Ives Galarcep Archive
Galarcep: Donovan finally ready for the challenge of Europe
Landon Donovan's proposed loan move to Bayern Munich could be his last chance to make the grade in Europe, writes Ives Galarcep.
November 18, 2008
Galarcep: MLS Cup 2008 preview
The Crew will be heavy favorites against the Red Bulls in the MLS Cup final, writes Ives Galarcep.
November 10, 2008
Galarcep: Red Bulls pull off shocker in Houston
As playoff upsets go, New York's rout of defending champion Houston was as big as it gets, writes Ives Galarcep.
November 7, 2008
Galarcep: South Africa beckons for U.S. in 2010
With concerns over South Africa's ability to host the 2010 World Cup put at ease, the U.S. is anticipating a unique experience, writes Ives Galarcep.
November 3, 2008
Soumare opts for Mali national team
Chicago Fire defender Bakary Soumare has declared his intention to represent Mali at international level.
October 31, 2008
Galarcep: MLS 2008 award finalists
There weren't many surprises, but definitely a few snubs when MLS announced the finalists for its season-ending awards, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 28, 2008
Galarcep: Eastern Conference playoff preview
The Eastern Conference is loaded this year, but Columbus is still the front-runner, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 24, 2008
Galarcep: Beckham loan makes no sense for the Galaxy
David Beckham's proposed loan move to AC Milan makes no sense at all for MLS or the Galaxy, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 17, 2008
Galarcep: Red Bulls duo hit hard by league sanctions
Jeff Parke's and Jon Conway's suspensions for drug use are unprecedented in MLS history. Ives Galarcep ponders whether it's the tip of an iceberg or an innocent mistake.
October 17, 2008
Galarcep: Grading the expansion city bids
Seven cities have bid for MLS expansion franchises. Ives Galarcep tells us who's got the best shot.
October 13, 2008
Galarcep: Youngsters ready to face Trinidad & Tobago
After their impressive second-half cameos against Cuba, expect to see the U.S.'s young guns start against T&T, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 11, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. vs. Cuba recap
The U.S. team secured qualification to the Hex with a 6-1 rout of an overmatched Cuba, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 10, 2008
Galarcep: Rio Tinto Stadium opens to rave reviews
Real Salt Lake's new home, Rio Tinto, is without a doubt MLS' finest stadium, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 7, 2008
Galarcep: RSL vs. New York preview
Real Salt Lake will play its first game in its new stadium on "MLS Primetime Thursday" (10 p.m. ET on ESPN2).
October 4, 2008
Galarcep: Young faces could feature against Cuba
With the U.S. sitting pretty in qualification, Bob Bradley has called up the young guns to face Cuba, writes Ives Galarcep.
October 3, 2008
Galarcep: MLS youth academy rules need tweaking
The MLS youth academy system has shown signs of flourishing, but won't reach its full potential until some rules changes are made, writes Ives Galarcep.
September 29, 2008
Galarcep: Howard leaves no doubt
There's no doubt that Tim Howard deserves to be the winner of the 2008 Honda Award, writes Ives Galarcep.
September 26, 2008
Galarcep: Evaluating the offseason trades
A successful trade can make or break a team. Ives Galarcep evaluates which teams made the best moves this season.
September 19, 2008
Galarcep: Seven that deserve a national team look
With the U.S. well-placed in World Cup qualifying, Ives Galarcep names seven players that deserve a call-up to show what they can do.
September 12, 2008
Galarcep: Crew the team to beat in the East
A youthful Columbus team, led by veteran playmaker Guillermo Barros Schelotto, is the team to beat in the East, writes Ives Galarcep.
September 11, 2008
Galarcep: Five things to note about the U.S. team
With advancement to the next phase of World Cup qualifying almost assured, Ives Galarcep gives us five observations on the state of the U.S. team.
September 7, 2008
Galarcep: Osorio hears the boo birds at Toyota Park
To no surprise, New York's Juan Carlos Osorio received a hostile reception at Chicago's Toyota Park stadium, writes Ives Galarcep.
August 30, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. roster analysis
In choosing the roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, U.S. coach Bob Bradley opted for veteran experience, writes Ives Galarcep.
August 21, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. vs. Guatemala recap
It wasn't pretty, but the U.S. gutted out a historic win against a Guatemala side that threatened to overwhelm it, writes Ives Galarcep.
August 18, 2008
Galarcep: U.S. vs. Guatemala preview
On paper, the U.S. should beat Guatemala easily ( on ESPN2 and ESPN360.com), but history suggests otherwise.