LA Galaxy and Sounders fans will be happy to hear Garber says MLS is looking at rescheduling some games to give them more CCL prep time
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) March 16, 2013
League optimistic it’ll be able to move Seattle v Chivas USA and LA v Montreal in days ahead of 2nd leg Champions League dates
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) March 16, 2013
Reporters in New York got to chat with MLS commissioner Don Garber this afternoon at the Red Bulls-D.C. United game.
One of the topics discussed (as seen above) was giving Sounders FC and Los Angeles Galaxy some relief in the league schedule to help out with the teams’ involvement in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.
For a better understanding, here’s how Seattle’s schedule looks in the near future:
Saturday, March 30 — at Real Salt Lake, MLS road game
Tuesday, April 2 — vs. Santos Laguna, CCL semifinal home leg
Sunday, April 7 — vs. Chivas USA, MLS home game
Tuesday, April 9 — at Santos Laguna, CCL semifinal road leg
Saturday, April 13 — vs. New England, MLS home game
Five games in 15 days. Yikes. Things would be much easier if that Chivas USA game, as mentioned, could be moved — though the prep time before the CCL home leg would still be tight.
Something to keep an eye on.
In a couple other quick notes, here’s a look into the life of Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer, including pregame routines, superstitions and more.
And around the league, here’s an interesting story on the ownership change at Real Salt Lake, San Jose signed a Honduran World Cup veteran, and might Philadelphia be swapping Freddy Adu for Kleberson with a Brazilian club?