Ah, the perks of playing in Lala Land.
Galaxy icon Cobi Jones, an assistant coach on Bruce Arena's staff, and seven players -- none of them named Landon Donovan or David Beckham -- will appear on Tuesday night's episode of “Private Chefs of Beverly Hills” on The Food Network.
Major League Soccer MVP Edson Buddle and league Goalkeeper of the Year Donovan Ricketts lead the L.A. contingent. Also on the show are defenders Sean Franklin and Omar Gonzalez, midfielder Dema Kovalenko and forwards Tristan Bowen and Mike Magee.
The chefs will be preparing an “international” menu for the Galaxy group, and there are certainly some interesting angles that can be taken. Ricketts is Jamaican, as is Buddle's father. Gonzalez is a Texan with Mexican ancestry. Kovalenko is from Ukraine. Bowen and Franklin are Southern Californians, and Magee comes from Chicago, one of the great food cities in America.
The show airs at 9 p.m. PT