Friday Kicks: Moody Frenchmen & more

i-00c0ef38b74c59cb588027e1925d2cd7-anelka.jpgMLS Bound? Would you like to see Nicolas Anelka suit up for the Galaxy? See story below (AP Photo).

*The massive, renewed interest in the U.S. Women’s National team has prompted ESPN Radio to air Sunday’s World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan.

It’s the first time ESPN Radio has ever aired a Women’s World Cup game. Coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. with analyst Tommy Smyth.

ESPN radio is at 710 AM in Los Angeles.

A total of 3.35 million viewers watched the U.S.-France semifinal making it the most-viewed weekday Women’s World Cup match in the U.S. and the the fourth most-viewed Women’s World Cup game ever.

*The Galaxy have apparently sold out of the lowest-priced $40 tickets for Saturday’s game against Real Madrid at the Coliseum. Tickets priced at $50 are still available.

If you go, go early!

*Meanwhile, Chivas USA host the Red Bulls the same night in Carson, but it sounds like moody Frenchman Thierry Henry is getting a little testy with the American media (and he doesn’t tolerate turf fields either).

*Your transfer rumor of the week has Chelsea’s moody Frenchman Nicolas Anelka heading to the Galaxy or Red Bulls – but only on a free transfer.

*Former Chivas USA technical director Dennis te Kloese is busy recruiting Southern California youngsters and other Americans for Mexican club Tigres.

*The USL PRO Los Angeles Blues make their Fox Soccer Channel debut tonight with their game against Dayton airing live at 8 o’clock.

*Finally, want to win tickets to the Galaxy-Columbus Crew on Wednesday at Home Depot Center? Then donate blood to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (July apparently is a notoriously slow month for donations). The hospital is giving away two free tickets to the game daily in a raffle blood donors are eligible to enter through Tuesday.

Call 323-361-2441 or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

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  • Totally! Then the Galaxy would have two lazy players who only play when it suits them!