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Archives: David Beckham

Don Garber Misreads the Beckham Experiment

Posted on by Robert Hay

With David Beckham in the final year of his ground-breaking MLS contract, speculation has turned to whether the 36 year-old midfielder will resign with the LA Galaxy and the league, or continue his quest for another international cap elsewhere.  In an interview … Continue reading

The Beckham Experiment Needs to End

Posted on by Robert Hay

All of us have had friends who are in a complicated relationship.  It may even have been us: the guy recently began dating a much more attractive woman who, while not a young bombshell, is still a gorgeous woman.  This … Continue reading

What’s Next for the LA Galaxy?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The LA Galaxy are MLS’s most glamorous team in its second largest market.  It is coached by the most successful American soccer coach of all time, is captained by the most famous American soccer player today, and employs if not … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – Sept. 24-25

Posted on by Randy Capps

In another piece of bizarre scheduling, MLS and ESPN team up to bring us the Red Bulls and Galaxy tonight, live at 11. I’m working, so thanks to the magic of ESPN3, it suits me fine. Still, it will be … Continue reading

The L.A. Galaxy – You Win Some, You Draw Some

Posted on by Eric Altshule

No Donovan.  No Buddle.  No Beckham.  No problem. The L.A. Galaxy continued their astounding early season form this evening with a 4-1 bulldozing of the Houston Dynamo this evening at the Home Depot Center.  The Galaxy continued their absolutely torrid … Continue reading

The LA Galaxy…Wow

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  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

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

Posted on by Eric Altshule

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

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

Posted on by Eric Altshule

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

Milan v. Manchester – Champions League Round of 16

Posted on by Christian

To me, the first half had three major themes. First, Nani wasting cross after cross, either sending them directly at Dida, or shockingly wide. Second, Beckham was largely absent from the first half, never doing anything dangerous. Third, if Beckham was “largely” absent, was Pirlo “utterly” absent? “Completely” absent? “Altogether” absent? “Fully” absent? I am not sure he had a touch in the first half. Continue reading

Donovan Will Make a Permanent Move to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

To call Landon Donovan’s loan to Everton a success is to call the Grand Canyon a decent-sized hole.  Tthe loan has exceeded everyone’s expectations.  Beyond fitting in well from the start, starting every game, scoring one and creating a good … Continue reading

David Beckham: Has MLS Helped Keep Him Fit?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

No question exists that the quality of football is superior in a high level European league than in Major League Soccer. However, after watching Milan’s David Beckham, who after all is thirty four, perform at a remarkably high level for … Continue reading

Everton Unlucky, Donovan Solid in Debut

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Landon Donovan may not have put all the doubts to rest, but on a frigid day in North London, he clearly showed that he has the skills to play against a top team in a top league.   Everton should have … Continue reading

Hey Mark Wahlberg – Dis Beckham All You Want, But Leave Soccer Alone

Posted on by Eric Altshule

In a long and completely boring interview with London’s Daily Mail, Marky Mark Wahlberg had this to say about his neighbor David Beckham: Man, the Beckhams. It used to be so quiet on my road. Then David moves in with … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the MLS Cup

Posted on by Eric Altshule

After that cesspool of a result in Paris on Wednesday, it is nice to turn our attention to a league where the sportsmen are pure, the referees are beyond reproach and the game is always played with a spirit of … Continue reading

MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles

Posted on by Robert Jonas

In the first part of our 2009 MLS Cup Final preview, the Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy players were assessed and compared, with a slight advantage being measured for the Galaxy. In this continuation of our analysis, attention … Continue reading

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half … Continue reading

LA Galaxy 1- Chivas USA 0 – Thoughts from the HDC

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Soccer is a cruel game, and Chivas USA felt that cruelty tonight.  While the Galaxy may have done enough to win the game, Chivas did not deserve to lose it.  On the pitch, the differences between Chivas and the Galaxy … Continue reading

LA Galaxy – Chivas USA Preview

Posted on by Eric Altshule

When Don Garber finally assented to allowing the Chivas USA franchise to call Los Angeles its home in 2004, it was a sacrifice.  The MLS cares about geographic expansion, and was looking to grow into Canada, the Northwest, and back … Continue reading