Archives: Landon Donovan

Halftime Thoughts on USA-El Salvador

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Playing Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber and Pablo Mastroeni together is a mistake. You don’t have anyone remotely resembling a playmaker occupying space in the center of the midfield, thus a tendency to push the ball exclusively down the flanks or … Continue reading

Wynalda vs Donovan Cold War Continues

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

By now I am sure everyone has heard about Eric Wynalda’s comments towards noted Soccer hater and general sports trash monger Jim Rome. What had escaped me during the ordeal was Wynalda’s comments towards Landon Donovan that follows up nicely … Continue reading

Wynalda and Donovan still at it.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

During Sunday’s telecast of US-Ecuador ESPN’s Eric Wynalda made the statement that he felt Landon Donovan was shirking his responsibility to the national team by stating he would skip one of the major tournaments the US is playing this summer. … Continue reading

The Rebirth of Landon Donovan

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The USA’s dominant 3-1 victory Sunday over Ecuador’s A team at Raymond James Stadium was the most impressive performance by Landon Donovan since the early stages of World Cup 2006 qualifying. Donovan simply put has regained his confidence and has … Continue reading

“The result was unjust,” Hugo Sanchez said. “This is a unique game in that you can deserve to win and still lose.We deserved to win and they did not.”

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Hugo Sanchez is a living contradiction. In same time he aspired to be a great tactical manager he constantly criticized every recent Mexico manager until he landed himself the job. On one hand he marvels at the play of the … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Goal on YouTube

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

From Univision so we don’t have to listen to ESPN’s commentary! http://youtube.com/watch?v=rhYB6-jh-s0 If you insist on Dave O’Brien and Eric Wynalda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOqYhKKhs78&NR

SuperClasico Win Boosts National Team Towards a Big Summer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley made Sunil Gulati’s life a lot more difficult yesterday with the decisive 2-0 win over Mexico in front of a very hostile crowd in Glendale, Az. Much like Steve Sampson did 12 years ago when he was the … Continue reading