Category Archives: SBI MLS Spotlight

Miller poised to realize World Cup dream after overcoming adversity with Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls fullback Roy Miller is on the verge of realizing a World Cup dream some eight years after falling just short, and after overcoming his share of adversity with the New York Red Bulls. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Spotlight: Shipp making case for Rookie of the Year with strong start for Fire

Chicago Fire rookie Harrison Shipp has exploded on the scene so far this season, scoring three goals and four assists in 10 starts. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Spotlight: Hard work paying off for FC Dallas youngster Acosta

Kellyn Acosta is the youngest starter in Major League Soccer, and has impressed in the last nine matches for FC Dallas. Continue reading »

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With busy summer ahead, Gonzalez more comfortable and confident, but still improving

LA Galaxy and U.S. Men’s National Team centerback Omar Gonzalez may have accomplished quite a bit during the past six months, but many who know him still feel he is only just beginning to scratch the surface. Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Findley returns to RSL in pursuit of comfort zone

Back in MLS after an injury-plagued stint in England, Robbie Findley is eager to help RSL return to their title-winning ways, while also resurrecting his own career. Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Agbossoumonde ready for fresh start to career after disappointing early years

Gale Agbossoumonde is only 21, but he has already endured a career’s worth of adversity on his search for pro success. After bouncing around Europe, and spending time in the NASL, Agbossoumonde is ready to re-start his career in MLS with Toronto FC. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Spotlight: Nine months after ACL surgery, Gonzalez has sights set on another MLS Cup and a USMNT spot

A year ago Omar Gonzalez was enjoying a dream run in his career, but a torn ACL sidelined him and set his career on a new path. Almost a year later, Gonzalez is poised to return to the heights he enjoyed in 2011. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Spotlight: Clark makes seamless return to Houston

Ricardo Clark understands the dramatic highs and lows his career has taken him through. And he’s fine with the cards he’s been dealt. It’s through such challenges, after all, that one grows. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Spotlight: Higuain enjoying life in America

  BY DAVE MARTINEZ To understand the Columbus Crew’s Federico Higuain, you have to know where he is coming from.  The dynamic forward, and the Crew's newest Designated Player, was born and raised in the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires, … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Journeyman Steele coming through in the clutch

By THOMAS FLOYD Jonny Steele was just 12 years old when he first visited the United States. Little did he know how influential that trip would ultimately be. Traveling stateside for the USA Cup youth soccer tournament, Steele met some … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Revolution’s Soares emerging as leader

Photo by David Bernal/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO After a 2011 season in which A.J. Soares experienced some highs and lows and the growing pains commonly associated with a rookie season, he has made a speedy transition from rookie to leader, maturing … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: MacMath bounces back from rough start between the posts

By THOMAS FLOYD Zac MacMath is nothing if not resilient. After all, his first season as the Philadelphia Union's starter in goal didn't exactly get off to a splendid start, as the club kicked off the year with three consecutive … Continue reading »

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