Monthly Archives: November 2008

You Write the Caption: Best of the Freddie Ljungberg Edition

    Hello all. It's time to pick the best entries from the Freddie Ljungberg Edition of You Write the Caption. With the MLS Expansion Draft having brought the 2009 Sounders closer into focus, what better time to poke fun at … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders, You Write the Caption | 19 Comments

A closer look at the MLS Expansion Draft

As far as expansion drafts go, it is tough to say that Seattle Sounders FC had a great one. Sure, the newest MLS expansion team scored some gems, including a bona fide target striker and some quality midfield threats, but … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 42 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving from SBI

Good afternoon folks. It is Thanksgiving Day and while much of America will be taking in some American Football, I know there are plenty of you who still crave your soccer. Even on a day like Thanksgiving, there is soccer … Continue reading »

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Houston edges Luis Angel Firpo, reaches Champions League quarters

  Brian Ching's 13th-minute goal was enough to help the Houston Dynamo earn a place in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory against CD Luis Angel Firpo on Wednesday night. The Dynamo defense rebounded well from its … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 31 Comments

Petke coming back to New York

                                                             Photo courtesy of Former MetroStars standout defender and fan favorite Mike Petke is coming back to New York some six years after leaving. The New York Red Bulls made Petke the only player taken in Wednesday's MLS … Continue reading »

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Jaqua leads Seattle’s 10 expansion picks

FIRST ON SBI                                                                             Photo by Former Houston Dynamo striker Nate Jaqua was one of 10 players chosen in Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft for Seattle Sounders FC, sources with knowledge of the list told SBI on Wednesday afternoon. Here … Continue reading »

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 88 Comments

NCAA tournament round-up (round two)

                        Photo by The NCAA tournament field has been reduced from 48 to 18, with two games remaining in the second round to be played this afternoon. The top three seeds — Wake Forest, Maryland and St. John's — … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 16 Comments

MLS Expansion Mock Draft

Seattle Sounders FC will move a long way toward shaping the look of their first roster today when announce the names of the 10 players they have selected in the MLS expansion draft. There is plenty of talent to choose … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion | 50 Comments

Gazidis named CEO of Arsenal

MLS deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis, the No. 2 man at Major League Soccer after commissioner Don Garber, has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal. The long-rumored move became official on Wednesday. The move … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 33 Comments

Seattle Sounders FC closing in on Schmid

  Just two days after becoming the first coach in MLS history to win MLS Cup titles with two different teams, Sigi Schmid stands poised to try to win a title with a third team. Schmid is on the verge of … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 53 Comments

Red Bulls list of exposed players missing three

If you were wondering how it was that the New York Red Bulls protected 14 players ahead of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft, the simple answer is they didn't. The lists released by Major League Soccer for the exposed players in … Continue reading »

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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

Good afternoon folks. The UEFA Champions League returns this afternoon with another assortment of quality match-ups for you fans of top-quality European soccer. You have Villarrea-Manchester United and Lyon-Fiorentina as headliners, along with some other intriguing tilts, such as Arsenal-Dynamo … Continue reading »

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