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Author Archives: Spenser Davis

About Spenser Davis

Spenser Davis is a freelance writer based in Seattle. He can be found at spenserjdavis.com or on Twitter @sjd_lfc

USA World Cup Player Profile: Aron Johannsson

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US striker Aron Johannsson may play a part in USA’s game against Belgium on Tuesday afternoon, whether it’s from the bench or as a surprise starter. But how did the blonde-hair Icelandic striker find his way into this US World … Continue reading

Howler Magazine and the New Wave of Soccer Journalism

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It’s pretty much become a cultural joke that soccer is the unofficial sport for American hipsters. The New York Times ran a semi-snarky piece on the sport’s popularity in Brooklyn, America’s hipster headquarters, attributing soccer’s success amongst the “creative class” … Continue reading

As a Liverpool Supporter, Would You Take Fernando Torres Back?

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There’s no question that emotion can play a big part in being a sports fan–it’s why we support teams through thick and thin. Some fans happily support teams their entire lives without ever seeing an ounce of success, while others … Continue reading

Liverpool 1-1 Sunderland: Suarez Penalty Miss Proves Costly

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It’s the start of a new season, and for a soccer fan in America, it means setting the alarm extra early (or waking up on your own two hours early, shaking with excitement), putting on a pot of coffee, playing … Continue reading

Top 3 Achievements of Bob Bradley’s USA Career

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In part one of this series, we saw an overview of Bob Bradley’s career, focusing on his time as the United States national team manager. Bob saw some pretty amazing heights, from the ethereal Gold Cup 2007 campaign to the … Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of Bob Bradley

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Five years is a pretty long time for a manager these days. In 2010-2011 the English Premier League saw 50% of its teams fire a manager before, during, or after the regular season. Talk about job security. International football is … Continue reading

Adventures of an American Liverpool Supporter At Anfield

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First off, I’ll spare the usual story–let’s just say I fell in love with the game and due to various (seemingly extraneous) reasons, fell even more deeply in love with Liverpool Football Club. And yes, I’m also an American–Texan to … Continue reading