Monthly Archives: April 2008

Matt Kassel called in to U.S. Under-20 camp in England

Red Bulls youth prospect Matt Kassel was one of 18 players selected to take part in a U.S. Under-20 national team camp in Manchester, England next week. The U.S. team will play friendlies against the reserve teams from Bolton (May … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls, U.S. Youth National Teams | 19 Comments

Los Angeles Galaxy 5, Chivas USA 2: A Supporter’s View

It had the makings of a tightly-contested rivalry match. The LA Galaxy and Chivas USA were tied 2-2 late in the second half in a match that looked destined to be a tie. At least before the Chivas USA imploded, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- LA Galaxy | 21 Comments

SBI MLS Player of the Week/Weak

It is rare to find a performance so thoroughly dominant that it overshadows the kind of games we saw this weekend, but Landon Donovan had that sort of performance. The Los Angeles Galaxy forward had THREE goals and an assist … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- LA Galaxy | 39 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

                                                          Photo by ISI Photos Fulham is still alive. Yes, you read that right, the Cottagers’ hopes of avoiding relegation stayed … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team, U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 31 Comments

Toronto FC 2, Wizards 0: A Supporter’s View

With one beautiful free kick goal, Amado Guevara helped secure the three points for Toronto FC and helped TFC extend its winning streak to three matches. Is this really the same team that started the season so poorly? The easy … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC | 18 Comments

SBI MLS Best XI: Week Five

Week five of the MLS season feature some truly standout individual performances that made it extremely difficult to select a Best XI for the week. Some picks were easy, like Landon Donovan, who netted a hat-trick AND an assist in … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, SBI MLS Best XI | 52 Comments

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week Five

What a weekend. MLS fans were treated to goals galore and some pretty tightly-contested matches this weekend. From Chicago and New England scoring second-half game-winners to Columbus holding on for its own 1-0 victory, there was plenty of drama in … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 34 Comments

Red Bulls 2, Earthquakes 0 (The Post-Game Look)

                                                                                Photo by ISI Photos Jozy Altidore could have let frustration overtake him, and … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 42 Comments

You know, Gallardo’s goal IS pretty good

As some of you know, I called the contest for this week’s MLS Goal of the Week over, naming Amado Guevara’s free kick as the unquestioned winner. Well, he might have some competition. Marcelo Gallardo’s volley blast deserves consideration, though … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- D.C. United | 59 Comments

San Jose Earthquakes at Red Bulls: Running Commentary

Good afternoon everybody. It’s an overcast day in New Jersey as we prepare for the final MLS match of the weekend, with the Red Bulls playing host to the San Jose Earthquakes. San Jose is coming off its first win … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 100 Comments

Guevara’s beautiful goal

If you have not seen Amado Guevara’s free kick goal against Kansas City, you are in for a treat. The Honduran midfielder scored his second goal of the day in breath-taking fashion, curling a long-range free kick past Kevin Hartman … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Toronto FC | 26 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Good morning all. As the end of the European seasons gets closer, the games will get more and more intense and the stakes even higher. Today’s slate of matches is no different. Aston Villa takes on Everton in what has … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 10 Comments