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The Three Star Daily, Nov 29th

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CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham at the MLS cup final held at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham at the MLS cup final held at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
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MLS announced this morning that First Kick next year will be Saturday, March 10th with a slate of six matches, then two on Sunday and one on Monday. The LA Galaxy are amongst the six teams hosting matches on the tenth. Broadcast info and opponents haven't been announced yet, but we can do some speculating:

Six clubs hosting on March 10th: 

 

Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

The following day Chivas and FC Dallas will host their home openers, and then the Portland Timbers on Monday. MLS has said that they wish to have the interconference match-ups in the first part of the season, with the second half focusing on the intra-conference match-ups. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Galaxy open up their season on March 10th against the New York Red Bulls on NBC.

What is your prediction?

Let's take a look at what the papers are saying about the LA Galaxy:

 

Galaxy trade goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts - latimes.com
A broken forearm cost Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts several starts this season. And now it has cost him his job with the Galaxy, as the team traded the Jamaican international player to the expansion Montreal Impact on Monday in exchange for allocation money.

 

Video: David Beckham ponders 'big decision' of his LA Galaxy future - Telegraph
The footballer is poised to make "a big decision" about the future of his career as his five-year contract at LA Galaxy is due to expire on December 31.

 

Drogba to quit Chelsea after snubbing new deal | The Sun |Sport|Football
DIDIER DROGBA is ready to walk away from Chelsea after rejecting a January move to AC Milan