With the effort my teammates have put in these last two weeks to try and turn...– Eddie Robinson, whose turnover led to Lovel Palmer’s own goal in the Dynamo’s 2-2 draw with Colorado. Now that the USA is out, I can go back to being orange.
WHAT HAPPENED TO EVERYONE ON TWITTER? IS IT JUST ME?
In the end, the U.S. tried and they tried, and they ran and they ran, until they...– U.S. earns respect in South Africa (Ben Reiter - Sports Illustrated) The whole article is good, but that ending is pretty much what I think. It’s nice to read something that doesn’t make it seem like an extra-time loss to Ghana negates what they did in their other three games at the...
Landon going to England again?! →
andy-ness: fuckyeahlandondonovan: i don’t know if this is true I just thought that some of you might wanna read this. Landon, I know you want to leave the LA Galaxy, but please don’t. :( Landon was chosen to be blue. If he’s going to the EPL, it will be Everton.
Let me be honest here: I don’t know if Klinsmann will be a good coach for the U.S. I don’t think he will. I think if the USSF were to give in to his demands for power it could spell disaster for the growth of the sport in this country. So he made some comments that some people agree with. That doesn’t mean that he should be the coach — the comments were solely related to...
This is on me. If that hadn’t happened, then things could have been...– -Ricardo Clark. <3 Source.
Thing is, I’m proud of the guys, we fought every game. We left everything on the...– US Captain Carlos Bocanegra (via theupstart13) (via quieropan)
In the past 4 years we have:
Won the Gold Cup with a come-from-behind win over Mexico Won 7 of our first 8 games in qualifying, the only loss coming while playing a second team. Finished 6-2-2 in the final round of qualifying, winning the hex Continued our streak of “dos a cero” wins over Mexico Finished second in the Confederations cup Beat Egypt 3-0 when everyone else counted us out Beat the best team in...
The best moment for me at the World Cup so far was that nail biting end when the...– Cesc Fabregas Cesc is great and all, part of what I love about him is his win-at-all-costs desire. It’s something that a lot of players with his kind of talent don’t have, and it’s something that embodies the US team. So I’m not at all surprised that he likes us, actually.
When it comes to the World Cup, aim higher,... →
I don’t like this article at all. Plaschke tries to compare soccer to other sports, saying that fans should start getting angry about “barely beating Algeria” or whatever. Which is, he fails to mention, more than England could do. I resent him trying to lecture me on how to be a fan all the while acting like he knows how to do it right. It’s funny how I didn’t see...
There was no failure, there was never going to be. Even in the 90th minute we...– Jozy Altidore. I love this kid’s heart. Yeah, he’s young and sometimes I think he gets too frustrated with the missed chances instead of just moving on, but maybe I’m the one who is wrong.
Well it’s nice to hear that and very complimentary, but to be honest, as a...– Ian Darke
Run of Play: On Happiness →
“I’ve been reading match reports—you know, the analytic, intelligent, fullbacks-were-used, the-universe-didn’t-explode-into-radiant-particles variety—and I have a feeling of simultaneously understanding them and not understanding them, like a patient who’s too drugged to follow his diagnosis. There’s another order of reality, and it’s sheared off the top of the sky. It’s incandescent. I have...
Cheering for the U.S. team is more than a nod to the striking power of Landon...– Are You For America? Or How One Person Learned To Cheer On The U.S. : NPR patriotism is such a turn-off to me…i guess that’s why i’m cheering for world cup teams based on completely arbitrary things (underdogs! pretty uniforms! nice guys i recognize from manchester city! my brackets! places i...
I don’t drink. I just drink a water, a juice, or a softy drink.– Kaká (via goldipoldi) (via falaz) As someone who drinks only casually, I love this. Also, he used the word “softy drink.”
Go Go USA.– Ian Darke. That’s it for today. Going to bed now.
Having a rough time celebrating
I went to work for a few hours after the game. Of course, it was virtually impossible to get anything done and I ended up just deciding to finish up a couple stories at home. And I have decoded that I really need my own place. Neither of my parents seemed that excited at all about what had happened. They didn’t see the game. Now, that’s okay. But here’s what they said: Mom...
I’ve been through a lot in the last four years, and I’m so glad it culminated...– Landon Donovan on scoring the only goal in the USA’s late 1-0 win over Algeria
It was really emotional. I looked over at the sideline referee, the center...– Carlos Bocanegra on Landon Donovan’s goal against Algeria