Tag: Landon Donovan

Oh, those playoffs

The hype machine wants you to know that this year’s MLS Cup could mean that the Galaxy would be the first team to win five MLS Cups. That would make them just like Brazil, right? The “first to five” meme…

Aside

Of course, I’m happy that the US won last night. Between Twitter and the commentary from the announcers, I have to wonder how long it is going to take the soccer communitariat to get used to Landon Donovan not being there.

Yeah, yeah, no Landon

The handwringing over Landon Donovan from sports reporters, some of whom only cover the sport on a quadrennial basis and even include a few soccer bashers, has been amusing. Much like the same (albeit more subdued) reaction to John Harkes…

Someone is Talking Smack…

I am not going to guess the motives of a certain Mr. Feilhaber of the Greater Kansas City area when he put up this tweet: Not that it would've mattered, but wasn't Landon offsides on the 3rd goal? #genuinelycurious —…

Lots-o-Goals

Andres Cantor is probably glad that he doesn’t cover Major League Soccer games anymore. He would have had to use a lot of Cepacol. Three games this weekend featured at least four goals by the winning team. Two were absolute…

Deep Thoughts

As a kid one of the Saturday Night Live spots that always tickled my fancy was the stupendous “Deep Thoughts – by Jack Handy”. Saturday night after the game one of these skits came to mind as I drank myself into a stupor to try and wash away the pain, anguish and embarrassment that comes with a loss to Mexico.

Weathering the Storm

Yeah, I did that title. I figured everyone else is using it. First a word on last night’s refereeing: Galaxy fans are livid about the three (!) goals that got called back, but two were clearly offside. When three of…

Time And Thierry

Dirty Looks- You’re Too Old Here’s the theme song for our European “friends” in the media regarding Thierry Henry’s signing with New York (from henceforth to be known as “The Worst Kept MLS Secret Since Ever”). The usual half-witted, poorly-researched,…

Live Bloggin’

FT: USA 2-TUR 1 89′: Torres nearly scores on a free kick. Why isn’t this man starting? 75′: DEUCE! Unassisted. USA 2-TUR 1 74′: Bornstein in, mixed reaction from crowd here. 73′: Stepped into the bathroom and missed a chance…

Fair’s Fair

Said I’d post my picks when Tedski posted his, so: Chicago Fire: This is about the last team for whom I’ve got anything kind to say after last night’s game, but: Chris Rolfe. He’s Nicol’s kind of player; it’d be…