Tag: Fabian Espindola

MLS Quarterfinals Leg 2: Review Of Highlights And Lowlights

GOOD: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy/Forward) – Landon Donovan completely dominated the Salt Lake defense in Carson to push his Galaxy into the MLS CUP Semifinals. His three goals and one assist turned the game on its head and buried Real, ending their hunt for the league championship. This game was just another chapter in the amazing career of Donovan, the best player in MLS and USMNT history. With his career on the line, he not only stepped up, he excelled. This is the trait that has marked his entire career. When Donovan is in the spotlight, he fine tunes his ... Read more

Sporting Kansas City 0-3 D.C United (Photos)

D.C United fired themselves to top sot in the Eastern Conference, following a rampant first-half that saw them claim a routine 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. Goals from Fabian Espindola, Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen came in an eight-minute burst, meaning that the game was all but over just after 30 minutes had been played. Here are the photos from World Soccer Talk photographer Mark Shaiken:

DC United is the Antithesis of MLS 3.0

MLS 3.0 is in full force and the sports media have focused like a laser on the growth of the league. Soccer-specific stadiums have sprung up across the country, academies are churning out young talent, big names are coming across the Atlantic to play in North America, and suddenly U.S. men’s national team players are booking tickets to places like Houston and Philadelphia to remain relevant for Jurgen Klinsmann. Yet despite this glut of self-congratulations and celebration of an arriving league, the vestiges of the old MLS 2.0 remain and threaten to spoil the party. DC United was the toast ... Read more