Wednesday Kicks: Gold Cup & more

*Thirteen U.S. cities will host Gold Cup games July 7-28, but Carson’s Home Depot Center wasn’t one of the venues selected. Pasadena was, however, and will presumably host the final.

*Brooklyn Beckham, the son of former Galaxy star David Beckham, is reportedly on trial with the U-14 team of EPL club Chelsea. The younger Beckham played for the Galaxy youth Academy, wearing the same No. 23 shirt his father did with the senior team before quitting at the end of last season.

*Chivas USA will play the Colorado Rapids Feb 15 in Las Vegas on the UNLV campus as part of the Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge.

Chivas USA’s first preseason scrimmage is set for 10 9 a.m. Saturday at Home Depot Center against UC Irvine. Fans are welcome to attend the game on Field 6. A week from today, the Goats will play FC Storm on the same field in a 11 a.m. scrimmage. Listen to what the new Chivas USA coach has to say here.

*Incidentally, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has said the team won’t travel during preseason, but will arrange games in Southern California, including one against Mexican League champions Club Tijuana.


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