Author Archives: Eric Altshule

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

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  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 … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Exits Goodison in Everton Glory

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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 … Continue reading

Charlie Davies Heads Back to Football

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  If he is on the plane to South Africa this summer, Charlie Davies will be the story of the tournament.  It was only four months ago that Davies was in a horrific car accident that killed one passenger and … Continue reading

Donovan Will Make a Permanent Move to Everton

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To call Landon Donovan’s loan to Everton a success is to call the Grand Canyon a decent-sized hole.  Tthe loan has exceeded everyone’s expectations.  Beyond fitting in well from the start, starting every game, scoring one and creating a good … Continue reading

Landon – This Saturday is Why You Went to Everton

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On Saturday morning, Landon Donovan will board a bus at Goodison Park, the stadium at the top of the photo amid all the working class houses, and travel about a mile to Anfield, the stadium at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Having MLS Stars Go to Europe is Great for US Soccer … and Good for the MLS

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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 … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Puts One in the Net as Everton Cruises

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Landon Donovan gets to put a check mark next to “Score a Goal” on his loan to-do list as he neatly put one in the net and almost had a second in Everton’s comfortable 2-0 win over Sunderland. After Tim … Continue reading

US 1 Honduras 3 as Bob Bradley Looks to Fill Some Holes

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As the US took the field to play Honduras Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, nobody was any under illusions about the nature of the game.  It was a friendly in the friendliest sense.  The pregame party in the … Continue reading

Buy Bornstein’s Boots and Help Haiti

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Here at MLStalk.com and EPLtalk.com, we are working on a soccer-centric way to help the youth of Haiti that we will be announcing next week.  In the meantime, if you want to make a major contribution to the Red Cross … Continue reading

Clark to Frankfurt. Dempsey to Avoid the Knife. Other US News.

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For most Europeans, the January transfer window is all tease and no touch.  Very few moves of true import happen in January, and that is especially true in a World Cup year, where players would rather see if the tournament … Continue reading