Monthly Archives: December 2009

U.S. Soccer addresses decision not to sanction NASL or USL

U.S. Soccer's decision to reject both the NASL and USL's applications to operate second division leagues this year came as a shocking development in the on-going battle between the two leagues, leading to some interesting but extremely far-fetched conspiracy theories … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 4.0)

  Photo by ISIphotos.com The New Year is almost here, which means the 2010 MLS Draft is also almost upon is. Three weeks remain before 16 Major League Soccer teams select reinforcements from the 2010 MLS Draft and the league's … Continue reading »

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Johnson heading to Greece on loan (Adu to follow?)

Photo by ISIphotos.com Eddie Johnson is on his way to Greece, and he may not be the only American heading there. The American striker has been sent on loan to Greek club Aris Salonika (Thessaloniki is the Greek variation of the … Continue reading »

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Mwanga and Tchani among five more Generation adidas signings

Photo by ISIphotos.com Oregon State striker Danny Mwanga and Virginia midfielder Tony Tchani are two of five new players to have agreed to terms on Generation adidas contracts ahead of the 2010 MLS Draft, sources told SBI on Wednesday. UCLA … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Midweek Rewind

  by FRANCO PANIZO Brad Friedel may not have pulled out a victory over Liverpool, but his performance in the midweek match was just his latest impressive showing. Friedel looked poised for a cleansheet after shutting out Steven Gerrard and company … Continue reading »

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Report: Greek club Aris Salonika eyeing Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson has played in just two league matches for Fulham since returning from a loan spell with Cardiff City earlier this year, and Johnson might find himself loaned out again this winter in order to find minutes, only this time he might move … Continue reading »

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U.S. Soccer rejects both USL and NASL second division applications

Aside from ongoing CBA negotiations in Major League Soccer, one of the biggest stories from the domestic offseason has been the split of USL and the creation of the new NASL. Both leagues had submitted application to the U.S. Soccer … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 75 Comments

Where will Manchester City finish?

The Roberto Mancini era is underway at Manchester City and hefty expectations abound. Between the transfer money at his disposal, and the ambition of City's owners, Mancini has quickly embraced the ambitious mentality, declaring intent for a top four finish … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 37 Comments

European Ticker: Bolton fire Megson, Fulham’s Hodgson signs new deal and more

by TRAVIS CLARK The managerial merry-go-round kicked off in England a couple of weeks ago with the sacking of Mark Hughes, and it continued today as Bolton manager Gary Megson became the next Premier League boss to get the boot. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 24 Comments

Onyewu expected to return in March

by FRANCO PANIZO Oguchi Onyewu likely won't play in the U.S. national team's friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 3, but he should be fully recovered from his knee injury and back training with club AC Milan sometime that … Continue reading »

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Generation adidas update: Mwanga, Opara, Bone and Tchani close in on deals

Major League Soccer officials may not be gaining any ground in ongoing labor negotiations with the MLS player's union, but they are having much more success in lining up what could be the largest Generation adidas class in league history. … Continue reading »

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

There are only two club matches of any consequence today, but since both will feature American players, it is worth having a running commentary for. Brad Friedel and Aston Villa face Liverpool while Jozy Altidore and Hull City takes on … Continue reading »

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