Monthly Archives: April 2008

UEFA Cup Semifinals set for today

The UEFA Cup semifinals kick off today with both match-ups being shown on Fox Soccer Channel. Here is the rundown: 2:30pm- Fiorentina at Rangers 5pm- Zenit St. Petersburg at Bayern Munich The Fiorentina-Rangers tilt is the more appealing of the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV | 18 Comments

Morning Ticker: Jo to Man City, Pachuca ties Saprissa, Vidic doubtful vs. Chelsea

Guten Morgen SBI readers. You might think Thursday is a day to take it easy in terms of soccer news, but there is action today that will keep it from being all that quiet. You have UEFA Cup semifinals, the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer, Mexican Soccer, South American Soccer | 16 Comments

FC Dallas 2, Chivas USA 0: A Supporter’s View

Before the season began, a Chivas USA-FC Dallas match might have been seen as a potential Western Conference final between two young teams that showed great promise in 2007. A month into the new season and only one of these … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- FC Dallas | 5 Comments

Cervi on trial with Celtic

                                                                     Photo by ISI Photos U.S. Under-23 national team goalkeeper and 2008 Chicago Fire draft pick Dominic Cervi … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 39 Comments

Champions League Semifinal: Manchester United at Barcelona (Running Commentary)

The match-up is finally here. Manchester United vs. Barcelona. Two of the most storied clubs in the world, two of the most star-studded squads in the world, ready to battle with a place in the Champions League final on the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 63 Comments

Who will run the Red Bulls? My unusual suspect

                                                                                  Photo by ISI Photos Things have gotten very quiet on the Red … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 14 Comments

Fantasy MLS Corner

(With Fantasy MLS growing more and more popular, I figured it was time to incorporate a segment to help provide SBI readers with some insight into the fantasy game. Stephen Zaffuto will serve as the SBI Fantasy MLS expert and … Continue reading »

Posted in Fantasy Soccer, Major League Soccer | 4 Comments

Morning Ticker: Vidic a doubt, Ronaldinho too pricey for Milan and Aussie goalkeeper given reprieve

Good morning folks. Wednesday is here, which means today is the day of the Manchester United-Barcelona Champions League semifinal. It promises to be a match-up for the ages and will certainly have most of us glued to the TV this … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, International Soccer, South American Soccer | 19 Comments

SBI on the radio tonight

Good evening folks. For those of you interested, I will be appearing as a guest on Marcelo Balboa’s radio show, From the Pitch, tonight. I will be on along with Chicago Fire head coach Denis Hamlett and Colorado Rapids head … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Chelsea 1, Liverpool 1: What an own goal

Chelsea looked well on its way to a 1-0 defeat at Anfield today, which probably would have been okay given the home-and-home format of the Champions League semifinals, but when Liverpool substitute John Arne Riise headed a cross into his … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 37 Comments

Galaxy 2, Dynamo 2: A Supporter’s View

It isn’t normal for a home team to come away from a tie content while the visiting team leaves disappointed, but that was the case after the Galaxy’s comeback to tie the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Landon Donovan’s brace, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy | 19 Comments

Champions League Semifinal: Chelsea at Liverpool (Running Commentary

The Champions League semifinals kick off today with Chelsea facing Liverpool at Anfield in the first leg of their home-and-home series. The match is set for 2:45 p.m. today and will be shown on ESPN2. So many compelling match-ups, from … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 54 Comments