Paul Gardner

Best of the Web, AM Edition
June 28, 2010

"Maradona and Me" Paul Gardner: should Bradley go? Steve Davis: Bradley's lineup leaves unanswered questions Sid Lowe: England's pathetic exit Zonal Marking's second-round preview, part 2 Tim Vickery: Bielsa plots Brazil's downfall Jonathan Wilson: corruption to blame for African failure Gabriel Heinze, meet the TV camera  

Latino Immigration and U.S. Soccer
June 10, 2010

Practically all the U.S. stars—Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, "Oguchi" Onyewu, and Tim Howard—are the children of immigrants or immigrants themselves. But—despite an ever growing tide of immigration from soccer-frenzied Latin America, Hispanic representation on the national side has not kept pace. In fact, many have noted that at times it seems like things have been going in reverse, with the number of Hispanic players actually shrinking—from five when the cup was played on U.S.