US Men's National Soccer Team coach Jürgen Klinsmann on Thursday announced the final 23 man roster
for the upcoming World Cup. The roster did not include Landon Donovan (NYT)
). Donovan, the USMNT's all-time scoring and assists leader
and widely regarded as the best ever men's American footballer, has responded
: "I think if I’m being judged based solely on what happened in camp then I absolutely deserve to be going to Brazil." Klinsmann says
"I just see some other players slightly ahead of him." [more inside]
Their hearts are not hearts, but clockwork springs. Their lungs are not lungs, but leather bellows. They are: Jack Donovan's Princely Toys [more inside]
Wow, what a life for Dana Gillespie
. At 14 she was British junior national water-skiing champion. At 15 she was dating
classmate David Bowie
, who taught her guitar
. Had bit parts in movies
by 16. She dated Donovan
for a little while, and Jimmy Page produced and played
on her first album. She went on to a long string of starring roles in London's West End. She has devoted the latter part of her life to the blues
, hosting an annual blues festival on the island of Mustique, recently featuring fellow Mustiquian Mick Jagger. And if all that weren't enough, she has also released several albums in Sanskrit under the moniker Third Man
, devoted to the years she spent living in India. Allah Ho Akhbar
The whistle has blown in Port Elizabeth. Stoppage time in Pretoria, and three men run into the box. Altidore flicks the ball across, but Dempsey walks it straight into the goalkeeper. On the rebound, Donovan puts it in the net. The world reacts
. [more inside]
"I'm not going to spend the next three years of my life doing it this way. This is f------ miserable. I don't want to have soccer be this way."
Landon Donovan , center midfielder for the USA soccer team which recently lost to Brasil 3-2 in the USA's first FIFA final, talks about playing with David Beckham in an excerpt from Grant Wahl's forthcoming book 'The Beckham Experiment'.
On sunday, Rush Limbaugh commented that Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, was overrated and was only seen favourably by the media because they want to see a black quarterback do well. McNabb responded
, and earlier tonight Limbaugh resigned
from his post on ESPN's pre-game show. N.D. Kalu, one of the Eagle's defensive ends, offered this choice quote: "He speaks well, he's well-read, but he's an idiot."