Monthly Archives: February 2010

The SBI View: The passing of a special coach

Fernando Rossi loved the game of soccer. From his playing days to his decades of service as a high school soccer coach, to his years as the father who molded his son into an international caliber talent, Rossi embraced the … Continue reading »

Posted in New Jersey Soccer News, The SBI View | 67 Comments

Bradley discusses friendlies, fullbacks and more

  Photo by Bob Bradley has plenty to do in the coming weeks and months, between selecting his 23-man World Cup roster and plotting the course for that team to get ready for the tournament. Those preparations continue tonight … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 94 Comments

Wednesday Kickoff: Donovan eyes Everton return, Ferdinand facing World Cup doubts and more

  Photo by Landon Donovan is loving life at Everton, so much so that he has every intention of returning to the Liverpool club at some point if and when he leaves to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy. … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 66 Comments

Evening Ticker: Clark returns to training, Real Salt Lake acquires Gil and more

photo by By FRANCO PANIZO The U.S. national team currently has a long list of injuries its trying to deal with, but Ricardo Clark is one name that can now be scratched off. After missing the last few weeks … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, South American Soccer | 70 Comments

Chicago Fire blazes trail in MLS by taking academy teams to training camp

By AVI CREDITOR The Chicago Fire could be on to something that might help Major League Soccer take the next step in its progression of player development. By incorporating its U-18 and U-16 youth academy teams into its slate of … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 53 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 resumes today with two intriguing matches, including one featuring the defending champions. FC Barcelona takes on VfB Stuttgart (2:30pm, Fox Sports Espanol) in Germany, while Olympiakos plays host to French champions Bordeaux (2:45pm, … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 34 Comments

MLS Camp Roundup: Dallas defeats Revolution, Seattle prepares for fifth place game and more

By TRAVIS CLARK Fresh off the heels of a 1-0 loss to Florida International University on Sunday, Dallas was ready to bounce back in the next preseason friendly. They managed just that in a Tuesday win over the New England … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 17 Comments

Mid-day Ticker: Tevez nears City return, Portsmouth financial struggles mount and more

By TRAVIS CLARK With Carlos Tevez missing, the Manchester City attack has stagnated. Since the Argentinian striker took off for his homeland on compassionate leave, the Citizens have managed just two goals in three games. Tevez will also miss tomorrow's … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 21 Comments

Kljestan, Wynne looking to keep World Cup dreams alive

Photos by   By FRANCO PANIZO TAMPA, Fla.– Sacha Kljestan and Marvell Wynne have been given several chances to impress with the U.S. national team over the past year, but their inability to make the most of those opportunities likely … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 143 Comments

Algerians/Slovenians Abroad: Weekend Rewind

(With the World Cup less than four months away it is time to start thinking about the opponents the United States will face when the tournament begins in June. While most American soccer fans know who all of England's top … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer | 69 Comments

Copa Libertadores: Ronaldo, Adriano ready for debuts

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Adriano will get their first taste of this year's Copa Libertadores competition as their sides kick off their campaigns in the third week of action, which will also see former Boca Juniors goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri making his debut with … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 18 Comments

Wizards win Luis Gil lottery

The Kansas City Wizards acquired U.S. U-17 national team midfielder Luis Gil through a weighted lottery on Monday, but Gil may not end up playing for them. According to the Kansas City Wizards, Gil's contract with MLS has special considerations that should accomodate a trade … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 117 Comments