Galaxy cancel German tour
The Los Angeles Galaxy have cancelled their planned post-season German tour, citing organizational hitches and a need to focus on their upcoming Major League Soccer championship clash with Real Salt Lake.
Galaxy were scheduled to face FC Kaiserslautern on 26 November, and a second opponent the following Tuesday in Germany.
"With MLS Cup 2009 this weekend in Seattle, we feel that it is important to make this decision now and remove the potential distractions to our team, rather than continue to hold out hope that the tour will indeed take place," said Galaxy President of Business Operations Tom Payne.
A Galaxy side featuring England midfielder David Beckham and USA forward Landon Donovan captured MLS's Western Conference title last Friday to book their spot in the title game against Eastern Conference champions Salt Lake, to be played on Sunday in Seattle.