Category Archives: MLS Draft 2009

MLS Cup Final: Match Night Commentary

The Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas are meeting tonight in the MLS Cup Final at BMO Field in Toronto (8:30pm, ESPN). The Rapids come in having qualified through the Eastern Conference, while FC Dallas battled through the brutally tough Western … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Cup, MLS Draft 2009, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- FC Dallas | 259 Comments

John overcomes injuries to shine in second season

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JOSE M. ROMERO TORONTO — After just two seasons in Major League Soccer, George John is playing for a league championship. Not bad for a 23-year-old, late first-round Superdraft pick who has battled — and beaten … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Cup, MLS Draft 2009, MLS- FC Dallas, U.S. Men's National Team | 7 Comments

Chicago Fire at D.C. United: Match Night Commentary

By AVI CREDITOR A pair of winless teams with proud histories do battle in the nation's capital, as D.C. United (0-3-0) welcomes the Chicago Fire (0-2-1) to RFK Stadium (7:30 p.m., MLS Direct Kick). United's most recent setback came at … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Draft 2009, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- D.C. United | 20 Comments

Morning Ticker: Pacheco receives ITC, Vieri a rounder and USMNT starts supporter’s club

  Alfredo Pacheco is officially a New York Red Bull. Finally. The Salvadoran left back is now formally on the roster after the club received Pacheco's International Transfer Card on Thursday, putting an end to a drawn out loan process … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2009, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Toronto FC | 26 Comments

Grella on verge of Leeds deal

                                       Photo courtesy of Duke Athletics By DYLAN BUTLER Following a successful two-week trial, former Duke University standout Mike Grella has been offered a contract to play with English League One side Leeds United, sources told SBI on Friday. Grella, who … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, MLS Draft 2009 | 17 Comments

The Best MLS Draft Speech Ever

If you didn't happen to be one of the few people still in the ballroom at the St. Louis Convention Center when the fourth and final round of the 2009 MLS Draft wound down, you probably missed your chance to … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Draft 2009, MLS- Chicago Fire | 43 Comments

Grella on trial at Leeds, scores hat-trick in reserve match

When Mike Grella passed on the 2009 MLS draft, it was unclear where the Duke striker would test the professional soccer waters. It appears his quest for a professional contract has landed him in England. Grella is on trial with … Continue reading »

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Some of your Post-Draft Questions Answered

The 2009 MLS Draft has come and gone and while it didn't boast the myriad of trades we thought there would be, there was still plenty of action. For those of you who haven't seen it, here is my piece … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2009, SBI Live Q&A | 12 Comments