A busy day for Southern California soccer fans no matter what team or nation you support.
So let’s dig in starting with the highlights of the U.S. men’s win over Honduras:
It wasn’t a vintage performance by the U.S. men Tuesday night, but it was enough to see off Honduras, solidify the American position atop the group and all but qualify for the World Cup. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann may have said it best in this game story from sister newspaper The Salt Lake City Tribune: “The big picture is that we are growing,” he said. Quite.
Meanwhile, last place Chivas USA have scuttled all the way to Canada for its first game under yet another new coach with the Vancouver Whitecaps promising to #kicksomechivas tonight. The Vancouver perspective is here.
- Brazil-Mexico kicked off at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN in the Confederations Cup.
- Tickets went on sale this morning for the Guinness International Cup at Dodger Stadium.
- The Under-20 World Cup begins Friday under tight security.
- Julio Chavez, captain of a Chivas USA youth team and a Modesto resident, died in a car crash in the city over the weekend.