Monthly Archives: June 2009

Report: Edgar Castillo “would play for the United States”

                                                  Photo by ISIphotos.com Edgar Castillo has apparently changed his mind. Two years after saying he wouldn't play for the United States even if called, the American-born defender is open to the idea of playing for the U.S. national team despite … Continue reading »

Posted in Mexican Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 148 Comments

Mid-Day Musings (Cervi receives passport, Confed Cup thoughts and more)

As the American Soccer landscape takes a bit of a breather after Confederations Cup and before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, there is plenty to discuss. Here are some news items, topics and tidbits to go over as we get through … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Confederations Cup, Major League Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 29 Comments

Red Bulls sign Bouna Coundoul, waive Conway

                                                                              Photo by ISIphotos.com The New York Red Bulls have completed the signing of goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul to a contract through 2012, sources confirmed to SBI on Monday. To make room for Coundoul, the Red Bulls have waived goalkeeper Jon … Continue reading »

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 53 Comments

European clubs eyeing Clark and Davies

                                                                                 Photo by ISIphotos.com by GIANFRANCO PANIZO When the U.S. national team closed out its historic run in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, one got the sense that it would only be a matter of time before European suitors came calling for some … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Confederations Cup, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 75 Comments

One American’s Confederations Cup experience in Brazil

                                                           Photo by ISIphotos.com   While most U.S. national team fans were watching Sunday's Confederations Cup final between the United States and Brazil at sports bars or in their own homes, there were a few American soccer fans who had the chance … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 23 Comments

Brazil 3, USA 2: A Look Back

                                                                              Photo by ISIphotos.com The U.S. national team had Brazil on the mat, but the five-time world championship reminded us why its trophy case is full. The United States' 3-2 loss to Brazil wasn't about subs not made, or … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 138 Comments

A look ahead to the rest of the USMNT’s summer

                                                                 Photo by ISIphotos.com With the Confederations Cup in the rearview mirror now, we can start to look ahead to the rest of the summer for the U.S. men's national team. The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off in a … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 59 Comments

Confederations Cup: Brazil fights back from two goals down to stop USA

                                                                                Photo by ISIphotos.com The U.S. national team played as good a first half as anybody could have imagined against Brazil on Sunday. Disciplined defending, and perfect passing sequences leading to a pair of beautiful goals, had the Americans up … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 121 Comments