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Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

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 not surprising.  English supporters have taken up the famous cheer […]

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It’s Champions League Time … for Columbus

The UEFA Champions League(UCL) knockout phase is underway. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that it attracts a global audience and captivates fans with competition that features many of the greatest players in the game. When I was just beginning my journey of becoming a soccer fan(2003), I was struck […]

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Having MLS Stars Go to Europe is Great for US Soccer … and Good for the MLS

As Landon Donovan settles into the Everton, Michael Bradley becomes even more a fixture at the Bundesliga, and Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark leave the US and take big career risks to fight for a position on European teams, many American fans are bemoaning the fate of the MLS. What […]

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Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National Team, which barely advanced out of the group stage, managed […]

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MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles

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 is paid to the coaches and intangibles for both clubs. […]

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

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 of the teams. By beating the San Jose Earthquakes on […]

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MLS Table As It Now Stands 10/18 Update

One week to go, and this is where we stand: As the table stands now, this would be the playoff matchup – WEST  Los Angeles vs Seattle Houston vs Chivas EAST Columbus vs  Colorado Chicago vs Toronto Remember, the first tie-breaker is head to head competition, not goal difference.  The […]

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Must See TV

For the fourth time in three years, the Galaxy and Burn, I mean Hoops, or whatever they are called these days, has played an entertaining game of the highest sort. This is a big break for MLS, as two of the biggest TV markets in the country are featured in […]

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