… well, it doesn’t actually feel like summer right now in Los Angeles with the current temperature in the lower 60s, but technically it’s still true for a couple more weeks. Besides, the West Coast kind of has that perpetual summer vibe.
Just a quick update to let everyone know that we’ve arrived in LA, touching down around 8:30 p.m. PT and arriving at the hotel shortly before 9:30 p.m. PT. That, of course, is after midnight back on the East Coast so everyone’s a little tired right now, but after a quick meal and a good night’s sleep hopefully the guys can get rested.
I have to say it’s kind of bizarre being back in LA again, staying at the same hotel where we were stationed almost six months ago for the season opener against the Galaxy. In some ways it feels like it was so long ago, but in other ways it feels like we were just here. I can say this – the ultimate goal of that season-opening trip in March and this one in September is the same: take three points back to Foxborough. We weren’t successful in that regard against the Galaxy, but Friday night against Chivas USA provides another chance and with eight games remaining in the regular season, the time has come to start picking up points away from home.
The guys will train tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) at 3 p.m. PT on one of the practice fields adjacent to The Home Depot Center, and we’ll be there to grab some more preview video with head coach Steve Nicol and a couple of players. I’ll also be chatting with Revolution beat writer Kyle McCarthy for a special “On the Road” edition of Box to Box, while the customary written preview will also be posted following training.
Of course, by the time training finishes up and we can get the preview written, the video edited and uploaded, it’ll probably be relatively late on the East Coast. But we’ll have it up as soon as we possibly can so you can stay up to speed with everything going on out here in LA. See you tomorrow …