Monthly Archives: February 2008

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

To call last weekend a bad one for American soccer plays in Europe would be an understatement. Fulham lost again, as did Reading. Michael Bradley’s Heerenveen blew a late lead and fell to sixth place in the Eredivisie after being … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 39 Comments

Monday Morning Center Back: A rough weekend to be a referee

Good morning folks. It was an emotional weekend in the soccer world. From triumphs like Tottenham’s Carling Cup win, to tragedy like Eduardo DaSilva’s career-threatening leg injury. From an overzealous goalkeeper striking a referee (and I use the term ‘striking’ … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer | 24 Comments

A Blast from the Past

So it was a lazy Sunday night and the viewing options were aplenty. There are the Oscars (yawn), The Wire (my favorite TV show, bar none, but one I watched later on via TIVO) and a rerun of a Chris … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, Soccer on TV | 18 Comments

Tottenham wins Carling Cup

Defender Jonathan Woodgate’s header in overtime helped give Tottenham a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the Carling Cup final on Sunday. Chelsea opened the scoring with a Didier Drogba strike in the 39th minute but Tottenham equalized in the 70th … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 22 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your running commentary

Good morning all. There will be plenty of action today, including a match with a trophy on the line and some key matches in Spain and Italy. The Chelsea-Tottenham Carling Cup final is the match of the day and hopefully … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 44 Comments

Man U romps, closes gap on Arsenal

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney combined for four goals to lead Manchester United to a 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle United, helping Man U close the gap on Arsenal to three points. Manchester United dominated the Magpies from start to finish … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 16 Comments

Fulham’s slide toward relegation continues

A fluky, and some would say illegal, goal by West Ham midfielder Nolberto Solano in the 87th minute gave West Ham a 1-0 win against Fulham and pushed the Cottagers ever closer to the inevitability of relegation. Fulham is now … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 40 Comments

Bad tackle breaks Eduardo’s leg, ends his season and could jeopardize his career

Arsenal forward Eduardo Da Silva had his left leg broken after a terrible tackle by Birmingham’s Martin Taylor in Saturday’s match between the two. The match ended tied 2-2. Taylor delivered a sliding, studs up tackle at Eduardo’s left leg … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 49 Comments

Pinto a No-Go in Toronto

Contrary to a report that surfaced on Friday saying that Portuguese striker Joao Pinto was signing with Toronto FC, the MLS club has no plans to sign Pinto. According to sources in Toronto, TFC has no intention if signing the … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC | 12 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Good morning folks. There is plenty of soccer action to follow today so this is where you can check in to share your thoughts and have debates and discussions with other SBI readers. Feel free to post your comments, game … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 57 Comments

This weekend’s soccer on TV

If you’re worried about bad weather making this weekend a boring one, don’t fret. A loaded slate of soccer matches on TV will keep you entertained. I have finally decided to fully incorporate Setanta USA into the schedule. For those … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV | 24 Comments

About that Barcelona friendly

As you read this morning, the Red Bulls will be playing a friendly against a high-profile European club on Aug. 7 at Giants Stadium. That opponent may not be Barcelona. According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, Barcelona … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 47 Comments