Monthly Archives: March 2012

Europea League Rewind: AZ top Valencia, Schalke fall and more

By FRANCO PANIZO Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar's sucessful run in the Europa League continued on Thursday, as they defeated Spanish side Valencia in the first leg of their quarterfinals clash. AZ played to a 2-1 home win over Valencia … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 23 Comments

Union Notes: Nowak not thinking about Le Toux, Califf “good to go”, and more

By JOEY SAMUEL For two years, Sebastien Le Toux was the leading scorer and face of the franchise for the Philadelphia Union. The first season without him has seen the team's worst start in its short history. But coach Peter … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Philadelphia Union | 21 Comments

Hamid out 1-3 weeks with ankle knock

photo by Jose L. Argueta/ISIphotos.com Bill Hamid is expected to miss the next one to three weeks with the ankle injury he picked up while with the U.S. Under-23 men's national team, D.C. United announced on Thursday. MRI results revealed … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United, U.S. Men's Olympic Team | 25 Comments

SBI MLS Best XI: Week Three

The third week of the MLS season saw a handful of teams earn their first victories of the season, and the key figures behind those victories are well-represented in SBI's MLS Best XI. Thierry Henry was an easy pick after … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Kalou pins benching on contract talks, Pizarro reportedly offered Bayern deal and more

 Photo by Joe Toth/ISIphotos.com Salomon Kalou may have been the hero of Chelsea's 1-0 Champions League triumph over Benfica on Tuesday. But if former manager Andre Villas-Boas was still in charge, it's unlikely he would have been on the field. … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer | 8 Comments

It’s SBI Old-School Q&A Time

Good morning everybody. I haven't been able to get together an SBI Live Q&A lately, and since I'm probably not going to be able to get one together for this week I wanted to give readers a chance to send … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Gomez one of few bright spots for slow-starting Union

photo by Patricia Giobetti/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO American soccer fans might best know Gabriel Gomez for his performance in Panama's stunning victory over the U.S. men's national team in the group stages of last summer's Gold Cup. Gomez left his … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Spotlight, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 12 Comments

Thursday Kickoff: Barca files complaint, Guzan contract talk on hold and more

Barcelona was held scoreless for the first time in 30 UEFA Champions League matches on Wednesday, and while AC Milan's organized defensive effort accounted for much of the club's frustration, the Spanish power was not entirely thrilled with the playing … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, CONCACAF Champions League, European Soccer | 26 Comments