I'm sure some MLS fans were glad that Houston was in the Pan-Pacific to restore a bit of pride to the local league, because the Galaxy definitely looked rough last night.
Of course, the defending champions aren't trying a bunch of new players, don't have a new coach who has yet decide on a formation, and don't have too many preseason injuries to deal with.
It's small consolation to the Galaxy fans, but I'll go out on a limb and say the club is at least better than they looked last night.
If Houston wins the Pan-Pacific - how appropriate for Hawaii's native son, Brian Ching, to claim the title.
Sadly, if attendance last night is any indication, it maybe the only such competition. With around 15,000 in the stands, that's low for an MLS game, and certainly not worth the long flight out to the island for four teams.