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Archives: David Beckham

After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding … Continue reading

Final MLS Table

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 21

Posted on by Peter C

An abbreviated post due to my just returning from the road. After week 21 the numbers look like this…

MLS Talk Podcast #98: Post Match Audio from Beckham’s Return, Red Bull and Quakes Misery, PR Islanders Interviews

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

David Beckham is back in MLS. We hear from Beckham, Landon Donovan, Bruce Arena, Juan Carlos Osorio and Juan Pablo Angel after LA’s 3-1 win over Red Bull. Daniel Feuerstein joins us to break down the match and talk about … Continue reading

Beckham Was The Main Attraction, But Donovan Stole The Show

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

On Thursday night at Giants Stadium the return of David Beckham to Major League Soccer was the major attraction of the night and to see over 23,000+ coming to get a glance of him. Every single time he would touch … Continue reading

RBNY 1-3 LA: Becks in The Big Apple, Big Show for MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A busy period here at MLS Talk thanks to the USMNT and CONCACAF Gold Cup hits a new level tonight with the return of the world’s most famous athlete to the New York Metropolitan Area. Tonight and tomorrow we’ll have … Continue reading

Grant Wahl’s The Beckham Experiment: A Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Excellent sports’ writing is not simply about analyzing players, teams or organizations. It’s largely about painting a picture that fits into society’s perceptions of the surrounding world. It’s about writing a narrative and properly explaining the parts. It’s about playing … Continue reading

Spain 0: USA 2- ONE FOR THE AGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Periodic updates here during the game and remember our post game show available at about 8pm ET via ITunes and this website: Final Player Ratings Howard   8 Spect0r  7 DeMerit 9 Onyewu 10 Bocanegra 7 Clark  8 Bradley 6 Donovan … Continue reading

Egypt 0:3 USA: Bradley’s Changes Pay Off

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

<!–[if !mso]> <! st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } –> FIFA.com Photo We’ve complained about the lack of character and urgency from the US team when compared to their predecessors. Previous US teams rose to the occasion against perceived world powers Italy and Brazil. … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame… or not

Posted on by Peter C

After reading the piece on 2-0 v 0-2 teams at Climbing the Ladder, my own interest in numbers has led me to offer these early season tidbits on MLS attendance. First off, for all of my observations, I’ve taken the … Continue reading

Milan Taking Galaxy “For a Ride” over Beckham

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Since we’ve spent part of the past few days on this site discussing lousy journalism, including the  Baseball./American Football centric American sports writers and commentators, it’s time to focus on recent inaccurate reporting in the European press. Over the past … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Round of 32 — Predictions and Previews

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It has been a while since we’ve had some UEFA competition to talk about but the UEFA Cup Round of 32 kicks off today and tomorrow with some fantastic matchups. The showcase fixture has to be Werder Bremen vs AC … Continue reading

When a Deadline Isn’t a Deadline

Posted on by Jason Pedersen

Well we all know the lockdown date of David Beckham’s soccer career was Friday the 13th, 2009, but here we sit and it’s February 17th 2009 and everything is up in the air. I wrote here last week applauding Major … Continue reading

David Beckham vs Landon Donovan: Celebrity vs Football Professional

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While David Beckham has waged his campaign to leave the LA Galaxy in the English and Italian press, his fellow, on loan, under contract LA Galaxy mate Landon Donovan has very notably said nothing. It is no secret in US … Continue reading

Avoiding Eurosnobbery

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eurosnoberry is found throughout the English language football press. While most commentators who work for English language mediums have inherent biases some are actually better than others. Other European based press is equally bad if not worse than the English … Continue reading

The Beckham Saga: Eurosnoberry 201

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Our good friend Nordecke Luchador of Columbus Crew fame has penned a worthy successor to our column from yesterday. Check it out here.

The Beckham Saga: Eurosnobbery 101

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eurosnobs have taken control of English language world football. Between the media whose primary focus is European leagues and European World Cup qualifying ( Tim Vickery of the BBC, and Martin Rogers of Yahoo! are very notable exceptions to this … Continue reading

MLS Gives a Friday Deadline on Beckham Deal

Posted on by Jason Pedersen

The LA Galaxy and AC Milan have until Friday to work out an agreement to see where David Beckham will play for after the March transfer date. With the start of the MLS season coming quickly it will be nice … Continue reading