Former LA Galaxy forward, Landon Donovan has expressed his opinion the possibility of introducing more MLS-Liga MX games.

Donovan said he is of the opinion that a potential North American league that features football clubs from both the United States and Mexico would be of great benefits for the sport in both countries.
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Interview With Landon Donovan On World Cup 2018

Landon Donovan has played thrice in World Cups for USMNT (U.S. Men’s National Team) and had a fantastic career in the club for almost 2 decades in 4 countries. He was the winner of 6 MLS Cups and earned several other accolades. He continues playing soccer as a Club Leon’s member in Liga MX after his retirement as USMNT member. During an interview with Donovan, he was asked a few questions and the same has been discussed below.

His first thoughts on World Cup 2018 were asked upon which he said that the World Cup is different for him mainly due to two factors. The first one is that this time U.S is not there which he is not too happy about as it has always been there in the World Cup. And secondly, it is for the first time after 1998 that he had an opportunity to watch the World Cup match like a fan instead of a player.
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San Jose Earthquakes hosted Los Angeles Galaxy at the Stanford Stadium weeks back and the fans were surely treated to an enthralling game. Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed a brace but Chris Wondolowskireturned the favourin as many times. Roman Alessandriniand ValeriQazaishvili were also on the score sheet.

Ibrahimovic took his tally to nine goals with the brace since moving to the MLS in March. Wondolowski, on the other hand, moved closer to breaking London Donovan’s record. The 35-year old tsar has netted 140 times in the MLS – meaning he is five goals away from Donovan’s record.
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Donovan Revealed Leon Pushed For Him

US soccer legend Landon Donovan shocked many when he opted to return to the game despite announcing his retirement after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy. He returned in January to join a Mexican top flight team Leon. He agreed to play for them until the end of the current season.

Recently the player gave an interview explaining how Leon were able to get him to overturn his retirement plans. He explained that he was at home and was happy with retirement when his agent called him. Richard Motzkin asked if he wanted to remotely return to the game but he straight out denied. Keep Reading


Mindy Kaling has joined the Swansea City ownership, alongside 26 others. The American Consortium led by Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien bought 68% stake in the football club in 2016. Aside the duo, other investors include filmmaker and owner of Los Angeles Rams Chip Rosenbloom, Kevin Knight, Michael Harmon, Cliff Singer and Steven Yi.

When the takeover was completed in 2017, the list of investors was not in the open but BBC Wales now have the full list of names. The investors got the Premier League outfit for £75 million, meaning they have 68 percent controlling stake.
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The 34-year-old midfielder came out of retirement to help the LA Galaxy in 2016, but he will now close the door on his storied playing career.

Landon Donovan is once again retiring from soccer after returning to the LA Galaxy for the final stretch of the 2016 MLS season.
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Retired USA soccer star turn Swansea City consultant Landon Donovan says that the Premier League club has money to spend to strengthen the club. There are reports that the club is trying to manage funds at its disposal hence not getting the needed reinforcement.

Swansea sanctioned the exit of Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton FC recently for £45 million. The player helped the side avoid relegation to the lower tier last term. With the team losing him, pundits claim Swansea would need to work hard to avoid going down this time. Keep Reading


Premier League top sides Chelsea and Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to land Everton star Ross Barkley this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur were the preferred side to land the top rated local talent but the big boys wants to muscle out the north London club.

There are reports that the defending league champs are monitoring the situation in case the purported move fails. Spurs have been trying to get the Toffees to lower their £50 million valuation but the Ronaldo Koeman led side is not having it.

If the Blues enter the fray or United submit a bid, it could tilt the situation significantly as Everton would strengthen the resolve on their valuation. Well, Everton allowed the deal enter its final year when they could have sorted it earlier.

Barkley and his reps have a decent case now as they can decide to allow the contract run down next year and leave as a free agent. They have the edge in the negotiations. Ahead of the player’s move to Spurs, there were reports that the player wanted £150,000 weekly. That salary band would make him the highest earner at the club, above Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris. The player and his reps refused to comment on those rumours, so the silence sent a message.

