Monthly Archives: August 2011

Johnson not eligible to play in upcoming USMNT friendlies

German-born midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson was one of the more intriguing call-ups by Jurgen Klinsmann for the U.S. men's national team's upcoming training camp, but he won't be playing in the team's friendlies against Costa Rica and Belgium. U.S. Soccer announced … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 69 Comments

Latin American Weekend Rewind

By DAVID MOSSE The first half of the Brazilian Championship came to a close this weekend with a number of local derbies highlighting the schedule. It’s all part of a strategy to avoid teams fielding second-string lineups in the final … Continue reading »

Posted in South American Soccer | 3 Comments

Pontius, Spector called into USMNT camp

D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius and Birmingham City defender/midfielder Jonathan Spector have been called into the U.S. men's national team training camp as injury replacements for Heath Pearce and Zach Loyd, U.S. Soccer announced on Friday. Pontius and Spector will … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United, U.S. Men's National Team | 82 Comments

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Lamar Neagle

Already a hometown favorite among Seattle fans for status as a local product, Lamar Neagle boosted his cult hero status in the Emerald City with his hat-trick performance in the Sounders' 6-2 romp over Columbus on Saturday. He also earned … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders, SBI MLS Player of the Week | 16 Comments

College Soccer Weekend Rewind

By JOHN BOSCHINI The opening weekend of the 2011 NCAA Soccer season featured upsets for teams towards the bottom of the SBI Top 25, an impressive showing by the defending champions and an early peek at a possible national title game. … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

FC Barcelona vs. Villarreal: Your Running Commentary

The defending European club champions FC Barcelona kick off their domestic campaign today against fellow La Liga power Villarreal in an exciting opening match and great offering for a Monday afternoon (3pm, ESPN3.com). Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez will earn … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 57 Comments

Must-See Ad: FIFA12

This FIFA12 ad was made for European viewers, seeing as how the release date mentioned is Sept. 30 (the UK's release date of the game) and not Sept. 27 (North America's release date). But it is still one of the … Continue reading »

Posted in Must-See Videos | 38 Comments

USL Pro Playoff Semifinals: A Look Back

After a five tumultuous months in the USL Pro, only two teams remain. The Orlando City Lions capped off their regular-season American Division title with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Richmond Kickers. They'll be joined in the final by … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Report: Bradley to sign with Chievo Verona

photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com Michael Bradley was left off the U.S. mens' national team roster for the upcoming friendlies so as to allow him to find a resolution for his club situation. Bradley appears to have found that resolution, and … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad | 113 Comments

Must-See Interview: Jozy Altidore

Okay, so it's not a MUST-SEE interview, but here is a pretty funny interview with U.S. Men's national team striker Jozy Altidore:  

Posted in Must-See Videos | 26 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Inter to sign Forlan, Arsenal to compensate fans and more

By FRANCO PANIZO Inter Milan is getting ready put some of its Samuel Eto'o money to use, as it is on the brink of signing Uruguay star Diego Forlan as a replacement for the African striker. Forlan will join Inter … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 20 Comments

NASL Week 21: A Look Back

By JOHN BOSCHINI For the first time in a very long time, the Montreal Impact are within striking distance. The proverbial whipping boys throughout the spring are now within three points of sixth-place Fort Lauderdale following a 2-0 win over … Continue reading »

Posted in NASL | 7 Comments