Author Archives: Philip Oliver

Galaxy wounds healed as they head for Championship

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It seems hard to believe that LA Galaxy lie just two games away from another Major League Soccer Championship after the season they’ve endured. Rewind four months and a return to the increasingly bitter feud between Landon Donovan and David … Continue reading

Akinbiyi Returns To England

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Ade Akinbiyi is the latest player from UK leagues to struggle in Major League Soccer. Released by Houston Dynamo after 14 appearances and no goals, he returns to English football with League Two club Notts County. The Magpies have hit … Continue reading

World Cup qualification analysis

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The United States are on the verge of qualifying for their ninth World Cup. Victory in Honduras on October 10th will secure their place in next year’s finals, as they will if Costa Rica lose to bottom-placed Trinidad and Tobago. … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore: From Red Bulls to Tigers

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Jozy Altidore is Hull City’s big summer signing. The US international might only be on a season-long loan deal, but the fact the Tigers have the option of signing him permanently at the end of the campaign for £6.5m reveals … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey – the man to watch this season

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Clint Dempsey could hardly be in better form going into the 2009/10 Premier League season. He was recognised as one of the players of the tournament at the Confederations Cup in South Africa, hitting three goals in the United States’ … Continue reading

Changing attitudes

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It is fair to say that US football is not seen in a very positive light on the British side of the pond. There are years of prejudice to overcome, but the national team’s impressive display at the Confederations Cup … Continue reading

The Miracle On Grass Remembered

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It is one of England’s most famous matches. More is known about epic World Cup clashes with West Germany and Argentina, but England’s defeat by the United States in the 1950 World Cup is regarded as the biggest football upset … Continue reading

The Best US Imports

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Many nations have provided English football with players and the United States is no different. From Roy Wegerle to Brad Guzan, there has been a steady flow of Americans plying their trade across the pond, with goalkeepers being a regular … Continue reading