Bob Bradley’s Theory on How to Beat England
Bob Bradley’s Theory on How to Beat England

Bob Bradley is a strategic thinker.  He has to be.  He coaches a mid-level national soccer team whose first game is against one the top ranked teams in the world – England.   Bradley knows that the US does not have enough talent to win on talent alone.  If the Founding […]

Galaxy to Host Inter Milan on August 7
Galaxy to Host Inter Milan on August 7

  The Los Angeles Galaxy today announced that they are going to host Champions League Cup winners Inter Milan at a friendly at the Home Depot Center on August 7.  While only 18,000 people came out to see the Galaxy play Boca Juniors over the weekend, this game could probably […]

Five Reasons Why England Will Fail in South Africa
Five Reasons Why England Will Fail in South Africa

  Many English fans have a schizophrenic sensation going on every fourth May.  On the one hand, every four years English fans enthuse how this team is the “best in a generation” with all their great players having their career peaks at just the right time.  On the other hand, […]

The LA Galaxy…Wow
The LA Galaxy…Wow

  After completing two convincing road wins against Colorado and Seattle last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy have continued a simply jaw-dropping beginning of the 2010 season.  Although the Galaxy are on the brink of losing Landon Donovan and (probably) Edson Buddle to the World Cup after Saturday’s game at […]

23 Americans to South Africa
23 Americans to South Africa

In the next few days, USMNT Coach Bob Bradley will begin showing his cards and send out invitations to 28-30 players to join his camp in Princeton later this month.  Before those invitations go out, it is time for all the fans, pundits and blowhards to pipe in with our […]

Who Would Buy Liverpool?
Who Would Buy Liverpool?

Every neighborhood has one of “those” houses.  From the sidewalk, it is gorgeous – an old Victorian with plenty of historic, quirky charm.  Many people have houses, but this is home.  As you get closer, you notice that the porch seems a little worn, but nothing that a good coating […]

Beckham Done – Raul or Ronaldinho on the Way In for the Galaxy?
Beckham Done – Raul or Ronaldinho on the Way In for the Galaxy?

With his announcement this week that David Beckham will not recover from his ruptured Achilles heel in time to play for the Galaxy this season, both Beckham and the Galaxy find themselves at a crossroads. For Beckham, it is a series of dour options, but for the Galaxy, the opportunities […]

Jozy Altidore Needs to Grow Up – UPDATE
Jozy Altidore Needs to Grow Up – UPDATE

Jozy Altidore is a wonderful soccer player from the neck down.  Unfortunately, he is gaining a deserved reputation as a player with a million dollar body and a ten cent brain.  Jozy needs to put away the twitter, stop with the silly antics on the field and become the outstanding […]

Buddle for the USMNT?  A Point/Counter-Point
Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

After getting off to the most blazing start of a season in MLS history, nobody’s stock has soared faster than Edson Buddle’s.  The Galaxy are 4-0, have out-scored their opponents 7-1 and all seven goals came off the head or foot of Buddle.  With the forward position the biggest question […]

Is There Anything More Useless than the New MLSnet Website?
Is There Anything More Useless than the New MLSnet Website?

The simple answer is no.  This confusing, eyesore of a site is difficult to navigate and manage, but that is the least of it.  What is simply unforgiveable is that the information is delayed, unavailable, or simply wrong.  For example, in this chart, how can Real Salt Lake have played […]

For Liverpool, the Great Unraveling Must Now Begin
For Liverpool, the Great Unraveling Must Now Begin

Somewhere deep in the bowels of Anfield there is a timer ticking down.  That timer shows about 100 days on it now, and tomorrow it will show about 99, and sometime this July the timer will hit zero.  At that point, a bell will ring and Liverpool Football Club will […]

Dempsey's Wondergoal
Dempsey's Wondergoal

I don’t know how much longer this will stay up on Youtube, but Clint Dempsey’s goal to send Fulham into the final eight of the UEFA competition is just a thing of beauty. Update – I found this version of the video which includes the commentary from US’s Gol TV. […]

What Now For David Beckham?
What Now For David Beckham?

Fabio Capello was always going to have a challenging decision to make about David Beckham.  After an up and down season with the LA Galaxy and a more down than up loan stint with AC Milan, Beckham was hoping that his experience and dressing room leadership would allow him to […]

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory
Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

After Landon Donovan’s empathic goal at Goodison Park yesterday, he was carried by teammate Jack Rodwell into the corner nearer the crowd so he could receive the plaudits from the fans more directly.  That the crowd started chanting USA-USA-USA was not surprising.  English supporters have taken up the famous cheer […]