Pan Pacific Championship Participants Announced
Since the secret's out that the Pan Pacific Championships are moving to the mainland, SUM dropped this year's dates and lineups this afternoon. Whether that was the plan or if it's due to the location cat being let out of the bag, I have no idea. All I know is that the J.League's Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Champion Oita Trinita, K-League champion Suwon Samsung Bluewings, and Chinese Super League winner Shandong Luneng Taishan FC (whom the press release points out are the "Real Madrid of China") are all on the card with the LA Galaxy, who much to the chagrin of my Riot Squad bretheren are champions of nothing.
I don't know who's playing for the Asian clubs but with Becks and Donovan away on loan, the pitch may be lacking for star power. Eddie Lewis, this is your moment.