Articles by Garry Hayes

Inside MLS: Dom Dwyer Interview


After moving to the USA as a youngster, former Norwich City academy product Dom Dwyer is lighting up MLS this season with Sporting Kansas City, scoring 14 goals already and torturing defences in the Eastern Conference. But could he be tempted to turn out for the United States national team?

Jul 6, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer (14) scores in the first half at Sporting Park. in a 1-1 draw vs Chicago Fire  Mandatory Credit: Gary Rohman/Sporting KC-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire’s Magic Mike


Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee has been a regular on the MLS top scorer tables over the years, but the former team-mate of David Beckham and Robbie Keane has often slipped under the US national team radar. We spoke to him about life as a member of American soccer’s breakthrough generation…

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Why You Should Have Heard Of… Jack McInerney


With his goals tally in double figures this season , Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney is making a big impression in MLS and has caught the eye of US national team boss Jurgen Klinsmann, earning a national team call-up. It’s early days but the future looks bright for the all-American prospect

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Magic Wondo


Chris Wondolowski has set the MLS alight this season, scoring a record-equalling 27 regular season goals for the high-flying San Jose Earthquakes. He spoke exclusively to TheInsideLeft about his untypical rise to prominence and the rumours linking him with a move across the Atlantic Ocean…

Fans In Fiction: Mark Billingham


When bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham was adding meat to the bones of the London-based detective at the centre of his hugely successful Detective Thorne novels, it wasn’t Baker Street that sprung to mind, but White Hart Lane. He tells TheInsideLeft how his leading man came to be a Tottenham fan and why the dark milieu of crime fiction goes hand-in-hand with supporting Wolves…

John Harkes: My Top MLS Rookies Of 2012


As a pioneer in the movement of American soccer players to Europe during the Nineties, John Harkes enjoyed a fine career in England, winning the League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991. He also played for Derby County, West Ham United, DC United, Nottingham Forest and New England Revolution, before retiring at Columbus Crew in 2002. Now one of the leading voices on US soccer, he gives TheInsideLeft the low down on his top six rookies from the 2012 MLS season so far. Spoiled for choice, it didn’t take us long to break the numerical restrictions of the My Five series, but we hope you’ll forgive us as we find out why Harkes believes these Stateside prospects have what it takes to shine…

Raymon Gaddis has impressed John Harkes in his debut MLS season

“It Was Like Two Of My Brothers Were Fighting”: Ossie Ardiles Remembers The Falklands War


When Ossie Ardiles made the pioneering move from Argentina to London alongside Ricky Villa in 1978, his South American flair captured the imagination of supporters up and down the country. But the outbreak of the Falklands War in 1982 turned everything upside-down for Tottenham’s star import…


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