Monthly Archives: January 2010

MLS, Players Union agree to push negotiation deadline to Feb. 12

Major League Soccer and the Players Union have agreed to extend the deadline for negotations of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement to Feb. 12, 11 days past the original Feb. 1 deadline, MLS announced on Thursday. "While we still have … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 28 Comments

Evening Ticker: England-Mexico friendly set, Egypt cruises past Algeria and more

By AVI CREDITOR Fabio Capello wanted his team to have a CONCACAF dress rehearsal before this summer's World Cup, and the England manager has his wish. England will host Mexico on May 24 at Wembley Stadium in what should make … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, Mexican Soccer, Women's Professional Soccer, World Cup 2010 | 88 Comments

SBI’s 23 for 2010: January Edition

  Photo by ISIphotos.com If the U.S. national team's recent friendly vs. Honduras was supposed to help put the U.S. World Cup roster into some better focus, then Bob Bradley is probably glad he has almost four months before he … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup 2010 | 201 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Ghana advances to ACN final, Robinho to Santos done and more

By AVI CREDITOR For a team missing its biggest names, Ghana sure is having plenty of success. The Black Stars defeated Nigeria in Thursday's first African Cup of Nations semifinal, 1-0, behind Asamoah Gyan's 21st minute goal to advance to … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 43 Comments

Report: Cooper headed to Plymouth on loan (UPDATED)

  Photo by ISIphotos.com A transfer move that started with so much promise has reportedly come to an abrupt end for Kenny Cooper. The U.S. national team striker and former FC Dallas star appears to have played his last game … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 125 Comments

African Cup of Nations: Your Semifinal Commentary

The African Cup of Nations semifinals kick off today with a pair of matches between familiar rivals that should be both entertaining and tightly-contested encounters. Ghana takes on Nigeria in the first semifinal (11 a.m.), while Algeria and Egypt (2:30pm) renew … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: No progress for Jones, United wins Manchester Derby and more

While Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu are making quality progress toward recovery from serious injuries, one potential U.S. World Cup player is not. Jermaine Jones is still on the sidelines for Schalke 04 and there is still no timetable on … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, World Cup 2010 | 77 Comments

Donovan scores first European goal in Everton victory

Photo by ISIphotos.com  By FRANCO PANIZO Landon Donovan has had a fine club career full of highlights and milestones, but Donovan accomplished something on Tuesday that he had never done before. He scored his first European club goal. Donovan opened his European club … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 175 Comments

Americans Abroad: Friedel looks to silence Arsenal

By AVI CREDITOR There are a number of Americans in action overseas on Wednesday, but none have the charge that Brad Friedel does: Stop Arsenal. The Gunners have scored at least two goals in six consecutive Premier League games, including … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 137 Comments

Setanta Sports USA to cease operations

By AVI CREDITOR Setanta's loss is Fox Soccer Channel's gain. Setanta announced Wednesday that it will be ceasing its broadcasting operations in the United States and Caribbean on Feb. 28 and that it will also be transferring many of its … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV | 63 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Robinho close to City exit, Fire sign Polish defender, and more

By AVI CREDITOR Wednesday's Carling Cup Manchester derby of a semifinal was supposed to be focused on Carlos Tevez and the ongoing feud with his former team. It appears that Tevez will be sharing the spotlight with Robinho. According to … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire | 24 Comments

Your January Questions Answered (Pt. 1)

  Photo by ISIphotos.com While we all wait for MLS to either reach a labor deal or begin an ugly labor war, it's probably a good time for our latest installment of Your Questions Answered. There just so happen to … Continue reading »

Posted in SBI Live Q&A | 60 Comments