Read the column here — and don’t forget that the Galaxy’s Robbie Keane and Ireland faces Germany at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports 2.
It’s a question worth asking in a week when we’ve seen an outpouring of appreciation for the country’s greatest-ever player before he retires from international duty on Friday against Ecuador.
It wasn’t always like that.
For proof, check out the column after the jump I wrote on that subject back in 2007:
The image above was included by U.S. Soccer this morning as they announced the
21-player roster for Friday’s game against Ecuador that included the LA Galaxy’s Omar Gonzalez in addition to Landon Donovan, set to make his 157th and final U.S. appearance in the wake of Saturday’s latest Galaxy victory.
I’ll have more on Donovan in Tuesday’s column, in addition to today’s
USWNT roster announcement for the beginning of World Cup qualification, which begins against a backdrop of litigation and other legal action over the turf in Canada and goalkeeper Hope Solo’s alleged domestic violence issues.
Goats are almost extinct it appears even as they finally post a win Sunday in Carson
The Galaxy are cruising and clearly look like the class of MLS at the moment, as
this week’s soccer column illustrates.
Indeed, so spectacular are the Galaxy, it’s getting difficult to decide which highlight reel goal is the best:
For more, read this week’s column
The game in Hartford, Conn., is a friendly against Ecuador and will air live on ESPN.
“For 15 years, Landon has thrilled us with his amazing abilities on the field and impressed us with his gracious approach off the field,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “We are looking forward to celebrating his legacy during our next home National Team match and allowing fans the opportunity to thank him for all the memories he’s provided over the years.”
There was no quote from Jurgen Klinsmann in the press release, BTW.
Oh, and for the actual column on the upcoming SuperClasico, click
Could Major League Soccer learn a little something from the LA Clippers, NBA and Steve Ballmer?
Read more in this week’s column.
Host Rebecca Lowe and NBC returns Saturday with their second season of Barclays Premier League coverage.
Read more in
this week’s column about NBC’s coverage plans for the new season.
Wondering what games are on what channel this coming weekend (and for the first three months of the season)? Click
Check out a comprehensive team-by-team guide to the new season