Monthly Archives: October 2011

MLS Playoffs: Red Bulls vs. Galaxy (Match Day Commentary)

The Los Angeles Galaxy will begin their chase for the 2011 MLS Cup title today against a New York Red Bulls squad intent on shaking up the playoff field wih an upset of the Supporters Shield winners (3pm, ESPN2). Today's … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Playoffs, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 85 Comments

NSC Minnesota holds off Fort Lauderdale to lift first NASL championship

By FRANCO PANIZO FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – NSC Minnesota Stars just could not beat the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers during the regular season, losing twice and tying twice in four matches. Unfortunately for the Strikers, that trend didn't continue in the … Continue reading »

Posted in NASL | 14 Comments

Must-See Goal: Alvaro Saborio

Posted in MLS- Real Salt Lake, Must-See Goals | 16 Comments

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

The Major League Soccer playoffs will be in full swing today, taking center stage on a busy day in the soccer world. The headlining match of the day takes place at Red Bull Arena, where the New York Red Bulls … Continue reading »

Posted in Your Running Commentary | 57 Comments

Real Salt Lake dismantles Seattle at Rio Tinto

By JOSÉ M. ROMERO Much was made of Real Salt Lake's regular season-ending six-match winless streak and how it might be a sign that RSL is in trouble heading into the playoffs. On Saturday night, Real Salt Lake put that … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Cup, MLS Playoffs, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 40 Comments

Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders: Match Night Commentary

Two of the top three teams in Major League Soccer during the regular season square off in the opening match of the MLS conference semifinals (10pm, Fox Soccer Channel). The No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, Real Salt Lake … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Playoffs, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 108 Comments

Barcelona 5, Mallorca 0: Match Highlights

Posted in European Soccer | 18 Comments

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

The Manchester Derby stole all the headlines last week, but the focus in Europe returns to London this weekend as Arsenal and Chelsea renew their Derby. Chelsea is coming off a disappointing derby loss to Queens Park Rangers, and will … Continue reading »

Posted in Your Running Commentary | 56 Comments

SBI staff’s MLS playoff predictions

Photo by David Bernal/ When it comes to MLS playoff predictions, there's one thing that the SBI staff can agree on — the 2011 MLS Cup winner will come from the Western Conference. Which team ends up getting the job … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Cup | 45 Comments

MLS playoff notes: Rosales ruled out for first leg, Smith tears ACL and more

The Seattle Sounders enter the MLS playoffs as one of the league's hottest teams, but in order to find success in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals, they'll have to do so without their midfield maestro. Mauro Rosales … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 14 Comments

Confident Galaxy prepared for New York challenge in quest for MLS Cup

By ADAM SERRANO The Los Angeles Galaxy have succeeded in every goal that they've set out for themselves this season thus far. Supporters' Shield? Check. Advancing to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League? Check.  On Sunday against the New … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- LA Galaxy | 17 Comments

Red Bulls alter mentality, approach en route to improved results

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ By AVI CREDITOR The New York Red Bulls began the season playing as advertised, producing a high-octane style of play, outpossessing teams and using their cavalcade of international stars to try and overpower the opposition.  … Continue reading »

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