Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Real Madrid Coming To Dodger Stadium

It has been well-chronicled over the last six years that SoSG readership's fandom extends well beyond the Dodgers, and soccer has always been a frequent topic of conversation. So I expect all you SoSG fans to show up this August, Real Madrid comes to Dodger Stadium:

Dodger Stadium will stage a soccer doubleheader on Aug. 3 that will include European giants Real Madrid and Juventus, according to a person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them publicly.

The games will be the first soccer matches played at Dodger Stadium.

Everton of the English Premier League and the Galaxy of Major League Soccer will be the two other teams taking part in the event.

An official announcement is expected Wednesday.

On the day of the games, the Dodgers will be playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Real Madrid had a tough year this year in La Liga, ceding an early and insurmountable lead to rival Barcelona, the eventual winner. This will still be one hell of a fun game, however.


BJ Killeen said...

Personally, I think that's nuts. It will ruin the grass in the stadium. Aren't there other places to hold it??

Steve Sax said...

Angels Stadium?

Steve Sax said...

In all seriousness, they hold concerts and monster truck rallies at the Stadium...and we will have hockey too next season. I'm up for the experiment!

Hideo Nomo said...

Finally! Football in L.A.!

rbnlaw said...

Why don't you just write a blog about European football?

The Real/Juve match could be excellent. Everton/Galaxy? Meh; although I did have a good time at the Galaxy match last Sunday (parking problems aside).

Alex said...

Will Ariaga Two be playing?

Steve Sax said...

I've not yet been to a Galaxy game. Is it a blast? Good for kids?