Much 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.