Monthly Archives: November 2010

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

It's a big day in the UEFA Champions League for two teams featuring U.S. men's national team players, as Schalke and Rangers fight to keep their knockout-stage dreams alive on Wednesday. Maurice Edu is slated to miss Rangers' crucial match … Continue reading »

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2011 MLS Expansion Draft: Live Commentary

  The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps are ready to make the first selections in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft. The Timbers have already begun building their team with the signings of USSF D-2 standouts Ryan Pore Eddie Johnson and … Continue reading »

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Morning Ticker: UEFA to probe Real Madrid cards, Fabregas out and more

By TRAVIS CLARK Two late red cards are unusual in the late stages of any match, but in Tuesday's Champions League game, Real Madrid players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos were both sent off for time wasting, earning second yellow … Continue reading »

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UCL Rewind: Arsenal lose in Portugal, AC Milan goes through

By TRAVIS CLARK Just a few days after blowing a 2-0 lead at home and losing to bitter rivals Tottenham, Arsenal took to the road in hopes of quickly erasing the memories of that loss. However, Aresnal couldn't break down … Continue reading »

Posted in UEFA Champions League | 7 Comments

Projecting the MLS Expansion Draft

Trying to predict expansion drafts is never easy, trying to do so for two teams is downright impossible. That doesn't mean we can't try though, and with Vancouver and Portland set to make their expansion draft selections on Wednesday afternoon, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 40 Comments

Evening Ticker: Hurzeler joins USA U20 squad, Kandji tears ACL and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI The United States' youth system received an unexpected boost with the news that Bayen Munich and German U17 standout Fabian Hurzeler will join the USA's U20 squad. According to Yanks Abroad, U.S. U20 coach Thomas Rongen said … Continue reading »

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UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

Real Madrid could deal the death blow to Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday, as an Ajax loss coupled with an AC Milan victory over AJ Auxerre would put Madrid and Milan through to the knockout stage from the treacherous Group G … Continue reading »

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SBI Live Q&A (Nov. 23rd Edition)

  It's that time again. Time for the latest SBI Live Q&A. If you have some soccer-related questions, get ready to throw them my way. Want to talk MLS Cup? U.S. national team? European soccer? Whatever it is, let's talk … Continue reading »

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A look back at the 2010 MLS Cup Weekend

  The 2010 MLS Cup Final will be remembered for a hard-fought game, disappearing fans and some frigid weather conditions, but the weekend itself should be remembered for being entertaining and Toronto should be remembered for throwing one heck of … Continue reading »

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SBI Live Q&A set for 1pm today

It's that time again. Time to talk soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A. With MLS Cup in the rearview mirror, trades galore being made and the expansion draft looming, it's the perfect time to have a Q&A. Check in … Continue reading »

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List of players available for MLS Expansion Draft announced

Major League Soccer has released the names of the players protected by each of the 16 current MLS teams ahead of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft. Portland and Vancouver will choose from the players left unprotected on Monday, with each MLS … Continue reading »

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Wheeling and dealing on first day of MLS off-season (UPDATED)

  MLS teams wasted no time making deals after the end of the 2010 season, in part because of the looming MLS expansion draft. The Columbus Crew continued its dismantling of its 2008 championship team by dealing midfielder Brian Carroll … Continue reading »

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