Monthly Archives: February 2008

TGIF: Is MLS really bleeding talent?

Admit it, you have seen the names of various MLS players moving on to Europe and you’ve thought to yourself, "There is something definitely wrong here." You can relax folks. The sky really isn’t falling. Is the league losing more … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 62 Comments

It’s Q&A time

Good morning folks. If you’re stuck at home watching the snow fall like me, I feel your pain. If you are in Hawaii or any place else where the tempurature is above 50, I hate you (okay, not really). It … Continue reading »

Posted in SBI Live Q&A | 91 Comments

Barcelona to face Red Bulls at Giants Stadium

Just two years after sellling out Giants Stadium in a 4-1 exhibition win against the Red Bulls, Spanish giant FC Barcelona is set to come back to New Jersey. Barcelona will play the Red Bulls at Giants Stadium on Aug. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 35 Comments

Red Bulls trade Kovalenko, waive Doe

The Red Bulls cleaned house on Thursday, shipping midfielder Dema Kovalenko to Real Salt Lake and waiving Liberian forward Francis Doe. James Edward of the Deseret Morning News reported on Thursday evening that Kovalenko was traded to RSL for an … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 67 Comments

What should Philadelphia’s team name be?

With the MLS expansion team in Philadelphia just two years away I couldn’t help but wonder what good nickname would be for the club. With the Seattle expansion team considering the awful name Emeral City Greens we can only hope … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 291 Comments

UEFA Cup: Round of 32, second leg

If you watched Wednesday’s Champions League action, and you know you did, you saw some amazing goals and quality soccer. The UEFA Cup action today may not be as good, but there are still some appealing match-ups with some big-name … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 23 Comments

Morning Ticker: Figo too pricey for Revs, Conde sits, Houston adds a forward

Good morning folks. It is a good day for MLS fans as word of Philadelphia’s inclusion as the next expansion franchise circulates. There is other MLS news to get to though. Here are a few news tidbits to get you … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 34 Comments

Philadelphia to be awarded 16th MLS franchise

The wait is finally over Philadelphia, Major League Soccer is coming to your city. MLS has chosen Philadelphia to become the league’s 16th franchise, sources told SBI on Wednesday night. The announcement is set for next Thursday. Philadelphia beat out … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion | 78 Comments

Pan Pacific Championship (Your running commentary)

Good evening folks. The Opening match of the Pan Pacific Championship, between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Gamba Osaka, is fast approaching, and for those of you who plan on watching, it will be the first chance to watch an … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 133 Comments

Champions League (Running Commentary)

Good afternoon folks. We’re just a few minutes away from one of the best match-ups of the Champions League Round of 16, Arsenal vs. AC Milan. Don’t get me wrong. Man U-Lyon and Barcelona-Celtic have their own appeal, but seeing … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 31 Comments

CONCACAF Abroad: Weekend Rewind

While it was a relatively light weekend for American players in Europe, the rest of CONCACAF was pretty well represented this weekend. Honduran striker David Suazo scored both goals in Inter Milan’s 2-0 win against Livorno on Sunday, making him … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer | 21 Comments

Champions League: Round of 16 Wednesday

Good morning all. Champions League Round of 16 action resumes today with four very appealing match-ups, none more appealing than Arsenal vs. AC Milan. Yes, Barcelona will have a tough time trying to score a win at Celtic Park, Man … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 15 Comments