Monthly Archives: June 2008

Wizards welcome back Josh Wolff

                                                     Photo by ISIphotos.com The Kansas City Wizards may have found the cure for their terrible offense, or at least they hope so. … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 56 Comments

Chelsea signs Deco

The Scolari era at Chelsea has officially begun. New Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has landed Portuguese midfielder Deco from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee. Deco joined is new team on Monday. Deco’s arrival makes an already crowded Chelsea central … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 20 Comments

Fire 0, Earthquakes 0: A Supporter’s View

No offense to the San Jose Earthquakes but when you are outplayed at home by San Jose, your team is in serious trouble. The Fire squandered another match at Toyota Park, another chance at precious points in the stacked Eastern … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 9 Comments

Afternoon Ticker: Villa tell Barry he can go, Barca eyes Adebayor and Nihat faces lengthy recovery

                                                                Photo by ISIphotos.com At long last Liverpool fans can rejoice. Sort of. In what seems like a mini-me … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 21 Comments

With Rojas on board, what next for the Red Bulls?

As expected, the Red Bulls are set to sign Venezuelan national team midfielder Jorge Rojas. The 31-year-old is arriving in New York today and will undergo a physical on Tuesday ahead of signing a contract with the Red Bulls. He … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 30 Comments

Monday Observations: On Luciano Emilio, Wilman Conde and the U.S. Open Cup

                                                                                  Photo by ISIphotos.com With MLS All-Star Game balloting set to close on … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- D.C. United | 32 Comments

Covering an MLS match for the first time: One writer’s story

                                                                                     Photo by ISIphotos.com Ever wonder what it’s like being a soccer … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 20 Comments

SBI All-Euro 2008 Team

                                                                                         Photo by ISIphotos.com With the European Champions now over, it … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 33 Comments

SBI now on Facebook

Are you an SBI reader who is also on Facebook? Prepare to have two of your favorite sites connected. Soccer By Ives is now on Facebook. I have started out with an SBI group and will work to integrate some … Continue reading »

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How I picked Spain to win Euro 2008

                                                                                  Photo by ISIphotos.com If you are expecting to read another account of … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 14)

                                                                                  Photo by ISIphotos.com D.C. United is on fire. When D.C. and Los … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 12 Comments

Spain crowned European champions

                                                                                  Photo by ISIphotos.com On the strength of a stingy defense, quick and … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments