Monday Catch-up: Becks, Chivas USA & More

With the holiday it’s a slow day for soccer news.

The USMNT has an off day at training camp in Carson and Chivas USA is in Mexico (although I saw Claudio Suarez and a few other players who were left behind doing fitness work today at Home Depot Center).

The Galaxy practiced this morning and I talked to player’s union reps Todd Dunivant and Chris Klein for their perspective on the new collective bargaining agreement that’s under negotiation. I’ll have more on that in Tuesday’s column.

BTW: Clint Mathis is on Fox Football Fone-In at 5 p.m. on Fox Soccer Channel.

A couple of other things to pass along:

*David Beckham plays against Manchester United Tuesday for a UEFA Champions League game with AC Milan for the first time since leaving the club for Real Madrid.

Beckham has spent much of AC Milan’s last two games watching from the bench, but there are rumors today he will start the game against United. You can see for yourself beginning at 11:45 a.m. 2 p.m. Tuesday when Fox Soccer Channel airs the game live.

Here’s more on the game from today’s press conference.

Also, Chivas USA beat Mexican team Irapuato 3-1 Saturday, scoring three unanswered goals in the first 38 minutes before a crowd of 15,000.

Maykel Galindo had a brace inside seven minutes and Irapuato also conceded an own goal.

Newly-signed Chivas USA midfielder Osael Romero of El Salvador saw his first action for the club, coming on at halftime.

Chivas USA – Dan Kennedy (Jon Conway 45), Mariano Trujillo, Carey Talley (Emilio Viades 45), Carlos Borja (Miguel Sanchez 87), Ante Jazic (Kevin Tangney 45), Marcelo Saragosa (Ben Zemansky 45) Michael Lahoud, Blair Gavin (Artur Aghasyan 61), Jorge Flores, Maykel Galindo (Osael Romero 45), Justin Braun.

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  • Ben

    Can’t wait for news on the CBA and Klein’s view on things (which he can share at this point).

    As a veteran MLS player who has seen and lived the early steps of MLS and nowdays.

    Over here it’s Tuesday already ;)
    (PT +9)

  • Studs Up

    Love both Mathis and Wynalda as players but they sure are not very articulate. Painful to listen to and still waiting for them to complete a sentence. Yikes!