LA's '08 Exhibition Slate Gets It's First Date
There was a little chatter about this a few days ago but I thought I'd wait until it was official before I started talking about it (not that rumor-status has ever stopped me before). And now that it's official that the Galaxy will be playing an exhibition in Edmonton on May 13th I'll break my silence and give the cash-catchers at AEG props for adding an '08 leg to the Buck for Becks World Tour™ and returning to Canuckistan so soon.
A lot of people (probably including me at some point) have ridiculed the Galaxy for their new-found drawing power but in the grand scheme of things it's really wonderful that this league has a team that can go on the road and get people excited in the same way that we get excited when Liverpool, Barcelona or one of the other big Euro teams comes stateside. It's great for the players to have the experience, great for fans in non-MLSland to see the product, and it's great for the club's bottom line.
In fact the only person it's not great for is the Vancouver Whitecaps who will once again provide the opposition for the Galaxy. While I'm sure this is "good" for them, it can't be "great" to be skating so close to true Washington Generals status.