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Op-Ed \ John Haydon

(Sunday, February 18, 2001) -- Rio Ferdinand, the world's most expensive defender, injured himself watching television recently and is expected to miss at least two games for England's Leeds United. Ferdinand, who cost Leeds a hefty $26.5 million to acquire, is just the latest soccer player to suffer a freak off-field injury.   Full story.

Op-Ed \ John Haydon

(Tuesday, January 2, 2001) -- Today was a great day. After a couple weeks of holiday cheer, it was time for the soccer community to look ahead and focus on the challenges of the coming year. But first, it’s time to offer the best and worst of 2000.   Full story.

Op-Ed \ Ron Keller

(Monday, December 11, 2000) -- Major League Soccer has addressed its problem of poor attendnace for weeknight games. Has the league, however, gone far enough?   Full story.

Op-Ed \ John Haydon

Roy Lassiter
Roy Lassiter:
D.C. United missed his goals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, August 17, 2000) -- Who could have imagined D.C. United’s dramatic fall? Columnist John Haydon links the team’s demise to sniper Roy Lassiter’s deportation to Miami after last season.   Full story.

Op-Ed \ John Haydon

(Tuesday, August 8, 2000) -- Columnist John Haydon sympathizes with all American soccer fans still steamed over Jamaican referee Peter Prendergast who awarded Costa Rica that ridiculous penalty kick in the World Cup qualifier last month. But he has no sympathy for those who abuse referees.   Full story.

Op-Ed \ John Haydon

Monday, July 31, 2000) -- Most observers of the game agree that the future of American soccer is intrinsically linked to the building of soccer-specific stadiums.   Full story.

Opinion \ Willy Calderon

CHARLEROI, Belgium (Thursday, June 22, 2000) -- Time appears to have finally caught up with Lothar Matthaeus. The 39-year-old libero has been heavily criticized during Euro 2000 for looking clumsy and out of place on an already aged squad.   Full story.

Op-Ed \ Wayne E. Travers, Jr.

(Sunday, June 18, 2000) -- A funny thing happened to the MetroStars when their marquee player, defender Lothar Matthaeus, took an extended leave of absence to play in Germany. The team played better.   Full story.

Opinion \ Willy Calderon

LONDON (Monday, April 24, 2000) -- Major League Soccer seems determined to sign a Mexican player with "superstar" status, presumably for the Los Angeles Galaxy, but next month, star Croatian striker Davor Suker will be free of Arsenal and could be had by MLS without the need of a transfer fee.
Full Story.

Op-Ed \ John Haydon

(Monday, April 3, 2000) -- Through two Major League Soccer matches, German star Lothar Matthaeus has played before a total number of fans half of those at Olympic Stadium for his Bayern Munich farewell. Let’s hope his MLS experience is worthy of such a great star.
Full Story.

Op-Ed \ Ralph Culver
New MLS season brings optimism, suggestion for new All-Star format.

(Monday, March 27, 2000) -- The sun's a little brighter, the air a little warmer, and hope for a championship burns in the heart of every Major League Soccer fan. Optimism abounds as MLS enter its fifth season, but with three divisions, a new All-Star format is needed.
Full Story.

2001

John Haydon

 

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