Monthly Archives: March 2011

USA vs. Paraguay (Match Night Commentary)

     The U.S. men's national team is in Nashville tonight to take on Paraguay (8pm, Fox Soccer Channel/Telefutura) in its final friendly before the Gold Cup squad is chosen in May and tonight's match could go a long way … Continue reading »

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Jones, Pope, Stewart headline National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Photo by Longevity and productivity are two themes that can be used to describe the careers of the players inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame this year. Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart will be the … Continue reading »

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USA vs. Paraguay: The Pre-game Tailgate

    The U.S. men's national team heads into tonight's friendly vs. Paraguay searching for its first win of 2011, but also searching for the right combination of players as the team draws closer and closer to this summer's Gold … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Javier Morales

In a week when there were once again a handful of worthy contenders, Real Salt Lake playmaker Javier Morales emerged as the clear-cut choice to win this week's SBI MLS Player of the Week. Morales edged out San Jose's Chris … Continue reading »

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

United States-Paraguay probably has most of your attention, but Tuesday has a packed slate of international soccer leading up to first kick in Nashville. Three of the high-profile matches to keep an eye on this afternoon are the Germany-Australia, England-Ghana … Continue reading »

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Ochocinco made ‘honorary’ SKC member

No Chad Ochocinco didn't earn a Major League Soccer contract, but he wasn't given his walking papers either. After his trial with Sporting Kansas City came to an end, Ochocinco was granted the opportunity to continue working out with the … Continue reading »

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You Write the Caption is back

It has been quite some time since SBI stopped running the popular 'You Write the Caption" series, but I'm here to announce that we are bringing it back. For those of you new to the site, YWTC is a regular … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 2

After its thumping of the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night, it's no surprise that Real Salt Lake maintains its stronghold on the top of the SBI MLS Power Rankings. Aside from Salt Lake's victory, some other results stood out … Continue reading »

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MLS hires Agoos as technical director

Photo by Jeff Agoos is making his way back to a front office in New York. Agoos, a former standout in his playing days and one-time sporting director for the New York Red Bulls, has been hired by Major … Continue reading »

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U.S. U-20s open World Cup qualifying

Photo by The United States Under-20 national team begins its quest to book a summer trip to the U-20 World Cup in Colombia tonight with its opening match of the CONCACAF championships against Suriname (8 p.m, Deportes). Thomas … Continue reading »

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Manchester United finalizes U.S. tour

The MLS All-Star game is hardly Manchester United's only stop on its summer tour of the United States. The Red Devils will also be facing three MLS teams in addition to squaring off with FC Barcelona as part of the … Continue reading »

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Donovan on the German influence in the UMSNT

Photo by To say there's a German influence on the current U.S. national team is a bit of an understatement these days. Along with Bundesliga veterans Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan, the national team has also welcomed German-born players … Continue reading »

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