PAUL GARDNER
Columnist, Soccer America
  • 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 ...