Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saturday Night's Alright-for Soccer

We've got two friendlies on tap tonight, both of which are set to kickoff at 8:30 PM here on the East Coast. Though nearly all of America knows that Chelsea is in suburban Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy (with or without David Beckham), Everton's preseason tour in the US has been far less publicized. The Merseyside club's first stop is in Salt Lake City to play MLS Western Conference bottom-dweller Real Salt Lake.

Everton also announced that they too would be coming to Los Angeles. This Tuesday (July 24), they are set to face the Premier Development League's Ventura County Fusion at the Home Depot Center. The PDL is considered to be the 4th tier of American soccer, with most of its teams, including Ventura County, playing at high school fields.

I have nothing to say about the Chelsea-LA Galaxy game tonight (8:30 PM, ESPN) that hasn't been said by the media already; this game is the most hyped soccer event in recent memory, though for reasons other than the actual game (David Beckham, cough, cough).

Everton's Schedule:
Tonight: @ Real Salt Lake (8:30 PM ET, GolTV)
Tuesday, July 24: vs. Ventura County Fusion (TV TBA)

1 comment:

Johnny on the Spot said...

I think that's the last time any English team should venture to Utah. The altitude and heat made the Toffies legthargic (did they even get enough running to help match fitness). Plus the stadium was empty.