PAUL GARDNER
Columnist, Soccer America
  • Of boxing days made bearable by soccer
    I watched bits and pieces of three or four English Premier League ...
  • I was wrong about Beckham
    Soon after David Beckham descended upon us, trailing clouds of glory in ...
  • Are Corner Kicks a Lost Art?
    A lifetime of attending soccer practices has left me totally jaded about ...
  • Static College Game A Worry for Expanding MLS
    As an event that should be of compelling interest, the college final ...
  • Believing in the Beautiful Game
    Juande Ramos is a pretty lucky guy. Direct from being a colossal ...
  • Beware of Brits Bearing Baloney
    Barely a week goes by -- or so it seems -- without ...
  • Cristiano by a Mile
    We now know that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best soccer player in ...
  • Delusions of Grandeur at FIFA
    Loyalty might seem to be an unarguably honorable trait, but like most ...
  • 'New' MLS Coaches Not So New
    There will be a few coaching changes in MLS before the 2009 ...
  • Goals win championships!
    MLS Commissioner Don Garber was looking rather pleased with himself. The 13th ...
  • Is Defense Really All that Matters?
    Oh dear. I came to praise Juan Carlos Osorio. I really want ...
  • The Merlin of the Meadowlands
    So the Amazins did it again. Don't ask me how, their last ...
  • Rapids To Play Like Arsenal? Forget It
    Here we go again, deja vu with knobs on one more time. ...
  • Making A Mockery of the Goal of the Year
    I was as shocked and amused as anyone by Danny Cepero's 80-yard ...
  • The Amazin' New York Red Bulls
    Now that's what I call an upset - safe to call it ...
  • When Coaches Speak
    Listening in as coaches accuse each other of dirty tactics is a ...
  • Playoff Soccer: More Pros than Cons
    The first good thing about the MLS playoffs was that the Colorado ...
  • Why not Maradona?
    Preposterous! Diego Maradona the coach of Argentina? What can they be thinking? ...
  • Soccer Saboteurs at ESPN?
    So the Beckham saga -- if that's what it is -- staggers ...
  • Anthems: Better Banned Than Booed
    It is utterly perverse, and quite typical of soccer, that the French ...
  • MLS Goes Over The Top on Conway and Parke
    Well, well, there was I thinking that Jon Conway and Jeff Parke ...
  • Ref Gets It Right - and Gets Panned
    I suppose you could argue that Toronto coach John Carver had an ...
  • Survival Soccer Translated
    Survival soccer. An English term, of course. They invented it to describe ...
  • A Bum Idea from Michel Platitudini
    Michel Platini has had a vision that he finds unacceptable. He sees ...
  • Death of Pioneer in Sports Law
    Edward Grayson, a lawyer who died in London last week, was a ...
  • Trying to make sense of away goals
    Admittedly, there was reason to wonder whether Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was ...
  • Ref respect remains elusive
    There is a campaign going on in the English Premier League this ...
  • Horror Tackle Sends Another Player to Hospital
    Well, well, now here's a surprise. On Tuesday evening, Middlesbrough's Austrian midfielder ...
  • Three Changes Soccer Needs
    LONDON -- Here are three things that I have been banging on ...
  • John Terry, Captain Cheat, Gets Last Laugh
    English referee Mark Halsey is in trouble -- when he should be ...