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Three Star Matchday: Galaxy vs. Railhawks, Live and Let Die

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Those trophies could use more ribbons. Can never have enough ribbon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Those trophies could use more ribbons. Can never have enough ribbon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Good morning Galaxy fans! Before we read about the excitement in Cary, North Carolina, let's take a moment to get to know this brother from a minor mother. They launched ship in 2006, and wear orange, white, and blue. Cary was a railroad depot town, and Amtrak runs past the team's ground, so...Railhawks. I love it when minor league teams just mash two things together to make a new thing. Like the Iron Pigs!

They're a part of the USL First Division group that broke off and became the NASL. And now they're hosting the LA Galaxy. What a journey. Now, what are the papers saying about all this?

Galaxy ‘reserves’ draw a crowd - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
The Galaxy heads into Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup game in North Carolina without seven starters, and that includes David Beckham, all three established...

"We've got proper footballers coming": LA Galaxy arrive to face Carolina RailHawks in U.S. Open Cup | Triangle Offense
The sports blog of the Independent Weekly

RailHawks set for L.A. Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup soccer - RailHawks - NewsObserver.com
There will be no David Beckham, no Landon Donovan and no Robbie Keane – but there should be the largest crowd in WakeMed Soccer Park history for a Carolina RailHawks game when the L.A. Galaxy pays a visit for the third round of the 99th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.