Monthly Archives: April 2009

SBI’s Recommended Reading

  By SEAN RUBIO With the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals out of the way, we've got stories from Colombia, Italy, and more for you on this Thursday edition of Recommended Reading.  You know its a good day … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Philadelphia Union, Recommended Reading | 15 Comments

Afternoon Ticker: Ribery gives Bayern ultimatum, Hill heads to Portugal and Spector discusses injury

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Days after head coach Juergen Klinsmann was relieved of his coaching duties, Franck Ribery has warned Bayern Munich that he too could leave the German club if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. "It would … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 30 Comments

Red Bulls 2, Earthquakes 1 (A Look Back and a look ahead)

It wasn't a league match, or even an official U.S. Open Cup match, but the Red Bulls will gladly take their 2-1 U.S. Open Cup Play-in victory over San Jose. Especially after Sunday's heart-breaking loss to D.C. United. Head coach … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 26 Comments

South America: Ronaldo the Comeback Kid

  By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN It doesn't seem too long ago when many were calling on Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima to call it quits after suffering a serious knee injury early last year while playing for A.C.Milan, who let his … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 37 Comments

You Write the Caption: Best of the Liverpool Lovebirds Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of You Write the Caption. We received more than 70 entries for this photo of Tom Hicks and George Gillet making nice during a recent Liverpool match and some of YWTC entries were very good … Continue reading »

Posted in You Write the Caption | 11 Comments

Wambach named WPS Player of the Week

                                                                           Photo by   By CHRISTA MANN When the WPS overcame its recent scoring slump and tallied 11 goals in only two games, players from the Washington Freedom, Chicago Red Stars and FC Gold Pride all thought they … Continue reading »

Posted in Women's Professional Soccer | 8 Comments

Marrufo to miss match for accepting gift jersey (updated)

                                       Photo by MLS referee Jair Marrufo will not officiate an MLS match this weekend as punishment for his handling of the Cuauhtemoc Blanco gift jersey situation, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting. Marrufo, the 2008 MLS referee of the year, received … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Columbus Crew, U.S. Soccer | 59 Comments

Chicago Fire falls to Club America in friendly

  By SAM STEJSKAL Cuauhtemoc Blanco and his Chicago Fire teammates just didn’t have enough against Club America Wednesday night, losing to the Mexican giants, 2-1. Played in front of a raucous Toyota Park crowd, the game was certainly not … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire | 16 Comments

U.S. Open Cup: New York at San Jose (Match Night Commentary)

By SEAN RUBIO The New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes begin their U.S. Open Cup campaigns tonight in a play-in match at Buck Shaw Stadium in San Jose. A rest for many starters on both sides seems to … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, U.S. Open Cup | 75 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Arsenal at Manchester United (Your Running Commentary)

  Defending UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United play host to red-hot Arsenal today in an all-England Champions League semifinal at Old Trafford (2:30pm, ESPN2/ United is fresh from its stirring comeback win vs. Tottenham as well as a history-making … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 28 Comments

U.S. Open Cup: Red Bulls at Earthquakes (The Pre-Game)

  The New York Red Bulls are in San Jose today for tonight's U.S. Open Cup play-in match vs. the Earthquakes (10:30pm). The Red Bulls will be looking to erase the memory of Sunday's awful 3-2 loss to D.C. United, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, U.S. Open Cup | 20 Comments

Toronto FC names Cummins interim head coach

As expected, Toronto FC has named Chris Cummins as the team's interim head coach. Cummins has manned the sidelines for TFC's past two matches, both victories, and takes over for the rest of the year for John Carver, who resigned … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC | 17 Comments