Monthly Archives: November 2010

Evening Ticker: Spector bags a brace, Hahnemann loses starting job and more

By AVI CREDITOR On a snowy night at Upton Park, Jonathan Spector emphatically ended his poor run of form. Given the chance to start for West Ham for the first time in more than three months, Spector scored twice in … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Toronto FC | 166 Comments

SBI’s 2010 MLS Under-23 Best XI

Photo by With all the retirements of long-time MLS standouts in 2010 there has been some concern over who would take their places. If the members of SBI's MLS Under-23 Best XI show anything, it is that the league … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 42 Comments

State of the Team: Portland Timbers

  By JOSE M. ROMERO A recent trip to Portland was all it took to see even some semblance of enthusiasm for the soon-to-be MLS Portland Timbers. There were a couple of billboards in town. And at Fred Meyer, a … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Portland Timbers | 53 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Jones demoted, BBC’s Panorama report on FIFA and more

Photo by By AVI CREDITOR In one of the odder personnel moves of the season, United States midfielder Jermaine Jones and two other players have been sent down to the Schalke reserves in Germany's fourth division by coach Felix … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 25 Comments

A look at the World Cup bid races

They may be almost a decade or more away, but the 2018 and 2022 World Cups have become the most important topics in the world of soccer this week. More specifically, the subject of which nations will get to host … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 44 Comments

Tuesday Kickoff: Spector eyeing German move, Carragher sidelined and more

  Jonathan Spector has endured a disappointing season at West Ham, one where playing time has been in short supply. He may have his way out and it could come via a move to Germany. Spector is reportedly closing in … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 43 Comments

A look to the future as World Cup Decision Day looms

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Barcelona destroys Real Madrid (Updated with highlights)

It was supposed to be a battle of the two best teams in the world, but by the end of it, only one team looked like a world beater. Barcelona savaged Real Madrid, ripping apart Jose Mourinho's normally stingy defense … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 92 Comments

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Matchday Commentary

     The match is finally here. Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two best teams in the world right now, are set to face off in the most anticipated match of the European club season (3pm, GolTV). Lionel Messi vs. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 95 Comments

Olsen introduced as D.C. United head coach

Photo by Jose L. Argueta/ By AVI CREDITOR WASHINGTON – After officially completing his 180-degree turn about his stance on D.C. United's head coaching situation, team president and chief executive officer Kevin Payne insisted that Ben Olsen was the man … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United | 27 Comments

USA women draw Sweden, Colombia and North Korea in World Cup

After enduring a tougher than expected road to qualifying, the U.S. women's national team learned the identity of its opponents in next year's FIFA World Cup. The Americans will take on North Korea, Colombia and Sweden at the World Cup … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Women's National Team | 28 Comments

SBI All-American MLS Best XI

In a year when foreign players took him many of Major League Soccer's top awards, and grabbed more than half the spots on MLS Best XI, it's easy to forget that several American players enjoyed strong seasons. From Chris Wondolowski's … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 49 Comments