With a busy week of World Cup qualifying ahead, I have a column to write for Tuesday summing up the competition so far and looking ahead to next year’s tournament.
With that in mind, I’ll keep things brief here, but wanted to note that:
*Fontana’s Maurice Edu will not travel with the U.S. to Costa Rica for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier while the knee injury he suffered in Rangers’ final league game May 24 against Dundee is evaluated more. Initial reports of the severity of the injury do not sound good.
*David Beckham is done in Italy – for now, – but Galaxy fans should not expect to see much of him.
*The Sol plan to Webcast their rare Wednesday night game at Home Depot Center against the Chicage Red Stars. Calling the club’s first-ever Webcast is Sol Director of Media Relations Nick Ammazzalorso, who has previously been behind the mike as the play-by-play voice for the University of Maryland’s men’s and women’s teams and the Buffalo Blizzard of the indoor National Professional Soccer League
The color commentator will be Aaron Heifetz, press officer for the U.S. Women’s National Team and one of the most knowledgeable observers of the women’s game around. Listen here beginning at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday.