Monthly Archives: July 2009

2009 MLS All-Star Game: Your Running Commentary

The 2009 MLS All-Stars take on English club Everton tonight in the 2009 MLS All-Star Game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (9:30pm, ESPN2). The MLS All-Stars will look to improve to 6-0 against international competiton in the MLS … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 157 Comments

Mexico announces roster for qualifier vs. USA

  Fresh from its triumph in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final, the Mexican national team has announced its roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against the United States on Aug. 12 in Mexico City. The group contains several of … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, Mexican Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 168 Comments

Your Questions Answered: Part 3 of 4

                                 Photo by ISIphotos.com It may be vacation time in SBI land, but that doesn't mean I can't find time to finish off the rest of the biggest Q&A in SBI history. This installment includes questions about everything from U.S. … Continue reading »

Posted in SBI Live Q&A | 29 Comments

Keller ready for first MLS All-Star game

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller has done it all in his career except for play in an MLS All-Star game, but that will change Wednesday night. Keller was among the first 11 players named to the MLS All-Star team, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 10 Comments

Four U.S. players named to Gold Cup All-Tournament team

Photo by ISIphotos.com by GIANFRANCO PANIZO The 2009 Gold Cup is in the books, and while no American fan wants to remember how poorly the tournament ended for the U.S. national team, there were still some great performances to draw from it. … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 71 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Bayern sets Ribery price, Benfica adds another phenom and more

  Weeks after initially saying that Franck Ribery wouldn't be sold at any price, Bayern Munich has now decided to set a price tag. And it ain't cheap. Bayern has set a €94 million ($131 million) asking price for the French … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer | 53 Comments

CONCACAF Champions League: D.C. United vs. L.A. Firpo (Match Night Commentary)

Good evening everyone. As another busy summer rolls along, a new competition officially enters the fray with the preliminary rounds of the CONCACAF kicking off tonight. Starting off the competition will be D.C. United, who take on a team from … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, MLS- D.C. United | 49 Comments

Afternoon Ticker: City to sign Toure, Obama invited to World Cup and more

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Manchester City has been awfully busy in the transfer window this summer, but the club doesn't look to stop now, having set its sights on Arsenal defender Kolo Toure. Toure is reportedly close to landing a deal with … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 47 Comments

Arbeloa nears Real Madrid move

Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa could become the newest Galactico. Arbeloa says he has nearly completed a move to Real Madrid, and that all parties involved will benefit from his transfer. Arbeloa has also insisted that he has the most desire to complete the move. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 31 Comments

2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League set to kickoff tonight

By TRAVIS CLARK With the MLS season in full swing, for some clubs an already congested schedule is about to become even more cluttered as the CONCACAF Champions' League preliminary rounds kickoff tonight. D.C. United gets things rolling for MLS, … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Toronto FC | 20 Comments

American Ticker: Donovan an All-Star doubt, Clark signs for Livorno and more

                                         Photo by ISIphotos.com by GIANFRANCO PANIZO If you were hoping to see Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan continue his recent tear at the MLS All-Star game, then you may be disappointed to know he might not play. Donovan … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 42 Comments

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 19

After a Gold Cup-induced two week hiatus, the SBI MLS Power Rankings are back and you might think you're looking at some 2008 rankings when you see who is on top now. The Columbus Crew is hot, red-hot, champion hot, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 29 Comments