Soccer Saturday: Galaxy unveil third jersey, USWNT win at World Cup & more

i-56ee679ea929c6936bcddc79a9d65f76-smgaljersey.jpgMuch ado about nothing? Omar Gonzalez, Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Juan Pablo Angel model the Galaxy’s new “Punjab” dark blue and “Light Old Gold” third jersey, which was unveiled Friday night at LA Live. The jersey, which isn’t much different from the dark midnight blue road jersey anyway, will be worn for the first time in a game at the Independence Day clash against former Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy/Robert Mora).

*Beckham may be able to model for the Galaxy, but playing Monday is quite a different matter and it appears he will miss a third straight game.

*The U.S. has just beaten Columbia 3-0 in its second group game and has advanced to the quarterfinals. Amy Wambach still hasn’t scored at this World Cup, but the likes of Megan Rapinoe, who came on as a sub for an ineffective Amy Rodriguez and immediately scored a cracker of a goal, is making up for that.

“We need to work on controlling the game regardless of whether its defense or attack,” Coach Pia Sundhage told ESPN after the game.

Read the brief game story here.

*Phil Collin has an equally brief preview of tonight’s Chivas USA-Chicago Fire game at Home Depot Center.

*Finally, on this most American of holiday weekends it appears MLS is making major inroads at the box office on that most American of sports, baseball.

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  • http://www.prestonm.com/brewcity/ohio.php kingsnake

    Rather than announcing Rentboy Beckham will miss another match, announce the exceptions: When actually bothers to grace us with his presence. Seriously, Darren Anderton made more frequent appearances …

  • CCSoccerFan

    Interesting reading on the MLS attendance. Thanks for the link.

  • studs down

    Very smart look with the third jersey. Classy. The previous dark blue was replaced this season with the lighter blue away shirt.

  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    Sorry, Studs Down, but this *is* much ado about nothing. The new road jerseys look far better than these shirts.

    Then again, this *is* the last attempt for AEG to make some money off of Beckham. Would love to know how many Beckham 23 models will be sold…or, conversely, if anyone would buy them?