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Breaking Down 57 Goals for Dempsey and Donovan

July 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Football, Landon Donovan, soccer, World Cup

Not long after Landon Donovan was pushed into giving up international soccer, by U.S. national soccer’s blundering coach Jurgen Klinsmann, I took a look at Landon’s record 57 goals for the U.S. national soccer team and broke them down by categories. That parsing of his production appeared on this blog on August 9, 2014 (along […]

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Futbol Diaries, Part 1: Stage Set for Mexico Road Trip

June 8th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, Landon Donovan, soccer, World Cup

The United States and Mexico are set to resume the greatest rivalry in North American soccer, four days hence, in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match to be played in Mexico’s Estadio Azteca. And the thought of it prompted memories of the 1,800-mile road trip two of us took from Tijuana, Mexico, to Mexico City […]

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U.S. Soccer: Happy Days Are Here Again!

March 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Fifa, Landon Donovan, Russia 2018, World Cup

Wow. It feels like the American soccer world emerged, in a span of 24 hours, from a dark and forlorn place and back onto the light and airy part of the global stage. A changing of the guard even as a veteran was back in the coaching box. … The goal-laden return of Clint Dempsey. […]

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Landon Donovan Joins San Diego’s MLS Push

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Galaxy, Landon Donovan, soccer

Well, yes, it appears Landon Donovan’s soccer playing career has ended without a formal declaration, which we suggested last month when a deal to play for Real Salt Lake fell through. Donovan now seems interested in the business side of the game, which would mark an obvious, prominent and perhaps lucrative move for him as […]

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Landon Donovan May Be Retired, After All

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan, soccer

Is Landon Donovan’s playing career over? It may be, and not necessarily because he prefers it that way. First, the LA Galaxy in December said Donovan had retired — after the club could not come to terms with him. Donovan remained quiet, however, and then came a reported offer from Real Salt Lake. That alleged […]

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Donovan and Real Salt Lake: Still on Hold

January 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Football, Landon Donovan, soccer

This must be a time of some anxiety for Landon Donovan. The top scorer in the history of the U.S. national team, as well as Major League Soccer, is thought to be on the verge of extending his playing career with MLS side Real Salt Lake. But it has been nearly a month since it […]

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Landon Donovan and More Soccer?

December 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan, Russia 2018, soccer

Landon Donovan apparently is considering continuing on in Major League Soccer. This, after a couple of months of interesting-but-not-scintillating play with the LA Galaxy at the end of the 2016 season. That he could keep up at all is impressive, in his nine games back, during the autumn. He is 34, will be 35 in […]

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Time for Klinsmann to Go

November 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Fifa, Football, Landon Donovan, soccer, World Cup

It’s time. Jurgen Klinsmann must go. He now is inflicting real damage on the U.S. national soccer team. The U.S. Soccer Federation really has only One Job that fans insist it complete: Qualification for the Fifa World Cup. A limp and lifeless U.S. team was crushed 4-0 in Costa Rica tonight. The U.S. has lost […]

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Landon Donovan, Bob Bradley and MLS’s Squishy Reputation

November 7th, 2016 · 1 Comment · English Premier League, Football, Galaxy, Landon Donovan

Not a good weekend for American soccer people or the league most of them play for. Landon Donovan’s comeback from retirement suddenly ended as he went off at halftime with a hamstring injury and his LA Galaxy went out of the Major League Soccer playoffs in a shootout. Bob Bradley, the first American to coach […]

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Rams Push Galaxy Down the Los Angeles Pecking Order

September 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Angels, Baseball, Dodgers, Football, Galaxy, Lakers, Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, soccer

The LA Galaxy has been around for 21 seasons now, but it struck me today that never in that time had the soccer club had to fight for attention in its hometown with a local National Football League team. The NFL abandoned the Los Angeles market after the 1994 season, when the Rams and Raiders […]

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