Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mid-Day Ticker: Friedel signs new Spurs deal, Corinthians close in on Pato, & more

American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has lost his starting role with Tottenham, but that hasn’t stopped him from signing a new contract with Spurs. Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Featured, South American Soccer, Uncategorized | 24 Comments

Sporting KC, RBNY lead the list of MLS teams having the best off-seasons so far

Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls are among the MLS teams that have had the strongest winters since the 2012 MLS season ended. Here is a look at the ten MLS teams that have had the strongest off-seasons so far. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, Uncategorized | 30 Comments

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

A full slate of Boxing Day clashes in the English Premier League will give soccer fans the fix they have been craving for the past two days, including key matches for the Manchester clubs and an All-American showdown between Aston Villa and Tottenham. Continue reading »

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USMNT Daily Update: A look at the players whose stock rose the most, and fell the most, in 2012

With 2012 coming to a close, it is time to look at the USMNT players and prospects who saw their stock rise the most this year, and the players who saw their stock drop the most. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, U.S. Men's National Team, Uncategorized, USMNT Daily Update | 67 Comments

Merry Christmas from SBI

Merry Christmas from all of us at SBI. Continue reading »

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After club success and national team struggles in 2012, Altidore seeks consistency in new year

Jozy Altidore has enjoyed a dream 2012 for AZ Alkmaar, but has struggled to find consistency with the U.S. Men’s National Team. As the new year approaches, Altidore seeks consistency on both fronts in 2013. Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Featured, U.S. Men's National Team, Uncategorized | 48 Comments

Cropper aiming to lead U.S. U-20s to World Cup

Cody Cropper is one the more seasoned players on the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team, and the goalkeeper is looking to lean on that experience to help the Americans reach the 2013 World Cup. Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Featured, U.S. Under-20 National Team, U.S. Youth National Teams | 2 Comments

USMNT Daily Update: 23 for 2014 (December 2012 Edition)

As 2012 draws to a close, we see several U.S. Men’s National Team players boosting their stock heading into the new year, and improving their standing in the 2014 World Cup conversation. Here is SBI’s latest projection of the 2014 USMNT World Cup roster. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, U.S. Men's National Team, USMNT Daily Update | 134 Comments

Despite club commitments, Pelosi focused on role with U.S. Under-20 team

Marc Pelosi has a busy schedule as a member of Liverpool’s youth set-up, but that isn’t stopping him from continuing to take part in the U.S. Under-20 national team’s preparations for a busy 2013. Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Featured, U.S. Under-20 National Team | 13 Comments

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Michael Bradley and AS Roma enjoyed an inspired performance to close out the year, Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa were thrashed by Chelsea, and more in this weekend’s Americans Abroad action. Continue reading »

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New women’s pro league continues to take shape

By GARRETT CLEVERLY With just a few months remaining before the National Women’s Soccer League is set to kick off, the league is coming together with numerous off the field announcements. Coaching hires and the unveiling of clubs names and … Continue reading »

Posted in NWSL, Women's Professional Soccer, Women's Soccer | 25 Comments

Dynamo land Cummings from Rapids

The Houston Dynamo have bolstered their forward stable with the addition of Jamaican striker Omar Cummings, acquired for Nathan Sturgis and allocation money on Saturday. Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 30 Comments