Monthly Archives: September 2009

MLS Matchday 28: Match Night Commentary

  What happens when a playoff race involves almost a dozen Major League Soccer team? Every single game becomes vital. There are no throwaway matches on this MLS Matchday 28. The league-worst New York Red Bulls aren't in the playoff … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 32 Comments

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

  The U.S. Under-20 men's national team begins World Cup play today against Germany (10am, ESPN Classic) knowing that points are vital from this match in order to help qualifying out of a loaded group that includes Cameroon and South … Continue reading »

Posted in Under-20 World Cup | 183 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

This Saturday's soccer action doesn't feature as many marquee tilts as previous weeks, but today will give American soccer fans a chance to see every top team in Europe play, as well as some of the best young talent in … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, Soccer on TV, Your Running Commentary | 58 Comments

SBI’s Friday Free Kicks: On the USA U-20s, USMNT defenders and more

                                                           Photo by With the Under-20 World Cup now underway, and the U.S. Under-20 team ready to make its debut on Saturday vs. Germany (10am, ESPN Classic/, there is plenty of talk about the team's lack of star power or … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Houston Dynamo, U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 35 Comments

This weekend’s soccer on TV

                                                                                  Photo by The kids are coming and you aren't going to want to miss it. The U.S. Under-20 national team takes the field at the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt on Saturday and its first match, against Germany, should … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, Soccer on TV, Under-20 World Cup | 22 Comments

This Weekend’s College Soccer Matchups

By TRAVIS CLARK There's a big college soccer matchup tonight in College Park, Md. No. 2 North Carolina visits No. 4 Maryland with huge ACC implications on the line. UNC is undefeated coming in, off to a a 4-0-1 start, … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 19 Comments

Egypt trounces Trinidad & Tobago as U20 World Cup begins

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO The U-20 World Cup in Egypt officially kicked off on Thursday with the hosts convincingly defeating Trinidad and Tobago. A first half 1-1 draw turned into a route as Egypt midfielder Hassan Hussam Arafat Abdalla's brace led the way to a 4-1 victory over the … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-20 World Cup | 21 Comments

Is Sol Campbell worth a look from MLS teams?

English defender Sol Campbell quit a high-paying gig with Notts County due to what he claimed was a lack of fitness. That isn't stopping teams on both sides of the Atlantic from lining up to try and sign up the former … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 70 Comments

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Brad Friedel is enjoying a great start to the Premiership season, and it could get even better for him this weekend. Friedel and Aston Villa head to Ewood Park this Saturday to take on Friedel's former club, Blackburn Rovers. A win … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 26 Comments

DeMerit doubtful for qualifiers with eye injury

                                                        photo by If the U.S. national team is to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, it will likely have to do so without Jay DeMerit. DeMerit suffered an eye injury during Watford's trip to play Plymouth Argyle on Sept. 15, when he accidently cut … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup Qualifying | 49 Comments

Report: United States to play Netherlands in 2010

     During this World Cup cycle, the United States national team has tested itself against some of the very best teams, including Spain, Brazil, England and Argentina. You may soon be able to add Holland to that list. According to … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 70 Comments

CONCACAF Champions League: D.C. United vs. CD Marathon (Your Running Commentary)

D.C. United still has some hope of advancing past the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League, but it will need a win by two goals or more to make that happen. D.C. plays host to Honduran side CD Marathon … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, MLS- D.C. United | 14 Comments