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Landon Donovan interview; World Soccer Talk special episode (11.12.15)

Listen to an exclusive interview with Landon Donovan by World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer. In the interview, Landon chats about the importance of playing the US game in St. Louis this week, the psychology of playing smaller teams in the World Cup qualifying, as well as what makes his relationship with Everton Football Club so special and different than other clubs. Listen...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering America's LegenD

"Keep your eyes on him" proclaimed then American coach Steve Sampson, referring to Landon Donovan just prior to the 1998 World Cup in France. Donovan did not play in France 1998, nor was he on the squad, but coach Sampson pointed to Donovan as to what the future of U.S. soccer could be like. Just a year later Donovan showed why Sampson and other coaches viewed him so highly. Donovan...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

On October 10th we will experience the first ever "CONCACAF Cup." As with every new sporting event, there are many questions involving the Cup: "who partakes in it?" "why is winning it important?" "how did the Cup come to be?" Let's answer those questions and take a look at who has an edge based on the numbers. CONCACAF Cup Is Born The concept of the CONCACAF Cup first came...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan: Klinsmann must go if USA loses to Mexico

Landon Donovan isn’t afraid to apply what he knows about ruthlessness in soccer to Jurgen Klinsmann. Donovan said in an interview with ESPNFC on Tuesday Jurgen Klinsmann should leave his post as head coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team if it loses to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup on Saturday. Donovan arrived at the conclusion by applying the same logic about the importance...
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan volunteers to kick for Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers probably have no other choice but attempt to rectify the team’s woeful situation at the kicker position after Josh Scobee missed two fourth-quarter field goal attempts in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. It appears that will be the case as reports indicate the team will hold kicker tryouts, beginning with former Washington Redskins kicker...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan Reflects On Key Decisions In USMNT, MLS Career (Video)

Landon Donovan can enjoy being a soccer fan than now that he no longer plays the sport for a living. Donovan spoke with’s Marcus Kwesi O’Mard on Tuesday about a number of his experiences playing club and international soccer in the United States and abroad. The wide-ranging interview starts with Donovan signing autographs in the parking lot after a 2001 FIFA World Cup...
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan engaged to girlfriend Hannah Bartell

Landon Donovan is beginning his post-playing career by planning a wedding. On Monday, Donovan announced that he recently got engaged to longtime girlfriend Hannah Bartell. The former LA Galaxy star wrote on Facebook that he has been traveling a lot since he retired and is in the process of enrolling in college. “Lastly, and most...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS names MVP award after Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan’s legend will live on in Major League Soccer, despite his recent retirement.     MLS honored Donovan on Thursday by naming its MVP award after him and commissioning a new trophy, which includes his likeness. The “Landon Donovan MVP Award” will recognize the outstanding player in each MLS season, starting in 2015. Donovan, who retired from professional soccer...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Cup sees over 50%increase in viewership from 2013

Aired on ESPN, UniMás and Univision Deportes, the MLS Cup this past Sunday received a bigger audience than last year: Total aggregate U.S. viewership for MLS Cup 2014, per an informed source: 1.907 million. ESPN 964K, UniMás 698K, Univision Deportes 245K. — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) December 9, 2014   The aggregate audience between the three networks is 53...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

There will never be another Landon Donovan

Tonight will be the last time Landon Donovan puts on a USA uniform as the Americans face Ecuador in Connecticut. Donovan will be captain and will play the first 30 minutes. The man is arguably the greatest American soccer player ever and owns MLS records for most goals and assists as well as a five time MLS Cup winner. With all the ups and downs of his career, there will never be...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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