Everton have offered the player a new deal. Koeman has reportedly asked that Barkley gives the club a response on the offer soonest so they can prepare for the next move. At Tottenham, there is no guarantee that Barkley would be a regular as the youthful team is packed with top talents. Everton are a decent side with ambitions and recent strides as proof. It seems Barkley is just keen on moving away from his boyhood club. Koeman’s issue with him might have played a part though as Barkley was placed on a higher scale by Roberto Martinez.

With Paul Martin allegedly the player’s agent, it seems a big money move from Goodison Park is almost certain. Martin of Wasserman Media Group handled the move of John Stones, JoleonLescott and others. Well, he also managed Tim Cahill and Landon Donovan as well. Happenings all point to a move to Spurs this summer.


The San Diego Soccer City project to repurpose the Qualcomm Stadium site and build a 30,000 seat stadium is getting more and more support by the day.

More than 112,000 people signed the petition within 12 days. The proposal has been send to the City Council for the next stage of consideration.

The people of San Diego want to move past the loss of NFL side San Diego Chargers with the prospects of having a beautiful park along the San Diego River, a sport and entertainment district and a multiuse stadium. All of these would come at no cost to taxpayers hence the response.

There has been public review of the proposal with the media scrutinizing the move. Over sixty percent of the city favour the deal. Twenty five percent are against the idea while the rest sit on the fence. The ownership group are supposed to fundthe whole concept privately while paying fair market value for the site.

The jobs that would be produced would employ many while generating tax revenue for the city. It is a big win for the city that you would wonder who would oppose it. It costs USD12 million annually to maintain the rotting Qualcomm Stadium. The city can use the money for other ventures as the project would take over.

Landon Donovan and his ownership group have a long way to go for the high stakes project to come to fruition. The proposed stadium would serve the new MLS team, San Diego State football, high school football and championship matches. Concerts, events and others would also hold to generate funds and keep the city busy.

San Diego has grown into a soccer-loving city that the project seems just right. Donovan joined Shannon Mac Millan with the hope of creating a soccer academy in Soccer City to develop young talents. The blend of residential, commercial and fun centres is the way to go.


Netherlands are in danger of missing the 2018 World Cup in Russia after missing the European Championship in France.

Immediately after the 2-0 loss to Bulgaria, the KNVB opted to sack head coach Danny Blind.

While the governing body of the football giants think they have quickly reacted, it does not seem to have come early enough with Russia closeby.

“We have for some time seen an upward trend after the failure of last year. We were pleased. But we always felt that it was paper thin,” KNVB director Jean-Paul Decossaux said after Blind’s sack.

Blind remained in his role despite regularly overseeing a string of poor results. His record: seven wins, three draws and seven losses. Of the seven matches the Dutch side won in his tenure, only three were in competitive scenarios.

The selections he made were mind boggling and they always haunted him. On Saturday, he decided to play 17-year old Matthijs De Ligt despite the shaky defence. Many always questioned his credentials and his strategies were poorly though out. All of this is perplexing considering the impressive performance at the 2014 World Cup.

After the tournament, Louis van Gaal resigned as he accepted Manchester United’s offer. GuusHiddink was called upon ahead of the Euro 2016 where Holland had high hopes but they lost faith in him, firing him during the qualification campaign. The success of Germany with Jurgen Klinsmann and his assistant Joachim Low forced the resolve to give Blind a chance ahead of Russia 2018. However, the coach failed utterly.

Ronald Koeman was the first choice to support Hiddink with the hope of taking over, following his success at Feyenoord. The manager on the rise then rejected such moves and the KNVB stuck with Blind. Blind lacked the necessary basics with his managerial career being a one-year poor run in charge of Ajax in 2005/06. The way he took over a destabilized side after Hiddink’s methods failed forced the fans to be patient with him.

Netherlands have a mountain to climb with France, Sweden and Bulgaria ahead in the qualifying phase. The team lacks direction and confidence is at an all-time low.