Author Archives: Tim Fontenault

Ridgewell enjoying smooth transition to MLS with Timbers

Liam Ridgewell has made a smooth transition to Major League Soccer and has helped revamp the Portland Timbers defense. Continue reading »

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With big week ahead, Timbers need to move on after draw at Revolution

After a disappointing draw at New England, Caleb Porter and the Portland Timbers need to move on with a difficult week on tap. Continue reading »

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Higuain breaks scoring drought as Crew top struggling Revs

Federico Higuain scored his first goal since May as the Columbus Crew beat the New England Revolution for their second straight win. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

Photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com By TIM FONTENAULT Tesho Akindele is quickly becoming one of the top rookies in Major League Soccer. Akindele scored his second goal of July this past Saturday, going one-on-one against New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth … Continue reading »

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Midday Ticker: Conte resigns from Juventus; Costa officially joins Chelsea; and more

Antonio Conte has resigned at Juventus after three seasons in charge, and Diego Costa is officially a Chelsea player, signing a five-year contract. Continue reading »

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mario Götze

Mario Götze scored the lone goal of the FIFA World Cup Final, earning him the SBI World Cup Man of the Match award. Continue reading »

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Germany, Argentina dominate World Cup award nominations

Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer were among the leading nominees announced for the World Cup awards. Finalists were chosen for Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Best Young Player awards on Friday. Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Van Persie a doubt for semifinal; Man United reveal USA roster; and more

Robin Van Persie is dealing with intestinal problems that could keep him out of the World Cup semifinal and more Tuesday news. Continue reading »

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