Monthly Archives: May 2009

Nowak to be named Philadelphia Union’s first head coach

                                                                            Photo by The MLS expansion Philadelphia Union has selected its first head coach and it has chosen a man with championship experience and a gritty style perfectly-suited for his new home. Philadelphia will introduce Peter Nowak as … Continue reading »

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 48 Comments

Hejduk sidelined by groin injury, set to miss Costa Rica match

                                                 Photo by U.S. national team defender Frankie Hejduk was not in uniform for the Columbus Crew's match tonight vs. San Jose and it looks as though he won't be in uniform when the U.S. team faces Costa … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Columbus Crew, U.S. Men's National Team | 54 Comments

Galaxy’s Franklin to miss 4-6 months with torn hamstring tendon

Reigning 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin is set to miss between four and six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right hamstring tendon. The Los Angeles Galaxy right back suffered the injury during the Galaxy's … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- LA Galaxy | 21 Comments

U.S. national team begins prepping for qualifiers

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO With only eleven players in camp, the U.S. men's national team's initial training session kicked off in Miami on Wednesday ahead of a pair of World Cup qualifers against Costa Rica and Honduras. The focus on the first day, with … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 34 Comments

Red Bulls deal Oduro to Houston for draft picks

The New York Red Bulls acquired Dominic Oduro from FC Dallas with the hope of finding a speedy goal-scoring complement to Juan Pablo Angel. That didn't quite work out. The Red Bulls traded Oduro to Houston on Wednesday, sending the … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 47 Comments

UEFA Champions League Final: Match Day Commentary

  Good afternoon everybody. The match we have all been waiting for is here. Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final (2:30pm, ESPN). The reigning champions from Manchester are back to defend their title against a … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 96 Comments

Canadian Corner: A Cup with Meaning

     By DUANE ROLLINS When it comes to the Nutrilite Canadian Championships, you really have to live here to get it. Outsiders look at it and wonder why anyone would care about an event that only involves three teams. … Continue reading »

Posted in Canadian Soccer | 19 Comments

SBI’s Mid-Day Musings (Notes on the U.S. Open Cup, Red Bulls and other MLS moves)

Today is one of those days where you watch the clock and count the minutes until game-time, making almost everything else you do in that time just a tad bit more difficult to do. It's okay, we are all in … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders, U.S. Open Cup | 26 Comments

A Champions League final primer

Because there can't be too much hype for this game: Almost three hours until the match? Excited yet?

Posted in European Soccer, YouTube Soccer Clips | 6 Comments

SBI MLS Fantasy Corner (Week 11)

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

Posted in Fantasy Soccer, Major League Soccer | 10 Comments

UEFA Champions League Final: Matchday Preview

  The day has finally arrived. Manchester United vs. Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o vs. Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney vs. Carles Puyol, Michael Carrick vs. Xavi, Anderson vs. Iniesta. Shall we go on? The UEFA Champions League … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 41 Comments

Leitch suspended for knee to Ching’s face

                                                                       Photo by As if things couldn't get any worse for the last-place San Jose Earthquakes, now comes word that defender Chris Leitch has been suspended for the Earthquakes' match vs. Columbus on Wednesday night for striking Houston's Brian … Continue reading »

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 73 Comments