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Eight years after leaving MLS for the greener pastures of European stardom, Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is one of the top shot-stoppers soccer has to offer, a decorated American export affectionately referred to by his English club's supporters as their "yankee doodle dandy."
It's been a tough few days for Charlie Davies. Not only was he snubbed for the upcoming MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United, but the usually reliable forward failed to convert a penalty kick at the game's halfway mark against the New England Revolution on Wednesday night.
The shift from home entertainment system and central air conditioning to Ferris wheel and fried Oreos is sudden, harsh and liberating. Fairway games remind us that before we were symbolic analysts, PR pitchmen and parents, we were little league pitchers and amateur strongmen. The food carts remind us that we once had stomachs of steel (but no longer).
Always an intense feud, the long-running rivalry between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls was injected with an extra dose of intrigue last week.
Joe Gibbs' stomach was rumbling when he emerged from the Washington Redskins coaches' meeting Saturday night, Oct. 3, 1987. He was, by his own admission, "kind of snarly anyway" because it was the night before a game against the division rival St. Louis Cardinals. On that occasion, however, Gibbs was even more anxious than usual.
Some fine play from the team's newest arrival and a sensational goal from the club's youngest player Saturday couldn't make up for D.C. United's bad habit of giving up late goals and dropping precious points at home.
Charlie Davies' 25th birthday Saturday ended up being bittersweet.
If you happen to wander into D.C. United's locker room, deep in the bowels of RFK Stadium, you'll see a chalkboard featuring the MLS standings.
The U.S. national team rid itself of the jitters and miscommunication that had plagued it in the group stage games and produced a commanding performance to sweep aside Jamaica on Sunday and advance to the semifinals of the Gold Cup.