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Landon Donovan considering FOX, ESPN and NBC commentary options

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After asummer where Landon Donovan was the stand-out star for FOX Sports' coverage of the Copa America Centenario tournament, the former player has yet to make a decision regarding his color commentary future — although he wants to continue working in the broadcast profession.

"I'm not contracted [with FOX Sports currently]," said Donovan, in a phone interview with World Soccer Talk this week.

Landon Donovan considering FOX, ESPN and NBC commentary options

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After asummer where Landon Donovan was the stand-out star for FOX Sports' coverage of the Copa America Centenario tournament, the former player has yet to make a decision regarding his color commentary future — although he wants to continue working in the broadcast profession.

"I'm not contracted [with FOX Sports currently]," said Donovan, in a phone interview with World Soccer Talk this week.

Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts

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While much has been written about the flag-waving, delusional broadcast of the United States v. Argentina Copa America semi-final, one part of the broadcast that was a pleasant surprise was the color commentary by USMNT legend Landon Donovan. This was not Donovan's first match; he had called the U.

Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts

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While much has been written about the flag-waving, delusional broadcast of the United States v. Argentina Copa America semi-final, one part of the broadcast that was a pleasant surprise was the color commentary by USMNT legend Landon Donovan. This was not Donovan's first match; he had called the U.

Highs and lows of FOX Sports’ USA vs. Ecuador TV coverage

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Sometimes TV ratings can be a false positive. The overnight TV ratings for USA vs. Ecuador on FOX Sports scored an impressive 1.8 (the exact viewing number average will be released later today). Based on that, you would assume that FOX Sports did a fantastic job of covering the Copa America Centenario quarter-final.

Highs and lows of FOX Sports’ USA vs. Ecuador TV coverage

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Sometimes TV ratings can be a false positive. The overnight TV ratings for USA vs. Ecuador on FOX Sports scored an impressive 1.8 (the exact viewing number average will be released later today). Based on that, you would assume that FOX Sports did a fantastic job of covering the Copa America Centenario quarter-final.

Jim Curtin

Carroll out 3-6 weeks, notes from Bedoya’s introductory presser, USWNT on to Olympic quarterfinals, more

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Brian Carroll out with plantar fasciitis injury. Notes from Alejandro Bedoya's introduction. USWNT draws 2-2 with Colombia, faces Sweden in Olympic quarterfinals. More.

Restrepo in-Lahoud loaned out, pre-draft news, Nowak, more

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Restrepo deal announced, Lahoud loaned to Cosmos. Roster and draft news. Nowak named head coach of Lechia Gdansk after judge upholds arbitrator's decision against him in Union case. More news.

Philadelphia Union

Blake and Rosenberry start for All Stars, Union-RSL, LVU U-18s advance to semis, more news

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Blake and Rosenberry unscathed in All Star starts. Union readying for RSL. Nor'easters host PDL semis on Saturday. LVU U-18s advance to national semis. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Injury updates on Fabinho, Ilsinho, and Nogueira. Curtin on reported Lahoud sale. Marquez makes MLS Team of the Week, More news.

It begins: Union open season against Dallas on Sunday, team and league news, more

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PReviews and other team news ahead of Sunday's season opener in Dallas. More news.

US plays at Linc in Copa America Centenario on June 11, Union pass again on Re-Entry Draft, more

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Linc to host final US group game in the Copa America Centenario. Union pass again on Re-Entry Draft. Another MLS team challenges Union's homegrown claim on Keegan Rosenberry. More.

News and such

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Newsy news bits.

MLS Homegrown Game

Donovan prepares next generation for unique opportunity in MLS Homegrown Game

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Like any All-Star event, the MLS Homegrown Game is meant to be a fun exercise. Featuring 20of the league's best young prospects, the match presents a chance for the league's up-and-comers to shine, while offering a stress-free environment to reap the rewards of their hard work.

Morris looking forward to playing for Donovan in Homegrown Game

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Since breaking onto the U.S. Men's National Team scenenearly two years ago, Jordan Morris has been compared to some of the country's greats. Now, the Seattle Sounders rookie is now set to work with one of thosechildhood idols that defined his game, at least for one match.

United States Men's National Team

Landon Donovan announces ownership role with Swansea City

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Landon Donovan's post-soccer career has seen the former U.S. Men's National Team startake on the roles of everything from coach to broadcaster. Now, Donovan can add another role to his post-retirement resume: owner.

Donovan announced on Friday that he has officially joined Swansea City's ownership group.

“This is it”: US faces Paraguay at the Linc on Saturday, Stewart want the MLS Cup, more

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USA hosts Paraguay at the Linc on Saturday. Earnie Stewart says the Union's goal is to win the MLS Cup. More news.

Report: Landon Donovan to join Swansea ownership group

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One of American soccer's most recognized talents is set to join the ownership group that recently purchased a majority stake in Premier League side Swansea City.

According to ESPN FC, former U.S. Men's National Team forward Landon Donovan is reportedly looking to become a minority partner in the consortium that took over the Swans on Sunday.

Landon Donovan joins Fox Sports for Copa America coverage

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Fox Soccer's coverage of the Copa America has been boosted by the presence of former U.S. Men's National Team stars like Alexi Lalas, Brad Friedel and Herculez Gomez. Now, another USMNT icon is set to lend his analysis for the Copa America.

Fox announced on Thursday that Landon Donovan has joinedFox Sports as a studio and game analyst for the ongoing Copa America.

Klinsmann, the BMW and the Bug

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My first car, back in my college days, was a 1974 Volkswagon Bug. It had a funky black and gold paint job, a weird anti-theft system where it wouldn't start unless the fan button was pushed in, no radio, a balky clutch, no air conditioning and and a tendency to shake violently at speeds over 50 mph.

I loved that car.

Happy Birthday, Landon Donovan

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Donovan offers supportive take on Wambach's dual-nationals comments

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Following Abby Wambach's comments on dual nationals representing the U.S., former LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan provided his take on the topic as well.

The U.S. Men's National Team's all-time leading goal-scorer and assist leader spoke with SiriusXM FC about Wambach's comments and explained why he thinks some dual nationals may not care as much about representing the USMNT as players who have developed through the U.

Local USOC qualifier on Sunday, key offseason dates, US begins WCQ campaign, more

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West Chester United hosts Salone FC on Sunday in US Open Cup qualifier. MLS announces key offseason dates. US begins World Cup qualification. More news.

Landon Donovan getting itch to return to game as coach

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Landon Donovan has no real interest in returning to the game as a player.

Coming back as a head coach is a whole different story.

It has almost been a year since Donovan decided to hang up his cleats, but his love for soccer could see him make his wayback to the field in a coaching capacity.

Clint Dempsey

United States vs Paraguay, Copa America Group A: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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With a win in Saturday night's 4 PM (FoxSoccer1, Univision) match the United States will advance to the knockout rounds. If they draw with Paraguay there is a chance that their tournament ends. A loss would see the USA, as hosts, watch the rest of the Copa America from home. Nelson Haedo Valdez will be on the bench for Paraguay.

Clint Dempsey needs this win as bad as USMNT

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Fair or not, USMNT needs to advance to secure Dempsey's place in the team.

Clint Dempsey calmly approached, took a quick stutter step and buried his penalty. It was his 50th career United States national team goal and set the tone for Tuesday's 4-0 win over Costa Rica.

He and Landon Donovan (57) are the only Americans with as many as 35 career international goals.

Major Link Soccer: Matt Miazga to Chelsea?

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Landon Donovan has a baby, Caleb Porter gets an extension, and Juan Carlos Osorio has a problem with MLS.

Seattle

Nos Audietis is no longer alone in the world of Sounders Podcasting. The team has released the first episode of their new official show, the "Sound of Soccer".

Clint Dempsey is entering his third full season with the Seattle Sounders, but this will be his first full off-season.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Manchester match postponed for "practice bomb"

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Also, Zlatan

Seattle

Local boy Bennett Lehner was named as one of Gatorade's Players of the Spring for his time with the University of Washington.

Through three home matches, the Seattle Reign are averaging over 4,000 per home match, good for fourth in the league.

Landon Donovan was in town for Steve Zakuani's charity match Sunday, and when asked about Copa America Donovan praised the soccer culture of Seattle in terms of setting a bar.

