Monthly Archives: February 2011

FC Dallas tops Houston in PKs; Toronto drops 3rd-place match at Disney Classic

By THOMAS FLOYD Homegrown players may largely be seen as long-term investments for MLS clubs, but two of them took center stage Saturday during FC Dallas' penalty kicks win over the Houston Dynamo in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Toronto FC | 3 Comments

Henry, Ballouchy score as Red Bulls defeat Strikers, 2-0

By FRANCO PANIZO Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The New York Red Bulls concluded their week-long preseason camp in South Florida on Saturday afternoon, and they did so with a convincing win. The Red Bulls defeated the newly-renamed Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- New York Red Bulls, USSF Division 2 | 6 Comments

Timbers still undefeated in preseason after scoreless draw with Sporting KC

Photo by Jose M. Romero By JOSE M. ROMERO CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — The tall, slender guy wearing sunglasses and a green Portland Timbers jacket stood on the opposite sideline from the team benches near midfield, far enough away to … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 11 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Borussia Dortmund currently holds a seemingly unsurmountable 11-point lead atop the German Bundesliga, but Bayern Munich will try to cut into that lead when the German powers clash today in one of the weekend's top matches. Dortmund has been one … Continue reading »

Posted in Your Running Commentary | 175 Comments

U.S. Under-17s down Jamaica to reach CONCACAF Final

Midfielder Marc Pelosi's first-half finish and Anthony Oliver's late stoppage-time goal helped give the U.S. Under-17 national team a 2-0 victory against Jamaica in the CONCACAF Under-17 semifinals on Friday in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The win pushed the Americans into … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, U.S. Youth National Teams | 20 Comments

D.C. United and Chivas USA finish 0-0, Stern John in camp with the Rojiblancos

BY ADAM SERRANO CARSON, CALIF — With the season rapidly approaching, head coaches Ben Olsen and Robin Fraser had little to be pleased as D.C. United and Chivas USA played to a disappointing 0-0 draw on Friday afternoon. The teams … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- D.C. United | 14 Comments

This weekend’s soccer on TV (& SBI’s Top Ten Matches to Watch)

Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones haven't been teammates on the U.S. national team long, but their first club meeting since Jones joined the United States set-up will still draw plenty of attention and make the Aston Villa-Blackburn match a must-watch. … Continue reading »

Posted in Soccer on TV | 46 Comments

Projecting the USA Gold Cup roster: February Edition

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is less than four months away now and the clock is ticking on American players hoping to do enough to earn a place on the Gold Cup roster. There hasn't been much shake-up in the squad … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 219 Comments