Archives: Landon Donovan

Developing Leadership for the US National Team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With the annual January training camp in full swing for the US, and January B+ friendly as I like to call it out of the way let’s look ahead towards qualifying. Here and now in 2008 the US has a … Continue reading

Wynalda: Still the Best US Forward of Modern Times

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The 2-0 scoreline in favor of the United States in last night’s friendly in Carson, CA was a nice scoreline for the United States, but mistakes in the final third and some breakdowns defensively will have to be corrected going … Continue reading

MLS Math: Does it Add Up?

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I must admit despite the speculation I was mildly surprised by the news Carlos Ruiz has returned to the LA Galaxy. I understand that the Galaxy have Joe Cannon and Clint Mathis both off the books and that the three … Continue reading

Best and Worst of 2007: US National Team

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2007 was an interesting year for the US National Team. A transition year to say the least, at times the US looked worse than any point since prior to hosting the 1994 World Cup. The American performances in the Gold … Continue reading

MLS Offseason Full of Excitement: Some Thoughts

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What a crazy week it has been already within MLS. Juan Carlos Osorio ends up with the Red Bulls and Chicago is left without a coach. The franchise in its ten years of existence has had three head coaches and … Continue reading

Grandfathering In Designated Players Smacks of Favortism

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Landon Donovan/AP Major League Soccer has made several efforts in the past few seasons to eliminate the appearance of favoritism towards certain clubs that was often alleged in the early seasons of the league. Many fans of clubs in the … Continue reading

Donovan scratched from South Africa Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan has sustained an injury in Los Angeles’ friendly with Minnesota on Sunday and will not be flying to South Africa to join the US team.

Galaxy Lose Yet Again; RSL Crushes UEFA Cup Bound Everton

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Another match, another loss for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Despite the red carpet, Hollywood setting and 19 ESPN cameras the Galaxy looked pedestrian in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in front of a packed house at the Home Depot Center. … Continue reading

Halftime Thoughts on USA-El Salvador

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Playing Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber and Pablo Mastroeni together is a mistake. You don’t have anyone remotely resembling a playmaker occupying space in the center of the midfield, thus a tendency to push the ball exclusively down the flanks or … Continue reading