Three Star Daily, August 7th: Podcast, Sharlie Joseph, and Abby Wambach

Aug 5, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan (10) and Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso (6) chase the ball during the game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Los Angeles 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning Galaxy fans! It's SuperClasico week, and with playoff position on the line both supporter's bases are abuzz. My SB Nation Chivas counterpart over at The Goat Parade made a fifteen minute podcast previewing the match and catching up on what the two clubs have been up to:

Two So Cal Gals Podcast

Nick Green took a look at the Sharlie Joseph trade for the LA Daily News:

NICK GREEN on SOCCER: Chivas USA hopes it cashes in on Joseph trade - LA Daily News
When Chivas USA traded for New England Revolution club captain Shalrie Joseph, widely considered the best two-way central midfielder in the league for the better part of the past decade, the intent was to instantly transform the club into a legitimate playoff contender.

And our own Patrick Johnson took a look at how the Galaxy have done historically after big losses.

LA Galaxy Results After Big Losses: Fan's Analysis - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Galaxy will enter the third edition of the 2012 SuperClasico against Chivas USA coming off L.A.'s worst loss of the season (4-0 to the Seattle Sounders). Is there anything in the Galaxy's history to tell us about how the team might respond after such a big loss?

Those of you who watched the United States vs Canada yesterday saw one of the best women's soccer matches ever. Not only did it feature seesaw scoring, it also saw an obscure rule applied create a rare occurrence; the indirect free kick in the penalty area. Abby Wambach did the Thierry Henry count to get that call:

Abby Wambach's brains provided crucial assist to U.S. women's soccer's comeback against Canada - Yahoo! Sports

From Yahoo! Sports: The U.S. star constantly reminded the referee about Canada's time-wasting, which led to a crucial indirect free kick.


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