Author Archives: Avi C.

CONCACAF qualifying: Mexico clinches, DeRo hurt in Canada loss and more

Only five places remain up for grabs in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying hexagonal. Mexico became the first nation to clinch a place in the final qualifying round, topping Costa Rica 1-0 at Estadio Azteca Tuesday night on the strength … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tony Cascio

With the Colorado Rapids turning to an alternate forward partnership with Conor Casey nursing an injury and Omar Cummings away on international duty, rookie Tony Cascio stepped up to help deliver a convincing victory with one of his best performances … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution

After a franchise-record winless skid, the New England Revolution have been reduced to the role of MLS playoff spoiler, and that's exactly the role they played this past week in cooling off the hottest team in the league. The Revolution … Continue reading »

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Studio 90: USMNT eyes different result ahead of Jamaica rematch

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Mexico aims to clinch, Canada looks for repeat showing in CONCACAF qualifiers

On a night when the U.S. men's national team is in a fight to stave off a worst-case scenario in the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, the Mexican national team can wrap up a place in the hexagonal. … Continue reading »

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Tracy signs with MLS

One of the more heralded U.S. attacking prospects of the past few years is coming to MLS. Former Wake Forest standout forward and Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy signed with MLS Tuesday and will be assigned to a team through … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Eddie Johnson

In an abbreviated week for MLS, one of the most in-form players on one of the league's most in-form teams stood tallest. Eddie Johnson's two-goal performance to lift the Seattle Sounders to a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory over Chivas USA made … Continue reading »

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Beckham, Henry boast top-selling MLS jerseys

It pays to be a Designated Player in MLS, and, as it turns out, the league is seeing a return on its DP investments from a merchandising standpoint as well. Seven of the top 10 selling MLS jerseys belong to … Continue reading »

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Field-Level View: Jamaica vs. USA

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Tuesday Kickoff: Donovan returns with reserves, UEFA withholds money & more

While the U.S. men's national team is gearing up for Tuesday's all-important World Cup qualifier against Jamaica, its all-time leading scorer is continuing his return to fitness on the MLS reserve level. Landon Donovan, who was left out of the … Continue reading »

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Jamaica vs. USA: Match Night Commentary

      The U.S. men's national team will attempt to take a big step toward the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying when it faces Jamaica in the fourth match of the six-game semifinal round (8 p.m., beIN … Continue reading »

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This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Leagues around the world take a back seat to the international game, as World Cup qualifying resumes. The marquee match for U.S. soccer fans is the U.S. men's national team's battle against Jamaica Friday night, where the U.S. can claim … Continue reading »

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