Monthly Archives: June 2009

Red Bulls part ways with Pietravallo (other moves looming)

  New York Red Bulls fans haven't had much to cheer about during the team's horrendous 2009 season, but they are about to finally get at least some good news. Argentine midfielder Juan Pietravallo has left the team and has … Continue reading »

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MLS Matchday 15 (A Look Ahead)

  The U.S. national team's dream run to the Confederations Cup final on Sunday is getting all the headlines these days, but there is still Major League Soccer action going on and there are still important games being contested. It … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 18 Comments

Who should start for the USA vs. Brazil?

                                                                            Photo by U.S. men's national team head coach Bob Bradley has had some tough decisions to make regarding his starting lineup during the Confederations Cup, but his decisions heading into Sunday's final can be boiled down to one. … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 179 Comments

WPS: A mid-season look at the league’s top players

                                                                          Photo by   By CHRISTA MANN Women's Pro Soccer is 14 weeks, 42 games, and just over halfway through its inaugural season. With a good sample of matches to try and judge the teams, styles of play, and ability of players, … Continue reading »

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Brazil 1, South Africa 0: The game-winning goal

South Africa fought hard and pushed Brazil to the brink in Thursday's Confederation's Cup semifinals, but ultimately a questionable free kick call and a brilliant shot by Barcelona's Dani Alves kept South Africa from pulling off the second upset of … Continue reading »

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Cast your vote for the USA’s win vs. Spain

                                                                           The U.S. national team's stunning upset of Spain is easily one of the biggest upsets in national team history, now it is your chance to vote it as the biggest upset in American sports this year. The U.S. … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 19 Comments

Confederations Cup: Brazil vs. South Africa (Matchday Commentary)

With one semifinal match already in the books, South Africa and Brazil will battle it out at Ellis Park in the second semifinal match (2:25pm, ESPN) of the Confederations Cup. The prize for the winner? A date with with the United States in the final … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, Your Running Commentary | 90 Comments

Transfer Ticker: Milan rejects hefty Pato offer, Tevez favoring City move and more

AC Milan has rejected a hefty offer from an unidentified English club for striker Alexandre Pato. Pato raised doubts about his future weeks ago with comments about possibly leaving the club, but Milan appears determined to keep the Brazilian forward as the club has turned down a … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Musings (More thoughts on USA-Spain, MLS All-Star Game and the Showdown in Chinatown)

                                                                              Photo by Plenty to discuss in the world of soccer on the day after the Miracle in South Africa so let's get started: Know how many fouls Michael Bradley, Jay DeMerit, Oguchi Onyewu and Ricardo Clark combined for against … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Toronto FC, U.S. Men's National Team | 61 Comments

U.S. Gold Cup Roster Announced (A closer look)

While the Confederations Cup still has one more game to play, the U.S. national team will begin play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup very soon. Now we know who will be on that roster. Charlie Davies, Freddy Adu, Kenny Cooper, … Continue reading »

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USA 2, Spain 0: A look back

                                                                       Photo by It is amazing what can be done when a team plays with no fear and a perfect game plan. The U.S. national team showed no fear in facing the seemingly unbeatable Spanish national team on … Continue reading »

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USA 2, Spain 0: The highlights

After yesterday's remarkable victory by the United States over Spain, we here at SBI were waiting for the right highlight video to post to capture the magnitude of the victory. Thanks to SBI Mafia member Arkjayback, we have one that … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 32 Comments