Monthly Archives: April 2009

Bayern Munich fires Klinsmann

  The Juergen Klinsmann era at Bayern Munich is over. The German champions have fired Klinsmann, ending his one-year tenure with the club as Bayern Munich sits in third place in the Bundesliga standings. Jupp Heynckes will take over as … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 49 Comments

Copa Libertadores: Final round of group play set

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN The final week of Copa Liberatores group-stage action is upon us and with 11 teams vying for the six remaining spots, there are still some chapters to be concluded for these squads who are also carrying … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, South American Soccer | 4 Comments

MLS Week 6: The Best XI, Worst XI and Team of the Week

                                                                Photo by One thing you couldn't call MLS Week Six is boring. You had stunning comebacks, unforgettable goals and one record-setting display of attacking soccer. You also had the 2009 MLS rookie class stealing the show this … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 55 Comments

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

                                                                     Photo by There were some big winners and big losers in this week's MLS Power Rankings, but nothing changed at the top. Chivas USA did suffer its first defeat of the season last Wednesday, to Toronto FC, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 39 Comments

Mathis turns back the clock with stunning strike

                                                                         Photo by It might not seem that long ago, but it has been eight years since Clint Mathis was terrorizing MLS defenders as one of the league's best attacking players and one of the best Americans to ever … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Real Salt Lake | 32 Comments

D.C. celebrates stunning 3-2 win against Red Bulls

                                                             Photo by BY DYLAN BUTLER Three times in their first four games, D.C. United squandered a lead and dropped valuable points. Coach Tom Soehn preached about the importance of playing a complete game and his team heeded his … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- D.C. United | 24 Comments

What went wrong?

                                                                    Photo by BY DYLAN BUTLER Seconds from what would have been an impressive 2-1 come-from-behind victory against D.C. United, the Red Bulls suffered one of their most stinging losses, dropping a pair of goals in a span of … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 26 Comments

Red Bulls suffer late-game meltdown (again)

                                                                            Photo by If there were a crisis prevention hot-line for New York Red Bulls fans (and let's face it, there should be one after 13 years of agony), the phones would be ringing off the hook after Sunday's … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 36 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO In the battle for safety from the relegation zone, Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach tied fellow relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday. Bradley went 69 minutes in the 1-1 draw that saw Moenchengladbach fall to 17th place. Bradley's … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 19 Comments

D.C. United at Red Bulls: Your Running Commentary

D.C. United is at Giants Stadium today to take on the New York Red Bulls in an Eastern Conference clash that should be a heated encounter (and not just because it's 120 degrees on the field). The Red Bulls are … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 113 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  It is a relatively light day of soccer action this Sunday, but as always, there are still some matches worth taking in from all over the globe. Real Madrid returns to action today for the first time since its … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Real Salt Lake mauls New England in six-goal rout

                                                                            Photo by Real Salt Lake was coming off a shutout loss and was 52 minutes into its game against New England without finding the net. Then a goal finally came from defender Jamison Olave. Then came another. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 34 Comments