Monthly Archives: October 2009

MLS Playoffs: Columbus Crew at Real Salt Lake (Your Running Commentary)

The Columbus Crew begins defense of its MLS Cup title today at Rio Tinto Stadium against Real Salt Lake in Game One of their Eastern Conference series (6pm, Direct Kick). The Crew will come into the match with a surprising … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Playoff Preview: Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake

  Photo by There may not be a bigger mismatch on paper in the first round of the MLS playoffs than the Columbus Crew-Real Salt Lake series, but there is also no match brimming with more upset potential than … Continue reading »

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Dempsey nets in Fulham victory

Clint Dempsey has gotten his groove back. A week after scoring the equalizer in a 2-2 draw against Manchester City, the U.S. national team midfielder netted in Fulham's 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday, easily finishing off a Erik Nevland pass from ten yards out. The … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

From morning soccer action in England, to evening soccer action in Mexico, Saturday's slate of soccer has something for everybody on this Halloween Day. Arsenal-Tottenham kicks off today's activities in a highly-anticipated battle on ESPN2 (8:30am). MLS fans will get … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, Soccer on TV, Your Running Commentary | 86 Comments

This weekend’s top European matches (and SBI’s European Club Top 25)

  The top two teams in Ligue 1 and the Portuguese First Division square off in two of the bigger matches of the weekend in Europe. French champs Bordeaux take on surprising Monaco in a battle of table-toppers, while Benfica … Continue reading »

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SBI Playoff Preview: Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution

_________________Photo by If familiarity breeds contempt, then the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution hate each other on a level no two teams in MLS can match. The Eastern Conference foes have made meeting in the playoffs a rite … Continue reading »

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