After a great weekend in the World Cup, I thought I would share a few articles that have caught my eye: Two takes on the weakness of the Premier League in this World Cup, from two of the smartest writers out there: Kartik Krishnaiyer and Barney Ronay. Fact file on the “most complete player ever”:… Continue reading What I Am Reading Today (July 7, 2014)
During the World Cup, Donovan did his best to remain relevant in the U.S. soccer conversation. He starred in videos mocking his exclusion which went viral. He was an analyst for ESPN’s coverage, although that did not go quite as well. He offered an opinion with every microphone put in front of him, brewing up controversy (un)intentionally by admitting… Continue reading What’s Next for Landon Donovan (My Take)
My apologies for going so long in between posts. It has been as expected a madhouse with the World Cup in full swing. I am grateful to be asked to contribute to a number of great websites and have racked up a number of media hits, including 98.5 in Boston, Yahoo Sports Radio, ESPN New… Continue reading Mea Culpa – Updates!
I will have more on various sites throughout the week especially as we approach the Germany match, but here are some general thoughts and links: Jurgen Klinsmann flashed some tactical coaching skills and this match may have been remembered as a tactical turning point for him... until he brought in Omar Gonzalez in stoppage time. The… Continue reading My Thoughts on USA 2 – Portugal 2
I tried to do some different style articles for World Soccer Talk on the U.S. team and I think the results have been entertaining. There are only so many different ways you can write a tactics article! Can The USMNT And World Cup Boost MLS’s Popularity In The USA? Eddie Johnson, Not Landon Donovan, Is… Continue reading More World Soccer Talk Coverage of USMNT
I was privileged to go on my friend Dan Feuerstein's internet radio show to discuss the U.S. men's national team, their friendly against Nigeria, and the World Cup in general. Take a listen and let me know what I got wrong! Feuerstein's Fire