Monthly Archives: April 2008

SBI MLS Fantasy Corner

Admit it, the month of April was a rough one for your MLS fantasy team. I mean sure, you might be one of the lucky few who adjusted to all the rules changes and got off to a flying start, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 5 Comments

Liverpool at Chelsea: Your Running Commentary

The Champions League semifinals kick off today with Chelsea facing Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their home-and-home series. The first leg finished 1-1 courtesy of John Arne Riise’s amazingly awful own goal, which means Liverpool must … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 73 Comments

Oh Canada (Greetings from the land of maple syrup, hockey and the customs department from heck)

Good afternoon everybody. I’m writing you from the Toronto airport, where I just went through easily the worst customs process I’ve ever dealt with (and that’s having gone to a dozen countries). No, I didn’t get any Midnight Express treatment, … Continue reading »

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SBI heading to Toronto

Good morning all. Apologies in advance for a shortage of posts this morning. I will be heading to Toronto today ahead of Thursday night’s Eastern Conference showdown between Toronto FC and the Red Bulls. It is my first trip to … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls 2, Earthquakes 0: A Supporter’s View

Is a win still a win if nobody is there to see it? The answer is yes. Okay, so saying there was nobody at Giants Stadium on Sunday is a bit much, but the small crowd in attendance to see … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 27 Comments

Paul Scholes blast lifts Manchester United to Champions League final

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes delivered a clutch long-range bomb of a goal to help Man U top Barcelona, 1-0, in the second leg of their semifinal series, earning the Red Devils a place in the UEFA Champions League final … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 26 Comments

D.C. United 4, Real Salt Lake 1: A Supporter’s View

When D.C. United walked off the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium two weeks ago, the sting of a 4-0 blowout loss to Real Salt Lake was only tempered by the knowledge that the chance for revenge would come very soon. That … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 2 Comments

Manchester United vs. Barcelona: Running Commentary

The game we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Manchester United vs. Barcelona. Winner goes to the Champions League final. It doesn’t get much better than that. Manchester United plays host to Barcelona needing a win to clinch the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 68 Comments

Lider Marmol signs with the Chicago Fire

The Chicago Fire signed Paraguayan defender Lider Marmol, the team announced on Tuesday. The signing ends a three-month long saga that saw Marmol train with the Red Bulls for two months before eventually joining the Fire and agreeing to terms. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 121 Comments

Fire 2, Rapids 1: A Supporter’s View

After weeks of hearing how the Chicago Fire was in desperate need of a legit right winger, John Thorrington stepped up and made a good case for being that very player. His two goals lifted the Fire to a 2-1 … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Colorado Rapids | 7 Comments

Morning Ticker: Brazil to tour USA, Barca sets Ronnie price and Ronaldo’s nightmare

Good morning all. Today is the big day for Champions League fans as Manchester United faces Barcelona in a winner-take-all semifinal second leg today. I will be writing about that match shortly. For now, here are some soccer news tidbits … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer, South American Soccer | 30 Comments

Revolution 1, FC Dallas 0: A Supporter’s View

One look at the New England Revolution starting lineup last Thursday and most observers would have penciled in the Revs match at FC Dallas as a blowout loss. Missing six starters, the Revs fielded an inexperienced squad with plenty of … Continue reading »

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