Nothing like attending a long Manhattan Beach City Council about a giant sand dune to keep you blogging through the night:
*Chivas USA striker Maykel Galindo is out up to two weeks and defender Ante Jazic four to six weeks after both picked up injuries in Saturday’s game against the Red Bulls. Jazic came out with a right knee sprain, while Galindo lasted just 19 minutes after coming on as a 58th minute sub. He sprained his left ankle.
Chivas USA will play the Dynamo Saturday in Houston.
Gordon Ramsey and David Beckham observed the start of Britweek by hanging out Sunday at a Lakers game (AP Photo).
*The Galaxy mark their third annual BritNight Saturday with a rematch of MLS Cup 2009 by taking on victor Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. at Home Depot Center (live on FSC) following a celebrity soccer match at 5 p.m. (gates open at 4:30 p.m.).
Celebs playing include aforementioned chef Gordon Ramsay (“Kitchen Nightmares”), actor Michael Sheen (a brilliant Cloughie in The Damn United and a good player in his youth) and former Wimbledon hardman Vinnie Jones (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”).
It’s all part of Britweek.
*The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan is starring in a promotional campaign for United Against Malaria ahead of World Malaria Day April 25:
Here’s the (ahem) kicker: For every 10 people that join the campaign on Facebook a life-saving bed net will be donated to a family in need.
More info here.
*Finally, let’s belatedly acknowledge last weekend’s SoCal stars:
*Shannon Boxx of Torrance supplied both assists for English international Eniola Aluko’s two goals for Saint Louis Athetica in their 2-0 win Sunday over FC Gold Pride as the Sol-less WPS resumed for a second season.
*Lawndale’s Kei Kamara’s lone goal for the Kansas City Wizards Saturday dispatched the Colorado Rapids.