Monthly Archives: November 2008

Euro Top 25: Arsenal topples Chelsea, Barca rolls and Man Utd downs City

  Chelsea looked to be in complete control on Sunday in its London Derby showdown vs. Arsenal. Up a goal and cruising, the Blues look poised to win and hold on to first place in the EPL. At least until Robin … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 14 Comments

NCAA Quarterfinal field is set

  All eight places in the NCAA men's soccer tournament quarterfinals were booked this weekend, with North Carolina earning the last spot in thrilling fashion. Michael Callahan's 86th-minute equalizer gave the Tar Heels life, then Brian Shriver's 94th-minute game winner … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 9 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

It was a landmark weekend for Americans in Europe. From Brad Friedel record-breaking performance to Jozy Altidore's impressive start for Villarreal, several Americans Abroad enjoyed success across Europe. Friedel set a new record for consecutive matches played, with 167 in … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 52 Comments

Blanco helps lead Santos to playoff win

  Who said Cuauhtemoc Blanco can't deliver in the playoffs in November? The Chicago Fire playmaker missed out on an MLS Cup final this fall, but he moved one step closer to a Mexican League Apertura final when his penalty … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire | 25 Comments

Friedel plays in record 167th straight match

  You can call Brad Friedel big, imposing, dominating, but you must also call him reliable. The 37-year-old goalkeeper showed just how reliable on Saturday when he appeared in his 167th straight English Premier League match in Aston Villa's scoreless … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 23 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Good morning folks. The top-quality soccer action is already well under way, with Manchester United-Manchester City and Inter Milan-Napoli both in the second half of their games. Here is today's list of games on TV: 8:30am- Setanta USA- Manchester United … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV, Your Running Commentary | 56 Comments

NCAA: St. John’s beats UC Irvine, advances to Elite Eight

                Photo by Vincent Dusovic/St. John's Athletic Communications Third-seeded St. John's scored two goals in a wild final 15 minutes to defeat UC Irvine, 3-2, at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John's University to advance to the NCAA … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 5 Comments

NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament: Round of 16 (Your Commentary)

Good afternoon folks. This weekend features the Round of 16 for the NCAA men's soccer tournament as we move a step closer to the College Cup Final Four in Frisco, Texas. Five of the eight spots in the Elite Eight … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, Your Running Commentary | 12 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  Good morning folks.  We have a full slate of games on tap today for those of you who plan on getting your fill of soccer on TV in between your Christmas shopping and eating leftover turkey. Here is a … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV, Your Running Commentary | 64 Comments

SBI European Club Top 25

Somebody finally slowed down Barcelona last week. Now there is a team this week capable of handing Barca its first loss in months. Sevilla has moved up to No. 14 in the SBI Top 25 European club rnakings, but Freddy … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 33 Comments

This weekend’s soccer on TV

Admit it, after spending the recent Thanksgiving Holiday indulging in food and family time, you are ready to sit in front of a TV all weekend and watch some good soccer. Well, if that is your plan then this is … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Mexican Soccer, Soccer on TV | 10 Comments

Kinnear staying at Newcastle: The TFC effect

  Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear had the interim tag removed from his title on Friday, meaning Kinnear will be the Magpies manager for the remainder of the season. The development should put to rest very real concerns in Toronto that … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- Toronto FC | 29 Comments