Monthly Archives: September 2009

Under-20 World Cup: USA vs. Cameroon (Matchday Commentary)

  The U.S. Under-20 national team takes on Cameroon today (12:30pm, ESPN) in a match it needs to win to keep its hopes of advancing to the second round going. The Americans dropped a 3-0 decision to Germany in their opening match, … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 228 Comments

Morning Ticker: Mexico ends World Cup hosting bid, Arsenal striker in car wreck and more

                                                                                Photo by You can remove Mexico from the list of nations opposing the United States in the race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Mexico has pulled out of the running, leaving the United States as the … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 58 Comments

MLS Playoff Race (Through Week 28)

By TRAVIS CLARK The race for the final MLS playoff spots continued to heat up over the past weekend. A number of contending teams failed to grab the appropriate result needed in order to maintain confidence in a late playoff … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 22 Comments

CONCACAF Champions League match in Honduras will be played

Thursday's CONCACAF Champions League match between CD Marathon and Mexican club Toluca will go on as scheduled on Thursday, sources confirmed to SBI on Monday evening. The teams were notified late on Monday afternoon that the match, slated for San … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, CONCACAF Champions League, U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup Qualifying | 23 Comments

Political climate worsens in Honduras days before USA World Cup qualifier (UPDATED)

The USA-Honduras World Cup qualifier set for Oct. 10 in Honduras is still set to be played in San Pedro Sula, but continued political upheaval is making it far from a certainty with fewer than two weeks to go. The acting … Continue reading »

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

Weekend College Soccer Wrap

The important ACC match between UNC and Maryland came down to the wire on Friday. No. 2 UNC saw their unbeaten start to the season come to an end with less than two minutes left. Fifth-year senior Kevin Tangney, who had made … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 21 Comments

MLS Matchday 28: A Look Back

Week 28 in MLS was supposed to be a chance for teams chasing playoff berths to score clutch victories and grab hold of their opportunities to secure a place in the post-season. Only two team, the New England Revolution and … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 7 Comments

EPL Week 6: A Look Back

By TRAVIS CLARK Many had trumped this weekend as a maelstrom of mediocre matchups throughout England's top flight. And surely with fixtures like Wigan-Chelsea, Manchester United-Stoke, Sunderland-Wolves, there wasn't much to boast about going in. But the aftermath of it … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 4 Comments

Ralston out for season with torn ACL

New England Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered during the Revs' 2-1 win vs. Seattle on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Ralston suffered the injury after planting his right leg upon landing following … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New England Revolution | 21 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: On the US Under-20s, SBI’s MLS MVP vote and more

                                                                                Photo by It was an ugly loss, but one you came away feeling didn't have to happen. The U.S. Under-20 national team's 3-0 loss to Germany was never really competitive, at least in the sense that the Americans … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 74 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO While there were few positives to draw from the U.S. U-20 national team's World Cup opener, there were reasons for optimism from some of the Americans Abroad this weekend. Tim Howard once again provided Everton with a solid performance, … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 57 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

It is one of the more quiet Sundays in recent memory in the soccer world, but even on a slow day there are plenty of matches to watch. The Under-20 World Cup is in full swing, while leagues from Italy … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV, Your Running Commentary | 24 Comments