OK, not exactly earth-shaking news, I know, but it’s a reminder we live in a soccer town when the assistant Galaxy head coach and his wife walks into the Hermosa Beach vet waiting room first thing this morning while I was waiting to get the cat we just rescued from the Carson Animal Shelter checked out. (Tycho is fine, thanks for wondering).
Dave has a small white poodleish type dog, BTW. And yes, I resisted the temptation to grill Dave for any news.
It’s that kind of non-news day anyway.
In other non-news:
*The U.S. Men’s National Team will hit the Home Depot Center fields for the first time Tuesday (players are still filtering in from what I understand). Schedule permitting I’ll head out there to see what’s going on.
*MLS will not move MLS Cup to the home field of the regular season champion this season after all.
“Following a detailed review and careful analysis of both options, we have elected to continue with a neutral-site format for MLS Cup 2010,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “We believe this format will provide an exciting environment for our fans while also allowing the necessary planning time for our key constituents. We will continue to assess the possibility of playing MLS Cup at the home stadium of the higher seeded team in the future.”
MLS will announce the venue later in the first quarter of this year.
Now excuse me, I have a column to write for Tuesday’s paper.
Guess we have a little news this afternoon after all.
MLS has announced eight new additions to its Generation adidas class including local product Amobi Okugo (UCLA), an 18-year-old midfielder who was Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
MLS also announed the signing of U.S. U-20 and UCLA goalkeeper Brian Perk today ahead of the draft.
They’ll join the likes of Kyle Nakazawa, Michael Stephens and David Estrada (all UCLA) and Chad Borak (Cal State Northridge) at this weekend’s combine.