Late Wednesday Kicks: Boca, Nebraska & Scotto

*General admission tickets for the visit of Boca Juniors at 5 p.m. Sunday at Home Depot Center have sold out the Galaxy announced today.

Note – Expect a Boca crowd the Galaxy essentially said today:

For fans of Boca Juniors, additional supporters sections have been added for the visiting club. Fans wishing to sit with fellow Boca Juniors fans are asked to request tickets in these sections when purchasing their seats.

Boca announced their roster for the game (minus Martin Palermo, who is on the Argentine World Cup squad):

goalkeepers -Javier Garca, Josu Ayala, Sebastin D’Angelo

defenders – Gastn Sauro, Leandro Aguirre, Hugo Ibarra, Leandro Marn, Luciano Fabin Monzn, Ezequiel Muoz, Breyner Bonilla (Colombia), David Achucarro.

midfielders – Jess Mndez, Cristian Erbes, Matas Gimnez, Nicols Colazo, Gastn Rossi.

forwards – Pablo Mouche, Lucas Viatri, Nicols Blandi, Orlando Gaona Lugo ( Paraguay ), Sergio Araujo.

From AP today:

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)–Boca Juniors midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has had left knee surgery, which is likely to keep him out of the early part of next season.

Riquelme had surgery in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, after picking up the injury in the penultimate game of the season against Argentinos Juniors.

It has been a difficult year for Riquelme, a former Argentina international who has been overlooked for a place on the national team by Diego Maradona, who took over the team late in 2008.

The game is live on Fox Sports West and Univision.

*The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team face Sweden July 13 at Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb., live on ESPN2. It’s the first time the U.S. women have played in Nebraska.

*Chivas USA will host youth team tryouts Simi Valley, Bell Gardens, San Bernadino and Bakersfield this summer. Details here.

*Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto is apparently now a Chivas USA fan.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email
This entry was posted in World Cup by Nick Green. Bookmark the permalink.

About Nick Green

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