*David Beckham’s affection for Manchester United won’t allow him to play for Tottenham Hotspur or any other EPL team once his MLS contract ends.
*Chivas USA fans are still waiting for the club to make any sort of movement in the transfer market, but Saturday night’s opponent in Carson, the Houston Dynamo, have been busy and could showcase a new face at Home Depot Center. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (live on FSN)
*Speaking of Chivas USA, former coach Martin Vasquez has resurfaced with Real Salt Lake (so-to-speak).
*Will Brazil be ready for the 2014 World Cup? Yes, insists the government:
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s sports minister says the construction and renovation work on the 12 stadiums scheduled to host matches at the World Cup will be concluded by late
Orlando Silva said Thursday in a conference call that 10 of the stadiums will host matches for the 2013 Confederations Cup, a test event for soccer’s showcase tournament.
Silva says Brazil will invest $14 billion in airports, urban transportation, ports and stadiums for the World Cup.
*Los Angeles native and former Galaxy striker Herculez Gomez makes his Tecos debut at Toluca as the new Mexican league season kicks off tonight at 6 o’clock on Galavision.
*In other games of note this weekend:
Manchester United plays the Chicago Fire at 2 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2 fresh from putting seven goals past the Seattle Sounders in a game that will be played in wilting heat:
“We’ve come from the nice, cool atmosphere in Seattle to a furnace,” United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told the Associated Press today. “I think I’ll just stay in the hotel.”
Dallas is at New York at 3 p.m. Saturday on Galavision
Everton takes on D.C. United at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Fox Soccer Channel
At noon Sunday Monarcas visits Tijuana as the Xolos make their top division debut on KAZA.
At 1 p.m. Sunday Manchester City plays the Galaxy at Home Depot Center on ESPN.