Author Archives: Franco Panizo

Williams sets sights for November return from injury

Danny Williams is currently recovering from a knee injury, but is eyeing November for his Reading return. Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Featured | 10 Comments

Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps ended a 449-minute scoring drought that stretched over nine halves to beat the San Jose Earthquakes and move back into a playoff spot on Wednesday. Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- San Jose Earthquakes, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 1 Comment

Beckham confident MLS Miami project will happen

Despite setbacks, David Beckham is confident that he will find a suitable stadium location to get his Miami MLS project off the ground. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Miami | 8 Comments

Willian finishes magnificent set piece to push Brazil past Ecuador

Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports By FRANCO PANIZO EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brazil may be known for its attacking flair from the run of play, but it was a magnificent set piece that made the difference for the Selecao for the … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, South American Soccer | 2 Comments

Duvall continues solid rookie season with strong showing vs. Sporting KC

New York Red Bulls rookie right back Chris Duvall has been under the radar, but is showing glimpses of a big future ahead. Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New York Red Bulls | 1 Comment

FIFA15 demo released on Xbox consoles

By FRANCO PANIZO Soccer gaming fans anxious to get a first real glimpse at FIFA15, now is your chance. If you have an Xbox console, that is. Electronic Arts released the demo for its highly-anticipated soccer video game in the … Continue reading »

Posted in Gaming | 28 Comments

U-20 USMNT ends Argentina trip with comeback win, draw

By FRANCO PANIZO The Under-20 U.S. Men’s National Team has left Argentina feeling pretty good about itself. The U.S. ended its trip to Buenos Aires on Tuesday by playing to a 1-1 draw with Argentina’s U-20s, giving the Americans a … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Under-20 National Team, U.S. Youth National Teams | 11 Comments

Fire sign French forward Sinama Pongolle

The Chicago Fire have announced they signed French forward Florent Sinama Pongolle. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, MLS- Chicago Fire | 25 Comments

MLS Ticker: Dunivant sidelined up to 6 weeks, Pontius travels, and more

Photo by Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports By FRANCO PANIZO In the midst of a strong late season run, the LA Galaxy have received some bad news. Left back Todd Dunivant is expected to be out for up to six weeks with a … Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- D.C. United, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, USL Pro | 3 Comments

Kings owner purchases stake in Sacramento Republic, eyes move to MLS

By FRANCO PANIZO If Sacramento Republic FC are to make the jump to MLS in the near future, Kevin Nagle will be the man to help guide them there. Republic FC announced on Thursday that local business owner Kevin Nagle, who … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, USL Pro | 39 Comments

USMNT 1, Czech Republic 0: Five Observations

The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the Czech Republic on Wednesday, and here are SBI’s five observations from the 1-0 victory. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, U.S. Men's National Team | 144 Comments

Beckham invited to explore new downtown Miami stadium location

David Beckham has been invited to explore another downtown Miami location for his planned soccer-specific stadium. Continue reading »

Posted in Featured, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Miami | 47 Comments