Justen Glad and a handful of other talented young players will get their chance to show up across-the-border rivals, Club America's under-20 side, in tonight's MLS Homegrown Game.
If you're watching, keep an eye out for Landon Donovan on the sidelines. It's his coaching debut, and maybe he'll be — I don't know — good at it or something. If he is, expect somebody to call for him to coach either a youth national team, the full national team, or the Mexican national team — given they just fired their coach.
On the field, watch for always-impressive Justen Glad, whose experience with youth national teams should set him apart from some around him, including the opposition. He reads the game particularly well, and his recent playing time for Real Salt Lake should serve him well in this setting.
Will he start? I don't know. I hope so.
MLS Homegrown Team roster
Defenders (6): Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy), Tyler Turner (Orlando City)
Midfielders (9): Jay Chapman (Toronto FC), Sean Davis (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer(Philadelphia Union), Memo Rodriguez (Houston Dynamo), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids),Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps), Alex Zendejas (FC Dallas)