MLS legend Landon Donovan was announced by the Major League Soccer as the coach for the Homegrown team against Mexico Under-20 National Team in the third annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game on July 27 at 6 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium as part of the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Week.
For the first time in its history, the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game will be broadcast live on national television on UDN. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game provides an annual platform in which to showcase MLS’ burgeoning young talent and demonstrate the growth of the league’s youth development system.
Los Angeles Galaxy star, Giovani dos Santos says his team mate Robbie Keane is very important for the success of the club. The 35-year old Keane returned from injury to net a brace for The Galaxy over the weekend.
“Robbie is very important for us, for the club. He's a great player,” dos Santos said.
Trust a star of the football world like Landon Donovan to tweet and bolster the spirits of the upcoming footballers.
US Soccer had a big story last weekend when Christian Pulisic, a seventeen year old wonders player scored a goal in the Bundesliga on Sunday. He helped his club Borussia Dortmund gain victory over opposing team Hamburger SV. The 3-0 victory that was attained went wild over social media networks. The goal also inspired Landon to make a quote. He tweeted that Pulisic had attained at seventeen what he and Taylor Twellman had not been able to achieve at that age. Donovan had played with Bayer Leverkusen, a German club, in the beginning part of his career while Twellman had played for TSV 1860 Munchen II.
Former United States star Landon Donovan says that the national team should consider sacking manager Jurgen Klinsmann if they do not qualify for the World Cup 2018. The USA suffered a shock 2-0 loss against Guatemala a few days ago.
This result coupled with Trinidad and Tobago getting a win from their match means that US are now second favourites to qualify from the group as winners. They have been pushed down to the second spot by Trinidad and Tobago. This position could only get worse if the national team fails to win the reverse game against Guatemala on March 30.
The Major League Soccer has recently witnessed a huge increase on wages especially due to the signing of several top Premier League players, although at the latter end of their careers.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have moved to the MLS to join various clubs like LA Galaxy and New York City FC. Even though these players have been signed as the designated players for the clubs, the inflow in huge numbers has added to the wage bill rising tremendously compared to a few years ago.