Author Archives: Dan Itel

MLS Week 3: A Look Ahead

Real Salt Lake have an early-season rematch against the LA Galaxy highlighting MLS Week Three, while the Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact, and Toronto FC all make their home debuts. Continue reading »

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MLS Ticker: Magee set for 2014 debut; Toronto approves BMO Field upgrade; and more

Mike Magee cleared the air on Wednesday, shooting down rumors of a rift with Frank Yallop and revealing that he expects to make his 2014 debut for the Chicago Fire this weekend vs. the New York Red Bulls. Continue reading »

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UCL Rewind: Van Persie hat-trick completes United comeback; Dortmund through despite loss

Manchester United pulled off a comeback to advance in the UEFA Champions League, and Borussia Dortmund went through despite suffering a loss. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week Two)

Kyle Beckerman and Real Salt Lake take the top spot in SBI’s MLS Power Rankings, ahead of the Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, and the LA Galaxy. Continue reading »

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Klinsmann expresses concern with treatment of USMNT players like Dempsey in MLS play

Jurgen Klinsmann wasn’t very happy with the treatment Clint Dempsey received during Seattle’s recent loss to Toronto FC, and expressed his concern with the amount of fouling Dempsey is subjected to in MLS play. Continue reading »

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UCL Rewind: Messi, Alves goals see Barca through; PSG cruises past Leverkusen

Lionel Messi and Dani Alves each scored again for Barcelona as they outlasted Manchester City, 2-1 (4-1 on aggregate) at the Nou Camp, while PSG advanced to the quarterfinals too with a victory against Bayer Leverkusen. Continue reading »

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Former MLS player Shawn Kuykendall dies after battle with cancer

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By DAN ITEL Former D.C. United and New York Red Bulls midfielder Shawn Kuykendall died Wednesday morning after a nearly yearlong battle with a rare and incurable form of cancer. He was 32. Announced on his website, … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week One

The season-opening stumbles by three of the top teams in MLS led to a bit of a shakeup in the first MLS Power Rankings of the new season. Continue reading »

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Arsenal prospect Zelalem called-up by Germany for U-17 Euro qualifying

Young Arsenal sensation Gedion Zelalem has been called up by the German Under-17 National Team for an upcoming UEFA Euro qualifying match, which would make him ineligible to ever play for the USA. Continue reading »

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MLS Week 1: A Look Ahead

By DAN ITEL The 2014 MLS season opens Saturday with a blockbuster matchup between defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City and the team that many expected to be hoisting the trophy, the Seattle Sounders. And heading into the upcoming … Continue reading »

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USMNT flops in friendly loss to Ukraine

The U.S. Men’s National Team suffered a 2-0 defeat against Ukraine in Wednesday’s friendly in Cyprus. The American defense played terrible while the attack had few chances on a forgettable day for the U.S. team. Continue reading »

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SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Alejandro Bedoya

In a disappointing performance for the U.S. Men’s National Team, Alejandro Bedoya was one of the team’s few bright spots in a 2-0 defeat to Ukraine. Continue reading »

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