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Author Archives: Eric Altshule

Bob Bradley’s Theory on How to Beat England

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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 … Continue reading

Galaxy to Host Inter Milan on August 7

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  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 … Continue reading

Five Reasons Why England Will Fail in South Africa

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  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 … Continue reading

The LA Galaxy…Wow

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  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) … Continue reading

Will Fulham and Burnley Put Up Much Fight Against Arsenal and Spurs this Weekend?

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As we head into the last games of the season, beyond the glamour battle between Manchester United and Chelsea at the top, there is surprisingly little else being contested. Hull, Burnley and Portsmouth are going down. Chelsea, ManU, Arsenal and … Continue reading

Who Would Buy Liverpool?

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Needs to Grow Up – UPDATE

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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 … Continue reading

Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

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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 … Continue reading

Is There Anything More Useless than the New MLSnet Website?

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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, … Continue reading

Any Neutral Has to Root for Portsmouth and Avram Grant in the FA Cup Final

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As the Portsmouth players put on their uniforms in the Wembley locker room this afternoon, they were under no allusions about what the future held for them and their team.  They were going to be relegated down to the Championship … Continue reading

Donovan Shines, Brazilians Sputter as Galaxy Beat Revs on Opening Day

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  There is a world-wide assumption that, when it comes to a ball, Americans can only throw and catch while Brazilians can do the samba with the ball at their feet and never miss a step.  Every time a Brazilian … Continue reading

For Liverpool, the Great Unraveling Must Now Begin

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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 … Continue reading

Dempsey's Wondergoal

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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 … Continue reading

What Now For David Beckham?

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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 … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

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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 … Continue reading