Manchester United to play Galaxy this summer in Southern California?*

*Updated below

It looks like it.

Officials with the English club where Galaxy midfielder David Beckham got his start were in the South Bay this week conducting site visits at local hotels, 100 Percent Soccer has learned.

Among those hotels was the Torrance Marriott, which hosted Manchester United representatives this week, officials with the hotel confirmed today.

The hotel hosts MLS teams that play against the Galaxy and Chivas USA at Carson’s Home Depot Center.

I happened to be walking through the hotel Wednesday, which sits next door to the Daily Breeze offices where I work, and saw a slide projected onto a screen welcoming officials with the club to the hotel.

I’m just assuming United would play against Beckham’s current club and not Chivas USA. And hopefully any game would be at the HDC.

Manchester United are expected to tour the U.S. this year, playing games in Seattle, Chicago and Washington D.C., the blog EPL talk has previously reported.

United last played in LA in 2003 when they played a friendly against Club America at the Coliseum.

Updated 10:53 a.m.

Or perhaps not.

“No truth to that at all,” said Tom Payne, president of business operations for the Galaxy, who just e-mailed me from his Blackberry. “I don’t know of them doing anything out in LA.”

Perhaps United are just looking to train in the area.

Still, as this Chicago Tribune story from Wednesday points out, when it comes to United and their as yet publicly unconfirmed summer plans denials are certainly in vogue.

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  • Soccer Fan

    It would be a great game especially if it was played at the HDC. The AC Milan game had so much more energy when played at the HDC versus the Real Madrid game at the RB last year. I bet they go with the money and play at the RB.

  • Nicole

    Maybe they’ll take Beckham back with them. Dare to dream.

  • Amberson

    -Nicole said:
    -Maybe they’ll take Beckham back with them. Dare to dream.

    Yes, it would be nice to see him finally leave. I’ll dream with you.

  • Soccer Fan

    The Chicago and Seattle deals are done deals. Hopefully they decide not to skip out on LA.