Monthly Archives: March 2008

Montreal stepping up MLS expansion efforts

The Montreal publication La Presse is reporting that (soon to be former) Liverpool owner George Gillet is joining forces with the Saputo family, owners of the USL Montreal Impact, to push for an MLS expansion team in Montreal.

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Toronto FC | 107 Comments

Beasley on the comeback trail, eyeing late-April return

                                                              Photo by ISI Photos U.S. national team midfielder DaMarcus Beasley is on the comeback trail and is ahead of … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 26 Comments

Morning Ticker: Rossi lifts Italy, Aussies tie China, Boruc wants out

  Good morning all. Today is a busy day on the international soccer calendar as a full slate of matches are set to kick off, including USA-Poland, England-France, Spain-Italy and Argentina-Egypt. Before we get to those games this afternoon, here … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, International Soccer | 46 Comments

Red Bulls Update: Osorio says Vargas not a target, Freeman out 4-6 weeks

Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio sang the praises of Venezuelan midfielder Ronald Vargas, calling him an excellent player, but Osorio made it clear that Vargas is not a target of the Red Bulls. "He is a very good … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 62 Comments

An interesting trend among MLS media guides

I received a UPS package on Monday and when I saw the heavy square box I knew right away it was the 2008 MLS media guides. Sure, it was several months earlier than I have ever received them but after … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 39 Comments

Morning Ticker: Man City eyes Dos Santos, CONCACAF is back and Cahill hurt

Good morning all. Today is one of the relatively slower days in the soccer world, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t some news to share. Here are some tidbits to start your day with: Man City eyes Dos Santos … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer | 21 Comments

The West Coast Update: Several world stars sidelined, Seattle MLS and finding Jimmy “Hoffa”

Good afternoon folks. Since I know there are plenty of SBI readers on the West Coast who often find themselves looking for some news to fill their afternoons, I am going to make it a part of the post rotation … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 59 Comments

Are you ready to be an MLS correspondent for SBI?

Are you an MLS fan who wishes there were someplace that a fan’s voice could be heard? Do you long for the day when you could read (or even write) about strong opinions about your MLS team? That time is … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 42 Comments

Mid-week soccer on TV

Admit it. Every week you find yourself remember that there were soccer games you wanted to catch during the week, only you forgot they were going to be on. It is easy to forget, especially when you’ve spent the weekend … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, Soccer on TV, U.S. Men's National Team | 25 Comments

Who should Bob Bradley start vs. Poland?

The first U.S. national team match of the new year on foreign soil pits the Americans against Poland in a match that will be much tougher than some Americans realize. This is not the same Poland team the Americans beat … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 70 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend rewind

Make it 20 goals in all competitions for Michael Bradley, who scored two more goals last weekend, including the game-winner in Heerenveen’s 4-3 win against Roda. Bradley’s performance highlighted an up and down weekend for Americans in Europe. Fulham’s Fab … Continue reading »

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Monday Morning Center Back: Who isn’t ready for the MLS season?

Good morning everybody. Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend, though I’m sure Arsenal and Liverpool fans were probably not in the most festive mood. We will get back to European soccer later today. For now, I want to point out … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Toronto FC | 49 Comments