Monthly Archives: December 2011

The latest Fox Soccer MLS Mock Draft (and a look at the draft pool)

The MLS Draft is less than two weeks away, and the MLS Combine is now less than a week away, meaning it's getting close to time for clubs to start figuring out what needs they want to address and which … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates his 70th birthday today and his Manchester United will try to give him a present in the form of a victory and sole possession of first place when the Red Devils take on struggling Blackburn today. … Continue reading »

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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

New Year's Day will usher in 2012 this weekend, but it will also provide us with a loaded menu of English Premier League matches as most of the league pulls off a two-games-in-three-days marathon over the next three days. Brad … Continue reading »

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Davies returns to Sochaux with future undetermined

Photo by Brad Smith/ISIphotos.com Charlie Davies' comeback in 2011 was one of the stories of the year in American soccer, as he returned to the playing field less than two years removed from a horrifying car accident that nearly took … Continue reading »

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Donovan set for second Everton loan

Photo by ISIphotos.com Landon Donovan had his first training session with Everton on Friday, officially kicking off his second loan spell with the club. "We're delighted to have Landon back, he's trained today and it's easy for him to settle … Continue reading »

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Guzan earns praise for play as starter

When Aston Villa starting goalkeeper Shay Given went down with an injury in an early December match against Manchester United, Alex McLeish was forced to turn to American backup Brad Guzan, who has been patiently waiting for a starting role … Continue reading »

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Leonardo downplays Beckham to PSG

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com Most reports have been making David Beckham's signing with Paris-St. Germain a matter of "when" and not "if," but PSG sporting director Leonardo offered a far less convincing take on the potential signing on Friday. … Continue reading »

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SBI’s Top 5 USMNT Goals of 2011

Photo by Bill Barrett/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO Scoring was not the easiest of things for the U.S. men's national team in 2011. It found the back of the net just 16 times in 17 games for its lowest goal-scoring total … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Cahill heading to Chelsea, PSG hires Ancelotti and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI After flirting with Arsenal and Chelsea during the summer transfer window, Gary Cahill will likely be heading to Chelsea in January after a transfer fee was agreed upon with Bolton Wanderers. The central defender has become an … Continue reading »

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Wenger confirms Henry loan to Arsenal being finalized

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had been coy in recent days when discussing a potential return to Arsenal by legendary striker Thierry Henry, but on Friday Wenger acknowledged that a two-month loan move is in the works and needs only some … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

Photo by Joe Toth/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO Clint Dempsey has made quite the statement in 2011, and this weekend will provide him with a chance to finish it in style. Having enjoyed a career year, Dempsey's final game of 2011 … Continue reading »

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Report: Sounders signing Danish winger

The Seattle Sounders appear to be hitting the international market during transfer season yet again. After officially announcing the acquisition of Swedish right back Adam Johannson on Thursday, the Sounders are reportedly close to signing Danish winger Christian Sivebaek, a … Continue reading »

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