100 Percent Soccer Column: Nigel de Jong delivers physical presence Galaxy wanted, will MLS and American soccer pay the price?

crunch He bites: This is how English tabloid the Daily Mirror reported on Nigel de Jong’s crunching challenge on Portland’s Darlington Nagbe.

So whose at fault in the wake of Nigel de Jong’s obscene challenge on Portland’s Darlington Nagbe?

The player? The club? The coach?

Try the media, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said Wednesday (really).

Guess he’s not going to like this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column then.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Tim Howard, Omar Gonzalez, Gyasi Zardes and Bobby Wood are four to watch for U.S. in World Cup qualifying

howard Hot shot: A stunning 13 saves against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup suddenly brought veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard into the public consciousness, but he’s not done yet (Associated Press file photo).

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100 Percent Soccer column: Grizzled Galaxy foreign legion isn’t blocking development of young Americans, says coach Bruce Arena

coledamme Oldies, but goodies: Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said the signings of veterans like Ashley Cole and Jelle Van Damme should help, not hinder, the development of young American players at the club (Photo courtesy LA Galaxy).

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100 Percent Soccer Column: LA Galaxy gamble on older generation in search of MLS success

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New Galaxy signing Ashley Cole, who once dismissed MLS as a place players go to sit on the beach and then had to backtrack when he joined LA, is among a slew of 30-plus players coach Bruce Arena has signed to push for another MLS Cup.

All have plenty of experience — but some know little about the demands of MLS.

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