Monthly Archives: March 2009

MLS Matchday Two

The second week of the MLS season kicks off with some highly-anticipated Eastern Conference battles. The defending champion Columbus Crew makes its first appearance at Crew Stadium since winning MLS Cup while D.C. United plays host to Chicago in the … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 49 Comments

Women’s Professional Soccer kicks off on Sunday

  The Women's Professional Soccer league kicks off its inaugural season on Sunday when the Washington Freedom travel to California to face the Los Angeles Sol. The match is the first for the seven-team league, which will get into full … Continue reading »

Posted in Women's Professional Soccer | 70 Comments

Nery Castillo slams the Mexican media

Chances are you have seen it already, but after catching Nery Castillo's venom-laced tirade at the Mexican media earlier this week, I couldn't resist posting it. Here it is: I didn't have time to translate for you non-Spanish speakers (folks … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, YouTube Soccer Clips | 57 Comments

Jeremy Hall’s Rookie Diary: The First Game

                                                                      Photo by      For most professional soccer players, that first game is an unforgettable one regardless of the circumstances. Realizing the dream of being a pro is enough to make any debut a special one, but for Jeremy Hall, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 19 Comments

Red Bulls Practice Report

  The New York Red Bulls trained on a cold and dreary day in Montclair on Thursday, one week and 3,000 miles removed from last week's embarrassing 3-0 debacle against Seattle. While memories of that season-opening loss still linger, the … Continue reading »

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USA Training Camp Notes: Onyewu held out of practice

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO As the United States national team took the field in windy Miami Shores, Florida on Thursday morning, there was one glaring absence as the team practiced. Oguchu Onyewu. The towering center back sat out of Thursday's practice with a mild … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 37 Comments

SBI MLS Fantasy Corner (Week 2)

By CASEY CANNON Hello and Welcome to the Soccer by Ives Fantasy Corner – now with more humility!  Every week I dig through statistics, news, and rumors to provide the reader with the kind of fantasy advice that only the … Continue reading »

Posted in Fantasy Soccer, Major League Soccer | 26 Comments

World Cup Qualifying: South America Preview

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN Fifty matches down, forty more to go. CONMEBOL's roller-coaster marathon for the right to qualify to South Africa 2010 continues this weekend as all 10 national squads in South American still have a fighting mathematical chance … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer, World Cup Qualifying | 18 Comments

Ronaldo back to his old goal-scoring ways

Just when you thought Ronaldo's goal-scoring days were behind him, the Brazilian legend is back at it again, scoring at will. The World Cup's all-time leading scorer notched two goals on Wednesday to help Corinthians tie Ponte Preta, 2-2. One … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 43 Comments

Who will start in central midfield for the USA?

                                                                                Photo by by GIANFRANCO PANIZO With a chance to further distance the U.S. national team from the rest of the pack in the CONCACAF Hexagonal, and facing the prospect of playing in one of the more hostile environments … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team, U.S. Soccer | 83 Comments

Coming Soon: USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago

In case you hadn't noticed, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying starts up again for the United States on Saturday in El Salvador, but just a few days after that we will see the U.S. national team return to American soil. The … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, U.S. Men's National Team | 38 Comments

Blanco: ‘This is my last season in Chicago’

                                                                                          Photo by Let the Cuauhtemoc Blanco Farewell Tour begin. In news that shouldn't come as a complete shock, the Chicago Fire superstar has stated that 2009 will be his last season with the Fire. Blanco told Hoy Chicago … Continue reading »

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