Monthly Archives: February 2011

MLS Ticker: Texas derby set for Disney final, Seattle smokes UCF and more

By AVI CREDITOR The final of the Disney Classic will be an old-fashioned Texas derby. FC Dallas outlasted Orlando City S.C., and the Houston Dynamo topped Toronto FC in Thursday night's semifinals at Disney World to set up a rematch … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC | 17 Comments

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

By FRANCO PANIZO From Eredivisie games to Europa League fixtures, Oguchi Onyewu has played in several matches of high magnitude since joining FC Twente on loan. That will once again be the case this weekend. Onyewu and second-place Twente will … Continue reading »

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Watch the Disney Classic live

Three Major League Soccer teams and one USL-PRO side begin their quest for a preseason tournament championship in Orlando, as the Disney Classic gets underway Thursday night. In the first match, MLS Cup runner up FC Dallas takes on Orlando … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Toronto FC | 28 Comments

Edu scores late goal, puts Rangers through to UEFA Europa League final 16

With time ticking down in Rangers' UEFA Europa League campaign, United States international midfielder Maurice Edu delivered. In second-half stoppage time, Edu ran onto a cross from the right, slid and tapped home the goal that sent Rangers past Sporting … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 74 Comments

Grella loaned to Swindon Town

Mike Grella's latest loan stop will be back in England's League One. Grella was sent to Swindon Town on an emergency loan for the remainder of the season from Leeds United, where he has been buried on the depth chart. … Continue reading »

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UEFA Europa League: Your Running Commentary

One team with an American in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 is in good shape, one is teetering in the balance and one needs somewhat of a miracle heading into Thursday's second-leg matches. Oguchi Onyewu and FC Twente … Continue reading »

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SBI Live Q&A (Feb. 24 Edition)

Good afternoon everybody. It's time for the latest SBI Live Q&A. Time for you to send me your soccer-related questions, and I will try to answer as many of them as I can over the next hour or so. Let's … Continue reading »

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MLS Ticker: N.E., Portland post clean sheets; Quakes keep rolling in England

After giving up the most goals in Major League Soccer a year ago, the New England Revolution is off to a nice start in its attempt to rectify its defensive problems. The Revolution posted its third consecutive clean sheet on … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 22 Comments

Fire ties Red Bulls, 1-1, in pre-season match

By FRANCO PANIZO FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Marco Pappa may have started the Chicago Fire's friendly against the New York Red Bulls on the bench, but he surely gave head coach Carlos de los Cobos something to think about with his … Continue reading »

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Gomez wins it late for Munich; United, Marseille draw in Champions League

By JOHN BOSCHINI It was a low-scoring afternoon in the UEFA Champions League, with a 90th-minute score from Mario Gomez acting as the only goal in Bayern Munich's 1-0 victory over Inter Milan. In the day's other match, Manchester United … Continue reading »

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MLS releases new playoff format

Major League Soccer has released its new playoff format, which includes 10 teams and a minimum of three from each conference. The top three teams in each conference automatically qualify, and the top four teams after that — regardless of … Continue reading »

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