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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

Top 10 Goals of the MLS Season So Far

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  As the MLS regular season winds down and the playoffs loom closer on the horizon, let’s look back at some of the incredible goals already scored in the league thus far. It’s a testament to the league’s growth that … Continue reading

USMNT Who’s Who: September 2014 Camp

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Due to a variety of factors, United States men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to dig deep into the ranks of Europe-based US national team players or potential players. Major League Soccer’s odd and controversial schedule meant that … Continue reading

Liverpool Player Ratings Versus Tottenham Hotspur

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Liverpool registered a comfortable 3-0 victory over a sorry Tottenham Hotspur outfit, to breathe life into their season after a poor showing away to Manchester City. Simon Mignolet – 8/10 The Belgian’s weaknesses were occasionally on display at White Hart … Continue reading

Mario Balotelli: The Man, The Myth, The Legend [VIDEOS]

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Mario Balotelli’s name precedes him, just as it was with the man he’ll be replacing with his imminent arrival at Liverpool. When Premier League fans think of Balotelli, they think of “Why Always Me”, bathroom fireworks, and his slew of … Continue reading

5 Young Americans to Watch Out For Who Are Playing In Europe

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US soccer players such as Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan, Geoff Cameron and Stuart Holden often monopolize most of the headlines when it comes to discussing American stars playing in Europe. But there are many other footballers who are … Continue reading

Liverpool 2014/15 Season Preview: New Signings Raise Expectations

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Liverpool’s preseason coverage has been overshadowed by a single event — the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75million in July. Most Liverpool fans will admit that the sale was of no surprise, and opinion has been pretty divided … Continue reading

Top 5 Premier League Loan Signings, 2014-15 (So Far)

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It’s that time of the year when loan deals are fashionable in the Premier League, particularly after the way that Everton exploited the market last summer and turned it into a successful strategy. While the transfer window isn’t over yet … Continue reading

Why Frank Lampard’s Move to Manchester City Does Not Break Financial Fair Play

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Frank Lampard, the highly decorated and lauded former Chelsea and England midfielder, was recently announced as the second major signing for forthcoming MLS expansion club, New York City FC. The money was obviously an attractive offer, just as it was … Continue reading

When Soccer Fans Talk About the Seattle Sounders Experience, This Is What They Talk About

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An attendance of 64,207. That’s the number of fans that attended a recent rivalry match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Seattle’s behemoth CenturyLink Field, which it shares with the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The … Continue reading

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