*CONCACAF announced today that tickets for Gold Cup games go on sale at 10 a.m. (I’m assuming that’s Eastern time although the press release didn’t say) Wednesday.
There are three games in Southern California – the June 25 final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and a June 6 doubleheader at Home Depot Center between Jamaica and Grenada (6 p.m.) and Honduras vs. Guatemala (9 p.m.). The 25 games will be held in 13 U.S. venues starting June 5 when defending champion Mexico faces El Salvador and Cuba takes on Costa Rica in Dallas.
*U.S. Women’s National Team Coach Pia Sundhage announced her squad to play England April 2 (live at noon on ESPN2). A total of 22 of the 24 players on the Algarve Cup roster made the squad, a notable exception being defender Whitney Engen of Rolling Hills Estates.
*EA Sports has predicted the Galaxy will repeat as the MLS regular season champion based on the results from FIFA Soccer 11.
From the press release:
EA simulated the entire 2011 MLS regular season, testing all 18 clubs under the same conditions they will face in the months ahead, and determined that the LA Galaxy will finish first overall in the 34-game regular season with a league record 79 points, posting a 24-7-3 win-draw-loss record. The 24 victories would equal the MLS record for wins in a season set by the Galaxy in 1998.
So that’s settled then. See how simple life is when you lock a bunch of 10-year-olds in a room with a video game?
*Finally, check out tonight’s soggy weather forecast for the MLS opener in Seattle. Brrr. Advantage Sounders?