I’m heading out to the PDL title game in Ventura tonight, so I’ll keep this brief:
*Congrats to Coach Charlie Naimo and his Pali Blues on their W-League title victory Friday.
*MLS announced today that New England Revolution Coach Steve Nichol was fined $1,000 and will miss today’s 3 p.m. clash (Fox Soccer Channel) against the Galaxy after he was red-carded Aug. 1 against Toronto. That’s in addition to the automatic $500 fine and one-game suspension previously announced bringing the total to two games and $1,500. Nicol will also miss the Revs’ Aug. 20 game against the Seattle Sounders.
The Galaxy haven’t lost in five games, the Revs haven’t tasted defeat in four games.
*With Zach Thornton out injured, backup goalkeeper Lance Parker will make his first career MLS start against the Rapids in Colorado (6:30 p.m. FSN).