Monthly Archives: October 2009

SBI’s 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year: Omar Gonzalez

_______________________________Photo by ISIphotos.com Being the top rookie in any MLS rookie class is an accomplishment, but being the best rookie in arguably the strongest rookie class in league history makes the 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year award more special … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 51 Comments

Men’s College Soccer RPI: Wake on top, Akron third

The men's college soccer season is nearing the postseason, and with it comes the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). In the second installment, released earlier this week, Akron found itself in ranked third despite their outstanding 15-0 record. Wake Forest and … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 21 Comments

Will the Red Bulls hire Richie Williams?

  Of all the decisions to be made on head coaching positions in Major League Soccer this off-season, perhaps none is being watched more carefully than the New York Red Bulls' decision on whether to keep Richie Williams as head … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 34 Comments

Report: Brown out at Hull City

Phil Brown's days at Hull City figured to be numbered given the team's awful start, but now reports are surfacing that he has already left the club. Soccernet is reporting that Brown has left Hull, while the Daily Mail is … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 60 Comments

SBI’s 2009 Goalkeeper of the Year: Zach Thornton

    Photo by ISIphotos.com The 2009 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award was far from an easy one to vote for, with the only clear aspect of the voting being that it should probably go to a keeper from the … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA | 34 Comments

Real Madrid mauled by third division team

Real Madrid's new 'Galactico' era has not started out the season quite as expected, and the struggles continued after losing in humiliating fashion on Tuesday. Real Madrid lost to third division club Alcorcon, 4-0, in a Copa del Rey match. Alcorcon, which has 400 … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 45 Comments

Which MLS coach is the next to go?

While eight teams prepare for the 2009 MLS playoffs, seven other teams prepare for the MLS off-season and plans for the future. For several of those teams, coaching is one obvious place to start considering a change. Toronto FC announced on Monday that … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 33 Comments

Study: USA-hosted World Cup could net country $5 Billion

It is many years down the road, but there is already talk of how the U.S. economy would be affected by hosting the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022. A recent study conducted by the Economics practice at a … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 27 Comments

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind

By TRAVIS CLARK Even though it was just a Tuesday, there was plenty of action to go around in Europe today, with Cup competitions calling American players into action. Tim Howard and Brad Guzan were both starters today as the … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 61 Comments

FC Dallas parts ways with GM Michael Hitchcock

With seven teams now finished the regular season and now playoffs to plan for, the attention turns to 2010. That can include a myriad of things — from a new stadium to a brand new coach. FC Dallas, who ended … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas | 16 Comments

Who do you think will win the 2009 MLS Cup?

Photo by ISIphotos.com Eight teams, one trophy. Who will lift the MLS Cup in Seattle next month? Will it be reigning champions Columbus? How about the Los Angeles Galaxy? Think Seattle can pull off the dream scenario of winning a … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 78 Comments

Brown gives Altidore a life-line

    Photo by ISIphotos.com Being late to a game, and then tweeting about it, wasn't the best sequence of events for Jozy Altidore, but it looks as though the punishment for his actions will be limited to the one-match suspension … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 79 Comments