Danger man: The always menacing Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders visit Carson Sunday to play the struggling Galaxy in a nationally televised clash between Western Conference heavyweights (Photo courtesy Seattle Sounders FC).
The MLS has barely begun and the Galaxy are already looking to “bounce back” against the Seattle Sounders Sunday in a battle between two National Soccer Hall of Fame coaches.
If MLS insists on moving forward with a full slate of games despite all the missing stars, shouldn’t they provide discounts to their loyal fans this weekend?
Like that’s going to happen, even if league officials know they are putting out a sub-par product:
Too many goose eggs today. Tomorrow better be better.
— Will Kuhns (@will_kuhns) March 22, 2015
MLS appeared to suggest it would grow no largef than 24 teams.
Now, that number is under review as deep-pocketed investors continue to approach the league seeking expansion teams.
So, just how big will MLS get? Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
Assuming there is no player strike, MLS will kick off its 20th season in Southern California Friday at StubHub Center when the Galaxy plays the Chicago Fire.
Read more on the new MLS season in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column, which you can read online now and in print across the Los Angeles Newspaper Group on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays from now on.
And just to get you in an MLS mood, check out the videos below.
While I don’t yet see a Chicago Fire MLS season preview, check out the higlights of the Fire’s pre-season friendly last weekend against the Vancouver Whitecaps:
Notable: The Fire finished pre-season unbeaten at 1-0-4, including a scoreless draw against Norwich City and a 1-0 win against Queens Park Rangers during a tour of England.
Of all the artist's conceptions for possible LAFC stadium concepts, the one above is my favorite: Southern Californians frolicking at a pool complete with fake beach oblivious to the on-going game that seems to inadvertently sum up just how important the sport itself is to the whole lifestyle/entertainment experience of the event(note that renderings like this have since been removed from the firms' website).
Given that the decision of where in the region to locate the proposed stadium, may just be the most crucial one its cadre of two dozen owners or so will make.