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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 […]

Who Should Replace Ashley Cole In the England World Cup Squad?

It was all going all too swimmingly in the run-up to the World Cup, wasn’t it England supporters? That vindaloo dinner was digesting so well. A triumphant qualifying campaign, including two supremely satisfying Croatia thumpings. A seemingly straightforward World Cup draw. Rooney on a rampage. Capello’s calm command with his […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 26

Quality Programming v the Direct Influence of Reality TV on Stupidity Hovering, the mother-ship runs low on Petrol Some Boys in Blue The exhausting marathon that was analyzing a full 90 minutes of six matches followed by bits and pieces of the remaining four that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday this […]

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 […]

Ruminations on Landon Donovan: a Yankee Perspective

Donovan.  Another solid performance.  While all the nay-sayers are stewing, waiting for him to stumble, donning the ill-got rep they bestowed on him after a couple short stints in Germany, I want to see him score goals.  I don’t care if Everton go down in a smoking mass of decaying […]

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Poll: Did Vidic Foul Blackburn Goalkeeper Jason Brown?

It was the big talking point from this weekend’s game at Ewood Park. Should Manchester United’s first goal been disallowed because Vidic backed in to Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Brown and elbowed him in the face, or – as the commentators mentioned – it was Brown’s mistake for not asserting himself […]

ESPN2 Will Televise Man United v Chelsea in April

ESPN2 received some good news Friday when the Premier League announced the list of games that have had their kickoff times moved to be shown during key television times. During April, ESPN2 will televise what many believe will be the Premier League title decider between Manchester United and Chelsea on […]

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