With tomorrow being the final chapter in Landon Donovan’s US national team book — at least from a playing perspective — many in the sphere of American soccer are busy peddling homages to the man’s career. I’m certainly guilty of it too, though I wrote mine back in August. I had contemplated making this latest edition of TWOL my ten favorite odes to LD, but honestly it just felt like people making the same points over and over. So I scrapped that concept, however I did still manage to include my favorite of the bunch in link #1 below. Nestled below that? A smattering of some of the other excellent reads I’ve come across in the last week and a half.
Enjoy the links, enjoy Landycake’s last ever match in national team colors, and prepare yourself for a full run down on the #NewCrew event in Columbus last night in the next day or so.
Landon Donovan’s biggest obstacle to greatness? His brain. – soccergods.com
These guys built a Pool-Ball table, and I’m super jealous. – facebook.com
Why the USL PRO-MLS partnership is already producing dividends. – mlssoccer.com
Well that’s going to be awkward for United. – telegraph.co.uk
Four MASL clubs decided they’ll play by their own rules. – syracuse.com
The big chance for Indian football. – inbedwithmaradona.com
A cool visualization of the most recent MLS Salary release. – stathunter.com
Hurdles/politics have forced Sacramento to rethink their MLS approach. – empireofsoccer.net
The FA’s poorly thought out revisions for foreign work permits. – weaintgotnohistory.com
Reason #479 why Real Salt Lake are good. – sltrib.com