Monthly Archives: November 2010

NCAA tournament: Round of 16 Preview

By JOHN BOSCHINI Despite all the overtimes, penalty kicks and late winners that came out of last Sunday's round of 32, precious little was found in the way of upsets. 13 of the 16 seeded teams advanced into the third … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 1.0)

The 2011 MLS Draft is fast approaching and now that the MLS season is finally over, teams can begin turning their attentions toward identifying the players who could help them next season. The 2010 MLS Draft was a major hit, … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2011 | 48 Comments

The latest from Special1 TV

As if Special1 TV isn't funny enough, throw in 'Arsene Wenger' doing impressions of Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci and you have an episode that could be an all-time great. Enjoy: 

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Vancouver keeps on wheeling and dealing

    While the rest of Major League Soccer was celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC were completing a trade that served as the last remnant of Wednesday's flurry of trades and the latest step in … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 22 Comments

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

By FRANCO PANIZO Four Americans and their clubs are eyeing a place in next season's Champions League, and winning their matches this weekend could prove vital in their hunt to reach that competition. Hannover 96 is just three points shy … Continue reading »

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Report: Argentina-USA March friendly in Seattle confirmed

Photo by ISIPhotos.com Several reports earlier this month suggested that a USA-Argentina friendly in Seattle next March was in the works, and now a fresh report has emerged suggesting the match is a done deal. ESPN Deportes is quoting an … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 51 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving from SBI

    Hello everybody. It is Thanksgiving Day, one of those rare days during the year when soccer goes on the backburner and there are no major games to watch (Well, unless you count the Mexican League playoff games being played today). … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 48 Comments

Wrapping up a wild MLS Expansion Draft Day

By JOSE M. ROMERO A day that began with 10 expansion draft picks for the expansion Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps ended with seven of those 20 players traded to already established MLS clubs, Portland's promise of international signings and … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2011, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 20 Comments

Trades galore after MLS expansion draft

Just when you thought the MLS Expansion Draft would be the main business of the day in Major League Soccer, a wave of trades followed after to make it the busiest day in MLS history. The Portland Timbers and Vancouver … Continue reading »

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Portland deals McCarty to D.C. United for Wallace

  Dax McCarty's tenure as a Portland Timber lasted all of a few hours. Just three hours after selecting McCarty with the first pick in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, Portland shipped McCarty and allocation money to D.C. United for Rodney … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Portland Timbers | 72 Comments

McCarty, Nyassi among those chosen in 2010 Expansion Draft

BY ADAM SERRANO The 2010 season may be only be a few days dead, but the 2011 season has already kicked off with the Expansion Draft.  The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers added ten players to their initial MLS … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 25 Comments

U.S. Soccer names finalists for Athlete of the Year Awards

With 2010 nearing an end, it's about the time of year when U.S. Soccer names its list for Athlete of the Year nominations. Five players are nominated in each category, with Landon Donovan aiming to repeat after receiving the Male … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Soccer | 21 Comments