Monthly Archives: October 2009

Who should Chicago turn to next as a DP?

  Photo by ISIphotos.com____ With Cuauhtemoc Blanco set to leave MLS this winter, and his return far from certain, the Chicago Fire will be left with a big decision to make this off-season. How will the Fire replace Blanco? Chicago … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 98 Comments

TGIF: On the U.S. Under-17 team’s unmet expectations

  Photo by The U.S. Under-17 national team won a World Cup game on Thursday, but for many American observers, the 1-0 victory against Malawi didn't quite feel like a triumph. The disappointing performance led to some criticism (from … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-17 World Cup | 76 Comments

This weekend’s Soccer on TV

  Photo by  The North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham highlights this weekend's batch of soccer action on TV. Major League Soccer's playoffs will offer plenty of intrigue, but the Arsenal-Tottenham battle has the makings of a truly … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, Soccer on TV | 16 Comments

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

                                      Photo by  by FRANCO PANIZO From tweets to fines to rumored firings, Hull City's Phil Brown and Jozy Altidore have had quite an interesting week, and it gets even more intriguing this weekend. The next chapter in the Hull … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 19 Comments

MLS Playoffs: Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders (Matchnight Commentary)

The Seattle Sounders will make their MLS playoff debut tonight against the two-time MLS Cup champion Houston Dynamo in the opening match of their Western Conference playoff series (10pm, ESPN2). The Sounders are new to the playoffs as a club, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 122 Comments

Blanco signs with Veracruz, will have option to return to Chicago

Photo by ISIphotos.comOne of Major League Soccer's biggest free agents will be leaving MLS this winter, but he may not be gone for good. Chicago Fire star Cuauhtemoc Blanco has signed a contract with Mexican second division club Veracruz for … Continue reading »

Posted in BREAKING NEWS, Major League Soccer, Mexican Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire | 48 Comments

SBI Playoff Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders

   Photo by With apologies to the LA SuperClasico series, there is perhaps no MLS playoff series this year more intriguing and more tough to call than the Houston Dynamo-Seattle Sounders series. The two-time MLS Cup champion Dynamo take … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 22 Comments

Chad Marshall likely to start Crew’s playoff opener

As their defense of the MLS Cup hits the postseason, Columbus Crew and head coach Robert Warzycha are still waiting on the injury status of Chad Marshall. The Crew's defender of the year has been missing in action since spraining … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Columbus Crew | 12 Comments