Monthly Archives: September 2008

Houston Dynamo vs. UNAM Pumas: Your Running Commentary

The Houston Dynamo faces Mexican side UNAM Pumas in Mexico tonight in CONCACAF Champions League action (10pm, Fox Soccer Channel). Houston will look to deliver the first win of the tournament for Major League Soccer, which is 0-5-2 in the … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 48 Comments

Kandji, Gaudette headline USL All-League team

The United Soccer League named it’s All-League Teams on Tuesday. I know I don’t report nearly as much about the USL as I should, especially given the league’s recent success in the U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League, but … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 25 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

The UEFA Champions League is back in action today, with eight matches featuring some of the world’s top teams. Here is today’s broadcast schedule for those of you who missed Monday’s preview: 12:30pm- ESPN Deportes and Real Madrid at … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 32 Comments

Gallardo is back in D.C. (is it too little, too late?)

D.C. United playmaker Marcelo Gallardo has returned to the United States after a two-week stay in Argentina to rehab a groin injury that has sidelined him for an extended period of time. He is not expected to play in D.C. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United | 21 Comments

EPL Week Six: A Look Back

Being a referee is a thankless job. If you do your job very well as a referee you go unnoticed, but if you make a mess of your job, chances are you will make headlines and draw death threats from … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 5 Comments

Your Questions Answered (Part 4 of 4)

Here it is, the final portion of the most recent Q&A session. Admit it, you probably thought you wouldn’t see it for another month, but here it is. There are a variety of subjects covered, both MLS related and European … Continue reading »

Posted in SBI Live Q&A | 19 Comments

With Howard the clear MVP in 2008, who has been the best USMNT field player?

Good morning all. While I work on some stories for a morning ticker, I wanted to direct you to my story on on Tim Howard and the Honda Player of the Year award, which goes to the MVP of … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 29 Comments

UEFA Champions League Matchday Two Preview

The UEFA Champions League is back in action on Tuesday, with eight intriguing match-ups and some high-profile showdowns. Lyon and Bayern Munich is arguably the marquee match-up, although the way the German champions have been playing lately has caused the … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV | 10 Comments

Vegas investment group eyeing piece of Columbus Crew

Las Vegas and Columbus. You’re probably thinking there couldn’t be two more different American cities. They actually have a few things in common. While they both have plenty of party-happy college students and both love college football (though in Vegas, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- Expansion | 82 Comments

SBI European Club Top 25

September is about to draw to a close and it is difficult to deny that one club, Chelsea, has looked like the class of Europe so far this season. This is the first official installment of SBI’s European Club Top … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 21 Comments

Who is your MLS Player of the Month?

                                                            Photo by With the MLS schedule for September now over, it is time for members of the media to … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 14 Comments

Morning Morning Center Back: Here comes the West

                                                                          Photo by Yes, I will admit it. I thought the MLS Western Conference was … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 20 Comments