Around the Forest: No Wins But Golden Boots

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/13/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

There's a decent chance Zlatan lands with the Galaxy; and then someone is really going to be given the Zlatan. [SI]

Masato Kudo is going to be out for a while with a fractured jaw from the brutal hit me took.

Houston Dynamo make tough, yet necessary, decision to trade Brad Davis

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It is always hard to let go of someone so honored and well respected, but the Dynamo's decision to trade six-time All-Star Brad Davis was a good one.

In all sports, it happens occasionally: legends and their clubs publicly part ways in a manner that has an aura of bad blood. Peyton Manning leaving the Indianapolis Colts for the Denver Broncos was one example; another could be Landon Donovan and the US national team.

Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin nominated for US Soccer Male Player of the Year

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Dempsey is a three-time winner of the award

The United States Soccer Federation announced its nominees for Male Player of the Year today, a list that includes Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey and former Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin.

Dempsey has won the award three times (2007, 2011, 2012), one short of tying Landon Donovan's tally of four.

D.C. United, MLS streaming, and Freddy Adu: Freedom Kicks for 19 November 2015

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Soccer? Go!

Despite it being the middle of the week before Thanksgiving, there is still plenty of news. Thanksgiving is already next week? Oh goodness. Anyways, here are the links!

Team America: Why the United States national team failed as a club | THE WORD | MLSsoccer.com: Go and read Pablo Maurer's article about Team America, a fun experiment in the original NASL.

The Rest

Around the Forest: Baby Borchers Edition

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/25/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

With Hope Solo likely to retire soon, what is the keeper outlook like for the USWNT? [Stars and Stripes FC]

Landon Donovan wants to see more fights in the stands during Rivalry Week (TM)(C) brought to you by HEINEKEN (TM)(C); as my momma always said, a punch to the face is just another way of saying "I care.

Landon Donovan: U.S. missing out on Olympics would be "a failure"

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Landon Donovan had his chance to represent the U.S. in the Olympics, and the former U.S. Men's National Team star says it is of the utmost importance that the current group of U-23 talent gets that experience as well.

Speaking to the Salt Lake Tribune, Donovan saidthat failure to qualify for the upcoming tournament would prove to be a major blow to the U.

D.C. United preseason, signings, and Landon Donovan: Freedom Kicks for 28 January 2016

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The news is flying as we get closer and closer to the first games of the preseason

D.C. United has their first preseason game tomorrow night. Real(ish) soccer! This week!

DC United gets going down in Florida | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WJLA: New broadcast partner WJLA with some video from D.

Some Soccer News for Jan 22, 2016

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It's Day 22 of 2016.


It needs zazz.

dN

There has been a lot of talk about "foreigners" on the USMNT. What does Jermaine Jones think about that?
I don't understand the whole discussion about foreigners in USA! We are all foreigners here!

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-12-16

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Jack McInerney has a new team, Landon Donavan is making headlines, and much more. Check out that along with the latest news below!

Jack McInerney agrees deal with Portland Timbers - sources | ESPN FC:
The reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers are set to acquire out-of-contract forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew SC, sources say.

Sporting KC Acquire Brad Davis From Houston

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Sporting KC made the long rumored Brad Davis trade official today as the club sent two draft picks, a second round in 2017 and a third round in 2018, and future considerations to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for the 14 year veteran. The long time Dynamo midfielder recently turned 34, but still showed very well for the Dynamo last season scoring four goals and adding 10 assists.

Donovan assists on goal in Beckham's charity match

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Landon Donovan might have the itch to coach, but he showed on Saturday that he can still play.

Donovan set up the Rest of the World'slone goal in David Beckham's Unicef charity match, cutting a pass back to Dwight Yorke in the 67th minute of a 3-1 loss to Great Britain and Ireland. Donovan, 33, entered the star-studded affair at Old Trafford in the 67th minute, and gave his side a glimmer of hope with the ball that trimmed its 2-0 deficit in half.

Landon Donovan interview; World Soccer Talk special episode (11.12.15)

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Listen to an exclusive interview with Landon Donovan by World Soccer Talk's Kartik Krishnaiyer.

In the interview, Landon chats about the importance of playing the US game in St. Louis this week, the psychology of playing smaller teams in the World Cup qualifying, as well as what makes his relationship with Everton Football Club so special and different than other clubs.