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New England Revolution exploit LA Galaxy’s lack of width

By Kevin Koczwara

There was a lot of talk of the Los Angeles Galaxy playing poorly against the New England Revolution and lost 3-1. It seemed like Arlo White and Kyle Martino, the announcers for the game on NBC Sports, believed that the Galaxy’s poor play was the only factor in the game. What the two announcers failed to acknowledge was that one team’s positive play and game plan can make its opponent look like a U-8 side all out of ideas.

Revolution coach Jay Heaps showed his tactical acumen against Los Angeles with a flawless game plan. Heaps noticed some weaknesses in the Galaxy team sheet and went after them.The major omission and weakness for Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles side was the injury to Landon Donovan, the team’s attacking focal point and creator in the attacking third.

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Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane on the Same Page with Winter Loans

By Ryan Fleming

Their moves back to the Premier League are more than to keep their fitness up. Their moves now pin supporters’ hopes on the backs of these once greats. Theirry Henry and Robbie Keane are in their own respects, two different players with more things in common than one would think.

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Keane’s California dream

By Ryan Fleming

There’s been a lot said already in the days that have passed since Robbie Keane’s move to LA Galaxy became official. There have been words of malice spewed at him from every angle.

Claims that the Ireland international has taken the easy way out, that he simply plays for money and not the love of the game, and has come to America where we are a “universe where football is nothing,” is a choice that Keane made simply for his benefit.

I say, obviously.

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The downfall of Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane will join West Ham on laon until the end of the season with an option for a permanent move. The Ireland international is trying to save his career. (Courtesy Oliver Mallich)

By Ryan Fleming

The downfall of Robbie Keane shouldn’t be a topic to write about, discuss or even mention in any pub, street or avenue. It never should have happened. Plain and simple. For such a talent to end up with almost zero playing time while being threatened to lose its place in the national team is disgraceful.

The story of Robbie Keane is one that has gone terribly wrong.

It is hard to exactly pinpoint the downfall of such a skilled and entertaining player and see where the wheels stopped turning. Currently, Keane is moving from one part of London to another for the rest of the season and maybe  more if he can help them stave off relegation. If Keane can’t save the Hammers, he will have to move back to Tottenham, a club he truly doesn’t belong to anymore.

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Liverpool's Lackluster Start Looks Familiar

Liverpool is the only English club that has won the European Cup (now the Champions League) five times. Courtesy Andy Nugent

By Kevin Koczwara

A cloud of negativity looms over Anfield these days. Liverpool was once the crown jewel of English soccer – winning trophies and attracting the world’s best talent. Now, the club is in disarray and lacks the passion that once was its calling card.

Liverpool has never won a Premier League title and hasn’t won England’s domestic top flight in 20 years. Dreams of winning a title this year should fly out the window. Even the manager has conceded to only fighting for fourth place and Champions League soccer, rather than for the English Premier League title.

The club’s American owners have been searching for a buyer since April, but anyone with half a brain wouldn’t buy the club for its owners’ asking price. The owners own a mountain of debt almost as high as Manchester United’s, but Sir Alex Ferguson and company seem to be doing all right – and the mountain isn’t getting any smaller.

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What Makes the World Cup So Special

By Ryan Fleming

When thinking about the amount of time I have been a fan of soccer, or understand the sport, its politics, players and history, one word comes to mind: brief.

Three years have gone by since I first started watching the sport. Sometimes when you watch an event for the first time you find something, whether it be a player, a team or a venue that gets you attached. For me, personally, it was Robbie Keane.

When watching Keane play you could see he enjoyed the game, he loved to score and he had no problem doing it or celebrating his strike afterwards. That’s something lacking in sports today — a love for the game.

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Losing Their Man

By Ryan Fleming

As Celtic found themselves out of the race for the SPL title, the Glasgow side has many improvements to make, the first being solidifying their offense.

Irish international Robbie Keane is donning the Hoops jersey and scoring goals at a record pace. But lets not forget, in Celtic’s last match against their cross-town rival, Rangers, on Feb. 28, “Keano” couldn’t muster a goal and saw his side drop the match, 1-0, and slide another three points behind Gers. Currently, Celtic find themselves 10 points behind Rangers and have played one more game.

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Scottish Champion Has More than Just a Title

By Ryan Fleming

There is only seven points separating the two Glasgow teams. Celtic and Rangers,  heated rivals for longer than most can remember, square off this Sunday in what is surely the most important game for the Hoops and a vital test for the Gers as well.

Seven points might seem like a lot, but if Celtic manage a win come Sunday then only four points between of the Hoops and the SPL title. Four points closer to an automatic CL birth, which in turn means money, something that’s paramount in European soccer. Continue reading

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Moving Ahead

By Ryan Fleming

Perhaps Celtic couldn’t have scripted yesterday’s match against Hearts any better, but Robbie Keane sure could have.

Celtic won 2-0, but Keane, having at least a handful of shots parried off of Hearts keeper Marian Kello, should have increased his side’s lead by at least a score or two.

Glenn Loovens and Marc-Antoine Fortune tallied for Celtic in the second half just a minute apart to separate the two sides. The first half saw both sides having equal chances, but neither side able to notch a goal.

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Mixing and Matching: From Celtic to Bordeaux to Sunderland

By Ryan Fleming

It wasn’t easy, nothing really has been for Celtic during this season. Sunday morning the Glasgow side defeated Dunfermline, 4-2, in the Scottish Cup. New signings, Diomansy Kamara, Robbie Keane and Morten Rasmussen tallied goals and an own goal by Calum Woods lead the Hoops to victory and increasing ,perhaps boosting, their confidence coming into tomorrow’s matchup at Parkhead against Hearts.

Throughout the week the players and coaches alike continued to state that the confidence they once had after the Winter transfer window signings is still there even despite the team’s loss at Kilmarnock back on February second. If you watched Robbie Keane’s long celebration after scoring from the penalty spot late in the match on Sunday, his confidence never left. It must have been a huge lift off the Irish international’s shoulders – getting his first strike on his new team out of the way.

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