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MLS Newsstand - July 3, 2012

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MLS Newsstand – July 3, 2012
Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m. (MLS Direct Kick Package)
1. Fire on a roll, but challenges loom(Chicago Tribune)
2. Fire’s defense coming together, with Arne Friedrich leading way(Chicago Sun-Times)
3. Red-hot Fire faces another test at Houston(Chicago Daily Herald)
4. Dynamo hit halfway mark with run of success at new home(Houston Chronicle)
Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m. ET (MLS Direct Kick Package)
5. Earthquakes' Sam Cronin moves from David Beckham flap, onto Tuesday match at Portland(San Jose Mercury News)
6. Portland Timbers eager to move past loss to Colorado(The Oregonian)
7. Earthquakes-Timbers Preview(Associated Press)
Other MLS News
8. D.C. United's Pontius still has all the right moves(Washington Times)
9. St. Louisan Bruin shines in MLS(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
10. Italian team veteran Alessandro Nesta about to join Montreal Impact(Montreal Gazette)
11. MLS teams surely feeling the pressure(Daily Breeze)
12. Whitecaps do the Grind in preparation for upcoming grind(The Province)
13. Young and restless(The News Tribune)
14. A tough time in Houston for Union(Philadelphia Daily News)
15. Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth: It was 'my decision' to dismiss assistant coaches(Philadelphia Inquirer)
16. Union to host US Open Cup semifinals(The Morning Call)
17. Adidas, Portland Timbers present $40,000 check to Forest Heights Soccer Club field renovation(The Oregonian)
18. Montreal Impact making strong play for Alessandro Nesta(The Canadian Press)
19. Roma Coming to Red Bull Arena, Perhaps With Michael Bradley(
20. Gonzalez practices, eyes return(
21. An offer for Lampard? (
22. Heaps' move of Sene pays off(
23. Montreal Impact confirm Alessandro Nesta offer  (
24. Omar Gonzalez resumes full training, eyes a return within the month(
25. With Win Over Montreal, D.C. United Eyes Playoffs(
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