Sven Goran Eriksson will make his first of possibly many trips to the United States as Mexico coach when Mexico plays Chile in a friendly in September.
Not sure if he'll think that's a good thing or not.
Mexico, of course, plays more friendlies on American soil than they do in Mexican turf. World Cup qualifiers and the like are played on their home soil but when it comes to cashing in on friendlies, the money is greener in the United States.
Coaches and players have complained about such a schedule before - Tuca Ferreti's Guate-peor rant comes to mind - and now we'll have the chance to find out what a relative outsider thinks about it.
The game is on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the LA Coliseum.
Which brings up another point. The game will come 11 days after USC-Ohio State duke it out on the same turf. The money is greener but I believe the field will be, uh, shittier here as well. The Coliseum's nightmarish field conditions have been well documented.
If nothing else, maybe Sven and Becks can do lunch. That might be one of the few positives from the trip to SoCal.