Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tuesday Ticker: Marseille eyes Drogba, Diego wants Premiership switch and more

  By FRANCO PANIZO Didier Drogba could soon return to the club that paved the way for him to join Chelsea. French club Olympique de Marseille is interested in signing Drogba, whose future with Chelsea is unclear after Andre Villas-Boas … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, South American Soccer | 26 Comments

Onyewu signs three-year deal with Sporting CP

photo by   By FRANCO PANIZO If Oguchi Onyewu is going to revive his club career, he'll have to do so in Portugal. Onyewu has left AC Milan for Sporting CP, signing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club. The … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 53 Comments

U.S. Women open World Cup with 2-0 win over North Korea

By JOHN BOSCHINI Second-half goals from Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler gave the United States a 2-0 win over North Korea in both teams' opening match in the 2011 Women's World Cup. Goalkeeper Hope Solo came up with five saves … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Alvaro Saborio

Real Salt Lake was in a slump, and needed someone to step up and lead the offense, and Alvaro Saborio showed up just in time. The Costa Rican striker returned from Gold Cup duty in stylish fashion, scoring a pair … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Real Salt Lake, SBI MLS Player of the Week | 19 Comments

Eight Mexican players sent home from Copa America in prostitute scandal

Eight members of the Mexican national team set to play in Copa America have been sent home after a scandal involving the players bringing prostitutes to their hotel rooms. The eight players, one of which was Barcelona defender Jonathan Dos … Continue reading »

Posted in Copa America 2011, Mexican Soccer | 71 Comments

Women’s World Cup: USA vs. North Korea (Your Running Commentary)

The U.S. Women's National Team begins its quest for the 2011 World Cup today against North Korea in the opening match for both teams (11:45am, ESPN). The Americans will be led by strikers Abby Wambach and Amy Rodriguez, as well … Continue reading »

Posted in 2011 Women's World Cup, U.S. Women's National Team | 101 Comments

European club eyeing Louisville star

    University of Louisville striker Colin Rolfe was one of the top attacking players in college soccer last fall, and is expected to be the focal point of the Cardinals attack in 2011. That is if he doesn't head … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer | 23 Comments

NASL Week 12: A Look Back

By JOHN BOSCHINI For about 20 minutes the Atlanta Silverbacks looked ready to provide the biggest shock of the NASL season. An early goal gave last-placed Atlanta a surprising 1-0 lead over the Carolina Railhawks but then it all went … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 15

Photo by It's no secret that West is the more dominant of Major League Soccer's two conferences. It's even more evident considering that the top four teams in the SBI MLS Power Rankings all hail from the Western Conference. … Continue reading »

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Report: Onyewu close to deal with Sporting Lisbon

Photo by Oguchi Onyewu's tenuous club situation may be close to getting settled. According to a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola, Onyewu is close to signing a deal with Portuguese power Sporting Lisbon. Onyewu was loaned to FC … Continue reading »

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De Rosario traded to D.C. for McCarty

D.C. United's day of wheeling and dealing just got a whole lot more interesting. D.C. acquired Dwayne De Rosario from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for Dax McCarty in a straight-up trade on Monday. It's the second time … Continue reading »

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D.C. United acquires McDonald

D.C. United has acquired centerback Brandon McDonald from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money, the club announced on Monday. McDonald, 25, plays both holding midfielder and centerback, but he figures to plug into the heart of D.C.'s … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes | 21 Comments