Saturday, July 21, 2007

LA Galaxy

Boy they suck. I watched most of the soccer match between LA Galaxy and Chelsea on a Spanish channel (no ESPN). It was a pretty lopsided game although the final score was only 1-0 Chelsea. They were much more precise in their passing and plays; the Galaxy looked like a high school team compared to Chelsea.

David Beckham came in at about the 36 minute mark in the 2nd half. I think he touched the ball 5 or 6 times and they let him have the final corner kick. He has an ankle injury or something so he didn't play much.


In the U.S., we have official sponsorship for cars, cameras, etc. I just checked out Chelsea FC's website and there is a betting section. They have official online betting partners: Power Paddy Casino, Coral Poker, and a sports book. I wonder if they have an official beer or pub sponsor too.

Also, the Galaxy website is available in English and EspaƱol while Chelsea has English, simplified Chinese, and Korean. I guess the Korean is there since Samsung is their sponsor but why Chinese?

That's a lot of characters for "Chelsea"

1 comment:

ocgal22 said...

EPL is huge in Asia. No matter which country I'm in, that's all I hear about and see on television. Hence, with China such a big market, makes sense that they invest in a simplified Chinese site.