Three Star Daily, May 31st: Cal FC Upsets, Gomez Gets Chance

May 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; USA forward Herculez Gomez (9) celebrates after scoring a goal against Brazil with midfielder Fabian Johnson (23) and midfielder Michael Bradley (4) during the first half of a men's international friendly match at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning Galaxy fans. Today's big stories are the Cal FC victory over the Portland Timbers, and the United States loss to Brazil. Cal FC are the team Eric Wynalda manages, and they took the Timbers to overtime before finally scoring the game winner five minutes in. The Timbers were stunned and upset, as the Timbers Arms chanted "You deserve this". Cal FC are based out of Thousand Oaks.

T.O.-based Cal F.C. upsets MLS' Timbers " Ventura County Star
Artur Aghasyan chipped Troy Perkins on a breakaway in the 95th minute as Thousand Oaks-based Cal F.C. pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the 99-year history of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night in Portland, Ore.

OPEN CUP: Cal FC stuns Timbers - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Cal FC's stirring run through the U.S. Open Cup hadn't been all that unexpected -- this is a team filled with pros, remember, even if they're amateurs

The focus on the US-Brazil tilt was split. LA Times went for straight recap, pointing out the brilliance that was Neymar on the pitch. USA Today spun it for the positive US story, that of Herculez Gomez getting a fair shake.

Neymar leads Brazil past the U.S., 4-1, in international friendly - latimes.com
LANDOVER, Md. — The list of Brazilian soccer legends began with the incomparable Pele, who as a 17-year led his country to the first of five World Cups in 1958. It has continued, nearly unabated, for half a century.

Herculez Gomez gets his chance for U.S. in loss – USATODAY.com
While the U.S. waits on one offensive hero, coach Jurgen Klinsmann may have found another: Herculez Gomez.

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