Monthly Archives: December 2009

SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 3.0)

Photo by ISIphotos.com The 2010 MLS Draft is drawing ever closer and each passing week helps provide some focus into what we might see happen when the league's 16 teams converge on Philadelphia to select from this year's crop of … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2010 | 63 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: On the Galaxy and Generation adidas

Good morning all. I hope your enjoying this Christmas Eve (and aren't in that group of millions who will be scouring for late Christmas gifts.) Things have slowed down a bit on SBI as you can tell, but we will … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 33 Comments

Jermaine Jones rehab drama at Schalke

Just when you thought Jermaine Jones' recovery from multiple surgeries to heal a broken leg, now come words that problems with his rehab have reportedly led to a falling out with Schalke 04 manager Felix Magath. According to German publication … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 100 Comments

Top Five USMNT Goals of 2009

by FRANCO PANIZO U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley released the 30-man roster that will participate in the first camp of 2010 on Tuesday, but before we turn the page on the year that was, SBI is taking a look … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team, U.S. Soccer, YouTube Soccer Clips | 81 Comments

MLS announces First Generation adidas signings

Photo by ISIphotos.com The 2010 Major League Soccer Draft is shaping up to be a strong one, and the league took steps toward that reality on Tuesday with the announcement of the signing of seven quality draft prospects. Teal Bunbury, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2010 | 49 Comments

Your November Questions Answered (Part 1)

  November came and went three weeks ago, but the questions SBI readers posed during that month haven't gone away just yet. It took me some time to get around to them, but I will be posting answers to the November Q&A over the … Continue reading »

Posted in SBI Live Q&A | 52 Comments

Afternoon Ticker: Donovan secures work permit, Kroenke picks up more Arsenal shares and more

  by TRAVIS CLARK Landon Donovan's Everton journey has yet to begin, but the last piece of the puzzle fell into place today. The final hang up in the process was a work permit allowing Donovan to secure the 10-week … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy, U.S. Soccer | 40 Comments

Reports link Zenga to Red Bulls (UPDATED)

  The New York Red Bulls coaching search has long been believed to involve two types of coaches: ones with MLS experience and foreign coaches. There now appears to be a candidate who fits both descriptions. That man is Walter … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 39 Comments

Bradley names 30 players for January camp

Strong rookie seasons have earned three MLS rising stars a chance to show Bob Bradley what they can do. Omar Gonzalez, Chris Pontius and Kevin Alston were all named a part of the 30-man roster for the January 4 camp … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 188 Comments

What should Stuart Holden Do?

One of the biggest names in MLS without a contract this offseason is Stuart Holden. The Houston Dynamo midfielder enjoyed a breakout season in 2009, fitting in nicely in the Dynamo attack. With overseas suitors knocking at his door, the … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 51 Comments

Morning Ticker: Houston hopeful for stadium, Robinho urged to stay and more

  by FRANCO PANIZO The Houston Dynamo will be one of seven clubs without a soccer-specific stadium for the 2010 MLS season, but the club is hoping it can at least agree in principle to starting such a stadium soon. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 39 Comments

Donovan wins again as U.S. Soccer names Athletes of the Year

It's been a season full of individual awards for Landon Donovan, and the Los Angeles Galaxy star added another one to his 2009 tally, as U.S. Soccer named Donovan the Male Athlete of the Year for the third time. Surprisingly … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 28 Comments