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  • Is MLS too physical? This is a story I worked on through much of the MLS season, but the timing to run it was never quite right. I just updated a couple of figures and posted it here instead. Early in the MLS season, a couple of league coaches were tired of hearing that their teams were playing a bit ...
  • New women’s soccer league: Must be some misunderstanding While the USA’s post-Olympic tour rolls on, a quiet effort to rebuild pro soccer in this country is still in progress. It’s hard to gauge how well that effort is going because much of it is going on in private. Meanwhile, the public information is either dispiriting or tawdry, depending on your point of view. By ...
  • Soccer 1, Fishing 0 ESPN has always had a collection of “outdoors” shows, to use the clumsy umbrella term for fishing, other wildlife encounters and “timber sports.” The conglomerate went so far as to buy fishing circuit BASS and make a big push with an outdoors division. ESPN has an outdoors site with everything from fishing columns to tips ...
  • Landon Donovan: Life and how to live it When it comes to Landon Donovan, I have to admit a bit of bias — one that goes beyond the typical reporter’s bias of having good interview experiences. Sure, he’s been helpful whenever I’ve talked with him, from a USA TODAY chat in 2000 (he had to delay to drive his sister to school) to ...
  • Women’s soccer league officially getting more official U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati talked with a few reporters yesterday (I had a conflict that involved cat-herding, I mean, youth soccer coaching) about the progress toward a new women’s soccer league. The important takeaway wasn’t what was said. It was who said it. If you read my last post on the matter, you know that there ...
  • Chasing a national championship National youth championships in the USA are the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard in my life. Whoever thinks these up should be stoned. — Horst Bertl, Dallas Comets What is the reason for having roses when blood is shed carelessly? It must be for something more than vanity. – 10,000 Maniacs, Eden http://open.spotify.com/track/1uVh7EVeG43yHEEVftqIjn For something we shouldn’t be doing, we ...
  • Borislow lawsuits go on The Palm Beach Post reports today, in a story behind a paywall that required three incredibly frustrating efforts to sign up, that Dan Borislow’s estate has not been settled because of several lawsuits and claims. The lawsuits and claims against him: $674,000 to Palm Beach Kennel Club, where he won $6.67 million and change on one race ...
  • Virtual Viewing Party: Argentina-Nigeria This is a game everyone should’ve circled. Will we Diego Maradona’s team be prepared? Will Nigeria be inspired on its own home continent? Great matchup for Day 2 of the World Cup. Your hosts are Aaron Stollar of BigSoccer’s Fighting Talker blog and Jenna Pel, who covers the worldwide women’s game at All White Kit. Argentina-Nigeria, 10 ...
  • Anatomy of a goal: Fire’s Dykstra to McBride The dagger for D.C. United started with former Woodbridge, Va., resident Andrew Dykstra, the young goalkeeper for the Chicago Fire. Dykstra, who had 80-100 people coming to watch him, said he was looking for Brian McBride with his long distributions late in the game. He wasn’t able to get the ball to him in the corner ...
  • Single-Digit Soccer: Pelada and the love of the game A couple of seasons ago, when I gathered one of my youth teams for our first practice, I told them I had the best toy ever invented. Around the world, you could find people who have no concept of a Wii or an Xbox, but if you handed them this particular thing, they would be ...
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