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February 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM

The rich get richer (Wednesday links)

LA Galaxy Logo.jpgThe Los Angeles Galaxy was probably the MLS favorite before making some big moves Tuesday.

But the return of midfielder Juninho on loan from Sao Paulo — apparently without a loan fee — seems to cement that label. L.A. also secured the free transfer of defender Leonardo.

Many around the Twittersphere have been scratching their heads as to how the Galaxy will be able to get under the $2.81 million salary cap with three DPs (David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane) and other signings that already include forward Edson Buddle.

Even Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid chimed in.

“L.A. seems to figure out how to sign everybody,” Schmid joked while talking about the reality of having to make training camp cuts.

Soccer America tries to take a closer look at the numbers, but due to the mystery of allocation money, we’ll never really know how the Galaxy plans on getting salary compliant.

Any thoughts on the situation?

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— New midfielder Christian Sivebaek goes 1v1 with SoundersFC.com.

— A U.S. Soccer legend Harry Keough died Tuesday at the age of 84. He was a defender for the team that upset England in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

— Portland beat the Galaxy 4-1 in a training game yesterday and forward Bright Dike is excited to be healthy again after missing most of 2011 injured.

— Sounds like organizers are trying to set up a Real Madrid-Inter Milan friendly this summer in New York. If it happens, might one of those teams also make a trip west? Keep in mind, with the Olympics and the Euro ’12 tournament this summer, any opponent is going to be very shorthanded when it comes to bringing over its stars.

— Vancouver Whitecaps rookie defender Greg Klazura was interviewed after Monday’s training game against the Sounders and kept his cool pretty well considering the circumstances. Take a look for yourself.

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