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When Beckham became the biggest star in the Galaxy

This day in football history On 11 January 2007, Real Madrid and England midfielder David Beckham shocked the world by announcing that he had signed a contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Although Beckham had fallen out of favor at Real under manager Fabio Capello, the move was nonetheless viewed as a significant step down for …

Landon Donovan comes out of retirement after Steven Gerrard jokes about how thankful he is that Landon Donovan retired

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sBf8GrT71wM Steven Gerrard recently did one of those videos where they put a footballer with a kid and let the adorableness of the interaction hypnotize you into wanting to buy his shirt. But after telling the child that Leicester “crap,” the kid brought up a now interesting topic: Landon Donovan’s retirement. “Should Donovan come out …

DTotD: Nigel De Jong introduces himself to MLS

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UZ9KJJN0ItU It took five matches for him to settle in and become comfortable enough to be himself, but Nigel De Jong did his first Nigel De Jong in MLS during the LA Galaxy’s 1–1 draw with the Portland Timbers. The Dutch midfielder was only shown a yellow card for connecting with Darlington Nagbe’s ankle on …

MLS is somewhere between Europe and America

Now that MLS is established, it needs to confront its many internal contradictions By Jake Walerius [T]he claim is an old one. In the global sporting landscape, American professional sports are socialist; Europe’s elite soccer leagues capitalist. In many ways, the claim is true. American sports are set up to promote competitive parity, while Europe’s …

Breaking News: Ashley Cole is happy again

LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole has announced that he is, in fact, happy again. As the world rejoices in this wonderful news, we can trace his path from his lowest point to his current euphoria in just three steps. Last season, this was the defining image of Ashley Cole’s brief spell with Roma… But on …

Dinner Party From Hell

On Robbie Rogers, The LA Galaxy, and Chick-fil-A I found myself thinking of Robbie Rogers on Monday afternoon, as I find myself doing once or twice a month when mildly distracted and far from the Internet. Thinking about Rogers, the MLS Cup winner and first man to play a game in a North American top …