Monthly Archives: April 2009

What has happened to Sacha Kljestan?

                                                                           Photo by   by GIANFRANCO PANIZO The start of year couldn't have gone much better for Sacha Kljestan. After being named the 2008 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year award, Kljestan trained with and drew interest from Scottish … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, U.S. Men's National Team | 61 Comments

Everton chosen as MLS All-Star opponent

  Tim Howard's Everton has been chosen as Major League Soccer's opponent in the 2009 MLS All-Star Game, the league announced on Wednesday. This year's All-Star game is set for July 29th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, home … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Major League Soccer | 65 Comments

Morning Ticker: Marquez sidelined, Vela quarantined and MLS deals made

  Rafael Marquez, every American's favorite Mexican national team player, is set to miss the rest of the European season after suffering a knee injury on Wednesday. Marquez, who made headlines back in February for once again drawing a red … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders, U.S. Open Cup | 34 Comments

MLS referee under investigation for allegedly receiving gift from player

                                                                           Photo by MLS referee Jair Marrufo has made his share of controversial calls during his time as an official, but it is a decision he is alleged to have made off the field that has officials investigating him. … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew, U.S. Soccer | 99 Comments

SBI’s Recommended Reading

By SEAN RUBIO With Champions League semi-finals getting most of the attention today, there is not a whole lot to pass along to you.  That being said, there are two great reads about lower-level English clubs, as well as some … Continue reading »

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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea at Barcelona (Your Running Commentary)

  The UEFA Champions League semifinals kick off today with Chelsea traveling to Spain to take on FC Barcelona (2:30pm, ESPN2) in a dream match-up featuring some of the game's biggest stars. Messi, Lampard, Drogba, Henry, Eto'o, Essien. The world's best … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 106 Comments