Monthly Archives: October 2009

New USL-breakway league remains likely

With talks at a stand-still between the Team Owners Association and Nurock Soccer Holdings, new owners of USL, the chances of a breakaway league led by numerous USL 1 clubs next year is looking more and more likely. Vancouver and … Continue reading »

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Phil Brown still has a job (for now)

Phil Brown prepares to break into his ode to Michael Jackson before a recent match. Yes, Phil Brown is still Hull City's manager. At least for now. Despite reports suggesting he is on his way out, Brown still has a … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 31 Comments

Under-17 World Cup: USA vs. Malawi (Matchday Commentary)

The U.S. Under-17 men's national team takes the field today looking to rebound from its Under-20 World Cup opening loss to Spain. The Americans take on Malawi (11am, ESPNU) knowing that a loss would cripple their chances to progress. The … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Youth National Teams, Under-17 World Cup | 109 Comments

SBI’s 2009 MLS Defender of the Year: Geoff Cameron

  Photo by There aren't many players in MLS more versatile than Geoff Cameron, and this year, there were no defenders who were better. When Houston's defense reached a critical moment of transition, Dynamo head coach Dom Kinnear turned … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 24 Comments

Who will win in the MLS Playoff First Round?

_______________________________Photo by The 2009 MLS playoffs are set to kick off tonight with the Houston Dynamo taking on the Seattle Sounders and SBI will spend the next two days previewing the four first-round match-ups. We will preview the Houston-Seattle … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer | 33 Comments

Americans Abroad: Wednesday Rewind

____________________________Photo by The time is now for Kenny Cooper if he wants to get Bob Bradley's attention for 2010. With two friendlies on the horizon in November, steady play from the tall forward would likely earn up at least … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 29 Comments