US Soccer begins the post-Landon Donovan era tonight with a friendly against Azerbaijan. Jurgen Klinnsman has hinted that the line up deployed in this game could strongly resemble what we see against Ghana on June 16. Of course, Klinsmann has been known to throw a curve ball every now and then so I wouldn’t be shocked if there are a few head scratchers come 9pm on ESPN2.
Blanco’s last ride
Speaking of national team legends, Mexico’s Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been training with El Tri ahead of what is being called a testimonial match against Israel on Wednesday night. The match will be played at Estadio Azteca and Blanco is expected to play 15-20 minutes in the game. EPSN2 will also carry this game at 8:30.
The 41 year old, former Fire forward is back in Mexico’s top flight with Puebla next season.
MLS midweek action
Sporting Kansas City hosts the New York Red Bulls in a rare Tuesday night regular season match up. KC has Aurelien Collin back so I’m going to go with a win for the home side.