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The Three Star Daily, Dec 7th

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CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  (L-R) Robbie Keane #14 and David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy pose for a portrait following the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Robbie Keane #14 and David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy pose for a portrait following the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Cheerio all! Good afternoon. It's been reported by goal.com, though I haven't been able to confirm, that the LA Galaxy have made their first signing for the 2012 campaign. A Brazilian midfielder who plays on Alajuelense. The Champions League connection makes this credible, but again this hasn't been confirmed. His name, Marcelo Sarvas.

MLS: Marcelo Fazzio Sarvas nuevo jugador del Galaxy - Goal.com

GALAXY: Donovan's best goal? - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

Landon Donovan's most memorable goal this year certainly was his finish from Robbie Keane's feed to beat Houston in the MLS Cup final a little more...

Dynamo will start 2012 campaign where last season's ended - Houston Chronicle

Less than four months after their MLS Cup dreams ended there, the 2011 Eastern Conference champion Dynamo will head back to the Home Depot The Dynamo's 2011 season ended at the stadium in Carson, Calif., in a 1-0 loss against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup final last month. stakes will be much smaller when they open the 2012 season on the road against Chivas USA before a national television audience on Galavision.

This next article came out just after MLS Cup, but it wasn't brought to my attention until yesterday. Sounder at Heart got all cranky over it, but I agree with Ian Darke. MLS and ESPN can't schedule MLS Cup as an NFL alternative. It needs it's own slot. I know there were several reporters there to cover the game who were checking Sunday Night Football scores instead of watching.

MLS deserves to succeed, but there's still lots of work to be done -- Ian Darke - ESPN

Major League Soccer is making some serious headway based on the response to David Beckham's first title win with the L.A. Galaxy, which attracted coverage from all over the globe. But was it just the Becks factor, or is the American league now a genuine high-profile product?

Higgs: Beckham just one of the guys in possible Galaxy farewell - MLS News | FOX Sports on MSN

If David Beckhams career with LA Galaxy is over, it ended with him fittinly among his teammates Higgs: Beckham just one of the guys in possible Galaxy farewell