We're preparing for the first Galaxy-Chivas USA game this season but the recent U.S.-Sweden announcement got me to thinking about the third Super Clasico of the year. The U.S. will play Sweden in Sweden on Aug. 22, in case you missed the news. I can't imagine Landon Donovan not being a part of that.
That, unfortunately, will hurt the Galaxy and take a bit of the luster away from the Galaxy-Chivas USA game on Aug. 23. Of course, that will in all likelihood be David Beckham's first home regular-season match as a member of the Galaxy.
The Galaxy's first regular season home match with Becks and Landon together on the field at the same time should be Sept. 1 against Real Salt Lake.