Three Star Daily, Jul 11th: Keane, Third Kit, and DPs

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - JULY 08: Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy passes the ball between Logan Pause #12 and Arne Friedrich #23 of the Chicago Fire during an MLS match at Toyota Park on July 8, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Good morning Galaxy fans! Took a bit of a break after the big Galaxy win on Sunday. Now they've got to prepare for Saturday's match in Portland, which brings up several questions. Arena withheld Omar in Chicago due to the travel and heat, what's he going to do when Portland's turf has already aggravated one Galaxy knee injury? But first, we'll take a final look back at Sunday's match, a blurb about the third kit contest, and Nick Green muses on MLS' DPs.

GALAXY: Keane, defense worth 3 points - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Robbie Keane celebrated his 32nd birthday Sunday with two goals to end a two-game Galaxy skid and restore some of the momentum from that three-game

Robbie Keane leads Galaxy to 2-0 win over Chicago Fire - latimes.com

Robbie Keane punctuated his second goal Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park with a cartwheel and a somersault, a fitting celebration considering the Galaxy forward's play helped his team turn around a potential mini-slump.

Uniform response: Galaxy, Adidas pleased with Facebook contest to design third kit - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

The winner has yet to be announced, but the Facebook contest in which soccer fans had the opportunity to design the Los Angeles Galaxy’s third kit has already been deemed a success by the MLS club and apparel partner Adidas. Utilizing a Facebook application to design the team...

NICK GREEN on SOCCER: MLS teams get money's worth - The Daily Breeze

In 2007, when MLS introduced the concept of a designated player - one whose salary is so large it doesnt entirely count toward a teams relatively small MLS salary cap - it was nicknamed the Beckham rule.

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