Monthly Archives: May 2008

Galaxy 3, Wizards 1: A Supporter’s View

Call Ruud Gullit the magic man. How else can you explain how the Dutch coach has pieced together a useful Galaxy defense out of the tattered corpse of a defense wearing LA colors just a month ago. Yes, David Beckham … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 14 Comments

The state of D.C. United: A Supporter’s View

D.C. United is a mess. Yes, we know, D.C. is coming off a 3-2 home win against Toronto FC, so things should be looking up for the underachiving club. Right? Maybe not. SBI Correspondent Joel Sanderson sees plenty of problems … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- D.C. United | 5 Comments

Red Bulls Update: Reyna out, Van Den Bergh Questionable for Houston

The Red Bulls could be without two key starters for Saturday’s match vs. Houston, but will be welcoming another player back from the injured list. Red Bulls captain Claudio Reyna is expected to miss the Red Bulls match vs. Houston … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 50 Comments

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 9

After thrashing the New York Red Bulls 5-1, the Chicago Fire figured to have a few selections on this week’s MLS Best XI. How many? Try a season-high four selections, with two more Fire players earning honorable mention. Cuauhtemoc Blanco … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, SBI MLS Best XI | 11 Comments

Fire 5, Red Bulls 1: A Supporter’s View

Total Domination. That’s the only way to describe the Chicago Fire’s 5-1 dismantling of the New York Red Bulls. Take a very good team and put it up against a short-handed team that has its defense play its worst game … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 11 Comments

England 2, USA 0: A look back

                                                                         Photo by It was ugly. There is really no other way to describe the … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 182 Comments

Red Bulls name Erik Stover managing director

The New York Red Bulls have named Erik Stover as the team’s new managing director. Who is Stover? He was named the team’s Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Red Bull Park in March. Before that he spent … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 73 Comments

USA vs. England: Running Commentary

Good afternoon folks. The moment has arrived. USA vs. England. Can England exact revenge for the 1950 World Cup and the Revolutionary War?  Can the Americans finally get payback for England subjecting us to Simon Cowell? I’m kidding. Today’s friendly … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 325 Comments

McBride leaves Fulham, MLS return imminent (updated)

American forward and retired U.S. national standout Brian McBride has parted ways with Fulham FC, the club announced on Wednesday. McBride, who is a month shy of 36, leaves after scoring 40 goals in 150 appearances for Fulham, including several … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 115 Comments

SBI Fantasy MLS Corner

                                                     Photo by If there was ever a time when you can’t afford to neglect your fantasy MLS team, that time is … Continue reading »

Posted in Fantasy Soccer, South American Soccer | 3 Comments

Andy Gray joining ESPN’s team for Euros

Scottish soccer commentator Andy Gray has joined the ESPN broadcast team for the upcoming European Championships. One of the top analysts for the English Premier League, Gray joins an ESPN broadcast team that also includes Adrian Healy, Derek Rae and … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV | 25 Comments

USA vs. England: The Pre-Match Huddle

The U.S. national team is set to face off against England at Wembley Stadium today at 3pm (ESPN Classic) and the match has American fans across the country excited (and some extremely nervous). The match is the first of three … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 71 Comments