Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy New Year from SBI

As 2008 winds to a close and 2009 arrives, it is time to wish everybody a Happy New Year. Thanks to all of you for making 2008 a special one for Soccer By Ives. For a first year as an … Continue reading »

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What are your Best XI Soccer Moments of 2008?

Another year, another stack of great soccer memories. Now that 2008 is winding to a close, I can't help but think about all the great soccer moments of the year, all the games and goals and comebacks and stunning finishes. All … Continue reading »

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It’s Q&A Time (New Year’s Eve Edition)

Hello all. It is the last day of 2008 and it feels like the perfect opportunity to have the final Q&A of the year, especially since one of my New Year's resolutions is to not take so long to complete the Q&As. It … Continue reading »

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Your Questions Answered (Part 5 of 5)

Good afternoon all and welcome to the latest installment of Your Questions Answered. This is the fifth and final chapter of the most recent Q&A session (and yes, by recent I mean six weeks ago). It took a while (a … Continue reading »

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Cooper, Marshall and Franklin among 25 called in to US national team camp

U.S. Olympic team standouts Sacha Kljestan, Marvell Wynne and Stuart Holden headline a very young group chosen for the first U.S. national team training camp of the new year. Here is the 25-man roster for the January training camp: GOALKEEPERS- Jon … Continue reading »

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How do you prefer to crown your league champion?

                                                         Photo by What makes a team a league champion? Is it the team that  played the best throughout the regular season, or the team that reached the playoffs and defeated all comers to lift the trophy? This debate has … Continue reading »

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Revs sign Videira

When the New England Revolution drafted former Duke standout Mike Videira last year, it was seen as a hopeful pick on a first-round talent who was determined to play in Europe. That second-round pick isn't looking like such a waste now. … Continue reading »

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Your Questions Answered (Part 4 of 5)

                                                                              Photo by Good afternoon folks. As you can tell, it's been a bit of a slow news period. That doesn't mean we won't be able to provide you with some good reading material and updates on both MLS … Continue reading »

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Gerrard arrested after bar brawl

  For Steven Gerrard, apparently beating up on Newcastle wasn't enough. Gerrard was arrested late on Sunday night and charged with assault after alledgedly being involved in a bar fight. He was one of six men arrested after what police called an "early-morning … Continue reading »

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Sources: Opara staying in school

                                                                   Photo by Ike Opara was widely-regarded as the best defender, and one of the best players available in the 2009 MLS Draft, but only if he actually entered the draft. It is looking more and more like … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2009 | 40 Comments

Dempsey scores two vs. Chelsea on good day for Americans in England

  If there was any doubt before, Clint Dempsey provided the clearest evidence to date that he is truly back to his best. The U.S. national team star scored two goals, including an 89th minute equalizer to help Fulham register … Continue reading »

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Moving to Mexico a trend for European-based Mexicans?

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO There's no place like home. Mexican midfielder Pavel Pardo is the latest poster boy for that notion. The 32-year-old recently inked a deal with Mexican club America, where he played from 1999-2006, from German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart. Pardo, who's scored 10 … Continue reading »

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