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Archives: Landon Donovan

Donovan Turns the Tables on El Tri, Again

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

“I thought we dominated them through the middle. DaMarcus [Beasley] and Clint [Dempsey] did a great job tucking in and helping and working. Michael [Bradley] and Sacha [Kljestan] were excellent and Mexico had no where to go. Any loose ball … Continue reading

Donovan to Bayern: The Right Move

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Landon Donovan is arguably the greatest footballer ever produced in the United States. This past MLS season, Donovan dominated the opposition, despite being on one of the worst teams in the league. Now Landon Donovan begins the nest phase … Continue reading

MLS Owes Beckham AC Milan Move

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Much has been written the past week about David Beckham’s potential move to AC Milan.  My thinking is simple on the issue. MLS owes it to Beckham to allow him to move back to Europe, either on loan, or if … Continue reading

Donovan Deal Could Have Killed MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bayern Munich’s manager Juergen Klinsmann knows Landon Donovan well. After all both are Southern California residents and Klinsmann had spent much of his time before taking the Germany manager job advising the Los Angeles Galaxy on football matters. So it … Continue reading

Donovan Deal Could Have Killed MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bayern Munich’s manager Juergen Klinsmann knows Landon Donovan well. After all both are Southern California residents and Klinsmann had spent much of his time before taking the Germany manager job advising the Los Angeles Galaxy on football matters. So it … Continue reading

MLS Wrap and Other Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This weekend’s MLS action was tainted by the continued insistence of the league not to break or at the very least reduce its schedule for international matches. Landon Donovan, Brad Guzan, Mo Edu, Frankie Hejduk and Rico Clark should not … Continue reading

Sunday Morning MLS Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Amado Guevara’s signing has turned Toronto FC from a laughing stockinto one of the top teams in the league right now. That’s what a Latin flavored #10 can do when surrounded by legitimate European talent that has survived in tougher … Continue reading

Nobody Does it Better

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last month’s friendly in Krakow against Poland, was exactly that: a friendly which should not be considered some sort of great conquering victory of the US National Team. Sure you’d rather win than lose these sorts of matches, but realistically … Continue reading

Sunday Morning MLS Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Fire Exploded for Four First Half Goals Thursday Night/MLSNet.com Chicago’s performance again New England while providing an impressive score line owed itself more to the circumstances both weather wise and red card related than anything else. Jeff Larentowicz’s red … Continue reading

Nobody Does it Better

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Donovan/SI.com Today’s friendly in Krakow against Poland, was exactly that: a friendly which should not be  considered some sort of great conquering victory of the US National Team. Sure you’d rather win than lose these sorts of matches, but realistically … Continue reading

Developing Leadership for the US National Team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With the annual January training camp in full swing for the US, and January B+ friendly as I like to call it out of the way let’s look ahead towards qualifying. Here and now in 2008 the US has a … Continue reading

Wynalda: Still the Best US Forward of Modern Times

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The 2-0 scoreline in favor of the United States in last night’s friendly in Carson, CA was a nice scoreline for the United States, but mistakes in the final third and some breakdowns defensively will have to be corrected going … Continue reading

MLS Math: Does it Add Up?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I must admit despite the speculation I was mildly surprised by the news Carlos Ruiz has returned to the LA Galaxy. I understand that the Galaxy have Joe Cannon and Clint Mathis both off the books and that the three … Continue reading

Best and Worst of 2007: US National Team

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2007 was an interesting year for the US National Team. A transition year to say the least, at times the US looked worse than any point since prior to hosting the 1994 World Cup. The American performances in the Gold … Continue reading

MLS Offseason Full of Excitement: Some Thoughts

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What a crazy week it has been already within MLS. Juan Carlos Osorio ends up with the Red Bulls and Chicago is left without a coach. The franchise in its ten years of existence has had three head coaches and … Continue reading

Grandfathering In Designated Players Smacks of Favortism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan/AP Major League Soccer has made several efforts in the past few seasons to eliminate the appearance of favoritism towards certain clubs that was often alleged in the early seasons of the league. Many fans of clubs in the … Continue reading

Donovan scratched from South Africa Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan has sustained an injury in Los Angeles’ friendly with Minnesota on Sunday and will not be flying to South Africa to join the US team.