Monthly Archives: April 2012

Injuries continue to pile up for Red Bulls

By DAVE MARTINEZ Thought things couldn’t get any worse for the New York Red Bulls' defense? Think again. Fresh off of a 4-1 loss to rival D.C. United, the defensively hobbled Red Bulls have just been dealt another blow, as … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 16 Comments

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich: Your Running Commentary

     The last piece of the UEFA Champions League final will fall into place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, as Real Madrid host Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semifinal tie (2:45 p.m., FX). The German side holds … Continue reading »

Posted in Your Running Commentary | 86 Comments

Mid-Day Ticker: Terry faces longer ban, Lazio dealt shock loss and more

John Terry is already ineligible for the UEFA Champions League final. What remains to be seen is if he'll have to miss any time in European competitions next season. Terry was given a straight red card for his knee to … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 32 Comments

Gomez, Santos Laguna aim to overturn deficit in second leg of CCL final

CONCACAF will crown its club champion tonight in Torreon, Mexico, and after a 2-0 victory in the first leg, Monterrey has to be liking its chances to finish off its back-to-back title run in their second leg against Santos Laguna … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Best XI: Week 7

Photo by Jose L. Argueta/ISIPhotos.com If you told most D.C. United fans that Dwayne DeRosario and Hamdi Salihi would start the season without a goal in the first seven matches they probably would have assumed a terrible start. Seven weeks … Continue reading »

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Should yellow cards be wiped out before a major club final?

FIFA has already taken steps to assure that players picking up a single yellow card in the semifinals of the World Cup won't be ineligible for the final because of card accumulation. Should club governing bodies adopt the same approach? … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League | 39 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich aim to hold off Real Madrid

By JOHN BOSCHINI Either Bayern Munich will be hosting the UEFA Champions League final, or Jose Mourinho will be bringing another team to Europe's grandest stage. One way or another, it's all on the line in Spain's capital city on … Continue reading »

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Williams hurts shoulder, out 4-to-6 weeks

Danny Williams' place on the U.S. men's national team roster for next month's friendlies and June's World Cup qualifiers is in jeopardy. The TSG 1899 Hoffenheim midfielder/defender is out for the last two games of the season after injuring his shoulder. According … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 28 Comments

Wednesday Kickoff: Chandler stays with Nurnberg, Grant backs Di Matteo & more

Timmy Chandler is staying put. Despite months of speculation that he would be transferring this summer, Chandler signed a contract extension with FC Nurnberg that will keep him with the club through 2015. Chandler's current contract still had another year … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 22 Comments

Barcelona 2, Chelsea 2: Match Highlights

Posted in Match Highlights | 44 Comments

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 7

Sporting Kansas City is still the team to beat in MLS right now, but the San Jose Earthquakes sure are making things interesting. While Kansas City suffered its first loss of the season in Portland over the weekend, the Earthquakes … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- FC Dallas, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Montreal Impact, MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, MLS- Portland Timbers, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, MLS- Toronto FC, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps, SBI MLS Power Rankings | 35 Comments

Perez suspended for elbow to Harvey

Blas Perez has been on the wrong end of a challenge deemed suspension-worthy by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. Now he's the one being suspended. The FC Dallas striker has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- FC Dallas | 29 Comments