Tag Archives: Landon Donovan

World Cup: Oopsie! Did Team USA Turn Me Into a Rabid Nationalist?

So this is new: I’m used to my football fandom marking me as a cappuccino-damaged rootless cosmopolitan who would gladly sell his homeland to the Frogs for a pack of Gauloises and a muscular rub-down from a vaguely Slavic pool … Continue reading

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World Cup: The United States of Landon Donovan

This is just getting embarrassing now. YouTube hasn’t made me cry since Obama got elected. [youtubevid id=”jbn3rOPmR9″]

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World Cup: Team America Fighting!

Like every other soccer fan in America, I have been on an extended nitrous oxide high today, following Landon Donovan’s instantly epochal, last-last-last-ditch winner against Algeria. American soccer fans are an emotionally febrile and volatile breed, due to decades of … Continue reading

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World Cup: England's SCREAMIN'!

So it’s just a typical World Cup day—in other words, it’s 13.30 Pacific Coast time, and I feel like I have lived an entire adventurous lifetime since the alarm trilled just before the USA v. Slovenia kick-off. (I couldn’t even … Continue reading

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MLS Gets Major League

Major League Soccer’s championship playoffs come down to the next-to-last round this weekend, and I find myself experiencing an unfamiliar sensation. Could it be…excitement? I still maintain that the MLS playoffs are, fundamentally, a bit of a wash. Knock-out tournaments … Continue reading

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Beckham: The Great Unravelling

If you haven’t watched the hilarious footage of David Beckham nearly pulling The Full Cantona on a heckling Los Angeles Galaxy fan, please do so without delay. If the rest of Golden Balls’ truncated MLS season offers this kind of … Continue reading

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US Soccer: A Chronicle of Doom Foretold

[youtubevid id=A9jJRH7tkB8] When the United States drew the last two World Champions as opponents in the FIFA Super-Special Confederations Cup, one just knew an ugly time would ensue. And so it has come to pass: two matches; two losses; two … Continue reading

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