Monthly Archives: May 2011

Klopas: ‘I believe in the players that we have’

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com By ANTHONY ZILIS Chicago Fire interim head coach Frank Klopas said Tuesday that the evaluation process of Carlos de los Cobos, who was fired on Monday, began at the end of the 2010 season, when … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 13 Comments

Interim CONCACAF president TRIES to fire Blazer (UPDATED)

The FIFA/CONCACAF corruption mess just keeps getting uglier and uglier. Just days after blowing the whistle on alleged bribes involving then-CONCACAF President Jack Warner and FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam, the man who has temporarily replaced Warner as the head … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF | 131 Comments

Cann tears ACL, is out for season

Photo by Nick Turchiaro/ISIphotos.com Toronto FC's season just went from bad to worse. Days after a record-setting 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union, the club announced that starting centerback Adrian Cann tore his ACL in training and will be out … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Toronto FC | 7 Comments

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Blake Brettschneider

Photo by Jose L. Argueta/ISIphotos.com In what was one of the best weeks of the season for Major League Soccer rookies, one of the least-heralded first-year players stood out the most. D.C. United's Blake Brettschneider, a second-round MLS Supplemental Draft … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United | 11 Comments

Is this Barcelona the best club team ever?

It's been a few days since Barcelona thoroughly dismantled Manchester United to capture its second UEFA Champions League crown in three years, but the debate continues: Is the 2010-2011 edition of Barcelona the best club team ever? There's plenty of … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, UEFA Champions League | 81 Comments

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Justin Mapp

Justin Mapp has shown flashes of attacking brilliance throughout his MLS career, but on Saturday he put together what may have been his best performance as a pro. The Philadelphia Union midfielder scored a pair of goals and contributed to … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, SBI MLS Player of the Week | 12 Comments

Revolution’s Joseph to skip Gold Cup

Photo by Andrew Katsampes/ISIphotos.com If Grenada is going to surprise a few teams in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, it will have to do so without Sharlie Joseph. The Revolution midfielder has decided to skip the Gold Cup to stay with … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS- New England Revolution | 44 Comments

Gold Cup: A Look at Group C

Posted in CONCACAF Gold Cup | 10 Comments

In Reserve: Crew blasts Red Bulls, Sounders top Timbers again and more

The Columbus Crew's first-team offensive outburst was apparently contagious. A day after the Crew broke out for three goals in a 3-3 draw with Chivas USA, the Crew's reserves posted six unanswered goals in a 6-1 victory over the New … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC | 10 Comments

Koke abruptly leaves Dynamo

Photo by Nick Turchiaro/ISIphotos.com Koke's Houston Dynamo career came and went in a matter of weeks. The Spanish striker reportedly asked to be released from his contract with the club and has left Houston, presumably to rejoin Aris in Greece … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Houston Dynamo | 82 Comments

Tuesday Kickoff: FAs wants FIFA election postponed, Scholes retires and more

The weekend's events have caused the English and Scottish Football Associations to call for a postponement of Wednesday's scheduled FIFA presidential election. FIFA executive committee members Mohammed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner were suspended after an ethics hearing on Sunday, … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 50 Comments

Klopas replaces De Los Cobos as Fire head coach

The Chicago Fire never did get going under head coach Carlos De Los Cobos, and the lack of results ultimately led to De Los Cobos departure. The Fire fired De Los Cobos on Monday (though the team's press release said … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 49 Comments