Inter Milan to play two MLS teams

European Champions Inter Milan will play two Major League Soccer teams this summer. Inter Milan will make trips to Los Angeles and Dallas, to take on the Galaxy and FC Dallas. The match in Dallas will take place on August 5th, while they will go up against the Los Angeles Galaxy on August 7th. Both of these matches follow a bout between Inter Milan and Manchester City in Baltimore the last day of July.

In other soccer news, Inter Milan’s Champions League match drew a 1.1 overnight rating and a 3 from FOX. The 2-0 win over Bayern Munich received just a slightly higher rating than the 2009 match between Barcelona and Manchester United, which also ended in a 2-0 final. The big wigs at FOX were a bit disappointed with the ratings, hoping the match would receive at least a 2.0, and possibly even a 2.5.

In World Cup news, just a couple weeks before the start of the tournament, Argentina blasted Canada in exhibition action. Maxi Rodriguez scored twice, while Angel Di Maria, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero added one a piece. This was the final exhibition game for Argentina before their World Cup opener on June 12th against Nigeria. Argentina will also face Greece and South Korea in the “B”Group.

In other exhibition action, the hosts South Africa played in a 1-1 tie with Bulgaria. Siyabonga Sengweni scored in the 20th minute off a header from Siphiwe Tshabalala. Bulgaria tied the game in the 31st minute when Valeri Bojinov slid one past the South African goaltender. The South African Olympic team will play again on Thursday, this time against Colombia.

Lastly, on Monday England downed Mexico in an exhibition game. The English team is preparing to start their World Cup action on June 12th against the United States. In the exhibition game, Ledley King, Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch all scored for England. England played the game without four players from Chelsea: John Terry, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Ashley Cole. Also, Portsmouth goaltender David James did not play. All of these players are expected to be re-accessed this week, and a decision on whether they will play in the final exhibition game against Japan on Sunday will be made late in the week. Mexico’s next exhibition action comes on Wednesday against the Netherlands.