Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & MLS

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Hot Dogs & Apple Pie: USMNT & Mexico Continue Gold Cup Trends

In the 2011 Gold Cup, the US are off to an all too typically rocky start, while Mexico are running away with the tournament. Time is running out for the Americans to find the form which can reel in the defending champions. Continue reading »

Hot Dogs & Apple Pie: US Against The World Is Getting Old

Only in America would no one care that their country was playing the World Cup champions. Continue reading »

NY Red Bull’s Backe Left Red Faced By DeRosario Gaffe

Red Bull coach Hans Backe found out this week that he’ll be even more short-handed than he had expected during the Gold Cup, thanks to an inattentive member of his backroom staff. Continue reading »

David Beckham’s Weekend: A Beautiful Day For A Wedding Followed By Texas Sized English Weather For Footy

Royal Weddings come along once every generation, whereas Englishmen can play football in a downpour on a regualr basis. If you were David Beckham, holding an gold embossed personal invitation from William and Kate, would you honestly turn it down?

“No thanks luvs, I’ve got a kick-about planned for that weekend. Maybe if you reschedule….?” Continue reading »

Red Bulls and Galaxy Sing The Big Money Blues

With the Red Bulls paying out $11 million annually to Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez and the Galaxy in the last year of a $250 million dollar deal with David Beckham, fans in NY & LA have failed to realise the same return on the investment as the league has as a whole. With the ‘Beckham Experiment’ almost at an end and the data condemning the on-pitch value of European superstars, one wonders whether the Galaxy and Red Bull supporters will be asked to continue sacrificing their championship dreams on the altar of good publicity? Continue reading »

Colorado Rapids: The Second Coming Of Real Salt Lake?

The Colorado Rapids were just the seventh seed in the 2010 Major League Soccer playoffs but went through the field to claim the league championship. If their hot start to the 2011 competition is any indication, they enjoyed the experience so much that they’re intent on doing it again. Continue reading »

MLS, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Ignoring Lionel Messi

Warning: Contains free speech that may be considered un-American. Continue reading »

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Good Early Returns For DC United, Sporting KC & Vancouver Whitecaps

It’s only the first week of the 2011 MLS season but early results suggest that their could be some new teams in the playoffs when all is said and done in October. Continue reading »

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & David Beckham Singin’ In The Rain

The LA Galaxy continued their dominance of the Sounders and snapped Seattle’s perfect opening day record. Continue reading »

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Chuck Blazer

Chuck Blazer sticks his foot in it trying to get a little payback for the US losing their World Cup bid. Continue reading »

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, Jozy Altidore & Freddy Adu

Some of America’s most promising football talent is withering in the farthest reaches of European football, with apologies to residents of Preston. Is there anything that Major League Soccer and the USSF can do to bring them home and get them back on the right track? Continue reading »

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Charlie Davies Goes (Back) To Washington

Sixteen months, almost to the day.  That’s how long it’s been since US goal scoring sensation Charlie Davies last visited the DC area.  On the 14th October, 2009, the Americans were set to face Costa Rica in their final CONCACAF World Cup qualifier.  The Yanks had already booked their ticket to South Africa and despite … Continue reading »

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and David Beckham

I suppose it’s inevitable, at this stage in the development of American soccer, that my first topic in a new column on the US game would deal with David Beckham.  There’s no question that he polarizes global football opinion like no other personality.  Half the world views him with scorn, seeing a limited talent who … Continue reading »

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