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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 vs. Germany player ratings

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After a number of relatively unconvincing performances in the group stage and round of 16, the United States pushed their way to Vancouver with a valiant statement of a performance against number one-ranked Germany. Goals from Carli Lloyd and Kelley … Continue reading

Analyzing Liverpool’s faltering campaign and whether there will be a happy ending

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gerrard

With soccer, as with any sport, the memories of the highs often supersede those of the lows. Liverpool supporters remember the miracle of Istanbul vividly, but they block out the memory of the Roy Hodgson era with nearly as much … Continue reading

MLS to Adopt New Technology to Curb Concussions in Soccer

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A mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is most commonly defined as a head injury that results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions have been quite visible in the press over the last decade, after … Continue reading

Analyzing What Fans Can Expect From Tottenham Hotspur’s DeAndre Yedlin

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It finally happened. DeAndre Yedlin, star right-back for his hometown Seattle Sounders, has finally made his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur permanent. The deal was sealed much earlier in the season, after the soccer world was abuzz with his USMNT World … Continue reading

Analyzing Who Should Be The Preferred Center-Back Pairing For Liverpool

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Liverpool Football Club have not had a great season so far. Not their worst, but far worse than last season. The club have plenty of time, and a top 4 finish is a reasonable hope if the Reds can work … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Liverpool’s Performances for October-November

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As we get closer to the season’s halfway point, analyzing Liverpool’s progress has become less of an observe-and-report job and more of a dazed-and-confused stumble in the dark. The club currently sits in 11th place, which seems rather dire, but … Continue reading

Analyzing The Predicament Liverpool Face With Legend Steven Gerrard

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It’s been a whirlwind of information in the past week or so, kicking off with a statement by Liverpool’s legendary captain Steven Gerrard regarding his contract with the club, which is set to end in the summer of 2015. Gerrard … Continue reading

3 Reasons the Sounders Will Win the 2014 Supporters’ Shield

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Seattle Sounders v FC Dallas

The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters’ Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET). It’s a been … Continue reading

8 Celebrities Who Are True Hardcore Soccer Supporters

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As soccer has become a truly global sport, it’s no surprise that so many celebrities have gotten in on the fun. For some celebrities, their fandom isn’t surprising, especially those from countries in which soccer is a huge deal. Some … Continue reading

8 Premier League Clubs Whose Fans Have The Worst Sense of Entitlement

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RODGERS HAS LIVERPOOL FANS DREAMING OF PREMIER LEAGUE GLORY

Every sports fan on earth wants their team to win, right? It’s the fabric of being a sports fan, no matter the sport or the country or the team. English football has been around for more than a century, and … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Rio Ferdinand Is Disliked By So Many Soccer Fans

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Rio Ferdinand. The name conjures up a myriad of emotions and thoughts for soccer fans, both positive and negative. A flamboyant and contentious personality like Ferdinand is bound to be divisive, and it often seems that the majority of fans … Continue reading

Predictions And Suggestions for the Re-Branded Chivas USA in 2017

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Juan Pablo Angel (9), Ante Jazic (13)

With the news that MLS is basically imploding, the mess that is Chivas USA, in order to sell a new MLS team in Los Angeles, it’s worth looking at what that team could and should do in order to be … Continue reading

Why Keeping Fabio Borini Could Save Liverpool’s Season

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It takes a lot of balls to reject a club outright to stay at a club where you’re clearly not wanted. But in a football economy as tight as the Premier League’s both players and clubs will often do whatever … Continue reading

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 players for Englad

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

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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julian-green

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