Monthly Archives: December 2010

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

In a match-up of an overachieving team against an underachieving squad, Stuart Holden and Bolton take on struggling Liverpool in one of the more intriguing matches of the weekend. Liverpool is in desperation mode as Roy Hodgson faces immense pressure … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

By FRANCO PANIZO The new year is almost upon us and so too is the return of action in La Liga, meaning we could see Jozy Altidore make his third appearance this season in the opening days of 2011. Altidore … Continue reading »

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What will you remember most about 2010?

Photo by With 2010 down to its last day and final hours, it's time to you to share with us the most memorable moments of an eventful year. What, from a soccer standpoint, will you remember most about 2010? … Continue reading »

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Guzan poised for Hull City loan

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been in need of regular playing time ever since leaving Major League Soccer to join the Villans, but the presence of Brad Friedel has made getting games all but impossible. The solution could be … Continue reading »

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Evening Ticker: Puyol injured in Catalonia friendly, Togo attacker sentenced and more

Photo by By JOHN BOSCHINI The Los Angeles Galaxy went into the off-season looking for defensive depth and took a good step toward that on Thursday by signing veteran fullback Frankie Hejduk. Acquired in the Re-Entry Draft from Columbus, … Continue reading »

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MLS Notes: Columbus signs defender, Mariner leaves Plymouth Argyle and more

The rebuilding of the Columbus Crew roster took another step forward on Thursday with the club formally announcing the signing of Chilean defender Sebastian Miranda. Miranda, 30, has played his entire professional career in Chile save for a stint in … Continue reading »

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Ljungberg signs with Celtic FC

Photo by Michael Janosz/ Freddie Ljungberg's stay in Major League Soccer is officially over. After two up-and-down seasons in the United States, Ljungberg is headed back to the United Kingdom after signing with Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic FC. Terms … Continue reading »

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Must-See Goal: Andrei Arshavin

Arsenal wasted a chance to join Manchester United and Manchester City atop the Premier League standings by drawing Wigan Athletic on Wednesday, but Andrei Arshavin most definitely did not waste this chance in pulling the Gunners level in the first … Continue reading »

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SBI’s Top 5 USMNT Goals of 2010

By FRANCO PANIZO The year is nearing its end, and while most United States national teams are eagerly awaiting to see what the future holds, SBI is looking back at the memorable year that was for the Americans. From a … Continue reading »

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UNC’s Anibaba sets sights on MLS Draft

Photo courtesy of Jeff Camarati/UNC Athletic Communications By JOHN BOSCHINI Life has gotten pretty surreal for former North Carolina defender Jalil Anibaba. Signing an agent, inking a contract with the Major League Soccer and a receiving an invitation to the … Continue reading »

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Thursday Kickoff: Nilmar sidelined, Monchengladbach adds a pair and more

By AVI CREDITOR Villarreal striker Nilmar is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after returning to Brazil to have surgery to fix a cartilage problem in his right knee. It is unclear exactly how much time Nilmar, who … Continue reading »

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SBI 2011 MLS Mock Draft (Version 1.0)

The 2011 MLS Draft is two weeks away. That's right, just two weeks away, and the reality is that MLS teams are far from finished trying to figure out which players to move up and move down their draft lists. … Continue reading »

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