An Elegant Midfielder For a More Civilized Age

Yes, that’s a Star Wars reference. No, FFG is not going to explain it, but we will tell you how Michael Bradley fits into the modern three-man midfield.

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The Benjamin Buttonification of Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore is on track to become USA’s best ever striker, but his skills are developing backwards.

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USMNT Summer Transfer Rumors

It’s ok, Michael! Referee Koman Coulibaly isn’t in charge of anyone’s transfer availability.

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Report: MLS Won’t Sell Landon Donovan

Either MLS commish Don Garber is planning to slowly take over the soccer world, or he’s full of hot air.

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Promotion, Relegation, and Gringos (Fin)

Manchester United, hoping for an unprecedented fourth straight title, outclassed Stoke City last weekend. Despite their 4-0 victory, United needed to finish top of the table. Chelsea demolished Wigan Athletic 8-0, guaranteeing the London club its first title since 2006. Below is the final table: As you can observe from the key, clubs highlighted in [...]

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Holden Returns, Beasley on His Way Out

Stuart Holden, out since February with a broken leg, came on as a substitute in Bolton Wanderers’ final match, making his return in the 66th minute.  According to ESPN’s match report, he appeared fit and even “sent a shot narrowly wide of the post in the 70th minute.” Holden will look to build on the [...]

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Two Gringos Start the Weekend Off Right

Two Americans who suit up in Germany recorded influential results this morning. Steve Cherundolo helped assure his club, Hannover 96, of an 8th straight season in the Bundesliga.  Hannover’s 3-0 victory condemned Vfl Bochum to the 2nd division while simultaneously ensuring their own safety. Michael Bradley’s Borussia Monchengladbach, who cleared the relegation zone a few [...]

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Dempsey and Fulham Reach Europa League Final

England have their European finalist, and it’s not one of their traditional powerhouses (Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool).  London-based Fulham, currently a mid-table club in the English Premier League, showed remarkable quality in their Europa League semifinal victory over Germany’s Hamburg. The Londoners needed to win the second match after the first ended 0-0. [...]

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Gringos Abroad (Retrospective): Jonathan Spector

West Ham United 1 – Bolton Wanderers 2 English Premier League Mar-6-2010 In lieu of Jonathan Spector’s forgettable weekend, Fútbol for Gringos is taking a look back at one of his somewhat more promising appearances. Offensive Performance As has been the case for much of the season, Spector started at left back instead of his [...]

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Gringo Abroad (Retrospective): Jose Torres

Pachuca 1 – Morelia 0 Primera División Mar-27-2010 If any US player is a mascot for Fútbol for Gringos, it’s Jose Francisco Torres.  The Texas native plays his club soccer for Mexico’s Pachuca.  His nickname? El Gringo. Towards the end of March Torres and Pachuca played a match that demonstrated Torres’ growing importance for the [...]

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Gringo Abroad: Jozy Altidore Doin’ Work

Hull City 2 – Fulham 0 English Premier League Mar-27-2010 Match Summary Jimmy Bullard’s penalty and Craig Fagan’s header were enough to see home-side Hull City past Fulham and put them one step closer to avoiding relegation. The penalty was awarded in the 16th minute after Jozy Altidore was taken down by Fulham defender Chris [...]

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Gringo Abroad: Landon Donovan’s Everton Farewell

Everton 5 – Hull City 1 English Premier League Mar-7-2010 Of the three American internationals available for the match, only one started but all three were on the pitch by the final whistle. Tim Howard made his customary start in goal for Everton.  Jozy Altidore began on the bench for Hull as the away team [...]

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