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The breakdown: Alan Gordon’s blown tap-in against his old team

Howler’s resident defender helps us understand what the hell happened on Gordon’s miss against the San Jose Alan Gordon is never a long shot to score in a match but, in this instance, a short shot tripped him up. The former Earthquake bash brother found himself with an open net on Saturday and, much to his …

Tim Howard makes incredible penalty save against Real Salt Lake

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ILQkN8g_mxQ Since Tim Howard returned to MLS with the Colorado Rapids, he’s kept four clean sheets in nine starts (and conceded five goals to NYCFC), but the clearest reminder of his brilliance thus far came against Real Salt Lake on Friday. With Colorado down 2–1 in the 83rd minute, Salt Lake had a chance to …

Tim Howard announces MLS return with claymation video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kp24pEV843A Confident that his skills have diminished enough to play for the Colorado Rapids, 37-year-old Tim Howard has announced that he will leave Everton at the end of the season and return to MLS after 13 years in the Premier League. And he did this with a claymation video set to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in …

Goldeneye on the Prize

Five matches you’d be crazy to miss By David Rudin *All times listed are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Friday, July 10 USA vs. Haiti8:30pm / Fox Sports 1, Univision Deportes Having done the hard work against Honduras — a 2–1 win with goals from deposed captain Clint Dempsey — the USMNT now moves on to face a more limited Haitian …

Summer’s Can’t-Miss Flicks Have Already Arrived

Last week’s top soccer moments By Dan Stelly | Photo via Colorado Rapids River Plate’s Emanuel Mammana took cavalier defending to the next level with a crafty flick over the oncoming attacker. [Source: Streamable] Who needs to punt the ball when you can throw it nearly two-thirds of the pitch? Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand put it …

Soccer AM quiz new Colorado Rapids signing Kevin Doyle on American words

https://www.youtube.com/embed/196NVBD25fo Ireland international Kevin Doyle signed for the Colorado Rapids last week and to prepare him for his big move, Sky Sports’ Soccer AM quizzed him on the American equivalent for several words and phrases. Now, an Englishman teaching an Irishman the terminology of America would seem destined to fail, but Doyle does pretty well. …

Dillon Powers Plays Mario Kart Before Every Match

Rapids Midfielder Dillon Powers used to model his game after Xavi; these days, he’s more of an Iniestista By Kevin Koczwara | Photograph by Garrett Ellwood/Colorado Rapids What is something you still remember a coach telling you? “It is a professional world out there and it’s not going to give you anything. You have to take …