*No official word yet, but organizers of Paris Saint-Germain’s preseason tour are expecting new acquisition Zlatan Ibrahimovic to travel with the Ligue 1 club for friendlies against Chelsea on Sunday at Yankee Stadium and next Saturday against D.C. United at RFK Stadium.
In anticipation of the Swedish superstar’s arrival, United has seen an uptick in ticket sales the past few days; no overall count was available. PSG’s other big signing, defender Thiago Silva, was an overage selection for Brazil’s Olympic team and won’t join the club until mid-August.
*The Columbus Crew, coming off a 2-0 home defeat to Sporting Kansas City for a third loss in four matches, will be without two more players for Saturday’s game against visiting United: midfielder Bernardo Anor (five starts) was diagnosed with a torn ACL and forward Emilio Renteria (14 starts, two goals, two assists) was suspended for this head-butting incident. Anor is the 11th player on the Crew’s injury list.
United is unlikely to have right back Robbie Russell, who is listed as ”out” on the official injury report after hurting his left foot at Houston on Sunday. Chris Korb is expected to start against the Crew. Russell is United’s only ailing regular.
*MLS on national TV tonight:
Seattle Sounders vs. Chelsea FC, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN3.com
FC Dallas (19 points) at San Jose Earthquakes (40 points), 11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
*With the addition of an El Salvador-Guatemala friendly Aug. 11 in Los Angeles, here’s an updated list of summer friendlies in the United States and Canada.
*Have you seen Terrence Boyd’s goal for Rapid Vienna against Michael Bradley and Roma? Watch: