Found July 29, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The United States men’s national soccer team won the Gold Cup final on Sunday against Panama, with a 1-0 victory to capture the title. But, Mexico may have the prize for the tournament’s finest goal. It’s nice to see L.D. back in great form, and no, Curb Your Enthusiasm has not started a new season season. Larry David may be another famous L.D., but Landon Donovan is considered by many to be the best to ever wear shin guards and lace up soccer cleats for the United States of America. Donovan led the American “B” squad to solid victories one after another en route to capturing the Gold Cup crown. Additionally, the U.S. team scored goals early and often, while Eddie Johnson and Chris Wondolowski showed why Major League Soccer is not just another league. Johnson, especially, has been dynamic with his head. He has decorated his hair with gold and lightning flashes, which is fitting given how well he has played. Players understand what one good haircut can lead to at the right time, as ...

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Despite Excellent Gold Cup, Landon Donovan Has Not Earned Automatic Selection

All of the headlines and analysis over the course of the last three weeks has been about how Landon Donovan has forced his way back into the United States starting XI with his performances against lesser competition and the Costa Rican “B” side (or in Honduras’ case almost a “C” side) in the Gold Cup. The narrative that has been written states Donovan is still one of the...

USA finally hits snag in Gold Cup run

At last, a complication. Things had been rather easy for the U.S. men's national team during this 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Americans had swished through the tournament, winning all their games fairly easily, mostly playing good soccer. Opponents had crumbled. Goals had fallen in bunches at the right side of the field for a +15 goal difference. A record winning streak was...

USMNT Takes Gold Cup Title Over Panama

((HT: Fox Sports)) After another Brek Shea goal (who thought the HQ would say that regarding the USMNT offense, like, ever...???)- 42 seconds in after being called in as a substitute- the Gold Cup final went to the United States in front of 59,000 at Soldier Field in Chicago. After only having three goals scored against them leading up to the last game in the tournament, Panama...

U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden tears ACL in Gold Cup

After winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup and seeing veteran Landon Donovan reassert his star power on the pitch, U.S. Soccer seemingly was in high spirits until some tough injury news was delivered today. U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Stuart Holden was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee following an MRI evaluation Monday in Chicago. ...

ICYMI: Klinsman Suspended for CONCAF Final

It's rare to see the U.S, not a World Soccer Power, in the finals of any tournament. But the own the CONCAF Cup, winning it 5-times. Sunday they will be playing for number 6, but will be doing it without their head coach Jurgen Klinsman. That's because Klinsman will be serving a one-game suspension after slamming a soccer ball on the ground during the U.S semi-final...
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