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Donovan Shines, Brazilians Sputter as Galaxy Beat Revs on Opening Day

  There is a world-wide assumption that, when it comes to a ball, Americans can only throw and catch while Brazilians can do the samba with the ball at their feet and never miss a step.  Every time a Brazilian joins a MLS team, the fans greet those players like […]

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 […]

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 […]

England Respects David Beckham, Why Can’t We?

Say what you will about David Beckham, but at least the man isn’t on Twitter. Too bad in a way, because Beckham epitomizes the Internet age.  Thirty years ago, football’s ignominious sideshow used to be known only to players and pub owners; today, David Beckham has made the 24 hour […]

Ciao David Beckham

In addition to covering the Houston Dynamo, I cover Serie A in particular and Calcio in general. Therefore, I have been paying close attention to the David Beckham situation. Much to the chagrin of my colleagues in Los Angeles, ever since the deal to loan Beckham to A.C. Milan, I […]

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Is Tottenham Jose Mourinho's Next Destination?

Paul Wilson in The Observer today writes an absorbing article about how England means the best of Europe, and how the domination of the Premiership clubs could accelerate the formation of a European Super League (albeit without the English teams). It’s a must-read article. Wilson concludes with an interesting question […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 26

After week 26 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 26 183 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   13,173     9   14,968     14,823     171   2006   15,419   17.05%   7   15,310   2.29%   15,014   1.29%   174   2007   23,104   49.84%   7   16,553  […]

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