United player Matt Taylor.
Lastly, did you know Norwich City’s anthem is the oldest football song in the world? You do now.