Looks like the Pan-Pacific Championship wasn't a made-for-Beckham special after all.
The Pan-Pacific Championship will go on for the second consecutive year, and this one will be played without David Beckham. The LA Galaxy are involved, of course, but the club is hosting the tournament this time around.
Dates have been scheduled for Feb. 18 and 21 at Home Depot Center as the Galaxy will play host to doubleheaders that will feature clubs from Asia. Participating clubs are: Samsung Bluewings from Korea, Shandong Luneng from China, Oita Trinita from Japan and the Galaxy.
A year ago, the Galaxy participated in the event, which was held in Hawaii and featured Houston as well as Gamba Osaka and Sydney FC.
The Galaxy will play Oita following Samsung-Shandong on Feb. 18. Winners will play for the title two days later while losers will play for third place.