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Tag Archives: landon donovan

Twelve U.S. Soccer Predictions for 2012

Posted on by Robert Hay

This past season in U.S. soccer was certainly an interesting one.  In MLS, two new teams were promoted and the soccer world fell in love with them and their passionate fans.  Coaches were hired and fired, players finally fulfilled their … Continue reading

Are the 2011 Galaxy the best MLS team ever?

Posted on by Robert Hay

With their 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo yesterday, the Galaxy reached their season-long goal of winning an MLS Cup and certain high-profile players notched their first North American championship.  Anytime a team wins a championship, writers and bloggers take … Continue reading

My Free Advice to Jurgen Klinsmann

Posted on by Robert Hay

As the U.S. men’s national team struggled through yet another 1-0 loss in an international friendly, Twitter was afire with criticisms of the team and the new boss.  The most damning criticism might have been this: that the team played … Continue reading

Vote Now: Who is the 2011 MVP?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Last night I laid out the pros and cons of Dwayne De Rosario winning the MLS MVP award.  Everyone on each side of the argument can agree that a De Ro MVP would be unprecedented, as he would be the … Continue reading

Report: AS Roma Wants Donovan. Badly

Posted on by Robert Hay

Often I view the end of the European soccer season as a silly time, because every player with any talent (and some without) are rumored to be acquired by one club or another.  This speculation extends to MLS because the … Continue reading

Clash of Style Highlights Union-Galaxy Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

Wednesday night is quietly becoming a great night for MLS.  Over the past few weeks the league has put some very good matches on with some compelling story lines.  This week is no different, as tonight we will see two … Continue reading

Injuries Cast a Shadow Over a Great MLS Weekend

Posted on by Robert Hay

A great weekend for MLS soccer was overshadowed by some high-profile injuries that may close the door on some struggling teams.  Meanwhile, the top of the pack looked stronger: Donovan’s return coupled with New York’s victory Thursday has two of the big name … Continue reading

Week in Review April 11 – 15, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

Because of the number of games played during the week, this weekend’s schedule is evenly distributed between Saturday and Sunday.  The Saturday evening spotlight match is DC United visiting BMO Field and Toronto FC, as seen on Fox Soccer Channel. … Continue reading

Week in Review, March 21-25 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

After the shine of the first weekend has worn off, MLS gets into the grind with some of its biggest names missing for international duty.  Some teams have a second chance to show they’ve improved, while some have another chance … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Has the Beckham Rule Improved American Soccer?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Note: As part of the MLS Talk preview, we will be examining some of the major trends in MLS that will have an impact on the league this year.  Feel free to suggest other big picture topics in the comments. … Continue reading

Report: UEFA Planning to Adopt MLS Scheduling

Posted on by Robert Hay

Recently we’ve shared that various soccer luminaries such as Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson has advocated a spring-to-fall schedule change in advance of the 2022 World Cup.  Now we find out that UEFA itself is advancing well past the … Continue reading

What Would You Like to See from MLS Talk in 2011?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Happy New Year to all our readers and best wishes in 2011! The past year was a big one for American soccer.  A good but not great World Cup run, a highlight goal from Landon Donovan, and the controversial rehiring … Continue reading

WHAT IF 2010: What if the U.S. had Beaten Ghana?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As we close the books on 2010 and go through our retrospectives (including MLS Talk’s own awards) I wanted to take a different look back on the year that was through a different lens: what if what happened didn’t happen, … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Decides to Take the Winter Off

Posted on by Randy Capps

For weeks now, speculation has been out there about which English club would secure Landon Donovan for a winter loan. Would it be Fulham? Or Everton? Or some other club in need of a little pace and imagination on the … Continue reading

Fulham Could Be Joining Battle to Get Landon Donovan on Loan

Posted on by Randy Capps

As a Fulham supporter, this season has been a painful one. The Cottagers are hovering just above the relegation zone, sorely lacking the sort of player that can turn a draw into an all-important three points. It seems I’m not … Continue reading

Who is USA Bid’s Most Effective Spokesperson?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Less than 48 hours from now, we will know whether the U.S. bid for the 2022 World Cup was a success or a failure.  In Zurich the U.S. delegation is counting votes, firming up yeses and feeling out no votes.  … Continue reading