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Posted Saturday January 19, 2013, About: Are Freddy Adu's Philly Union days numbered?
I'm not sure what is left to be said about Freddy that hasn't been said before.
Posted Sunday October 28, 2012, About: Will USA move on without Landon Donovan?
Right next to bowling and the NHL...well at least one of those is still actually playing. It's ok old timer with soccer being the 2nd most popular sport in the US among people not dying in the next 20 years. I get your pain, I know the pain you feel when you call soccer boring. I have recently suffered through another season of MLB. Nothing like that five-hour, 14-minute snoozefest that was the Indians and Jays game last April. The average MLB game is almost 3 hours, so I know you appreciate a borefest when you see it, and with the NFL about to be neutered and turned into the flag football league we will all know boring. Hey! Chin up sport, at least we will have the NBA. Constantly moving, few interruptions, predictable lengths just like.....wait...I see what you did there....
Posted Saturday December 17, 2011, About: Beckham still pondering future
Agreed, if I were him, I would play in France.
Posted Saturday December 10, 2011, About: Friedel: I didn't bash Donovan
Also, did my profile get reset? I was well over 100 comments (maybe even 300+) not long ago...
Posted Saturday December 10, 2011, About: Friedel: I didn't bash Donovan
I will give LD some credit though. He *tried*, he was young and away from the states. He did it at a time, unlike now, when there really wasn't a ton of US nationals playing overseas. I am *sure* it was hard. He came back, did the MLS, grew up, became a good player, at that point this is where Friedel's comments ring true. He *could* have gone back abroad, he *could* have maybe even been *great* for *great* leagues. He will be forever be a *great* player in a mediocre league and a average player in the premiere league**.
**Maybe he would have/could have done more at Everton. Sad thing is we'll never know.
Posted Saturday December 10, 2011, About: Friedel: I didn't bash Donovan
He took the PC route but, sorry LD, this is the truth:
???You get a player like a Landon Donovan, who in my opinion chose to take the easy road and stay in the States. It???s much harder to ply your trade over here. [The Premier League] is the best league in the world to play in, and this is where [Dempsey] got better in my opinion. This is where he became one of the best the United States ever produced.???
Posted Saturday December 10, 2011, About: Friedel: I didn't bash Donovan
We can say whatever we want about LD, this fact will always remain - what if?
Is he one of, if not the best USMNT player ever? Yes.
What if he would have jumped ship to the EPL or Serie A or <insert better-than-MLS-league here>?
Posted Monday November 28, 2011, About: Ream on trial with WBA
This story came up and down more than a porno stud with a bad fluffer (3 times today)
Posted Sunday October 16, 2011, About: Wenger may go shopping for Arsenal
Aucune merde, Sherlock.
Posted Sunday August 14, 2011, About: Mourinho: 'Nobody shuts me up'
Indeed
Posted Monday July 25, 2011, About: Beckham 'sickened' by FIFA
Or time to start fining/banning players retroactively for diving. We have replay. We have the technology.
Posted Tuesday June 14, 2011, About: Hiddink wants Wilkins back at Chelsea
Say what you will about that comment but Wondo has been the most active forward consistently (off the ball movement, that is) and looks much hungrier then Juan or Jozy
Posted Monday May 30, 2011, About: Warner says Qatar bought World Cup
They GOTTA give it back to the US now, right?
Posted Saturday May 28, 2011, About: Onyewu returning to AC Milan
That is a tactical error by Ferguson. He put too much faith in Cheech who was completely anonymous except the I'm really good at being offsides. He needed to come off at 2-1 but there was no striker (of any caliber) to replace him. Also pulling Park further up in the center was a mistake too. Messi's goal was one of miscommunication between Park and the defender (forget who it was)
Posted Sunday May 15, 2011, About: Vikings owner wants MLS franchise
Yay! With all the scandinavians up here we can get some Eredivisie relationships!
Posted Saturday May 14, 2011, About: Davies eyes national team return
...and CCCPJon - I hope to see more players back too. Saw an interesting Beasley back to the states rumor yesterday. Maybe even that Adu kid.
Posted Saturday May 14, 2011, About: Davies eyes national team return
Speaking of Gold Cup. Some interesting omissions from El Tri. Gio and Vela, specifically. I have to say, Gio must just be TOXIC. I mean, the kid has clear talent, first Barca let him go and now Tottenham seem to want to let him go now too. Sad.
I am curious to see how well Chicharito does without that world class service he gets at ManU. The kid is dynamite and makes me nervous. As does the thought of a 4-3-3 with Vela, Gio, and Cheech up top. They would dominate our back line (if they could place nice with each other) if we weren't having a very, very good day.
Posted Saturday April 09, 2011, About: Drogba pondering MLS move?
I read this as Marseille better be prepared to put up a good offer.
Posted Thursday March 03, 2011, About: U.S. Soccer eyes Bielsa
Yeah, what site?
Posted Thursday March 03, 2011, About: U.S. Soccer eyes Bielsa
Hmm, looking at this more it appears there ??is no current?? technical director for the USMNT whereas Claudio Reyna is the youth technical director?
Posted Thursday March 03, 2011, About: U.S. Soccer eyes Bielsa
I don't know much about the current technical director? Who is it? Does this guy have a good eye for talent?

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