Galaxy President Chris Klein and Jorgealberto Hank, president of the Tijuana Xolos, consider this your warning: You're both on the clock.
It's time for you guys to get together and work out a date to play a real game against one another. It's time for you to begin building a respectful, long-lasting cross-border rivalry, one that has the potential to sell soccer to Southern California's legions of Mexican League fans and to northern Mexican sports fans who remain on the fence separating soccer from baseball.
The Xolos are the reigning champions of the Mexican league. The Galaxy has won the last two Major League Soccer titles. If the two played one another this summer, it would provide a much better measuring stick of the two leagues' strengths than a CONCACAF Champions League game.
But the clock is ticking. Both teams are at the top of their game right now, so let's not wait. The Xolos scored an impressive 1-0 win over recent Club World Cup victor Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday and appears likely to continue to the round of 16 in that tournament. The Galaxy is favored to continue its run to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals when it plays Herediano of Costa Rica in a two-leg series beginning Thursday night.