Monthly Archives: June 2009

Torres looking forward to downtime

Jose Francisco Torres did not see a minute of playing time for the U.S. national team in the Confederations Cup, but that hasn't stopped him from looking forward to a vacation. In an interview with, the Pachuca midfielder stated that he … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, U.S. Men's National Team | 75 Comments

WPS Week 14: A Look Back

                                                                       Photo by   By CHRISTA MANN   Week 14 in Women's Pro Soccer began with two midweek match-ups and continued with a couple of weekend games. The Bay Area's FC Gold Pride had a bye … Continue reading »

Posted in Women's Professional Soccer | 1 Comment

Transfer Ticker: Benzema given the green light, Maicon saga continues and more

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Karim Benzema is free to go. Okay, well not "free", but the Lyon striker has been given the green light to join any of the big clubs reportedly interested in his services. Lyon coach Claude Puel told the team's … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 29 Comments

French club makes bid for Soumare

                                                                        Photo by With the summer transfer window fast approaching, several MLS players are expected to be the subject of transfer offers in the coming weeks. Ricardo Clark, Sacha Kljestan, Marvell Wynne and Jonathan Bornstein are just some … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 35 Comments

An in-depth look at the Beckham-MLS experiment

                                                                             Photo by If you ever wondered what David Beckham's arrival in Major League Soccer, and his impact on the Los Angeles Galaxy, was really like, wonder no more. Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl has written a book, titled … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy | 105 Comments

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 15)

Just when you think the Los Angeles Galaxy can be counted out, Bruce Arena's team finds a way to win. Okay, so maybe the Galaxy still just have three wins all season, but beating Houston without Landon Donovan has to … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 27 Comments

Confederations Cup Top 10 Goals

Admit it, you miss the Confederations Cup. You miss having international matches every day and the World Cup-like feel the tournament gave the month of June. We can’t bring the tournament back, but we can take a look back at … Continue reading »

Posted in Confederations Cup | 19 Comments

Sounders-Timbers headlines U.S. Open Cup Third Round

  By SEAN RUBIO One of the biggest rivalries in American soccer will be rekindled as long-time foes Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC highlight the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Pacific Northwest clash headlines … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, U.S. Open Cup | 56 Comments