Real Madrid defender Pepe says the standard of MLS is improving every year.

Real face LA Galaxy later tonight.

"It's the third year that I've come here [for preseason] to the United States and the truth is that every year that goes by, the players here have more quality and are much more competitive," Real Madrid defender Pepe told reporters in a press conference.

"Soccer is a universal sport and with certainty, this [game against the Galaxy] will be a difficult game for us."