Archives: David Beckham

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

It’s Time to End the Beckham Experiment

Posted on by Jason Pedersen

Let’s face it, the great David Beckham experience was pretty much a flop. Now don’t get me wrong, he did provide great some great moments, there were a lot of LA Galaxy jerseys sold, there was a peak of some … Continue reading

British Media Hypocritical

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

“Ever since I signed for the Galaxy, people have questioned why I have come to America,” he said, “but every move I’ve made in my career has been about football for me. It’s also about being an ambassador for the … Continue reading

Causes of the Beckham Saga

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

David Beckham has now finally declared publically what the football loving public in the United States has suspected for weeks. Beckham has announced rather openly that he would like to stay in Milan. From a pure business standpoint, any transfer … Continue reading

Beckham Publicly Expresses His Desire To Stay At Milan

Posted on by Kevin Walker

With the papers already printing stories on lawyer’s attempts to prolong his stay in Italy, David Beckham publicly stated after the friendly Wednesday evening at the Ibrox, for the first time since joining the Rossoneri, his real desire to stay … Continue reading

Diary of a Football Saturday Morning

Posted on by Peter C

A pretty normal Saturday morning during MLS off season. My friends intimate I should get a life, but I’m having too much fun. Doesn’t that count? 5:15am up at normal time, first game on tap at 8am: Villa v Wigan. … Continue reading

Milan’s Beckham Offer a Blessing for MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  David Beckham’s time in Major League Soccer has been a failure. Plain and simple the circus that has surrounded the world’s most famous athlete has done little to enhance the sport in the United States. One cannot fully understand … Continue reading

Video: David Beckham Press Conference AC Milan Introduction

Posted on by Kevin Walker

This video is popping up over the net and you can find several high quality versions including one at the Gazzetta dello Sport website.  Simply click on the Gazzetta TV icon or view the Youtube version embedded below.  Official Introduction