Archives: Landon Donovan

LA Galaxy – Chivas USA Preview

Posted on by Eric Altshule

When Don Garber finally assented to allowing the Chivas USA franchise to call Los Angeles its home in 2004, it was a sacrifice.  The MLS cares about geographic expansion, and was looking to grow into Canada, the Northwest, and back … Continue reading

Final MLS Table

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake … Continue reading

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on USA 2, El Salvador 1

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The US did not play particularly well, but three points is three points. After the loss at Azteca, the most important thing the US needed to do was put a W up on the board, and they did that. There … Continue reading

Beckham Was The Main Attraction, But Donovan Stole The Show

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

On Thursday night at Giants Stadium the return of David Beckham to Major League Soccer was the major attraction of the night and to see over 23,000+ coming to get a glance of him. Every single time he would touch … Continue reading

Landon Donovan: Troubling Signs of Immaturity Reappear

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Grant Wahl’s book The Beckham Experiment which is a masterpiece of sports writing also brings up the troubling subject of Landon Donovan and his continued lack of maturity. Wahl doesn’t characterize it as such, but I have no choice but … Continue reading

Grant Wahl’s The Beckham Experiment: A Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Excellent sports’ writing is not simply about analyzing players, teams or organizations. It’s largely about painting a picture that fits into society’s perceptions of the surrounding world. It’s about writing a narrative and properly explaining the parts. It’s about playing … Continue reading

Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

Posted on by Chris Riordan

Dual citizenship, discussions about players being raised in one country, then playing for another have been running rampant the last several days. Some like the new FIFA rule change, some don’t. For some the thought of Guiseppe Rossi playing for … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 10

Posted on by Peter C

This week’s seven matches averaged just under 13,800, slightly up from last year’s week 10 average. It was good to see an increase, albeit a small one, with Seattle on the road. After 75 matches, exactly the 1/3 mark of … Continue reading

David Beckham vs Landon Donovan: Celebrity vs Football Professional

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While David Beckham has waged his campaign to leave the LA Galaxy in the English and Italian press, his fellow, on loan, under contract LA Galaxy mate Landon Donovan has very notably said nothing. It is no secret in US … Continue reading