Monthly Archives: March 2008

U.S. roster for Poland friendly announced

                                                                Photo by ISI Photos Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey were among the 18 players chosen for … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 92 Comments

Olympic Qualifying: USA vs. Honduras (Running Commentary)

Good afternoon folks. Apologies for the lateness of this post but it is Easter after all. If you are a die-hard U.S. national team fan and watching today’s qualifying final even though it doesn’t mean much, please feel free to … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 116 Comments

Super Sunday: Man U thrashes Liverpool, Chelsea downs Arsenal

Manchester United increased its lead in the English Premier League to five points with its 3-0 whipping of Liverpool on Sunday. Nani scored a goal and delivered an assist while Cristiano Ronaldo added another goal as Liverpool struggled to cope … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 11 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Happy Easter and Good morning everybody. Today is a holiday but also a big day for quality soccer action. The Big Four in England face off in a pair of quality match-ups that headline today’s matches. If you are watching … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 64 Comments

Michael Bradley nets brace, scores game-winner for Heerenveen

U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley scored two goals, including a side-volley game-winner in Heerenveen’s 4-3 win against Roda on Saturday. For those of you keeping track at home, that gives Bradley 15 league goals for Heerenveen and a jaw-dropping … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 54 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Good morning folks. Today should be an entertaining day in the soccer world, with matches throughout the day and night on TV. The marquee EPL games are on Sunday but today offers us the juicy Inter Milan-Juventus clash. You know … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 185 Comments

This weekend’s Soccer on TV: Easter Edition

It is going to be one of those holidays. You know the ones, where you have to find some very good excuses to score the necessary two to four hours of TV time to watch some marquee soccer action. Your … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer, Soccer on TV, South American Soccer, U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 17 Comments

You Write The Caption: The Best of the Beckham/Xavier entries

Good afternoon folks. With the MLS season fast approaching, and the You Write the Caption Queue now filled with three contests that need to be judged, SBI will be looking to power through them today. The first of the YWTC … Continue reading »

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Morning Ticker: Beckham, Copa Libertadores and Man City news

Good morning all. Plenty of subjects to touch on today, particularly in the wake of the U.S. Under-23 team qualifying for the Olympics, but I will touch on that later. Here is a roundup of news stories that have surfaced … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer, International Soccer, Major League Soccer, South American Soccer | 18 Comments

Olympic Qualifying: USA vs. Canada (Running Commentary)

Tonight is the night. Two teams enter, one team leaves with a ticket to the Olympics. The U.S. national team faces Canada in a crucial CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying semifinal and anyone thinking it will be a cakewalk for the Americans … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 215 Comments

Vote for Jozy

                                                             Photo by ISI Photos If you read SBI on a regular basis there is a good chance you think … Continue reading »

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The Olympic Qualifying Streaker Speaks

                                                                     Photo by ISI Photos When the most attractive streaker in U.S. soccer history left the field at … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Sporting Kansas City, U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 13 Comments