Monthly Archives: April 2009

What has happened to Sacha Kljestan?

                                                                           Photo by   by GIANFRANCO PANIZO The start of year couldn't have gone much better for Sacha Kljestan. After being named the 2008 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year award, Kljestan trained with and drew interest from Scottish … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, U.S. Men's National Team | 61 Comments

Everton chosen as MLS All-Star opponent

  Tim Howard's Everton has been chosen as Major League Soccer's opponent in the 2009 MLS All-Star Game, the league announced on Wednesday. This year's All-Star game is set for July 29th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, home … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 65 Comments

Morning Ticker: Marquez sidelined, Vela quarantined and MLS deals made

  Rafael Marquez, every American's favorite Mexican national team player, is set to miss the rest of the European season after suffering a knee injury on Wednesday. Marquez, who made headlines back in February for once again drawing a red … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders, U.S. Open Cup | 34 Comments

MLS referee under investigation for allegedly receiving gift from player

                                                                           Photo by MLS referee Jair Marrufo has made his share of controversial calls during his time as an official, but it is a decision he is alleged to have made off the field that has officials investigating him. … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, U.S. Soccer | 99 Comments

SBI’s Recommended Reading

By SEAN RUBIO With Champions League semi-finals getting most of the attention today, there is not a whole lot to pass along to you.  That being said, there are two great reads about lower-level English clubs, as well as some … Continue reading »

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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea at Barcelona (Your Running Commentary)

  The UEFA Champions League semifinals kick off today with Chelsea traveling to Spain to take on FC Barcelona (2:30pm, ESPN2) in a dream match-up featuring some of the game's biggest stars. Messi, Lampard, Drogba, Henry, Eto'o, Essien. The world's best … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 106 Comments

Carver: MLS meddling made me leave TFC

Former Toronto FC head coach John Carver has spoken out about his departure from TFC and he places blame squarely on MLS for his decision to leave. "I've had restraints on me ever since I got here," Carver said in … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC | 89 Comments

SBI WPS Power Rankings

                                                                            Photo by By CHRISTA MANN We are five weeks into this opening Womens Pro Soccer season and things keep getting more and more interesting. In the absence of some international superstars, teams revealed depth and a lack there of over … Continue reading »

Posted in Women's Professional Soccer | 14 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Chelsea and Barcelona set for semifinal clash

  When Chelsea takes on Barcelona today in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal (2:30pm, ESPN2/, all eyes will be on Lionel Messi and whether the Blues can find a way to stop him. Messi is just … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 12 Comments

WPS Week Five: A Look Back

                                                                         Photo by   By CHRISTA MANN In  Women's Professional Soccer, last week's worst performing teams became this week's best finishers as two teams got over the scoring hump on a weekend of missing players and unlikely results. In … Continue reading »

Posted in Women's Professional Soccer | 2 Comments

SBI’s Recommended Reading

                                                         Photo by By SEAN RUBIO Welcome to Monday's installment of SBI's Recommended Reading.  Today we are truly world-wide, with stories coming in from Peru to Ghana.  Sit back, relax, and take some time out of your Monday … Continue reading »

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Confederations Cup: Projecting the USA roster

                                                                       Photo by It might seem like it's still far away, but the U.S. national team is just about a month away from holding training camp ahead of a loaded June calendar, a calendar that includes World Cup … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 89 Comments