Monday Catch-up: Galaxy, Becks & More

In 60 seconds or less.

The Galaxy shot blanks Sunday in Arizona, the USMNT decamped from Carson Sunday, David Beckham played all of nine minutes Sunday for AC Milan, while local high schools are increasingly losing players to the Chivas USA and Galaxy academies and negotiations between MLS and the players union over a new collective bargaining agreement took a turn for the worse over the weekend.

Also:
Chivas USA have headed to Arizona today as well, but beat San Diego Boca FC of the National Premier Soccer League twice at Home Depot Center Saturday, winning two 60-minute scrimmages by the score of 5-1 and 3-1 respectively.

Chivas USA lineup (first game) – Dan Kennedy, Ante Jazic, Carlos Borja, Emilio Viades, Carey Talley, Jorge Flores, Marcelo Saragosa, Blair Gavin, Mariano Trujillo, Justin Braun, Maykel Galindo

Goals:
SDB – 12′
CHV – Carlos Borja (Mariano Trujillo) 22′
CHV – Marcelo Saragosa (Trujillo) 27
CHV – Jorge Flores (Ante Jazic, Blair Gavin) 36′
CHV – Carey Talley (Trujillo) 38′CHV – Maykel Galindo (Trujillo) 58′

Chivas USA lineup (second game) – Jon Conway (Jose Manuel Miranda, 31), Kevin Tangney, Claudio Surez, Yamith Cuesta, Miguel Sanchez, Amaury Nuez (Jesus Ochoa 31), Ben Zemanski, Chris Ross, Cesar Zamora, Chukwudi Chijindu (Armando Ochoa 45), Artur Aghasyan

Goals:
CHV – Chukwudi Chijindu (unassisted) 12′
CHV – Artur Aghasyan (Chris Ross, Chijindu) 25′
CHV – Armando Ochoa (Kevin Tangney) 49′

Finally, a Chicago-based sports marketing company, Cardenas Marketing Network, has signed a four-year agreement with the Argentine Football Association to produce national team games in the U.S. and some European nations. The first game will take place in the U.S. after the World Cup.

“It is encouraging to know that Argentina will have a bigger presence in the U.S., where soccer continues to grow and where South Americans have played an important role,” said Julio Grondona, President of AFA and Vice President of FIFA. “We hope that this influence will continue to develop and complement the great efforts, both on the field and off, that are already in place in today’s fastest growing soccer market.”

Mexico, of course, already plays a series of money-spinning games in the U.S. annually.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!